Sportworks Northwest, Inc.

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Sportworks Northwest, Inc. has been manufacturing innovative, highly-functional bicycle products since 1990.  It designed the first Bike-Rack-for-Buses ™ in 1993 and currently supplies transit racks to 500 municipalities throughout North America.  Building on their expertise with vehicle racks, in 2011 the company launched a line of stationary bike racks including the No Scratch™ bike rack; the only bike parking product on the market with an integrated, non-abrasive bumper that protects bikes.  All Sportworks’ bike racks meet the material sourcing criteria of the Living Building Challenge and LEED green building rating system.  Sportworks designs and fabricates its products at its company headquarters in Woodinville, Washington.  For more information, go to www.sportworks.com .

Sportworks Northwest, Inc.

 •  September 26

There are two things that California is known for, sunshine and bike racks on buses. Well, maybe not the bike racks on buses as much as the sunshine, but the two go hand-in-hand. Here’s the issue.
The state of California has self-imposed legislation, California AB-2707, that allows transit agencies to equip their buses or trolleys with a folding...

Sportworks Northwest, Inc.

 •  September 20

Author: Bryan Mac MurrayStaying Visible When Cycling Alongside TrafficPhoto By: Trimet
If you are one of those who enjoys cycling, you are not alone. The healthy, fun and environmentally friendly form of transportation is gaining fans. Even so, over 40,00 people were injured in bicycle crashes in 2016. Regardless of whether cycling has become your...

When it comes to installing a transit bike rack onto a bus, there are a variety of ways to go about this. The most stable way to install transit bike rack is to utilize installation brackets designed to fit each specific bus chassis model and front bumper design. As an example, there are various Gillig, or New Flyer models, there are ARBOC buses...

The world is filled with all kinds of makes and models of buses and shuttles and our sales team would love to help you find the best bike rack for your bus or shuttle. To do that we require some additional information to help you select the best transit bike rack for your specific application. For Sportworks to assist you in selecting the best...

STP 2017
After that first 100 miles, however, things became quite a bit more challenging, physically and mentally. When we arrived at the 150-mile rest stop, you could see how much the ride had taken out of everyone. Exhaustion wrought the faces of each and every rider who had made it that far, but none were defeated. The last 50 miles was a...

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Zqwan Peterson and Scott McKinley from Sportworks dragged a few friends, relatives, and even one of our suppliers (and his dog!) to the local Seattle, WA brewery, Peddler Brewing Co., in Ballard to attend the Beers for Bikes event. The folks at Peddler Brewing donated $1 from each beer sold to benefit Bike Works, a...

​The city and Alta Planning are using the high-tech cycle to assess safety issues like potholes and obstructions.
Our friends at Alta Planning continue to come up with new and innovative ways to improve our region's bicycle infrastructure. The following article details their latest mind-blowing invention sure to improve a trail near you. Eight...

Heralded for its heritage as an innovation and design leader, Sportworks announced it has been awarded a prestigious 2012 Product Innovation Award (PIA) for it’s No Scratch Tofino and Westport bike racks. The award was announced in the December 2012 issue of Architectural Products Magazine.
Woodinville, WA — December 12, 2012 — Heralded for its...

Airport makes improvements, but the ride is not for the faint of heart. The bicycle amenities that await your arrival however are state of the art.
Last year, I was on a team of students that produced a Bicycle Facility Plan for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. I had heard that the airport was starting to make some improvements, and I wanted...

Going for a ride as the train line preps for April
The following article originally published in the South Bend Tribune on November 11, 2015 Article and photos By Joseph Dits For as long as Dorreen Carey has been an avid cyclist — decades, in fact — she recalls how she and fellow bikers have yearned for it: “When will the South Shore allow bikes...