A couple of great guys, Erik Olson and Dan Powell, moved to Portland from the icy confines of Madison, WI a few years back to start a new cycling accessories company, Portland Design Works. We were luckily enough to connect with them early on and we worked together to launch their website where they promote and sell their amazing urban bike accessories, as well their own brand of bike advocacy. In their own words,
We both long ago found a home in the cycling industry. After years of fixing flats at the shop, gritting it out at races, braving icy commutes and eating instant noodles, we have come to a conclusion: this is all we’ve ever done and all we want to do.
So we moved to Portland and started designing products that we as urban riders would want to use. We chose Portland as a home for the company because we figured you’d start a surf company near great waves or a wind farm on a vast plain. Likewise, we started our bicycle accessory company in Portland because the bike-friendly culture allows tons of folks to get around easily by bike. It’s in that great urban cycling atmosphere that we design and test our products. Portland Design Works echoes the urban cycling culture we find inspiring. Anyway, we think the stuff we came up with is really cool. Hope you think so too.
The products on display can be purchased at retailers across the country and direct through the website..The site is built on top of Drupal 6 leveraging Ubercart for shopping cart features. In short, PDW is another great addition to Portland's rapidly growing cycling industry, with a collection of well designed and useful products. We couldn't recommend them more!