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Bike Guide 2014: Carpet Bagging

Portland International Airport's iconic terminal carpet is set to be replaced by the end of the year. Local cycle companies are paying tribute.

The UrbanistsUrbanist Bike Shops Bike Courier Meghan Mack

The Muddy: Rides and Shops | Cyclocross Pro Molly Cameron

The Speedsters: Rides and Shops | Track Champ Zak Kovalcik | Hardest Bike Ride in PDX 

The Weirdkeepers: Rides and Shops | The Unipiper

The Longhaulers: Rides and Shops | Cycling Tourist Ellee Thalheimer | Bikepacking to the Coast

BMX: Rides and shops | Goods BMX's Shad Johnson

Portland Bike Gear | PDX Airport Carpet Wear | Full Bike Shop Directory


1. PDX Airport Bidon, $25
The Athletic, theathleticcommunity.com.

Printed on Specialized's Purist water bottle, a polymer treated with silicon dioxide in a process called "plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition" that's supposed to provide the clean taste of glass but looks like carpet.

 

2. PDX Airport Socks, $15

The Athletic, theathleticcommunity.com.

American-made cycle socks that look like carpet.

 

3. PDX Airport Carpet Casquette, $15

The Athletic, theathleticcommunity.com.

An Italian-made cycling cap that looks like carpet.

 

4. PDX Carpet Jersey, $80

It's in My Heart, itsinmyheart.com.

A Colombian-made cycle jersey from a Portland company that looks like carpet.