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New Portland-based e-mobility company Vvolt launches line of electric bikes

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 3rd, 2021 at 9:53 am

The new Vvolts, company owner Kyle Ranson, and the office design board. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)[Read more…]

Industry Ticker: Chrome’s knife roll, PDW’s smart taillight, Breadwinner Cafe, and waterproof gloves from Showers Pass

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 18th, 2017 at 10:53 am

Here’s our latest peek into the ever-changing landscape of people, places and products that make up Portland’s local bike industry…
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Industry Ticker: New ‘Atlas’ jacket from Showers Pass; Islabikes launches ‘cross tires for adults

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 22nd, 2017 at 12:07 pm

New offerings from Portland-based Islabikes and Showerspass.

We love seeing local bike companies expand their product lines. It demonstrates that our bike economy is strong and that the spirit of innovation from our local bikey brain trust is alive and well.

Today we’ve got words and pictures of two new products now available from two Portland companies: Showers Pass and Islabikes USA.
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Industry Ticker: Showers Pass debuts “Cloudcover” waterproof bag line

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 20th, 2016 at 10:40 am

Two of the three models in the new Cloudcover line.(Photos: Showers Pass)

Two of the three models in the new Cloudcover line.
(Photos: Showers Pass)

First it was rain jackets, then a hydration system, then came gloves, device covers, baselayers, and an apparel line.

Now southeast Portland-based Showers Pass is rolling into the bag market with the release of the Cloudcover line.

The line includes three models: the Utility Backpack ($214), Transit Backpack ($264) and Refuge Duffel ($189). As you’d expect the bags keep water out thanks to a special fabric coating, fully welded seams and waterproof zippers. Another cool feature are the integrated and removable LED lights that slip into the sides and back of the bags to help you be seen by other road users.

Here are a few more images of the bags followed by the company’s press release:[Read more…]

A roundup of Portland’s best bike-themed April Fools jokes

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 1st, 2016 at 1:53 pm


New Seasons on Williams now offers complimentary bike valet service (with optional cuddling).

BikePortland doesn’t do April Fools jokes. We just don’t. But that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate them and we’re certainly not above highlight them.

Portland did very well today with bike-themed April Fools pranks. Even a non-bike business got into the act. Check out our roundup below and if you came across other good ones today, feel free to share them in the comments.
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As it pours outside, take a trip to the headquarters of Showers Pass

Avatar by on December 8th, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Showers Pass HQ

Front lobby of Showers Pass HQ in southeast Portland.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

This local business profile was written by BikePortland contributor Jessie Kwak. Her last piece was about how bicycles are helping a Portland man recover from a traumatic brain injury.

When I lived in Seattle, I didn’t own a rain jacket or an umbrella. The city may get a bad rap for rain, but the precipitation most often comes as a week-long drizzle, rather than the heavy rain showers I’ve become familiar with since moving to Portland. And with a particularly rainy winter in the forecast, you can bet I’m looking for a cycling rain jacket that can handle Portland downpours.

Enter Showers Pass.[Read more…]

Industry Ticker: All 68 Showers Pass products now available at Tigard bike shop

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 11th, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Western Bikeworks Showers Pass Display

The display.
(Photo: Showers Pass)

Portland-based Showers Pass is doing something cool this weekend. They’re celebrating the opening of a shop-within-a-shop at the huge new Western Bikeworks location in Tigard.
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Industry Ticker: New Showers Pass kids jacket comes with big BTA donation

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 21st, 2015 at 9:27 am


Images by Showers Pass

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Industry Ticker: Showers Pass introduces new Cascade Collection

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 24th, 2015 at 8:13 am


Showers Pass has introduced eight new items meant for touring, bike camping and year-round commuting.

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Industry Ticker: Showers Pass releases ‘Torch’ socks

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 24th, 2015 at 11:56 am

Our friends at southeast Portland-based Showers Pass have released yet another new product, further extending their reach beyond just the ubiquitous rain jackets they’re famous for.

Check out the details in the press release below.[Read more…]