Tuesday, November 13, 2007

"Do it Right, Do it by Bike!"

Driving cars and other motor vehicles
creates more air pollution than any
other human activity.

Vehicle exhaust accounts for:
· 70% of carbon monoxide
· 40% of nitrogen oxides
· 30% of VOCs*
*From the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

Northstar is a bicycle messenger service.
We are 100% emissions-free and never
apply fuel surcharges to our deliveries.

Monday, October 08, 2007


October 9th is Messenger Appreciation Day.
Here's the 411 on 10-9:

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Tee shirts are in.

The race tees have arrived at Northstar.
Look for yours to be hand-delivered soon.
We're gettin em out in between daily runs so hang tight.
Thanks to Tyler and Sally at the Weekly, the shirts came out great.
Artwork by Travis Berg at Ink Vision Tattoo.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Red Hot Riot Alleycat Sprints

Sunday evening found 50 or so people standing around in a downtown Boise alley.It was easily 90 degrees in the shade "real hot, in the shade". Some had cups of beer, some had bottled water and some had cameras. Most were there to watch people on bikes sprint their little hearts out down the short course. Everyone that raced had a blast and Northstar messengers faired pretty well. Patrick found himself head to head with Chris late in the day and hammered out the win. Congratulations to Warren for beating everyone but Jason to take an impressive second place. And, by the way, nobody beats Jason. Thanks to AJ for the wonderful nite of bicycle fun and we hope to see all of you on Saturday for Bars & Stripes 2!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Alleycat alert!

Northstar Cycle Courier and The Boise Weekly present:
Bars & Stripes 2: Beer and Bikes Alleycat race.
Join us for an afternoon of fun in the sun,
Saturday July 7 2007, 3PM.
New Belgium Brewing and The Promo Shop are donating
beer and prizes as well.
What better way to celebrate your independence than
riding bicycles and drinking beer with 60 of your closest friends?
See you there!

Sunday, June 03, 2007


Megan (2006 winner) and Erin (2007 champ) at the finish line.
Congratulations to Patrick's wife Erin for her first place finish in Saturday
afternoon's Dirty in Pink alleycat race. Cheers to Warren's fiancee Casey for
posting the fastest track time too!
The Northstar ladies know how to hammer.
A big "thank you" to Megan for putting on such a fun afternoon as well,
we're already looking forward to next year's race.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Congratulations Steelheads!

Northstar would like to congratulate the Idaho Steelheads
for advancing to the ECHL Kelly Cup finals!
We also wish defenseman Colin Peters a speedy recovery,
he lost a few teeth during last nite's victory... ahh, playoff hockey.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Drivin & Cryin ( May in Motion sidenote)

At Northstar, I'm not trying to save the world. I do think we can make
positive changes in our immediate surroundings by utilizing bicycles for
transportation and delivery. That said, I still occasionally drive my truck
to the store or when I go snowboarding or if I'm just being super lazy and
it's raining out. I'm not anti-car per say, just pro-bike. So, when May in
Motion rolled around again, I decided to put my bicycle in a stand behind
our booth to draw some attention. With the banners and literature and
bikes and bags and this big ole stand; I opted to ferry everything
downtown with my truck. After plenty of handshaking and networking I
realized we had been milling about for a good two hours without feeding
the meter. I'm so used to free bike parking, it completely slipped my mind
to check the time. Well, sure enough, I found a snickering little ticket
tucked under the wiper blade. Yes, I can taste the irony of driving my truck
(with my bike in the back) to an "alternative transportation" event. And
yes, I have learned my lesson. And yes, I brought payment to the
courthouse on bicycle (saving the cost of a stamp!). And yes, Northstar
will transport all of your small parcels around town so this same fate
doesn't fall upon you too!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

May In Motion 2007

What is May in Motion? May in Motion – Exploring Transportation Alternatives is a month long promotion designed to inform Treasure Valley residents about transportation-related issues, and encourage their participation in transportation alternatives through a variety of exciting events and activities.
Next event is May 18 from 7:30-9:00AM on 8th Street
(between Bannock and Idaho).
Come down and chat with us at the Northstar booth, we'd love to tell you about our emissions-free delivery services.
Ask about our May In Motion promotion and get a free-delivery voucher!

For more info, click here: http://www.commuteride.com/MayInMotion.aspx
See you there!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Northstar in the News

Erin Ryan from Thrive! Weekly met with Northstar last week to discuss the current state of fixed-gear fever here in the Valley. The photograph above is from the article and was taken by ace lensman Brad Talbutt.
You can check out the annual edition of the Thrive! Bike Issue at local newstands or online here:

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