BIKA is the First Bike Rack Crafted from Kill Wood, Providing a Modern Aesthetic While Mitigating Pollution

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Live on Kickstarter, Bika is a contemporary bike rack inspired by Japanese minimalism that simultaneously helps the environment.

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We want to inspire a sustainable mindset by providing products that benefit people’s lives, and tell a captivating story to connect them to their environment.

Bika, the first modern bike rack crafted from pine beetle kill wood and helping the environment in the process, is currently live on Kickstarter raising funds to bring the project to life.

The Bika bike rack is a beautiful and modern rack with a distinctive look that will feel at home as the centerpiece in any cyclists’s living space. Bika is elegant and simple, crafted to be the perfect companion for the urban cyclist.

In addition to it’s contemporary look, Bika is the only premium bike rack that features beautifully blue, CO2-offsetting pine beetle kill wood. Pine beetle affected trees release immense amounts of CO2, so much that it is equal to 3.7 million cars on the road per year. If these trees are not used, they will even emit methane gas. By choosing pine beetle kill wood, users are mitigating pollution, reducing the risk of wildfires, strengthening the economy, and revitalizing nature’s beautiful forests. 

"We want to inspire a sustainable mindset by providing products that benefit people’s lives, and tell a captivating story to connect them to their environment,” says co-founder and Sales Samurai Gleb Vanguine, “Our products embody the future of sustainability where people can reduce their carbon footprint while not having to make sacrifices to their daily lives.”

Inspired by the minimalism of Japanese and contemporary design, Bika embraces nature while providing function to the every day. Gorgeous, uninterrupted surfaces emphasize the beauty of exotic pine beetle kill wood, telling a story of devastation and rebirth.

Bika has storage for gear, and a rare-earth magnet that acts as a dedicated keyholder. The bike rack is lined with sustainable cork to prevent scratches and securely hold a bike in place. The rack has been prototype tested to hold weight up to 120 pounds. Bika arrives fully assembled with all the tools needed to set the rack in place.

“Not much is being done about the pine beetle epidemic. So Killwood is here to get the word out, and offer everyday design solutions that are eco-conscious and intuitive,” says Pierre Lai, co-founder and Design Guru at Killwood.

The Killwood Bika Bike Rack is currently live and available to support on Kickstarter for design-lovers and cyclists alike: http://kck.st/295Mggs

About Killwood

Based out of Vancouver, Killwood is one of the first eco design companies to create modern lifestyle goods from pine beetle kill wood, an exotic wood embellished with natural blue streaks that is harvested from the devastated forests of BC, Canada. Killwood products are simple, elegant, and intuitive, embodying Japanese-inspired minimalism to accentuate the natural beauty of the kill wood. Bika is Killwood’s first product, designed for the urban cyclist that is eco-conscious, design savvy, and, wants to turn their bike into a beautiful display centerpiece, while effortlessly mitigating CO2 emissions.

For more information on Killwood please visit http://www.killwood.ca/

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