In Bicycle Based Businesses, Fun, Portland, Transportation

PDX Bike ShowIf you read the blog yesterday, you know that Portland Pedal Power will be representing Point West Credit Union this weekend at the PDX Bicycle Show. If that isn’t a good enough reason to swing by, test-ride some bikes and get some swag, here are a few more sponsors you can check out at the event:

Nutcase Helmets: Nutcase is the brainchild of designer Michael Morrow, who saw a gap in the market for sports helmets and decided to focus on helping cyclists (and skaters, snowboarders and other outdoor sports fans) express their personality, views and allegiances while also protecting their heads. Check out their designs here and head over to the Nutcase Pedal Park at the Bike Show on Sunday at 3pm, when they will announce the finalists of their recent “Design a Helmet” contest.

Hopworks: Serving Portland from two locations, Hopworks is a great place to go if you’re looking for some good, local Oregon beer. The Urban Brewery at 2944 SE Powell produces 10,000 barrels of beer each year and does so with sustainability in mind. Both the Brewery and the Bike Bar (located at 3947 N. Williams Ave) are easily accessible by bicycle and the company works sustainable practices into their operations, making Hopworks a 100% renewably powered business. Be sure to grab a Hopworks IPA or a seasonal Organic Rise Up Red Ale while you’re wondering the aisles at the show this weekend!

Bicycle Transportation Alliance: If you’ve noticed an increase in bike lanes and sharrows while biking around Portland over the past several years, you have the Bicycle Transportation Alliance to thank. The BTA is a non-profit that has been serving Oregon cyclists since 1990, doing their part to promote cycling and improving cycling conditions. Their aim is to “create communities where people can meet their daily transportation needs on a bike” and their overall vision is to “transform communities by reinventing transportation and offering solutions for the universal challenges facing health, livability and the environment”. It’s safe to say that if it wasn’t for the BTA, we might not have the opportunity to take a weekend to celebrate bikes at the PDX Bicycle Show. Check out their BikeSwap, going down on both Saturday and Sunday, to get some great deals on new and used bikes and gear!

So there’s a little sampling for you. Other companies to look out for include Momentum Mag, Rack Attack, Kink FM, Good Sport Promotion and the Community Cycling Center. Those are some great reasons to come down to the Portland Expo Center this Saturday and Sunday, March 23rd and 24th, for the PDX Bicycle Show. We hope to see you there!