Sportworks Wins 2012 Product Innovation Award from Architectural Products Magazine

December 11, 2012

Heralded for its heritage as an innovation and design leader, Sportworks announced it has been awarded a prestigious 2012 Product Innovation Award (PIA) for it’s No Scratch® Tofino and Westport bike racks. The award was announced in the December 2012 issue of Architectural Products Magazine.

Woodinville, WA — December 12, 2012 — Heralded for its heritage as an innovation and design leader, Sportworks Northwest Inc. announced that it has been awarded a prestigious 2012 Product Innovation Award (PIA) for it’s No Scratch® Tofino and Westport bike racks. The award was announced in the December 2012 issue of Architectural Products Magazine. A panel of fifty architects and product specifiers judged from over 400 entries and selected Sportworks No Scratch® bike racks as a winner in the Landscape & Exterior category.

“Sportworks is honored to receive a 2012 Product Innovation Award for its No Scratch® bike racks” said Eric Rayl, VP of Product for Sportworks. "Innovation and design are the foundation of our company, and we are honored to be selected as a winner of a Products Innovation Award, recognizing our ongoing commitment to bringing the best user experience to market"

Sportworks No Scratch® bike racks offer a unique combination of beautiful aesthetics and superior functionality. No Scratch® bike racks incorporate a modern design and thoughtful integration of a durable, non-abrasive bumper that protects bikes from scratches, dings and other damage. The bike racks are available in two styles: the standard-sized Tofino, and a smaller version named the Westport.

Sportworks bike racks, including the No Scratch® bike rack, are “Red List” compliant, meeting the material sourcing criteria of the Living Building Challenge and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification programs for new and existing buildings. Sportworks designs and manufactures its entire bike parking line in Woodinville, Washington using post-industrial recycled materials and non-toxic finishes.

About Sportworks Sportworks Northwest, Inc. (www.sportworks.com) has been designing and manufacturing innovative bicycle products since 1990. It designed the first Bike-Rack-for-Buses™ in 1993, and supplies transit racks to 500 municipalities throughout North America. In 2012, the company launched its bike parking line, including the No Scratch® Bike Rack with an integrated, non-abrasive bumper that protects bikes. All Sportworks’ products meet the material sourcing criteria of the Living Building Challenge and LEED Rating System. Sportworks designs and fabricates its products at its corporate headquarters in Woodinville, Washington.