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MiiR Summertime Tanks: Looking Hot and Staying Cool

Remember summer days when you were a kid? Running around in the hot sun, no school, no rules, just pure freedom- oh, and your mom asking, “Are you drinking enough water today?”

(But seriously, are you drinking enough water today?)

In honor of those glorious summer days we’re highlighting our “Empower” Tank tops.

Available in both Men’s and Women’s fits, the “Empower” tank makes a bold fashion and cause statement:

“Inspire a generation to empower a world that is in need.”

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Funds from these empower tanks provide clean water and reliable transportation to others in the US and around the globe.

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Kick off your summer wardrobe with the Empower tank, found in both Men’s and Women’s [here].

Red Bell 100 x MiiR

MiiR and Nuun Hydration teamed up to take on this year’s Red Bell 100, supporting Cascade Bicycle Club Education Program and World Bicycle Relief. The 100 mile ride was especially meaningful to our team because World Bicycle Relief is a partner in the MiiR #bikes4bikes program. The sale of a MiiR bicycle provides a bike to someone in need through the sustainable work of World Bicycle Relief. Our VP of Sales, Josh, enjoyed riding his MiiR bicycle so much that he rode it another 100 miles the next day! 

Want updates about the happenings of the MiiR team? Follow along using #bikes4bikes, and don’t forget to check out the new MiiR urban bike line.

88bikes Passport to Happiness

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Our friends at 88bikes launched their "Passport to Happiness" campaign today and we are, once again, blown away by their amazing work. 88bikes provides bicycles to survivors of human trafficking around the world. This new campaign will help 88bikes grow and support more girls with transportation, bicycle maintenance skills, and job based education.

We’re honored to be part of the campaign with an 88bikes x MiiR cobranded tumbler! We hope you’ll join us in supporting the “Passport to Happiness’. 

MiiR Approved Father’s Day Guide

Oh hey there, it’s been a while. We know, we disappeared from blog land for a bit, but we’ve been busy designing amazing products that change the world and are excited to share some big things around the corner! We hope this blog will continue to grow (like us), inspire bold moves of world change, kind acts of compassion, and provide better insight into how MiiR continues to be “Designed to Empower”.
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So to kick things off on this special welcome back post, we’re giving a big shout out to each of our pops. (“Hey Dad!”) What are you getting your dad this father’s day? Here’s a collection of our favorite gifts to keep dad hip, ready for anything and remind him he’s not that old.

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Music at the MiiR office

At MiiR, we’re big fans of beats and creativity. Pretty Lights defines both of these. Derek Smith’s mixes have become typical candy for our ears since 2010. Smith’s music relies heavily on digital sampling and crosses many genres, forming a combination of “glitchy hip-hop beats, buzzing synth lines, and vintage funk and soul samples.” In his newest album A Color Map of the Sun, Smith’s ability to blend beats and vintage instruments is mind blowing. The album is the first of Smith’s to be composed from his own originally produced music in its entirety. Smith’s recordings were pressed as samples to vinyl and then mixed using modular synthesis. In describing why he chose this requirement, Smith has stated: “I was trying to think of something that would be a massive challenge for myself and just a really cool project. I wanted to also prove to myself I could do it.”

It’s [almost] party time!

Everyone loves a good party, and this one, co-hosted by Timbuk2 and MiiR, is our kind of party. Bikes, beer and our new (sexy) #growlerforgood will all be in attendance.

First, the deets!

Friday, October 11th, 6-10 PM
@ Timbuk2 Seattle
1532 7th Avenue
$5 gets you in the door + take home stainless steel pint cup filled with a cold brewski from Peddler Brewing

Next, the potential winnings!

Simply attending allows you the chance to win a MiiR Wave Single Speed bicycle or custom Timbuk2 bag AND receive 25% off ready-made messenger bags offered at this special event only. You also may smile to know net proceeds from your entry fee will go to Bike Works, a Seattle non-profit investing in young people and encouraging bicycling as a clean and healthy transportation alternative.

Don’t forget to RSVP via Facebook and invite your friends. #growler4good

Kickin’ it with Whole Foods & Cafe Ubuntu

If you’ve shopped at a Whole Foods over this past weekend, you’ve stepped foot near our newest collaboration with Allegro Coffee and CTC International, a non-profit working alongside Kenyan communities and seeking to fund the ongoing operations of Cafe Ubuntu in Maai Mahiu, Kenya.

"[Cafe Ubuntu is] going to be about belonging, it’s going to be about interconnectedness, and coffee is going to be that centerpiece," says Zane Wilemon, Executive Director of CTC International.

MiiR’s founder Bryan also feels the power behind the caffeine. “When Zane first approached us about partnering with CTC and Allegro Coffee, we were beyond excited about creating a unique tumbler for the Whole Foods customer that would benefit another culture of coffee drinkers. MiiR’s Seattle roots naturally fuel our passion for drinking great coffee, but we also want to better the world through coffee; this project reaffirms that passion, and it begins under one coffee house roof.”

For $15.99, you can pick up a limited edition MiiR tumbler at your nearest Whole Foods and directly contribute to Cafe Ubuntu.

Hail to the java.

The @soulryders crew is getting after it in the backcountry at Carson Pass! Where’s your MiiR been lately?

The @soulryders crew is getting after it in the backcountry at Carson Pass! Where’s your MiiR been lately?

Love this shot of @richardbiechler’s MiiR at the top of Camelback Mountain. Where’s your MiiR been lately?

Love this shot of @richardbiechler’s MiiR at the top of Camelback Mountain. Where’s your MiiR been lately?

The #MiiRbikes party at @theochocolate is tonight! Join us for chocolate, wine, beer and a healthy dose of fun. (at Theo Chocolate)

The #MiiRbikes party at @theochocolate is tonight! Join us for chocolate, wine, beer and a healthy dose of fun. (at Theo Chocolate)