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Seattle Bike Style Updates: Iva Jean launches new line + Model Citizen adds women’s t-shirt

If you want stylish threads that stay that way even as you slog up a hill or pedal through a downpour, then perhaps it only makes sense that you should be looking to Seattle. Right now, there are (at least) … Continue reading

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Lose the delivery truck: New business will haul your cargo by bike

In a way, Freewheel is just rediscovering what the founders of UPS knew when they started the business in downtown Seattle back in 1907: Bikes are a fast, cheap and easy way to move goods around town. UPS has long … Continue reading

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Seattle-based wool clothing company launches via Kickstarter

Joshua Weinberg’s car broke down a few years ago, so he decided to hop on his bike and give the half hour commute to his job in Bend, Ore., a try. He wasn’t sure what to wear, so he bought … Continue reading

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Wallingford company launches heavy-duty chain lube on Kickstarter

A Wallingford company is hoping to change the way you keep your bike chain in tip-top shape. Runaway Bike Industries, a company lead by brothers Bob and Doug Montclair, has launched a Kickstarter for a paraffin-based bicycle chain lube that … Continue reading

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Seattle Transit Blog: Business on NE 65th dramatically increased after bike lane was installed

UPDATE 8/16: I understand that pairing this headline and this graphic was slightly misleading, so I want to make it clear that the study quoted here does not have enough data to say this rise is due to the bike … Continue reading

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With concerns about low foot traffic, new Rainier Valley coffee roaster will launch with bike delivery

Joya and Jeff have accomplished something remarkable: They discovered a street corner in Seattle that doesn’t have a coffee shop. But don’t worry, they are hoping to remedy that soon. Tin Umbrella Coffee Roastery is planning to open soon on … Continue reading

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Weekend Highlight: 2nd Annual Pedaler’s Fair showcases locally-made bike goods in Belltown

Local bike wares makers will showcase their goods this weekend at the second-annual Pedaler’s Fair, held this year at the Underground Events Center (1st and Wall in Belltown). The fair will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until … Continue reading

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Fremont bike wheel maker Mad Fiber bought by investment firm

Mad Fiber, a high-end carbon fiber bike wheel company based in Fremont, has been purchased by an investment firm with its eyes on the global retail stage, Bicycle Retailer reports. Mad Fiber moved into the old Fremont Essential Baking factory … Continue reading

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Ballard brewery will have bike station, indoor bike parking (with your help)

A small brewery with a free public bike repair stand and parking for nine bikes INSIDE the tasting room? This magical business could become a reality in Ballard soon. The folks at Peddler Brewing Company (see our previous post) are … Continue reading

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Cascade: Coffee-by-bike company bursts onto scene

Few industries are quite as packed as the Seattle coffee market. Between the global enterprises and long-respected roasters on Capitol Hill, it’s not exactly easy to make a splash in the scene. But Conduit Coffee‘s Jesse Nelson did just that … Continue reading

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New service hopes to fill long-term bike rental gap

There are several places in town where you can rent a bike to ride around town for the day. But at $30/day and up, bike rental fees add up quickly if you need a ride for a week or more. … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Spoke & Food coming to a restaurant in your neighborhood Tuesday

Spoke & Food is a brilliant event that brings bikes, local dining and local non-profit fundraising together. All you have to do is bike to the participating restaurant near you for dinner Tuesday (June 26). A portion of your bill … Continue reading

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Riding Reporter: Ballard designer making wool cycling apparel for winter

Biking five miles to her apparel design classes at Seattle Central Community College, Katharine Andrews learned the power of wool in the the rain. So she founded Telaio, which makes stylish wool clothing for everyday cycling. The Riding Reporter’s Anne-Marije … Continue reading

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Bicycle bag maker Swift Industries settles into historic Ballard building

On a lovely rooftop garden of their new studio space one sunny afternoon, I chatted with Martina and Jason, the creators and designers of a growing Seattle company that makes custom bags built for bike touring. Swift Industries bags are … Continue reading

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The value of offering customers Bicycle Benefits

Seattle business owners: If you are approached by an enthusiastic, positive guy who wants to talk about how great bikes are, you may have met Ian Klepetar. Ian travels the country on his bike promoting his program Bicycle Benefits wherever … Continue reading

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Pie by bike – U District’s Piecycle getting lots of attention

Piecycle in the U District is getting a good amount of attention recently, and for good reason. They bake interesting homemade pies and deliver them to your door via bicycle. $20/full pie, $3/slice. And according to their facebook page, they … Continue reading

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What’s your favorite Seattle bike-powered business?

Eric at Tubulocity ran into Steve Richmond of Garden Cycles the other day while riding under the West Seattle bridge. Turns out, Garden Cycles is a gardening service concentrating on planting native species and removing invasive ones. Oh, also, they … Continue reading

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Lessons from Bikestravaganza, Part 2: Bike Business

Bikestravaganza rolled into Seattle Saturday and sparked some interesting conversations. Here is part two of our series about ideas taken from the night. When Portland announced it was looking for a couple businesses to turn the parking spots in front … Continue reading

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No Cars Allowed

A new restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin is hoping to open up shop along a bike and pedestrian path in “the one place where you can’t hear any cars in the middle of the city,” according to the Wisconsin State Journal. … Continue reading

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Lame businesses in Ballard try to further block Missing Link

Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel Co. and their “business” friends are at it again, trying to make sure the Burke-Gilman trail is never completed and that people continue having their pleasant rides turned suddenly into a potentially deadly and violent … Continue reading

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