BikeCraft update and a call for help


Just one week until the BikeCraft Faire! Here’s an update followed by a plea for help in spreading the word…

In addition to an impressive list of very talented and bikey artists and crafters there are a few surprises that you won’t want to miss:

  • The Community Cycling Center will be sharing their Bike Art Program with us! This will be a fun table for kids big and small to make stuff out of recycled bike parts.
  • Dingo (from the Alberta St. Clownhouse) will be there with his “Museum of Bike Weaponry”. I haven’t seen any of these pieces yet but given what I know about Dingo, they will be provocative and funny.
  • Joe Biel (founder of Microcosm Publishing) will bring his bikey t-shirts, patches, and stickers including the popular “Put the fun between your legs” T-shirts and the ubiquitous chainring-heart drawing that we all know and love.
  • *Newly added artists include: Justa Louise-Phillips, Joy Johnston, David “Chops” Darby, and Ben Salzberg.
  • There are so many great things coming to the Faire that it would be tough to list them all!

And now a few logistical notes:

  • The BikeCraft part of the event will run from 4-8PM for one-day only (Dec. 7th) and will overlap with the Shift Winter Social.
  • There is ample and secure indoor bike parking at Urban Grind.
  • I know it’s not the most well-known location, so print out this map if you need to.
  • You can download flyers here.

Now, the trick is to get as many people as possible to come and see it all…and that’s were I can use your help. I’m pretty sure the word has spread through the bike community, but it’d be great if you could tell all your non-bikey co-workers and friends to stop by and check out the Faire on their way home from work. If you can print flyers and put a few in your office lunch area, or put them up at your favorite coffee place that would be tremendous.

And for all you Portland bloggers, you’re more than welcome to post about it! 😉

Thanks for your help, stay tuned for last-minute developments, and I look forward to seeing you all at the Faire!

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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18 years ago

As one of the artists involved, I would really appreciate people spreading the word! It would be awesome to see a backed house of people doing some holiday shopping just about as locally as it gets AND supporting bike culture!


Adams Carroll (News Intern)
18 years ago

Thanks for your help Ayleen. I just added the names of some new artists and just got off the phone with Sacha at Vanilla Bicycles. He’s trying to figure out how to bring part of his shop to do a frame building demo! That would be cool.

18 years ago

I love bike art
there was a bike art auction hosted by DC’s WABA a few years ago
it was fun to attend
it was fun to submit some stuff

my bike part sculptures were a little rough around the edges
as I am no welder
things were pretty loose

Mobile City from DC
has words and images from the cyclist mind
that is another type of bicycle art
the art of the bicyclist’s mind