And more news on the biking/sustainability front: 2006 ArTech graduate Colin Colby, inspired by an idea he observed while in college in Sante Fe, has started “Green Hermes”, a bicycle delivery/courier service for Northfield. His tagline is, “Supporting Local Businesses and the Conservation of Gasoline”. Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest.
Northfield has a lot of “lone eagle” entrepreneurs, and I’m always interested in learning more about them. I especially like the idea of supporting home-grown entrepreneurs like Colin, so I hope this business idea takes off.
I know some of you avid cyclists out there will be checking out the rig. A former employee of Mike’s Bikes, Colin and his former boss Mike Moyer put together this custom job specifically for the purpose. Those are some seriously fat tires.
Green Hermes has posted flyers at Blue Monday, EconoFoods, and other places around town listing his services and contact info. Rates range from $5-9 depending upon the size/weight of the delivery. Colin can be contacted by email or, for faster response, by phone (952-250-0320).
Best of all, Colin is both red-headed AND left-handed, a truly winning combination.