Category Archives: Portland
Take the Long Way Home with the Breadwinner B-Road Special Edition

The B-Road is Breadwinner’s prized “all-road” bike. Run it with fenders and your road tires, or without and a big, plump, high volume rubber pairing of your choice. To commemorate these capable steeds, Breadwinner is running a pre-order for a special edition B-Road. You can head to Breadwinner to read more or to put a deposit down, and see the frame specs below. This pre-order window is open until October 21, with delivery by Christmas. (more…)

Oct 10, 2016 2 comments
Bike Embellishment Class with Dustin Klein

If you live in Portland and have always wanted to use a bicycle frame as a canvas, now’s your chance. Dustin Klein is leading a course at the Klum House on “Bike Embellishment.” For $45 he’ll teach you how to customize a frame and showcase his process. If you’re interested, sign up at Klum House.

Feb 18, 2016 8 comments
Nike Spends $10 Million on Portland BIKETOWN Bicycle Sharing Program

Nike announced today their new BIKETOWN bike share project for Portland, boasting a $10 million dollar commitment over the next five years for one of America’s most friendly cycling cities. Now, that may seem like a lot of money for a company who no longer makes cycling apparel, but when you look at the bigger picture of Nike’s budget for a year’s worth of marketing, this article proves that $10 mill is just a drop in the hat.

Personally, I’m into this project. The bikes look well designed, Portland’s a great incubator for cycling infrastructure experiments (of which always prove to be well worth the investment) and with Beaverton, Oregon- Nike’s home base, just miles outside the city, it’s a great way for the company to give back to their community. These bikes will get more bodies riding in the great city of Portland and they don’t look like complete turds. Hey, aesthetics do go a long way!

See more at Nike.

Jan 8, 2016 12 comments