Cycle Portland invites Portland Pogies for First Thursday Art Walk to Support Portland’s Bike-Centric Economy
Come down to Cycle Portland tomorrow, December 3rd, 4-7pm, to see the latest hand-warming bar mitts from Portland’s own Lauren Gross. She works to combine scrap waterproof fabrics with insulation and fleece interiors to form a perfect antidote to the drizzly, Pacific Northwest winters. Come by and ask Lauren in-person about her range of creative bar mitts; while you’re here, take the chance to see beautiful bike crafts and the products of a growing number of local bicycle accessory businesses.
The bicycle economy in Portland is thriving, catalyzed by the creative design energy that has emerged alongside the bike commuting and racing scene in Oregon. Radical design of fashion helmets, by Nutcase, burst onto the scene to wrestle the torch away from racy helmets and provide another recognizable brand on the market. That unique, innovative energy has been continued in the form of Portland Design Works’ upstart approach to accessories. Taking a formerly-bland essential like water bottle cages to a new artistic height. With their sparrow and owl cages, they bring Portlandia tropes to the bicycle.
We work to promote as many of Portland’s bicycle contributors from our PDW range of gear to our collection of jerseys from In Our Heart PDX to the bevy of Nutcase helmets displayed on the walls. Much of our merchandise is even sourced from the Portland distributor Cyclone Bicycle Supply and delivered by Portland’s B-Line’s riders. Portland’s bike economy is much more than an overlooked niche in the bicycling realm; it is quickly morphing into an important contributor to the changing game of bikes. Whether you are outfitting your bike with the essential Kool Stop brake-pads (located in Lake Oswego) or looking for the coolest fenders and ‘bird-on-it’ water bottles, check out some awesome products tomorrow night.
Stop by for a pint of local HUB beer and pick up some Oregon made holiday gifts while you are here. Come by Cycle Portland at 117 NW 2nd Ave between 4 and 7pm tomorrow.