Coffee And Tee’s?: Tim Bikes Around for Stone Creek and TeeCycle

July 10, 2008

Heyo,

Tim’s… got time on his hands. Inspired by Milwaukee-based Coffee House Stone Creek’s offer to give a free pound of coffee to anyone that visits all their stores, Tim took ’em up on the offer. And did so BY BIKE. Check it on the Stone Creek website here:

A few weeks ago we launched our Stone Creek Anniversary Road Trip in which you can visit our stores in the metro Milwaukee area to get free coffee. We were delighted to hear that one of our amazing customers, Tim Cigelske went the environmentally friendly route and took the entire Stone Creek Road trip by BIKE! Which is about 100 miles! Tim also documented his journey, Tour de Stone Creek on his website TeeCycle.org . For every Stone Creek location on his trip he has a photo of himself in a cool vintage t-shirt that is available for sale on TeeCycle.org . Like Tim, we encourage you to share your amazing Road Trip story with us. Send your story or photos to cboivin@stonecreekcoffee.com. You still have a lot of time! (until August 31) So get out there and take the trip no matter what kind of transportation you have! Sip slowly and be safe! Thanks again Tim!

Tim at the finish in Oconomowoc with his free pound of coffee!

Anyway. This was an INSANE trip, 40+ miles one day, then nearly 70 miles the next. I decided to map the coffee & commerce bike trip on Google Maps, which you can check out by clicking here.

All this effort was not in vein, because Tim is now training for a bike ride from Colorado to Milwaukee at the end of this month. That shizzle’s crazy.

Also, Go Go White Sox.

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TeeCycle… in the news and in your drawers

May 2, 2008

Can I say how jazzed I am about this…. though I have very little to do with most of it so far?

T-Shits are selling like hotcakes! If hotcakes were nearly as cool as vintage cotton awesomness. These two are available no-more *sad face*:

Check out Tim, talkin’ tees in the (Marquette) Tribune here:

Cigelske, his wife Jess and friend Brian Battle (both Marquette alumni), post new pictures of T-shirts daily on the blog (with them as models). The idea for the business came to him last fall, he said.”I was picking through an issue of Rolling Stone and found a glut of ads in the back for T-shirt companies,” Cigelske said. “They all seemed to be kind of the same companies selling these $20 shirts with semi-clever slogans that people would get sick of in two weeks if they bought it.”

Also Gabbing about TeeCycle.Org, the end of the pop-collar era, and why The Super Mario Bros. trump The Blues Brothers on Kramp & Adler’s morning show on 102.1: (mp3 podcast here)

Plus a nice shout-out from T-Critic today who’s blogging ’bout “T-Shirts, T-Shirt Companies, and Things That Should Be T-Shirts”.