The Cleanest Line
Gavin Back

Gavin Back

Gavin Back has worked at Patagonia since 2011. Originally from Great Britain, he spent nearly ten years living in Chamonix, France where he developed a strong passion for climbing, skiing and mountaineering, and became very aware of the effects of CO₂ on the environment. He has been a life-long bicycle commuter and advocate of alternative transportation, not learning to drive until reaching his 30s.

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Photo: Kim Jardine-Reiley

Reno Bike to Work Week 2017

Jul 11, 2017 July 11, 2017

The dust has settled and the results from the Reno Distribution Center 2017 Bike to Work Week (B2WW), back in May, are in—another successful year that demonstrated that the Patagonia Reno Service Center rises to the occasion and puts in those hard bike miles when it matters. The highlight this… Read More

Photo: Tyler Keck

Bike to Work Week 2016: Remembrance of Rides Past

May 16, 2016 May 16, 2016

With another National Bike to Work Week upon us, we have once again worked on events to celebrate pedal-powered commuting at the Patagonia D.C. in Reno, Nevada. Every year we reward dedicated bikers and try to inspire more people to begin burning calories instead of fossil fuels. This year we… Read More

Above: Chris shows off his fine Sugar Pine planting skills. All photos courtesy of the Patagonia Shipping Department. 

Shipping Out for the Environment

Dec 12, 2014 December 12, 2014

This summer, the Patagonia Shipping Department in Reno, Nevada helped two local environmental non-profits. We were able to work for the Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund and the Sugar Pine Foundation. This was made possible by the environmental internship program Patagonia offers to every… Read More

Why Bike to Work?

Why Bike to Work?

Jun 16, 2014 June 16, 2014

Every year, Patagonia employees actively celebrate our own version of Bike to Work Week a few weeks after the national event. The Reno distribution center has a dedicated core of riders who regularly choose to cycle to work instead of burning gas. To kick off the 2014 Bike to Work… Read More

Above: Action shot from the successful 2012 Patagonia Critical Mass. Photo: ©Tyler Keck

A Belated Bike to Work Week

Jun 14, 2013 June 14, 2013

It should come as little surprise that a company with Patagonia’s environmental stance is a fervent supporter of Bike to Work Week (B2WW). Unfortunately, important business commitments during the week of May 13-17 meant we are unable to participate during the national event. But this has not deterred us… Read More