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Celebrate Earth Day with Green Guru!

Green Guru operates under a green business model that strives to reduce waste and create change in the outdoor industry. Reclaiming used materials and giving them a new life by providing you with quality bags and gear is what we love doing.

We believe that having sustainable means of production is how we can change our community and the world, that’s why Earth Day may be one of Green Guru’s favorite holidays! To show our appreciation for our wonderful planet, Green Guru will be celebrating in our super green hometown Boulder, CO! Check some cool events Green Guru will be attending.

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Bike to School Day

When: April 22

Where: Everywhere!

Green Guru will be in Boulder at Flatirons and Crestview Elementary to give out prizes and hang with the little bikes!

Whole Foods/Ideal Market Earth Day Celebration

When: All week, Green Guru will be there Thursday April 24 (3:30-5:30)

Where: Ideal Market 1275 Alpine Ave. Boulder, CO 80304

Green Guru will be at this location with a bike powered sewing machine. There will also be a raffle for a super green prize!

Check it out on Ideal Boulder’s Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/IdealMarketBoulder

Walk and Roll Program: Encouraging Bike Safety

When: Friday, April 25

Where: Heatherwood Elementary Boulder, CO

Green Guru will be making super reflective stickers for helmets with students as we teach them about Green Guru products and how we use reduce/reuse/recycle as a main component of our business model. 

Alfalfa’s B’earthday Celebration

When: April 26 and 27 11-2pm

Where: Alfalfa’s Boulder (1651 Broadway St, Boulder CO 80302)

To celebrate alfalfa’s 3rd birthday and Earth Day you can enjoy 10% OFF bulk and wellness products all weekend. Green Guru will be there with crafts! Make some reflective stickers with us to put on your helmet or bike! See more at:

http://www.alfalfas.com/events/alfalfas-bearthday-2/

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Support the FreeRider Bike Pannier on Kickstarter

FreeRider Kickstarter

Green Guru has launched a new project on Kickstarter! We have until June 14, 2014 to raise $4,000 so we can get a great new sustainable design in production.

After riding bikes in the city for years, we’ve found that carrying your gear comfortably and safely can be a problem, so we designed the FreeRider. It’s a super versatile bike pannier rack bag that allows the urban cyclist to securely carry anything with them. The FreeRider gets your bag of your back by stowing it in our uniquely designed and durable bike pannier. It fits on any bike and can stow any bag. 

The FreeRider will be made from two different recycled materials: nylon fabric from a local tent and awning company and bike tubes from local bike shops.

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In order to be truly responsible commuters, we have to invest in gear that’s good for the environment. That’s what the FreeRider offers, made in the USA and from upcycled materials it’s design gives material new life and reduces waste.  

not only does it make your commute comfortable by allowing you to stow items on your bike and not your back, but it is made 

How is the FreeRider different from other bike panniers?

Because of its unique design, the FreeRider can stow any bag and practically anything, including larger items. It also collapses to a thin profile when not in use. It very securely fastens to you bike rack.

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If you support sustainable production and dig our design then support the FreeRider Kickstarter. When you donate to our project you get rewarded with super cool Green Guru accessories and bike bags along with a first run edition of the FreeRider itself. 

Click here to check it out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/537437576/freerider-pannier-for-urban-bike-commuting-made-in

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Green Guru Boutique and Bike Shop Boulder

Come check out Green Guru’s Boulder Warehouse where you can hang out and shop around our storefront that sells more than just Green Guru gear.

We sell super unique cargo, commuter, and electric bikes with brands like Yuba, Xtracycle, Surly and more. Not looking for a bike? Come in and find tons of accessories, helmets and super cool bike gear to keep you commuting in style. 

Green Guru Shop hours are:

Monday-Friday 10-6

Saturday 10-4

Closed Sundays

Where: 2500 47th St Unit 12 Boulder CO 80301

Is your bike needing repair? Bring it in and our super friendly staff has the tools and expertise to help ya out. 

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Bicycle Times APR/MAY 2014 Issue features Green Guru Commuter Backpack

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Pick up this months copy of bicycle times and flip to page 57 where they review of one of our best sellers the Green Guru Commuter Backpack

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The Commuter is like Mary Poppin’s Magic Bag, it is crazy how much you can fit in it! It has a capacity of 17L but still super lightweight, only weighing 2lbs. With padded mesh shoulder straps and a sternum strap, you can haul a lot on your back comfortably. The easy-access roll-top feature makes it stormproof so you can ride with the commuter rain or shine no problem. 

Check out more upcycled products and styles at http://www.greengurugear.com/

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Green Guru at 2014 NYC Green Festival

When: April 26 and 27 10 - 6PM

Where: Pier 94 NYC 

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Green Guru is attending Green Festival 2014! This sustainability event encourages the community to work, play, eat, and live green. More than 300 eco-friendly businesses will be there, visit us at booth 868! Bike to the event and you can get in for FREE using the Clif Bar Bike Valet.

There will be a bunch of family fun with crafts and cool activities for the kids. Also yoga classes and various discussions that engage in how to live more sustainably. 

See more: 

Green Festival NYC

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Spring is Here! Picnic with Green Guru gear

New Product Alert!

Touring Townie Recycled Handlebar Bag:

This convenient compartment fastens securely onto your bike’s handlebars. The insulated inside and compact size make it a perfect lunch box that mounts your handlebars. Like all of our banner bags, they are one of a kind, so the patterns are always a colorful surprise!

