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One Man’s Road to Patagonia

By greenewsurfer   |   Mar 22, 2010 March 22, 2010

Most of our employees have interesting stories to tell, but few have spent 15 months in an East German jail after abandoning a plan to somersault the Berlin Wall from a trampoline before trying to escape the country on foot. Holger Bismann, managing director of Patagonia Europe, was generous enough… Read More

The Voodoo Bike: A Raleigh Relic

The Voodoo Bike: A Raleigh Relic

By Craig Holloway   |   Jul 7, 2009 July 7, 2009

Sometime in the late ’80s, my bike mechanic friend John finally agreed to sell me his 1972 British-made Raleigh bicycle. I handed him $150 dollars in cash and a cold, six-pack of beer. He cracked open two brews, handed one back to me, and we… Read More

The Hammer Monkeys Bike Through South America

The Hammer Monkeys Bike Through South America

Jan 21, 2009 January 21, 2009

In early January, former Patagonia performance baselayer developer, Elissa O’Brien, and Chris, her significant other, boarded a plane for Montevideo, Uruguay. Their plan? Eight months on bikes through South America. Elissa and Chris are sharing their trip via a great Web site full of fun narrative, photos and video. So… Read More

Tune Up, Turn Wrenches, Ride Out

Tune Up, Turn Wrenches, Ride Out

By Kasey   |   May 16, 2008 May 16, 2008

One of the perks Patagonia riders were given this week was the opportunity to get a free bike tune-up on Tuesday to make the crank turning even more joyous. The grease-monkeys in the company generously donated their lunchtime hour to help the rest of us who don’t have the… Read More

Your Feedback at Work – Critical Mass

Your Feedback at Work – Critical Mass

By localcrew   |   May 7, 2008 May 7, 2008

Product Feedback. Boy do we get a lot of it . . . From fit to function to fashion, from price to purpose to product names, customer feedback is one thing we’ve grown to rely on. We believe our customers are more passionate and outspoken than the norm. And while… Read More

Amen to Physically Separated Bike Lanes

Amen to Physically Separated Bike Lanes

Mar 24, 2008 March 24, 2008

And while we’re on the subject, this Awareness Test video has been forwarded to me numerous times in the last few weeks. I’m glad to know it’s making the rounds. Update: TwoSevensClash just alerted me to a site he recently added to our Del.icio.us links… Read More

Pleasant Revolution’s Pedal-Powered Performance

Pleasant Revolution’s Pedal-Powered Performance

Nov 29, 2007 November 29, 2007

The Pleasant Revolution pedaled through Patagonia Ventura’s campus on Tuesday and shared their music and good cheer with the employees during lunch. Comprised of Xtracycle co-founder Kipchoge Spencer, his band the Ginger Ninjas, fellow bike musicians SHAKE YOUR… Read More

Riding into the Sunset

Riding into the Sunset

May 18, 2007 May 18, 2007

We just wrapped up Bike-to-Work Week here in Ventura with a groovy happy hour and raffle. A quick tally shows that Ventura employees rode 1,979 miles this week and Reno rode a whopping 2,789 miles! (Stay tuned for the Retail store totals.) According to Bike Metro… Read More

The Kids of Patagonia Bike to Childcare

The Kids of Patagonia Bike to Childcare

May 18, 2007 May 18, 2007

Yesterday, some future Patagoniacs from our onsite childcare got into the spirit of Bike-to-Work Week. Their enthusiasm was so infectious. Listen carefully for some priceless remarks and look for a cameo appearance by Uncle Dave. I think biking to work has brought out the inner kid in a lot of… Read More

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