Worst Day of the Year Ride

Posted January 12, 2012 by sleikas
Categories: Uncategorized

A match made in heaven: Showers Pass sponsors Worst Day of the Year Ride


Cyclist rides in the Shower


The 11th Annual Worst Day of the Year Ride on February 12 has quickly become Portland’s favorite wacky wintertime tradition. The rousing beats of the Last Regiment Drum Corps will send you off on an 18-mile odyssey around downtown Portland.  You’ll be kept warm and comfy at every turn with belly-nourishing treats including hot cocoa, doughnuts, organic fruit, chai tea, coffee, bagels, hot cider and much more.

Laughing Planet Cafe, experts in wholesome yumminess, is cooking up a finish line meal featuring local, sustainable and organic soups served with fresh focaccia bread.

Join thousands of other bundled-up riders as you laugh at the elements and circle the city on bicycles.  Want more of a challenge?  The optional 45-mile route loop traverses the west hills out to Hillsboro.  The ride is limited to 4,000 riders and it will sell out, so register early to ensure a spot on the hilarious ride. The event starts and finishes at the Lucky Labrador at 915 SE Hawthorne and is a benefit for the Community Cycling Center. MORE INFO: WorstDayRide.com


Our Once in a Blue Moon Warehouse Sale – This Saturday!

Posted November 8, 2011 by sleikas
Categories: bike commuting, cycling, Sale, transportation, Uncategorized

This Saturday visit our Portland Warehouse and score some great deals!

Samples, Seconds, Refurbished and Closeout Jacket, Vests and more.

New Accessories for VelEau 42

Posted September 7, 2011 by sleikas
Categories: Bike Touring, cycling, health and fitness, Hydration

Check out some new accessories for the VelEau 42 Hydration system.

VelEau 42 Cleaning Kit

Keep your bottle clean with this affordable brush kit

42oz Bottle

Our VelEau 42 Fill Bottle holds….you guessed it, 420z!

If haven’t seen the VelEau 42 yet and wondering what it is,check it out here.

VelEau 42 Bike Mounted Hydration System

Bike Commute Challenge month

Posted September 1, 2011 by sleikas
Categories: bike commuting, cycling, health and fitness, transportation

This is a photo of our bike parking facilities at Showers Pass headquarters.  This month we compete in the Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s Bike Commute Challenge.  We encourage all employees to bike to work every day of September.

September is a fun month in Portland, summer winds to an end and cooler Fall temps tease us  in the mornings.  We brake out the base layers and rain gear trying to calculate the perfect layering for the length of our commute, the outside air temperature and our body temp.  We put the fenders back on our bikes and watch the clouds for signs of rain.  Each year hundreds of Portlanders go from fair weather riders to year round commuters.  It’s inspiring to see the bike traffic grow with each year as thousands are empowered to travel under their own power, one pedal stroke at a time.

New Jackets for Fall Riding

Posted August 26, 2011 by sleikas
Categories: Uncategorized

The Portland Jacket

Portland Jacket in Charcoal

Portland Jacket in Charcoal

Same great waterproof fabric now in Charcoal Gray.  The perfect jacket for fall commutes to work, the store, the pub, anywhere you’d like to arrive looking a bit more polished.  Reflective piping and drop down reflective tail keep you visible at night.  Hidden pit zips offer venting when you need it.  Now available!

The Storm Jacket

Storm Jacket in Neon Yellow

Storm Jacket in Neon Yellow

Our most competitively priced bike specific jacket uses 2.5 Layer waterproof-breathable fabric and is fully seam taped to keep the wind and rain at bay while transferring moisture away from the skin. With bright color and lots of reflective, the Storm Jacket also delivers the best in visibility. We know you’ll want to take it everywhere, so we’ve included a matching mesh stuff sack.  Shipping September 1st!

Now Shipping VelEau 42 Hydration System

Posted July 6, 2011 by sleikas
Categories: Uncategorized

Just unloaded the first shippment of the new VelEau 42 Hydration system!  If you have not seen the video yet check it out below.

Click here to get your today!



We’re moving!

Posted June 28, 2011 by sleikas
Categories: Uncategorized

We are happy to announce Showers Pass corporate Headquarters will be moving to a bigger and better facility on July 1st!  Our office will be closed for moving on Friday July 1st but we’ll be back in July 5th. 

Our new address is:

Showers Pass

2101 SE 6th Ave

Portland, OR 97214

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