Posted by Michael Andersen (News Editor) on October 14th, 2013 at 1:50 pm
bikes, like this one we saw parked at the
North Portland Library a few years ago.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
A recently minted Portlander is matching the fun, informal vibe of a local fashion show with the sense of style that surrounds two-wheeled travel.
Not the style of the clothes the person riding the bike is wearing. The style of the bicycle itself.
“I don’t give a s— what you wear when you ride your bike,” said Jacob Goddard, 35, organizer of the inaugural Portland Bike Show. “I like the people who don’t wash their bike because they want to show off the dirt they got on it riding outside of Hood River.”
“For people who don’t paint and they’re not musicians, sometimes bikes are their best creations.
— Jacob Goddard, event creator
The event, which is free to attend and $5 to compete in, is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave. Registration starts at 4 p.m., and there’s a related alley cat race beforehand, at 2 p.m.
Goddard and his collaborators will set up a raised platform, put on a “killer list of cool tunes” and invite anyone to strut their mechanical stuff, anything from a “weathered patina” to a well-chosen crankset.
“The concept is to say, ‘Hey, bring your bike, what you’re riding, and let’s hand out prizes,’” Goddard said. “It’s not about how much you spent, it’s not about super-expensive components. It’s more about — for example, I built up a bike for commuting and gravel riding. And I just very specifically chose components that are functional but good.”