PORTLAND, OR —

The Collins Companies, a producer of wood products including softwoods, hardwoods, particleboard and engineered wood siding and trim, all available FSC certified, announced that it has commissioned the first 100% FSC-certified bicycle in the nation, which will make its debut at the Greenbuild International Conference in Chicago, on November 17-19, 2010.

The bike, manufactured by Renovo Hardwood Bicycles, is an “R4 Pursuit” model that features a stiff, powerful and lightweight frame. All of Renovo’s bikes are custom-made – adjusting the stiffness and ride quality to the customer’s individual riding style and weight.

Collins had this bike commissioned for one of its employees, to demonstrate their continued commitment to its mission of managing forest sustainably. “Although wood bicycles are still in their infancy, we are constantly exploring new ways to have CollinsWood incorporated into everyday products and we want our customers to explore new uses,” said Cameron Waner, marketing coordinator for The Collins Companies.

Read the press release here.

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