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Portland Sets the Standard

Portland Sets the Standard

May 19, 2007 May 19, 2007

The results are in from the retail store Bike-to-Work challenge. Nick from Patagonia Seattle — the store that instigated the friendly competition — gives us the lowdown: The final numbers are in and we have the results for the Retail Cycling Challenge. First, I would… Read More

3 Counties, 2 States and No Excuses

3 Counties, 2 States and No Excuses

May 18, 2007 May 18, 2007

An impressive-enough commute by car, 2 states and 3 counties are exactly what some of the folks who work in our Reno Distribution Center pedaled through to get to work Thursday morning.  Undaunted by distance and mountain passes, Nate Hanson (Pro Sales), Tim Kipp (Customer Service), Anne Cahill… Read More

Bike to Work Retail Challenge

Bike to Work Retail Challenge

May 17, 2007 May 17, 2007

Last week, before the improptu Ventura vs. Reno rivalry developed, a friendly competition was issued between Patagonia retail stores to see which store could ride their bikes the most during Bike-to-Work Week. The store with the highest percentage for the week gets bragging rights and a… Read More

Long Ride In

Long Ride In

May 16, 2007 May 16, 2007

What to do when you want to participate in Bike to Work Week but your commute’s a beefy one? Follow Team Bacon Strip.  If the ride’s a long one, these guys aren’t afraid to start the night before. If you’re in the Reno area and want to… Read More

Ventura Ain’t Bringing It

Ventura Ain’t Bringing It

May 16, 2007 May 16, 2007

There was a somewhat quiet challenge issued deep in the comments of the "Support Human Power" post about who could saddle up more of their crew for Bike to Work Week: our Ventura HQ or the Reno Distribution Center.  Not that it’s a contest or anything . . . BUT,… Read More

Support Human Power – Bike to Work This Week

Support Human Power – Bike to Work This Week

May 14, 2007 May 14, 2007

While many Patagonia employees go to great lengths to bike, bus or carpool to work daily (kudos to you all), some of us, myself included, drive our cars to work, alone, on a regular basis. We all have our reasons for driving, some justified and some not so much. But… Read More

The Big Open

The Big Open

May 1, 2007 May 1, 2007

If you live in the Reno area or happen to be there on May 17, please join Rick Ridgeway for this special event at the Patagonia Service Center. Those not in the area can read about Rick’s journey in his book The Big Open: On Foot Across… Read More

Journey to a Prehistoric Reef

Journey to a Prehistoric Reef

Apr 26, 2007 April 26, 2007

There are few pristine places left in the ocean, and our understanding of what is natural has shifted dramatically over time. But in the Line Islands there is an atoll where the corals are healthy and sharks are king. Last month, in support of our Oceans as Wilderness… Read More

Where Our Wool Comes From

Where Our Wool Comes From

Apr 24, 2007 April 24, 2007

The following report is brought to us by Ken Larussa, from our Reno Distribution Center, home of Patagonia’s Customer Service.  If you’re a long-time customer, chances are good you’ve spoken to Ken at least once.  After hearing about Ken’s trip and seeing his pictures, we’re lucky he came back. Read More

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