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.
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: 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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Disposable Film Festival 2012

We are literally jumping out of our SEATS because the Disposable Film Festival kicks off tonight at the historic Castro Theater in San Francisco! We're proud to be back as a sponsor of the Disposable Film Festival for a second year and once again have created a collection of truly special bags that also support the creative arts by donating the proceeds to the DFF itself. Get inspired, andfor the director in all of us, start shooting on your, phone, or point+shoot of iPad today. You never know --next year you might see YOUR name in lights!

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Our new backpack is coming and YOU can test it out!

For months now we've been working on a made in America, soft form, customizable backpack to serve our urban commuting needs. We've been through 15 iterations, countless design meetings and several days of pulling strangers off the street to ask "Hey! Try this on, what do you think?"
We're pleased to announce we'll be debuting our final prototype this weekend at the NAHBS where you can get a sneak peek, try it on, and take it for a spin around the show. We'll be taking sign-ups for testers at the show and excited to let 10 lucky people test and review our backpack before it hits the streets.
Want to be a tester? Tell us why you'd be a great fit to test our new urban Backpack. Do you bike every day? Need to haul a lot on your commute? We'll take pictures, videos or essays or any other type of wooing over on our Facebook wall. We'll select 5 people on March 15th to test our new backpack for 30 days then come back and give us a comprehensive review. Your feedback will directly affect the finished design.
Photo by Kara Brodgesell
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