We are all fortunate to live in Minneapolis, which has dethroned Portland, OR as the best bike city in the country. Losers!
We have segregated bike lanes, municipal bike racks, bike boulevards, cyclists having the ear of local government, bike carriers on buses, the impending bike-rental program, the vibrant bike culture, and of course Grand Rounds, the Midtown Greenway, the Blaine velodrome, the Stupor Bowl alley cat race, a butt load of savvy bike shops.
Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance , innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, will launch their new Osprey Bike Blog at Interbike this week in Las Vegas , Nevada .
Along with making their first appearance at the show and introducing their new line of commuter packs for Spring/Summer 2011, Osprey will go live with the new blog that is aimed at covering three main themes: Adventure, Active Lifestyle, Advocacy.
“With the number of people at Osprey who are passionate about biking, creating a bike specific blog to share adventure stories, important advocacy information, and fun lifestyle items is a natural extension. The Osprey bike blog will be packed with relevant and interesting content ranging from elite endurance racing to local townie bike cruises and everything in between,” said Bike Marketing Manager Jeff Fox.
Coordinating with other blogs, the Osprey bike blog will feature guest posts, an events calendar and ongoing contests , all focused on inspiring people to get out and ride.
“The new Osprey Bike Blog is an ideal venue to speak to our bike enthusiast customers. This will be the place to learn all about our Osprey Hydraulics™ hydration pack program, our new bike commute and lifestyle offerings and to gain sneak peeks as to what the future holds for Osprey in the bike realm,” said Director of Marketing Gareth Martins.
Bikerumor.com – Osprey Launches Sleek New Commuter Backpacks – Featuring Metron and Momentum – September 16, 2010
Osprey has introduced two new commuter-style backpacks. Sharing a few of the convenience features of their recently introduced mountain bike packs, such as the LidLock helmet clip, they’re visually pared down and streamlined for city use.
Osprey Packs in Colorado are known for their high quality backpacks, and now they’ve entered the bike commuter market with new models with handy, bike friendly features.
The Momentum is designed with bike commuters in mind. The Momentum backpack features built-in snug fitting high visibility raincover, LidLock™ helmet clip, padded laptop sleeve, cell phone pocket on shoulder strap, key pocket on shoulder strap with retractable key clip, U-lock slot, two side compression straps, blinker light attachment, front stash pocket (perfect for my bus pass!), internal storage for tools & pump, and zippered side pockets.
The Metron backpack has a more urban inspired look with a messenger bag style flap that works as an integrated rain cover. Like the Momentum, Metron also features Helmet LidLock, U-lock sleeve, padded laptop sleeve, cell phone pocket, key pocket w/ restractable clip, blinky attachment, and reflective detailing.