Category Archives: Sponsors

Sponsor of the Week: Giro Helmets

Giro helmet

Each week of the PSU Bike Challenge we’ll be highlighting one of our amazing sponsors who have made this event possible.

This week is all about Giro. Giro products range from helmets and googles to footwear and apparel. They cover you from head to toe to meet all your needs from biking to snow. Giro has been creating new ideas to enhance your ride since they were founded in Santa Cruz, CA in 1985.

You can get your hands on from FREE Giro gear by logging your trips each week on the PSU Bike Challenge website to be automatically entered in the weekly prize drawings.

Sponsor of the Week: Portland Design Works

PDW Basket copy

Each week of the PSU Bike Challenge we’ll be highlighting one of our amazing sponsors who have made this event possible.

This week’s sponsor is Portland Design Works. PDW has been creating and developing beautiful, simple gear for urban cyclists since 2008. They offer over 50 different products, each one carefully designed with consideration of the everyday rider in mind.

We’re super excited to be offering up some PDW gear in our weekly prize raffles including their one-of-a-kind bottle cages, saddles, and racks. Each trip logged on the PSU Bike Challenge website is an automatic entry in the weekly raffle for your chance to win one of Portland Design Work’s impeccable products.

Sponsor of the Week: Olé Latte Coffee

ole latte

Each week of the PSU Bike Challenge we’ll be highlighting one of our amazing sponsors who have made this event possible.

This week’s sponsor is Olé Latte. Olé Latte coffee started in 2012 and now has two carts in downtown Portland which serve a variety of beverages made from locally sourced small-batched products. They also give back to the community through their “Suspended Coffee” board, a pay-it-forward system.

You can get your hands on some FREE and delicious Olé Latte coffee throughout the month of May at any of our weekly Biker Breakfasts.

Sponsor of the Week: Raleigh Bicycles


©Earl Harper
©Earl Harper

Each week of the PSU Bike Challenge we’ll be highlighting one of our amazing sponsors who have made this event possible.

This week’s sponsor is Raleigh. Raleigh USA offers high-quality bicycles in a variety of models for smooth rides in the dirt, city, or long stretches of highway. Based in Kent, Washington, Raleigh has been manufacturing bicycles for over 125 years.

We’re happy to have Raleigh as a sponsor this year and we’ll be giving away a handful of their brand-new “Cadent 1” bicycles throughout the month of May. Just log your rides by Friday each week for an automatic entry into the raffle drawing for a chance to win.

Sponsor of the Week: KIND Snacks


Each week of the PSU Bike Challenge we’ll be highlighting one of our amazing sponsors who have made this event possible.

This week is all about KIND Snacks. KIND focuses on healthy and tasty snacks with over 28 different varieties of bars and snackable clusters to fit your busy and adventurous lifestyle.

You can grab some free and delicious KIND products throughout the month of May at any of our weekly Biker Breakfasts, as well as the Kick-Off and Awards Party events. We’ll also be giving away KIND prize packs each week, so be sure to log your trips for a chance to win!



A Big Thank You from the Bike to PSU Challenge & Week Four Winners!

Thank you so much to everybody who participated in the month-long Bike to PSU Challenge. With summer quickly approaching and the weather (hopefully) getting nicer, we hope that all of you will continue to riding to school, to work, for running errands and for the simple enjoyment of it.

This year we had a great Challenge. We saw 644 riders actively logging trips with 74 teams of 4 riders or more out there on the roads. Together, PSU students, staff, and faculty logged a total 69,396 miles and burned 6,400,415 calories.

Thank you to the team captains (all 74 of you!) who coordinated, encouraged, and set an example for your teammates. Keep up the great work! And of course, thank you to the 228 new commuters that joined the Challenge this year! We love to see all of you out there participating in the Bike to PSU Challenge. Thank you!

We would also like say thank you to our Bike to PSU Challenge sponsors: Breezer Bikes, Ortlieb, Giro Helmets, Bern Helmets, Olé Latte, Linus Bikes, Portland Design Works, North St. Bags, Abus, KIND, Café Yumm, Hotlips Pizza, and Stumptown Coffee. Thanks to their generous support, we were able to give away some truly inspiring prizes that helped motivate more riders to ride more often to PSU than ever before.

Lastly, we want to give our special thanks to our signature sponsor, The Bicycle Transportation Alliance. In addition to making the Bike to PSU Challenge possible by sharing their resources with us, they are also tireless advocates and educators who are working year-round to make bicycling safer and more prevalent throughout the state of Oregon. Please, consider joining the BTA as member and supporting cycling. (NOTE: They have special rates and volunteer options for student membership!)

We hope that all of you enjoyed the 2015 Bike to PSU Challenge as much as we did and we look forward to seeing you all out there on the road. Be safe and have fun on your bike!

Week Four Winners

Here are Week 4’s raffle winners:

  • Rachel Bagley won a Chrome prize package.
  • Erin Mohr and Pam Minty won PDW Aether Demon rear lights.
  • Amy Lubitow won a prize package from North St Bags.
  • Adrienne Godschalx and Theodore Khoury each won Giro Sutton helmets.
  • Patrick Singleton and Natalie Ehrlich won Abus Bordo folding locks.
  • Luke Reyes White and Alex Accetta each won a pair of Ortlieb Backroller Classic panniers.
  • Kimberly Gottschalk won a Bern helmet.

Happy Riding!

– Your pals at the Bike Hub

Sponsor of the Week: ABUS


abusOur “Dance Tip” this week was about protecting your bike, and our sponsor of the week does just that! Since 1924 our German friends at ABUS have been producing rigorously tested locks from the highest quality materials. Each week of the Bike To PSU Challenge, we’ve been giving away two ABUS Bordo folding locks valued at $130 each. We’ve got them in key and combination varieties that both keep your ride secured. We dig how compact these locks are – perfect for mounting on your frame or slipping into a backpack for a quick trip to school or the market!

Don’t forget to log this week’s trips before Sunday 11:59PM for your chance to win an ABUS folding lock!


Week 2 Winners!

Week Two Winners!

Chalk up another solid week and pat yourselves on the back. End-to-end, we made it around the world logging 37,359 miles (if you ask the Google, earth is about 24,900 miles)!

Alright, let’s get to what you’re here for. I present to you… Week 2’s raffle winners:

Congrats to this week’s winners and to all who participated last week. Visit us at the Bike Hub to pick up or get fitted with your prizes. Keep clocking in those miles because we still have more prizes to win.

Happy Riding!

– Your pals at the Bike Hub

Sponsor Spotlight: Chrome

Chrome chromecustoms

Have a backpack that just doesn’t cut it in the rain? Maybe you can’t fit all of your books and still ride comfortably.  Luckily, we’re giving away 3 custom Chrome backpacks.  Keep your stuff safe and dry on rainy days all while staying comfortable with a backpack that is meant for bicyclists.  And as always, if you don’t win one, the Bike Hub sells an array of these great bags every single day.

Don’t forget to log your miles this week and you could win a Chrome custom!