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Keeping the Commuting Spirit Alive

Keeping the Commuting Spirit Alive

Jun 6, 2007 June 6, 2007

They say it takes about 30 days to form a new habit. It’s been about 30 days since we got rollingwith our Bike to Work Week festivities, so it’s time to check in: How y’all doing with that new habit of rolling through the sunny summer mornings on your way… Read More

When Plastic is Not So Fantastic

When Plastic is Not So Fantastic

Jun 6, 2007 June 6, 2007

Plastic bags make me cringe. They’re given away excessively at grocery stores and markets with barely a thought as to how they’ll be disposed or where they might end up. One gallon of milk? Two plastic bags. Greeting card? Plastic bag. Fresh produce? One plastic bag for each variety please. Read More

Buffalo Get a Break

Buffalo Get a Break

By Jim Little   |   Jun 4, 2007 June 4, 2007

Just last week, Montana’s Department of Livestock had plans to round up 300 wild buffalo (including babies) and ship them off this morning, June 4, to slaughter, because they’d wandered outside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park. Thanks to the efforts of the Buffalo Field Campaign, their supporters… Read More

Yellowstone Buffalo Headed to the Slaughterhouse

Yellowstone Buffalo Headed to the Slaughterhouse

By Jim Little   |   May 30, 2007 May 30, 2007

I just received word this morning from my friends up at the Buffalo Field Campaign in West Yellowstone. Montana’s Department of Livestock is planning on trapping and slaughtering 300 wild buffalo – including calves as young as a few weeks, and their mothers. The agency plans to begin… Read More

Free At Last

Free At Last

May 25, 2007 May 25, 2007

We now turn our attention from the eradication of invasive species to the reintroduction of native species. Kris Tompkins, head of Conservacion Patagonica, sends word of a celebration on behalf of the giant anteater. Dear Family and Friends, After over two years of acquiring… Read More

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

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