Curbwise celebrates first anniversary, breaks delivery record
By Taylor Hale
STEVENS POINT – Local Entrepreneur Trevor Roark celebrated the first anniversary of his business Curbwise at District 1 Brewing Company in Stevens point on Sept. 10.
“We ran three different community bike rides during the event to cater to friends, family, and guests during the celebration, and we had some fun bicycle cupcakes from Zest,” Roark said.
Roark started Curbwise after losing his position at UW-Stevens Point last year due to COVID-19 issues. Since then, the eco-friendly bicycle delivery service has made leaps and strides, cementing itself as a staple of the city’s green efforts and conservational economy. Roark is the sole rider for Curbwise at the time of writing, and delivers items, and does compost pickups for Rising Sand Organics on his delivery tricycle and his homemade trailer.
Roark also recently won the CREATE Portage County SURGE Business Expo award, granting him $2,500 in start-up money from Prevail Bank through CREATE’s SURGE program, allowing him to scale up his bicycle power services.
“I think there were roughly 21 different concepts that were submitted to the contest,” Roark said. “And through that, I am working on my business now. We are looking at different logistics options and building relationships.”
Roark said that he is thrilled with the progress his business has made in just one year, and he is thankful for the support the community has shown him.
The bike-delivery service also broke a record this month, dropping off 46 deliveries in one day. The drop-offs included 38 compost bucket deliveries, one Lonely Oak Farm CSA share, six Whitefeather Organics CSA shares, and one Liberation Famers CSA share.
Roark said that he hopes to continue growing his business, stating that he has plans in the works to do product drop offs for the Stevens Point Co-Op in the near future.
To learn more about Curbwise and its services, visit gocurbwise.com.