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Mt. Tabor centennial will include vintage bike show, swap meet

Posted by on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:06 am

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For a park that’s a regular host of bike races and bike weddings, it seems perfectly natural that bikes get a special invite to its 100th birthday party.

Next weekend, the two-day Mt. Tabor Park Centennial Celebration will include a vintage bike show and swap meet.

Organizers of the event say the Vintage Bicycle Show (slated for Sunday, August 2nd) will showcase vintage and classic bicycles as well as “newer bicycles with classic styles.” Here’s more from the event flyer:

“Bikes on display may include pennyfarthings, high wheels, boneshakers, cyclotouring and randonneuring, tricycles, tandems, safety bicycles, Schwinns, among others. Owners will be there to “talk story” about their bikes and answer questions.”

Also planned is a lecture on Portland’s “Golden Age of Cycling” by local bike historian (and BikePortland contributor) Eric Lundgren.

    Vintage Bicycle Show
    Sunday, August 2
    10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Top of Mount Tabor Park, west side of circular loop drive

For more information on the Vintage Bike Show contact Oliver Smith at oliverbsmith [at] yahoo [dot] com. See for a full rundown of events and activities planned for the Centennial Celebration.

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  • Grey July 23, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Ooo! This sounds like fun!

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  • Grimm July 23, 2009 at 11:52 am

    This sounds cool.

    Anymore info on the swap meet?

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  • Oliver Smith July 24, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    About 40 racks will be available and there will be a couple of tables for showing vintage parts. If you have a lot of bikes or parts to show, please give me a call!

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  • mark August 2, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    ok, I went to this and was seriously disappointed. I didn’t see any kind of swap meet, and as far as the “vintage bike show” there were like six bikes that looked like City Bikes had dumped off some cast offs. I was there between 12:30 and 1 o’clock, so unless this bike show and swap meet was only from 10 to noon or something, it was a total bust. what happened?

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