The W+K PDX gang has some of the hardest core bikers (non motorized, though you wouldn't guess by their average speeds) you'll find in a building. That gang worked with fellow members of the PDX bike community to create Teams of Portland.
Portland Bike CUlture doesn't screw around. PDX is home of the zoo bombers
and a host of other bike culture freaks and geniuses.
According to W+K Creative Joe Staples,
"This February, the countries best hand built bike builders will come to Portland for the North American Hand Built Bike Show [NAHBBS]. A few of us here, thought it would be a travesty if all of these interesting people came to Portland and only saw their crappy hotels, the crappy convention centre and crappy Red Lobsters. We wanted to try to help open up more of Portland to them at the same time, celebrating the rich local bike building and racing culture.
So W+K launched Teams of Portland.com.
Joe warns: "There are a few parts of the website that we are still working on, the maps will come soon, but it's pretty much all there."
Joe forgets the proofreaders, but he thanks (all spelling and text his):
Greg Deboer [photographer extraordinaire] Fritz Mesenbrink [photographer/editor] Matt Foster [Web Builder] Jordi Martinez [Web Builder] Marcelino [made the complicated seems simple] Christina Perry[gots shit DONE] Jose Cabaco [The inspiring Cabaco] Luker Jelly and Tom [they let us loose] John Jay [Championed this things from day ONE] and Dan Wieden [He shouldn't need an explanation]