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New Products – “Firefly Gear” Patches, Pins and Straps – 20% off through 12/11

This year’s BikeCraft was a great place for local crafters and retailers to network, and fortunately we happened upon Amy Erickson’s stellar Firefly Gear.  Now you can find Amy’s handiwork in our downtown shop any time of year.  What’s Firefly Gear all about?  Here’s what Amy has to say:

Firefly Gear is my playground for adding some fun and mojo to your cycling experience. As an artist living in Portland, it’s easy to find inspiration from our vibrant bike culture here. Whether you want a “patron patch” to keep you safe, a reflective flower to jazz up your visibility or piece of art, this is the place to find it.

The “Patron Patch” is a bike themed iron-on patch featuring the Madonna del Ghissalo – patron saint of cyclists.  And who knew cyclists even had a patron saint?  Thanks for looking that one up, Amy.  It never hurts to have a little extra help out on the road.  For those of you less inclined to catholic saints, Amy also makes Bicycle Buddha and Spoke Fairy patches.


Of course her products offer more than just spiritual protection.  Amy’s stylish ankle straps and pins are even reflective, so you’ll be visible at night.  Let’s face it; if you wear cute stuff, it makes sense to be as visible as possible.


Don’t wait for next year’s Bike Craft.  You can find Firefly Gear patches, straps and pins at Pedal Bike Tours all year long!

Ready For Your Close-Up?- New York Times On “Portlandia”

A few tantalizing excerpts-

“This is Sir Francis Bacon,” said Jamie Dunn, the owner of the Gilt Club, the restaurant in Portland’s Old Town neighborhood where the scene was filmed in September. “The pork head mortadella came right out of this skull.”

“I love this show because this is how real born Portlanders look at all of you that moved here since 1998,” one person wrote in a comments forum on The Oregonian Web site.

Did you move here since 1998?  What do you think of Portlandia?

Read the full article here:

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