Oregon Manifest
Oct. 2th ~ Nov. 8th

Oregon Manifest is a six-week (10/2 ~ 11/8) celebration of urban bicycling culture. The event includes workshops, panel discussions, a “Constructor’s Challenge” bike design competition, an international art exhibit, and much more.

Here are some key dates on the schedule:
10/3 ~ 11/8: Dreams on Wheels, Danish Cycling Culture Exhibit
10/10: Ready to Roll Cycling Lifestyle Fashion Show
10/15: We Just Work Here Movie Night Social
10/16: A Night With Joe Parkin
10/23: Tour de Builders
10/24: United Bicycle Institute Open House
10/25: Family Bicycle Transportation Day>
10/29: Bicycle Culture from Copenhagen to Portland
10/31 ~ 11/01: OBCA Handmade Bicycle Show
11/07: Single Speed Cyclocross World Championship Party

Browse the stories below for all our coverage.

Show puts Oregon’s thriving bike industry on display

Posted on November 2nd, 2009 at 5:27 pm.

People came from far and wide to take in the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show last weekend. -Slideshow below/Gallery –(Photos © J. Maus)

Want to be like Copenhagen? Think about vacuum cleaners and raging bulls

Posted on October 30th, 2009 at 12:51 pm.

Mikael Colville-Andersen (L) and PBOT’s Roger Geller took a spin before last night’s event.(Photos © J. Maus) If Portland wants to push cycling into the mainstream, and reach usage levels similar to European cities, we need to make it easy, focus on the positives, tame automobiles, and do our research to counter anti-bike sentiment. That Read More »

A look at Copenhagen and Portland traffic, circa the 1930s

Posted on October 29th, 2009 at 11:55 am.

Copenhagen, 1937 – Watch videos below – In light of Portland’s ongoing love-affair with Copenhagen, and the fact that Mr. Bicycle Copenhagen is in town at this very moment (prepping for the big event tonight), I thought it’d be fun to take a look at the transportation legacy of our respective cities.

In-Depth: Tracing the roots of the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show

Posted on October 28th, 2009 at 12:11 pm.

[This story was written by Mark Reber] Andy Newlands, a pioneer of Portland’s framebuilding industry.(Photos © J. Maus) Portland’s emergence as a hub of bike manufacturing seems new and shiny like the paint on the bikes at this week’s upcoming Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show. But the area’s provenance as a leading force in the bike Read More »

Copenhagen’s “bike culture ambassador” will tell Portland how to sell cycling

Posted on October 27th, 2009 at 11:35 am.

On Thursday night, the man behind Copenhagenize.com, Mikael Colville-Andersen, will share the stage with Portland Mayor Sam Adams, a representative from the U.S. Embassy to Denmark, and author and

UBI all settled in, will host open house Saturday

Posted on October 21st, 2009 at 12:11 pm.

The mechanics classroom at UBI’s new location on N. Williams.(Photo: UBI) United Bicycle Institute (UBI) is all moved into their new satellite campus in North Portland (they also have a campus in Ashland) and this Saturday they’ll throw the doors open and welcome the community with an Open House event. According to UBI’s John Baxter, Read More »

Manifest event will demystify family riding

Posted on October 20th, 2009 at 10:53 am.

Would a Dutch bike work for your family? Or would a bakfiets/Madsen/trailer/Xtracycle suit you better? Find out this Sunday.(Photos © J. Maus)

Participants wanted for family biking ‘solutions workshop’

Posted on October 20th, 2009 at 10:16 am.

Oregon Manifest has an excellent Solutions Workshop planned for this Sunday as part of their Family Transportation Day. If you’re looking for advice or answers to family biking questions, you can participate! But it’s an RSVP only event, so please note the information below: Attention Parents, Caregivers and anyone who wants to use their bicycle Read More »

Manifest event promises bike racing anecdotes and world’s first bib shorts

Posted on October 15th, 2009 at 11:37 am.

Cover of Parkin’s memoir. Former professional road racer Joe Parkin, who spent a decade competing in Europe back in the 1980s, will headline an event tomorrow night as part of the ongoing Oregon Manifest. Parkin was one of the first U.S. racers to compete in Belgium and he’s written about his experiences in a memoir Read More »

Local bike industry to host screening of “We Just Work Here”

Posted on October 13th, 2009 at 10:55 am.

Still from Vernor’s film.-Watch Trailer Below- This Thursday, several bike companies based in southeast Portland will host a showing of Brian Vernor’s film We Just Work Here as part of the Oregon Manifest. Portland Design Works, Ruckus Components, Showers Pass, and Tonic Fabrication will host the event which will also be a benefit for the Read More »