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Oregon Handmade Bike Show coming in November

Posted by on April 16th, 2007 at 8:27 am

Andy Newlands, the man behind the recently founded Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association has announced the first annual Oregon Handmade Bike Show.

The event will be invitation-only and is set for November 10, 2007 and it will be held at the Multnomah Athletic Club in the Goose Hollow area of southwest Portland. Newlands says he pitched the idea to the MAC’s Cycling Committee and it was, “well received”. He hopes to get framebuilders from around the state to exhibit their work at the show.

Oregon is home to many of the country’s finest small, independent, craftsman bike builders including:

City Hall Bike Show and Art Exhibition
A scene from the Portland
builders show last summer.
File photo: 7/7/06

I’m very interested to see how this event shapes up.

Last July I organized the Made in Portland Bicycle Show and Art Exhibition. It was held in City Hall and drew a large and enthusiastic crowd eager to see and learn more from our excellent crop of local bike builders.

And don’t forget that the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is coming to Portland in February 2008.

Oregon builders made a big impression at this year’s NAHBS in San Jose. Our state had ten builders at the show (second only to California) and took home four awards.

No word yet from Newlands on the confirmed exhibitor list, but I’ll keep you posted.

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  • Vigilante April 16, 2007 at 11:36 am

    So is the MAC going to loosen their dress code for the event? This brochure is pretty funny reading:

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  • Disco D April 16, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    1. That MAC dress code link is hilarious.
    2. I am excited for this show.
    3. This is probably the wrong place to ask, but does anyone know of any places in Portland that offers classes/info/whatever on custom frame building? I know that UBI in Ashland has them, but I was hoping for somewhere local.

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  • Cecil April 16, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    “The Code aims to eliminate the awkward moment when members and guests in business suits find themselves in the elevator with a member in a swimsuit and towel.”

    Awkward for whom?

    Speaking for myself, having something at the MAC is a sure-fire way to keep me from going. That place raises my red-diaper baby hackles no end . . .

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  • John Boyd April 17, 2007 at 7:54 am

    Lots of locally made bikes on MAC’s Cycling Committee no doubt.

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