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A few reasons you don't want to miss BikeCraft this weekend

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 2nd, 2010 at 1:47 pm

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This pretty much sums up BikeCraft.
(Photos © J. Maus)

This weekend is our 6th annual BikeCraft holiday gift fair and you'll be kicking yourself if you don't come and check it out.

For the first time, we'll have the doors open for two days to accomodate your busy schedule. Swing by 15 NE Hancock (just north of Broadway and right off Williams) anytime this weekend between 10 am and 6pm to be a part of the BikeCraft magic. As if you needed more convincing, I've prepared a short list of why you should be there...

Support the local bike-artisan economy

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You've heard about Portland's artisan economy and how bicycling is a major part of a thriving local industry. At BikeCraft, you can see and participate how creative and independent entrepreneurs have turned their love of bicycling into viable businesses.

Discover the next cool thing

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Every year there's a big hit at the show. Back in 2006, Natalie Ramsland of Sweetpea Bicycles sold out of her amazing "Smittens" felted bike gloves. Last year, Geoff Franklin of Walnut Studios created quite a buzz with his gorgeous, handmade leather goods. We've put together our most impressive list of vendors ever... What will be the hot thing this year?

Hang out with friends old and new

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Summers are busy in the Portland bike scene. There are lots of rides and events to see old friends and meet new ones. But in winter, many of us hunker down and we don't get out as much. BikeCraft is a perfect place to re-connect with the social side of cycling. Grab a friend or three or meet-up at the venue. We encourage loitering!

Take care of your holiday shopping (on a budget)

If you've got a holiday gift list, BikeCraft is an ideal place to get started on it. With such a large and diverse selection of goods, you are sure to find that perfect thing; and you don't have to bust your budget to do it. Many of our vendors offer charming items for as little as a few bucks.

JR and I hope you'll find some time to swing by 15 NE Hancock this weekend to enjoy BikeCraft. To make your game plan, check out the vendor list and be sure to tell all friends about it. See you there!

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  • Steve Hoyt-McBeth December 2, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Great photo of Options' own Janis McDonald and her sweetie Adam. And of course the list of vendors is impressive also...

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