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NAHBS schedule goes far beyond the show

Posted by on February 4th, 2008 at 10:42 am

The Teams of Portland
exhibition opens on Thursday (2/7).

The fourth annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is sure to leave an impression on Portland…but I have a feeling Portland will also leave an impression on NAHBS.

The schedule of events before and after the main show each day is beginning to look like nearly as much fun as the show itself.

Starting on Thursday (2/7), one day before the NAHBS doors even open, Portland will begin to roll out the red carpet for the slew of bike-loving visitors who will be in town.

Below is my attempt to put all the events into one place. If you know of other NAHBS-related shindigs not on this list, please send me an email or leave a comment.

[Click here for the official show and seminar schedule.]

Thursday (2/7)

Opening Night: Teams of Portland Exhibit
Hosted by Wieden + Kennedy (224 NW 13th Ave)
6-10:00pm (Show runs through Sunday 2/10, Free)
Details here

Opening Night: Roleur Magazine Exhibition
Hosted by Rapha (Crane Building, 710 NW 14th Street)
4-10:00pm (Show runs through Sunday 2/10, Free)
Details here

Independent Fabrications Party
Hosted by Veloce Bicycles (3202 SE Hawthorne)
Meet IF staff and get a sneak peek at their NAHBS show bikes.
7:00pm

Framebuilder Mark Lynskey at Sunset Cycles
Sunset Cycles (Bethany Village: 15320 NW Central Drive, Suite D-1)
7:00 – 9:00pm
Mark Lynskey of Lynskey Performance Designs, will make a guest appearance at Sunset to talk about the latest work being done with titanium bicycle frames at their Chattanooga, TN factory.


Friday (2/8)

Official After Party
Sponsored by Don Walker Cycles
Red Lion Inn Windows Lounge (1021 NE Grand Avenue, 6th Fl.)
Social hour starts at 6:45, music starts at 8:30 PM and goes until midnight.

Vanilla Workshop Party*
*Builders and their guests only please
Vanilla Workshop (Vanilla Bicycles, 717 SE 35th Ave.)
7:00 – 10:30pm
Music and beverages; a gathering for framebuilders and their guests.

Midnight Mystery Ride Pre-Ride
Red Lion Inn Windows Lounge (1021 NE Grand Avenue, 6th Fl.)
Meet at 10:30, ride at 11
Don Walker (founder of NAHBS) is hosting a party featuring live music by the Surfonics starting at 8:30 (kilts optional). Come by. Have a beer. Then get on your bike and ride! — Carl Larson (Free)

Midnight Mystery Ride
Good Neighbor Pizza (800 NE Deekum St.)
Meet at 11, ride at midnight.
When Portland got tired of Critical Mass, Midnight Mystery Rides became the actually-fun alternative. The formula is simple: follow a leader to a mystery outdoor location for breeze-shooting and chaos. Warm clothes, malty beverages, bike lights, and ninja-like stealth are encouraged. This month’s ride is a benefit for Leo Westwind. — Carl Larson (Free)
Details here


Saturday (2/9)

Official After Party
Sponsored by Don Walker Cycles
Red Lion Inn Windows Lounge (1021 NE Grand Avenue, 6th Fl.)
Social hour starts at 6:45, music starts at 8:30 PM and goes until midnight.

Roller Racing
Hosted by Rapha (Crane Building, 710 NW 14th Street)
Doors open at 8pm – Racing starts at 8:30pm
Fastest rider will walk away with a custom Ira Ryan frame.
Admission is $10
Must be 21 years of age
Details here

The Slap Dash Alleycat
Plan B (1305 SE 8th Ave)
Reg. starts at 7:00 – Ride at 8:00
An alleycat tour of Portland’s bike-spawning grounds: basements, garages, and warehouses. Points for speed. Points for style. Points for doing the whole thing on a fixed tall-bike wearing a welding mask. Hosted by Portland’s bike builders (ends at BikePortland.org party). — Carl Larson

Pints and Prizes: A Benefit for BikePortland.org
Plan B (1305 SE 8th Ave)
9:00pm – ?
$2.50 New Belgium pints, $1 raffle tickets (ticket proceeds go to BikePortland.org)
Win prizes from Ortlieb (messenger bags), Keen (shoes), SRAM (a Rock Shox Fork), Castelli, Maverick, Zipp, Vittoria, and massages from Gretchen Kloeppel, LMT.


Sunday (2/10)

West Hills Continental Ride (38 miles, 4,000+ elev. gain)
Hosted by Team Rapha (Crane Building, 710 NW 14th Street)
Meet 7:00am – Ride departs, 7.30am
Details here

Zoobomb!
The Zoobomb Pyle (SW 10th and Oak, across from Rocco’s Pizza)
Meet at 9:00.
Bring $1.75 for train fare. All bikes welcome.
Zoobomb.net


BikePortland.org’s coverage of the 2008 NAHBS is sponsored by Reynolds Cycling.

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Comments
  • Austin Ramsland February 4, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Another event officially on the calendar is the Worst Day of the Year Ride on Sunday:

    http://tinyurl.com/2y2rlm

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  • Torfinn February 4, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Hahaha, the worst day of the year ride is on my birthday.

    Frankly, I don\’t think my birthday is going to be the worst day of the year.

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  • josh m February 4, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    don\’t forget to mention, Friday night is the try outs for the wild card team for the roller racing.

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  • mike (bIKE pUNK) February 5, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I am exited to show the cycling world our stuff! Portland Represent! boo ya I will have free stickers if you see me I am the nerd with pink hair. See you there

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  • unotache February 6, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Sunset Cycles is hosting Mark Lynskey of Lynskey Performance Bicycles for an open house Thursday Feb. 2 from 7-9. Contact Roger at:
    Sunset Cycles
    15320 NW Central Drive, Suite D-1
    Portland, OR 97229
    503.531.9254

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  • Evan Brown February 8, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Hey John,

    I am pretty sure Don\’s afterparty on friday isn\’t in Jacksonville, FL… :) check the link my man.

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