Here’s the story..
Chapman may want to make apparel for the ordinary jock but his background is that of the hardcore cyclist. He’s raced a lot — road, short track, cyclo-cross and mountain biking. He’s worked as a bike messenger, too.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Chapman moved to Portland in 1986 and studied at and graduated from Bassist College, now known as the Art Institute of Portland, with a degree in apparel design. For the past 23 years, Chapman has worked for or founded several sports-based companies:
Brand manager of an outdoor line within the sportswear and bike apparel company, Castelli; marketing manager for a company that makes bikes for security and police, Volcanic Bikes; and co-founder of a snowboarding apparel line, Betty Rides.