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imageThe Touring Townie Handlebar Bag is a convenient compartment that fastens securely onto your bike’s handlebars. The insulated inside and compact size make it a perfect lunch box that mounts your handlebars. Like all of our banner bags, they are one of a kind, so the patterns are always a colorful surprise!

Kickstand Cooler Rear Rack Up-cycled Bag:

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The Cooler Rear Rack Bag mounts on your rear bike rack and converts into a should bag/cooler when off your bike. It keeps your beverages cold while securely fastened to your rear rack. 

The Flash Handlebar Up-Cycled Banner Bag:

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The Flash Handlebar Bag allows you to keep your phone, GPS, or map in a visible place when biking. It’s the perfect glove compartment for some shades, snacks, or whatever you need easy access to on your bike.

Must-Stash Top Tube Upcycled Banner Bag:

imageThe Must-Stash Stem Bag is an easy access stash spot for anything you need right in front of you on a ride. It mounts to the top tube and stem of your bike. It can be taken off and converted into a hip pack or clutch purse.

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New KICKSTARTER: The Nest Wallet and Phone Case

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Combine everything you carry in your pockets to one place and you’ve got the Nest. We’ve partnered with Jacob Foose to help make a simple and resourceful wallet. Using billboard banners and hemp, pockets for your cards and cash, a BioCase for your phone and a rope loop you can clip anything to. You’re all set! With this KICKSTARTER, we hope to bring another sustainable product designed and manufactured in Colorado.

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Visit our KICKSTARTER for more details and take part in our new project any way you can. We have til March 31st to reach our goal. You can help by making a pledge or share it on Facebook and Twitter.

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Get Trail Ready with Green Guru

Check out our Clutch Saddle Bag in this article from Blue Ridge Outdoors  Magazine:

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Green Guru fashions all their bags from upcycled bicycle inner tubes and hand builds them in the U.S.A. Because it is made of rubber, the Clutch will keep your gear dry and the reflective strip will keep you visible. The Clutch is a must have when hitting the trails. To learn more about Green Guru’s recycling program and other products visit:

http://www.greengurugear.com/

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Green Guru will be attending the Seattle Bike Expo March 1-2

The Cascade Bicycle Club will be hosting their 17th Annual Bike Expo this year.This Year’s event will feature more than 175 vendors showing off the latest and greatest in bikes, accessories and more including yours truly. Look for the Green Guru Crew all weekend long. 

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For it’s 5th year the Expo will be held at the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal 91.

Show hours are:

Saturday March 1, 9am-6pm

Sunday March 2, 10am-4pm

For tickets and more information about the event you can visit:

http://www.cascade.org/Expo

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Saddle Bag Review on Commute by Bike

A rider at Commute by Bike recently gave an awesome review on our Clutch Saddle Bag. Click on the Image below to read the full article. 

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Our clutch saddle bag is made in the USA from recycled bicycle inner tubes. At Green Guru we are passionate about the environment and up-cycling. To learn more about our company and products you can visit our website at: http://www.greengurugear.com/. 

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Laptop Sleeve Featured in Sport Diver

Green Guru featured in Sport Diver ways to recycle your wetsuit article: 

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At Green Guru we take old wet-suits and up-cycle them into useful products including laptop cases and beverage coozies. All of our products are made in the USA. To purchase visit our website: http://www.greengurugear.com/. 

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Kickstarter Campaign Success

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Thanks to you our first Kickstarter Campaign was a success! We were able to raise enough to fund our new Tablet Sling Case that will roll out very soon. The Tablet Sling is a unique case made from up-cycled bicycle tubes. 

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We are working with independent designers to release limited edition products via Kickstarter, so to stay tuned or sign up for our newsletter to get the latest. 

To learn more about our company and our recycling products visit our website: http://www.greengurugear.com/. 

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Check out our Spinner Backpack on Gear Culture

Gear Culture recently reviewed Green Guru’s Spinner Backpack.

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"The backpack for any occasion, every adventure and an eco-warrior to boot, the Green Guru Spinner is forged from upcycled bicycle inner tubes and recycled water bottles. There’s an easy access zipper, hydration pocket, elasticated side pockets and aerospace mesh shoulder straps for maximum comfort. You’ll also find a slot for your laptop and its weatherproof credentials ensure peace of mind.”

You can purchase your own at: http://www.greengurugear.com/spinner-22l-backpack-p-891.html 

All of Green Guru’s products are made in the USA from recycled materials. 

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Ecologic Designs Partners with Fairware and MSU

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Ecologic Designs, Green Guru’s product division, recently partnered with Fairware and Montana State University to create a custom designed messenger bag for their Engineering department. The bag is made from reclaimed bicycle inner tubes and 100% recycled PETE fabrics and is made in the USA. Students today are becoming more and more aware of their environmental impact. This bag is helping reduce their carbon footprints by reusing recycled products as well as providing more local jobs. If you are interested in our custom products check out the Ecologic Designs website for more information:

http://www.ecologicdesigns.com/

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Green Guru Expands Tube Recycling

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Check out the Show Daily Day 1 to read more about our tube recycling at Inter Bike.

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At Green Guru up-cyling is what we do. Last year alone we diverted 75,000 inner tubes from landfills. This year we made a mass effort to collect tubes while at Interbike as well as partnered with them to re-purpose some of their old banners from this year’s show. 

Read more about our recycling at:

http://www.greengurugear.com/recycling.html