Some People and Groups we support, and others who are awesome.
21st Avenue Bicycles supports our community! From the "old days" of Backyard Blam! events to our latest venture with Swift Racing we like to help out good folks doing good things.
OUR MOTHER THE MOUNTAIN
These guys specialize in networking Forest Service roads together to create some of the more scenic and mind-bending road link-ups. OMTM helps keep you from turning a 3 hour ride into 6 hours of dead ends in the wilds of Oregon. All free, these routes are the result of Brandon and Ron getting lost many times, so you don't have to. So nice!
We have been supporting the route scouting / gravel ride promoting / bikepacking advocates of VeloDirt for years. VeloDirt has been a pioneering force in promoting the resurgence of riding on Oregon's somewhat forgotten backroads, and we've been there from the beginning, helping to outfit VeloDirt riders and hauling "finish line" beers out to events.
Swift Racing VAN/PDX is our shop sponsored bicycle race team. The partnership grew out of our support for the Blind Dtae at the Dairy Cyclocross series, and the team charter revolves around FUN and volunteering for the cycling community. Swift racers all contribute through bicycle related charities, volunteering in the race community, trail building and maintenance and supporting community events. We also have a good time out at the races with a heady mix of cheering and heckling our teammates.
The Blind Date at the Dairy
The Blind Date at the Dairy cyclocross series has been providing a fun early season proving ground for cyclocross racers since 2009 and we've been helping out the whole time. In addition to providing financial support, we provide neutral mechanical support every Wednesday night. See you out there in September 2015!
For 2015, we're sponsoring Bike Portland's expanded and continuing coverage of Oregon's gravel and dirt road bounty. With the explosion of events like the Oregon Outback, the Coast Gravel Epic and the Perry-Roubaix / Salem Gravel Grinder there has never been a time like now to search out new rides and help expand Bike Portland's coverage of all the riding in the Portland area beyond the paved streets of the daily commute.
There are so many great people in the cycling community. Here are just a few of our favorites.
PEOPLE WHO DO THINGS:
Limberlost - A few dudes doing awesome stuff. Pioneering bikepacking routes and leading guided trips.
Bicycle Transportation Alliance - Portland's oldest cycling advocacy group
Frontage Roads- Errin from LA, spreading the gospel of Coffee Outside, dirt roads and fighting chronic disease.
The Path Less Pedaled - our hometown globe-trotting Bike Tourism Advocates
PLACES TO FIND OUT ABOUT BIKE THINGS:
BikePortland- Local Bicycle news about everything Portlandly and bike-esque.
The Radavist - News about a whole variety of good bike things
Yonder Journal - "Field Studies" - cycling/expeditions/people/places from an anthropological standpoint.
Red Kite Prayer - Road bike stuff from people who really care about road bike stuff
All Hail the Black Market - Bicycles and art from an erstwhile bike industry insider