Commuter 2.1 coming soon

Update October 22: We just launched the commuter 2.1 on our site! Check out our new post detailing the features, and customize your own Commuter Laptop Bag!
So you love our Commuter 2.0 laptop bag? We love to hear that. It's one of our most popular bags. It's also one of the few items we create using a "chassis" system of parts we assemble, so unlike our fabric-only products it sells out!
We're already working on a new slightly updated version, The Commuter 2.1, which will feature an updated laptop sleeve, stealthy new dark grey color, and new velcro-shut side pocket. Overall it has a cleaner, sleeker look. We think you'll love the updates to our most loved laptop bag!
-Cheers! Team Rickshaw
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This episode of Gweek on Boing Boing

Are you a fan of Boing Boing? Do you listen to their weekly Podcast Gweek? We're flattered that their Editor in Chief Mark uses a Rickshaw Zero Messenger everyday, excited to be this week's Podcast sponsor! We've even made a special offer just for this week's listeners, so listen up! Here's the synopsis of this week's episode:

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, BAGS! Disposable Film Festival 2013

It's show time at the Castro! The 2013 Disposable Film Festival kicks off its world tour March 21st at the famous Castro Theater in San Francisco. Rickshaw is proud to sponsor DFF once again, and we've created another gorgeous limited edition graphic messenger bag and iPad sleeve to commemorate this year's festival.

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Mark’s SF-to-LA 500 mile bicycle ride

Watch a fast version of Mark's 2012 ride in "500 miles in 5 minutes," and follow this year's route on Instagram by following @markdwight

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Topics: At The Crossroads, touring ride, 500 miles

Funded! The Halo Zero Illuminates

Thank you SO much for all of your support over the past two months. With your help we were able to fund our first kick starter project and exceed our goal!

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One great idea begets another.

Rickshaw and Halo trip the light fantastic! One great idea begets another. As you may or may not know, Rickshaw is collaborating with another San Francisco-based start-up on a cool Kickstarter project called the Halo Zero LED Messenger Bag. The project is now live on Kickstarter, and funding is progressing nicely. The purpose of this post is twofold: (1) to encourage you and your friends to back our project, and (2) to tell you the story of how this project came to be, and why this may be the most exciting time in history to be an entrepreneur.

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Red, White and Blue is the New Green

When I started Rickshaw, I was focused primarily on environmental sustainability—zero waste, PVC-free, Cradle-To-Cradle—in a word, "green".

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Topics: made in sf

Rickshaw Rolltop Back Week 1 with Testers

It's now been a little over a week and our rolltop backpack testers(link to old blog post) have had some time to get their hands on our Rickshaw rolltop backpack prototype. Check out these great photos of people with their bags in the wild!

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Join us for our Cyclofemme Ride

We're partnering with Girl Bike Love to present the SF edition of CycloFemme: a ride to encourage women in cycling. We met Girl Bike Love at the North American Handmade Bike Show in Sacramento a few weeks back when we noticed this sweet ride by Sarai Snyder. http://girlbikelove.com/2012/03/built-to-fit-mosaic-gbl-cx-goes-to-nahbs/.
After speaking with her, Christy discovered her campaign to get more women on bikes: CycloFemme. We're hosting the SF-edition of the CycloFemme ride that will coincide with ride worldwide. Here's a list of the rides: http://cyclofemme.com/ride-list-2/ Don't let the name fool you- all are encouraged to ride: women, men, mothers, brothers, fathers, sisters and friends.

 

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10 Rolltop Backpacks Shipped to Testers

Today we put the finishing touches on our Roll Top Backpack and shipped them out to 10 lucky testers. We were pretty darn excited, so Kody (our product designer) pulled them around the neighborhood on our Rickshaw.

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