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3 Reasons to Use a Rain Cape in Bike Town

Insights, Livable Cities

Here are 4 reasons to watch this video entitled “3 Reasons to Use a Rain Cape” produced by Clever Cycles of Portland, Oregon. 1. Portland. Portland is a bike town of Copenhagenesque proportions. It’s frequently recognized as one…

Innovations in Worldwide Street Capes

Insights

Like all our apparel, our Polartec Thermal Pro Fleece Cape is made in the US by skilled garment workers. In fact, along with our Sweatshirt Capes, it’s carefully, sewn and crafted about 15 miles away from Providence in Fall River, a former textile capital of the US.

Stop Shopping: 9 Cool Gift Ideas from Clever Craftsmen

Insights, Thoughts

This is no ordinary holiday gift list. This is a potent distillation of intoxicating ideas that will make you happy you haven’t completed your shopping yet.

We Channeled Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival

Insights

It was fifty years ago that Bob Dylan set off a firestorm at the Newport Folk Festival when he “delivered an electric jolt to the acoustic folk faithful” with a Fender Stratocaster. Some thought that guitar was blasphemous.…

Are We Not Rain Capes? We are Devo.

Insights, News

Congratulations to Mike of Asheville on Bikes for winning our Devo contest! Actually, Mike didn’t get the right answer. But in this case style trumped performance. There’s a brand new Cleverhood reflective t-shirt for Mike with his name…

Bike to Work to Happiness

Insights, Livable Cities

We’re wrapping up Bike Month in Dumbo. That may sound goofy to you but that’s Down Under the Manhattan Bridge on the Brooklyn side. It’s a hot spot for the infamous Bike-to-Work party by NYC’s Transportation Alternatives. There…

New York News Flash

Insights, News

This Sunday New York City will shut down car, truck and bus traffic for 32,000 people on bicycles. It’s a pretty big statement by the largest city in the United States – the capital of the world some…

April Showers Rain Game

Insights, News

It may reassure you to know that April showers bring May flowers. It sure makes us happy. That’s despite increasing carbon emissions, warming oceans, changing climate conditions and what’s up with that Jet Stream. We prefer things to…

How Bezar – We’re a Handpicked Pop-Up from Providence

Insights, News

“Bradford Shellhammer was soul searching on a beach in Rio.” That’s powerful credentials right there. No doubt the man was destined for big ideas. Sure enough, Shellhammer did it again. The founder and former CEO of design-obsessed Fab…

Today’s Special Cleverhood Message for Peace

Insights

We’re not a lot like pickles. Seriously. But that doesn’t mean we don’t respect them. Sometimes I see people laughing at a pickle, not with it, and I want to sit down and calmly reason with them. I…