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Mobility Technology Startup ALPEN Raises $2.55M Seed Round

Mobility Technology Startup ALPEN Raises $2.55M Seed Round

ALPEN Storage, Inc. announced it has raised another $2.55 million in a Seed Round that brings total funding to over $4 million. The private round was led by Felton Group, a Virginia-based family office, and included sixteen founders, as well as executives from Uber, Silverlake, KKR, Uncork Capital, Condeco, Newmark Group and Eastdil Secured...

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Sea Otter Classic Wrap-Up

Sea Otter Classic Wrap-Up

The ALPEN team made it out to scenic Monterey, California in early April for our inaugural Sea Otter Classic. For those not in the bike world, Sea Otter welcomes 80,000 self proclaimed bike nerds and industry folks to the infield of Laguna Seca Raceway for four days of expo and events.   As the largest bike expo in the U.S., anyone who’s anyone in the bike industry is there: exhibitors included all the top brands from bikes, components, tires, accessories, apparel, racks, helmets and, now, bike storage.  The weekend also features pro and amateur road riders winding around the race track,...

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Why ALPEN?

Why ALPEN?

Folks looking for bike storage solutions often ask us,  “Why an ALPEN Bike Capsule?”  This is a great question, especially if you’re wondering how you can utilize ALPEN at your home or if you’re living in a condo, townhome or apartment.  But before we get into it, let’s start with the ALPEN basics.   We should all ride more bikes.  It’s healthy, it’s fun, and it’s positive for the environment.  If you’re reading this blog we probably don’t need to tell you that; although we think it’s worth repeating.  However, the reality is that it’s just not that convenient to ride...

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Paris To Become 100% Cycling City Within Four Years, Reveals New Plan

Paris is to increase the number of protected cycleways in the city as well as boost bicycle parking spaces, reveals the 2021-2026 cycling plan published October 21 and billed as Plan Velo: Act 2. (Plan Velo is the existing, $174 million cycling plan which has been getting bolder and bolder with each update. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo was elected for a second term last year after successfully introducing many pro-bicycling measures. On October 23, Hidalgo launched her campaign to become President of France.) The desire is to make the French capital—not that long ago a city that was toxic for everyday cycling—into a “100%...

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