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18 local builders will display at City Club Friday Forum in May

Posted by on April 16th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Oregon Manifest Bike Show Day 1-120
See a Hufnagel (and meet
Mr. Hufnagel) at the City
Club’s Friday Forum on May 1.
(Photo © J. Maus)

As we reported a few weeks ago, the City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum event coming up on May 1st will be a bike lover’s bonanza. Today, the City Club announced the final list of 18 local handmade bike builders that will display at the event (see the list below).

The City Club of Portland is a local institution where usual guests include titans of industry, Governors past and present, and the like. But on May 1st, the local bike scene’s movers and shakers will take center stage.

In addition to a panel that will, “discuss bicycles and bicycling as an economic influence, an urban planning opportunity and a lifestyle” (and will include Cycle Oregon founder and former columnist at The Oregonian Jonathan Nicholas, bike planning superstar (and soon-to-be author) Mia Birk, and Bike Gallery owner Jay Graves) the May Friday Forum will include an exhibition of locally made bikes.

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Here’s the list:

    Ahearne Cycles
    Argonaut Cycles
    Belladona Cycles
    Courage Bicycle Manufacturing Company
    Hufnagel Cycles
    Ira Ryan Cycles
    Milholland Bicycle Company
    Palmares Cycles
    Pereira Cycles
    Renovo Hardwood Bicycles
    Signal Cycles
    Sprout Cycles
    Stites Design
    Sweetpea Bicycles
    Vanilla Bicycles
    Vertigo Cycles

That’s a lot of talented people and amazing bikes in one room (I foresee a group photo!).

Tickets are $16 for members; $20 for nonmembers. Registration closes April 29 at 2:00 p.m. Reserve your tickets at

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  • Amy Harris April 16, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Thank you for mentioning City Club’s upcoming bike Forum, Jonathan! I would just like to add that City Club has general admission tickets available for $5 at the door (no RSVP necessary).

    Amy Harris
    Program Coordinator
    City Club of Portland

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  • A-dub April 17, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Maus, I was a little disappointed when I found out that you weren’t on the panel. Next time maybe you can serve as the moderator…Also, if you are a City Club member, general admission is free.

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