Seattle company MiiR was founded two years ago with a focus on creating reusable, recyclable products that give back to the community in some way. After the success of the initial product line of stainless steel water bottles where every bottle purchased provides one person with clean water for a year, MiiR now turns their attention to bikes.
For every MiiR bike sold, one person in need will receive an equivalent bike, both domestically and internationally. MiiR has partnered with non-profit organizations Boise Bicycle Project and World Bicycle Relief to empower people to grow their local economies through these bike donations. Using study- and work-to-own contracts, recipients are not simply handed a bike, but instead make a commitment that will magnify the impact.
The initial MiiR bike launch will feature two styles: the High 5 five-speed ($899) and the Wave single-speed ($699). Modeled after a classic dutch style bike, the High 5 is the perfect ride for around town. The chromoly frame and fork are designed to fit racks or fenders so you can customize your bike. The Sturmey Archer internal five-speed hub is great for cruising the flats but also gives you gear options to help conquer those hills, a lifesaver here in San Francisco.
The Wave is MiiR’s take on the single-speed commuter and is designed to be simple and reliable yet oozing with style. Keep it chill with the freewheel, or don your skinny jeans, flip the rear hub and have some fun riding it as a fixed gear. The chromoly frame and fork are designed with plenty of room for fenders or a rack.
MiiR is kick starting their first production run of bikes with the launch of its MiiR Bicycles Founders Circle. For $1,000, you'll be issued a limited edition, numbered MiiR bike and a Founders Circle messenger bag and bottle. You’ll also get exclusive invites to MiiR’s giving trips and VIP access to all MiiR events.
Head on over to the MiiR website to claim your frame.