What is the gLove orphanage?

The gLove orphanage pairs-up mismatched gloves and mittens

so they can be reused by the Portland bike community.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The gLove orphanage is for everyone

But on this day it is especially for gLovers - cleverly defined as anyone who has donated to the gLove orphanage. Thanks for your support everyone. So far I'm pretty sure this only includes family and friends (so close they are family) so double thanks for putting up with us always. And the Community Cycling Center, thanks for your interest in this bonkers dream that's becoming more and more a reality.

As for the rest of you (the soon-to-be gLovers) get out there! Ride your bike around! And while you safely keep your eyes on the road, check out the gutters for gLoves in wait! Also, why not spend a short period of time on Valentines Day cleaning out an old drawer, box, wherever strange place you may be stashing some orphan gloves or mittens and bring them to us. We'd really appreciate your gLove.

Monday, February 13, 2012


There have been conversations about the nice idea of finding lost glove's original owners and matching partner. This is not our mission, we get joy from creating new partnerships.

That being said, every now and then we accept there will be a special glove (who are we to say that a particular glove is special?) and that glove could be located in such a distinct place that it could easily be identified by it's owner. I have come across such a gLove. A few days ago I found this here solo friend (pictured below) in Whole Foods--absentmindedly left while it's owner picked out some produce at the store on East Burnside. Are you missing this lovely specimen, do you have this glove's mate? Let us know. While we are more than happy to find it a new mate, it would be nice to reunite friends.