O2 News: UrbanVelo showcases O2’s 2011 Assortment

Posted on May 23, 2011 by Adam Ziskin

According to their website, “Urban Velo is a reflection of the cycling culture in current day cities. Our readers are encouraged to contribute their words and art. We pay real American dollars for published submissions—get in touch with your ideas.”

Read what they had to say about O2 on the link below!

UrbanVelo.Org Showcases O2 Rainwear!

O2 News: PodiumCafe.Com Reviews the O2 Calhoun Jacket

Posted on May 23, 2011 by Adam Ziskin

The good people at PodiumCafe.Com reviewed the O2 Calhoun Jacket.  Here are some excerpts from it:

“Because O2 Rainwear, of balmy Minneapolis, asked me to demo their Calhoun model jacket, whereupon I discovered that you can, in fact, repel water without sealing yourself in suffocating plastic.”

“I rode around in the windy, wet Seattle slop in the Calhoun (~$120) for a couple weeks, both commutes and multiple hour rides, and was able to check off the following: kept me dry, didn’t feel like a sweat lodge, blocked the wind, fit trimly enough to not feel any billowing ”

“Actually, I’ve taken to wearing the Calhoun around off the bike, since stylistically it’s a big upgrade from my standard-Northwest-issue Mountain Hardware coat. But that’s not the important part. What matters is that it does what it said it would, keep my body temperature under control while repelling rain, and by all appearances the construction is very solid. Zippers are firm and grippy, and the stitching is covered over to stop seepage. It’s got pit zips, cinches in the waist and back of the neck for really trimming, and velcro sleeve cinches. And only one pocket: this is a rain layer that’s meant to fit trim and be light. If you’re into going fast on a rainy day.”

For the full review, click on the link below and check out PodiumCafe.Com daily for great cycling content.

PodiumCafe.Com REVIEW of O2 Rainwear Calhoun Jacket

Get Out and Bike: Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin “Get Up & Ride Challenge”

Posted on May 17, 2011 by Adam Ziskin

O2 is sponsoring The Get Up & Ride Wisconsin Bike Challenge. This event is a simple way for Wisconsin Businesses to encourage all the benefits of cycling.  It’s a fun way to track both commuting and recreational bicycle trips.  There are real-time reports that show the businesses progress on total number of bike miles, average miles biked per employee, and percentage of work base participating.

  • Workplaces are invited to sign-up now at www.challenge.bfw.org
  • Employees will begin tracking their bicycle trips May16.
  • The first set of monthly prizes will be given away June 30.

At any time throughout the Challenge, business representatives can log-in to the site for updates and progress reports.  Why doesn’t every state do this?  There needs to be a national contest from border to border to see who has the best company bike participation.  Who’s with me?

O2 News: BikeRumor.Com gives O2 some love!

Posted on May 4, 2011 by Adam Ziskin

BikeRumor.Com previewed O2’s new 2011 assortment, both our Calhoun & Nokomis series.  BikeRumor.Com launched in June 2008 by some cyclists who just really enjoy everything about bikes as a way to share information that all cycling fanatics could enjoy.  They are also doing a review of the Nokomis Jacket & Pant in the near future, so I will certainly post that when available.

BikeRumor.Com’s ink about O2

O2 News: O2 Rated #3 Jacket on About.Com

Posted on May 3, 2011 by Adam Ziskin

O2 Rainwear’s Original Hooded Jacket was voted #3 best waterproof jacket to put one foot in front of the other while wearing by ABOUT.COM.  I know what you are thinking, is this a dream?  Is it really true?  You can see for yourself here –> #3 Best on About.Com

O2 News: Cycle Twin Cities (CycleTC.Com)

Posted on May 3, 2011 by Adam Ziskin

There are great cycling blogs all over the place.  There is not a better lunch read online to stay in the know and learn about the cycling community at large than to follow these great bloggers.  Well, the Twin Cities has some true gems, CycleTC.Com is one of them.  Cycle Twin Cities is a blog dedicated to the events, people and places that make up the Minneapolis and St. Paul cycling community.  There is no argument that the Twin Cities is one of the best cycling communities in the world.  Whether the Twin Cities is #1 or not is irrelevant, what matters is that its growing & getting better every day.  Its bloggers like Cycle Twin Cities keeping the Minnesota community in tune.  O2 Rainwear was lucky enough to get chosen for an interview on Cycle Twin Cities, which you can read by clicking the link below.
O2 Interview on CycleTC.Com