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OrganicAthlete of the US has signed a bike deal with Calfee Design, manufacturer of the Calfee Bamboo Bike.
“The result is a team whose message of personal health and social change now manifests in the form of a green, renewable bicycle,” said a statement from OrganicAthlete.
OrganicAthlete is a nonprofit membership organisation which promotes elite level sport powered by whole, plant foods rather than animal products. An elite cycling team was formed last year and now has five team members on bamboo bikes.
Bradley Saul, founder of OrganicAthlete and a category 1 racer, said: “I’ve been riding a bamboo bike for over a year now. I can honestly say it’s the best riding bike I’ve ever had.”
With finely mitered bamboo tubing, Calfee Design binds the frame together with a hemp-fibre wrap.
“Bamboo is the darling of the sustainability movement - it is strong and renewable and beautiful. Also, since bicycle rely on people power, not petrol-power, the combination of green materials and green transport is irresistible. Add in the further multiplier of plant-based athletes and you have three layers of goodness for the planet rolling down the street,” said Saul.