Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on January 5th, 2011 at 10:05 am
(Photo © J. Maus)
Portlanders will get a sneak peek at a major new bike shop in downtown Portland this Thursday. West End Bikes (which we reported on in more detail back in October) at the corner of 11th and Stark will host a party in their shop as part of First Thursday.
According to shop co-owner Mark Ontiveros, they'll host the unveiling of the 2010 Bike Photo Contest winners. The photo contest is sponsored by Pro Photo Supply and Canon and is managed by Bicycling Northwest. The event will feature a slideshow of the photos submitted to the contest and an award presentation for the lucky winners. There will also be drinks and snacks.
Ontiveros and his partner Mike France have been working hard to get their large corner location open for business. On Thursday night, event attendees won't see a fully-stocked bike shop (their inventory hasn't arrived yet), but Ontiveros says he plans to have a few bikes on display. "The fixtures are arriving from Specialized [they are investors in the store] that morning, so we'll literally be putting things together right before the event."
Join Mark, Mike and Pro Photo Supply to support bike photo contest and to welcome this exciting new shop to our community. The event is on Thursday, January 6th from 5:30 to 7:30 at West End Bikes (1111 SW Stark). (More details here.)