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Dark Matter Coffee and Active Transportation Alliance team up to fuel advocacy and events

Released: January 2, 2014

Contact: Ethan Spotts
312.427.3325 x287
312.919-1423 mobile

Contact: Kyle Hodges

Dark Matter Coffee and Active Transportation Alliance team up to fuel advocacy and events
Dark Matter Coffee now the Preferred Coffee for Active Transportation Alliance

(Chicago, IL) — Active Transportation Alliance announces a new year-round partnership with Chicago-based Dark Matter Coffee, making the premier artisan coffee roasters a sponsor at 2014 fundraising special events and outreach campaigns.

“Dark Matter is committed to powering people who utilize active transportation like biking, walking and transit. We’re also proud to help power the advocacy efforts of Active Trans,” said Kyle Hodges, Minister of Propaganda, Dark Matter Coffee. “Our double-strength iced coffee will be the perfect kick for bike commuters this summer.”

As the Preferred Coffee of the Active Transportation Alliance, Dark Matter Coffee will be available for bike commuters on Winter Bike to Work Day Tuesday, January 21 (hot, of course) and during Bike Commuter Challenge Pit Stops June 13 through 20 this summer.

As a sponsor, Dark Matter Coffee will also donate coffee for Active Trans’ outreach campaigns and sell coffee at MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive May 25 and Four-Star Bike Tour Sept. 7. Dark Matter Coffee samples will also be available at the start of the new Bike to Brew ride Saturday, July 26.

“Coffee is great fuel for a bike ride or commute,” said Ron Burke, Executive Director of the Active Transportation Alliance. “We are thrilled to have Dark Matter Coffee on our side and available for our event participants.”

In August of 2007, Star Lounge Coffee Bar was established in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago by Jesse Diaz. By February 2008 Dark Matter Coffee was launched, with a mission to educate the community on how to roast, brew, serve, taste and appreciate a great cup of coffee. Dark Matter Coffee adheres to a philosophy where quality coffees are sourced, based on trace-ability, innovation and social responsibility. Known for imaginative blends, unique single origins, and innovative iced coffee, Dark Matter Coffee is one of the premier artisan roasters in the country. For information, visit

The Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that works to make bicycling, walking and public transit so safe, convenient and fun that we will achieve a significant shift from environmentally harmful, sedentary travel to clean, active travel. The organization builds a movement around active transportation, encourages physical activity, increases safety and builds a world-class transportation network. The Active Transportation Alliance is supported by more than 7,000 members, 1,000 volunteers and 35 full-time staff. For more information about the Active Transportation Alliance, visit or call 312.427.3325.