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March 3, 2016
Local Goods, Trike Powered

The following is a post we contributed to Ecotrust's blog, published February 22, 2016.  Here at B-line Urban Delivery, we tackle last-mile delivery challenges for local and regional food producers every day. After all, delicious wild salmon, grains, grass-fed beef, produce, and dry goods don’t magically appear in our pantries. Keeping the regional food economy thriving […]

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January 5, 2016
Movin' on Up!

As we head into 2016, we’re doing so from a new home! Our big news of the year is that we’ve moved our warehousing operation and HQ to a new building in the Central Eastside Industrial district where we've been since the start, a place where we can stay part of a vibrant community of […]

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August 25, 2015
Shop Talk: Trike Weight

One of the most common questions we’re asked is “how much does that thing weigh?” or “how much can you carry?”. Sometimes a person will offer a guess, but most of the time our trike’s huge girth will make even a rough estimate difficult. Although appearing bicycle-like, our trikes are actually much heavier and carry […]

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September 8, 2014
Thoughts from a new B-Line rider

The last month has been one of confusion, panic, sore muscles, frigid fingers, sweat, and overall exhilaration—my first month delivering for B-line.  I knew when I accepted the job that I would be mentally and physically challenged.  As I sit here now, thinking about tomorrow’s deliveries, I must consider the possibility that it will be […]

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February 20, 2014
Purpose Podcast with Ted Sarvata

Franklin Jones recently sat down with Ted Sarvata to discuss all things B-line. Listen here and enjoy!

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December 31, 2013
A Rider's Exit and Experience

The New Year is often a time for reflection on what has come to pass in the previous. This past year was just as eventful as any at B-Line; with press from Time magazine as well as an article in the New York Times SundayEdition, lots of fresh faces, additional delivery partnerships and continued growth. Working for B-Line has […]

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October 22, 2013
Franklin Jones on The Sprocket Podcast Part II

Back for round two Franklin joins the guys, Brock and Aaron, over at the Sprocket Podcast to chat about B-line being featured in the NY Times and in a Time Magazine article. They also discuss touring the world by bike. This conversation can't be missed so click here to listen to Episode 154 of The Sprocket Podcast.

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July 9, 2013
Franklin Jones talks recent news, operations and future endeavors for B-line

     What a pleasure it is to have B-line gain international attention! I am humbled by the interest and support of news outlets like The New York Times and TIME Magazine as well as from our own community of friends and family.  This recognition points to how far we have come and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. […]

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July 2, 2012
What The Heck is Grassmilk, and Why Should You Care?

At B-line, we see ourselves as much more than simply an emissions free cargo carrier. We are a connector of people, businesses, and community with food often being the common denominator. From producer to seller, and seller to those in need, we are an integral part of food finding its best use, across the urban […]

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March 9, 2012
Can Freight Bikes Replace Trucks??

Sweet news!  We were recently featured on OPB's Ecotrope blog! What's Ecotrope? Well, the Ecotrope blog explores the current state of Northwest landscape and delves into the complex science and policy debates shaping its future. They investigate the federal, state and local laws governing energy use, fish and wildlife species, air, water, land and agriculture. They […]

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