Honoring our friends, family and neighbors who have served or are serving in the military.
The Military Appreciation Month bike wrap is an opportunity to recognize and honor veterans and active-duty service people in our communities.
Created by Jason Cochran a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, Nike designer, native Portlander, father and movie lover. There are many layers to this design and Jason wanted this bike to be something that any service member could recognize and be proud of. Jason says, “The Military Appreciation Month bike creates an opportunity to recognize the diverse group of individuals in our community who are unified by their commitment to serve. Let’s ride proudly for them this month and beyond."
Here’s a little bit more about the bike design:
The bike wrap design also features several military symbols, including five silver stars for each branch (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy), 14 hashmarks representing the seven continents and seven seas our military patrols, and a reversed U.S. flag honoring deployed military members. There’s even a rose representing Portland, known and loved as the City of Roses. The Military Appreciation Month bike wrap also integrates high-visibility features for safety, including the reflective silver used on the fenders, stars and logos.
The Military Appreciation Month bike is a collaboration among BIKETOWN, the Nike Military Veterans & Friends Network – part of Nike’s Employee Diversity & Inclusion Networks that collectively are called NikeUNITED – and the City of Portland Veterans Empowerment Team (VET). It’s the third specialty design in the new BIKETOWN Culture Collection, which debuted in February with the Black History Month bike wrap and was followed by the Women’s History Month bike wrap in March. The Culture Collection wraps celebrate some of the communities and cultures that make up the fabric of Portland, and future Culture Collection designs will be created in collaboration with other Nike Employee Networks.
WANT TO RIDE THIS BIKE?
Become a BIKETOWN member and see if you can find one of these limited-edition Military Appreciation Month bikes in the fleet of 1,000 bicycles.