exhibition opens on Thursday (2/7).
The fourth annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is sure to leave an impression on Portland…but I have a feeling Portland will also leave an impression on NAHBS.
The schedule of events before and after the main show each day is beginning to look like nearly as much fun as the show itself.
Starting on Thursday (2/7), one day before the NAHBS doors even open, Portland will begin to roll out the red carpet for the slew of bike-loving visitors who will be in town.
Below is my attempt to put all the events into one place. If you know of other NAHBS-related shindigs not on this list, please send me an email or leave a comment.
Framebuilder Mark Lynskey at Sunset Cycles
Sunset Cycles (Bethany Village: 15320 NW Central Drive, Suite D-1)
7:00 – 9:00pm
Mark Lynskey of Lynskey Performance Designs, will make a guest appearance at Sunset to talk about the latest work being done with titanium bicycle frames at their Chattanooga, TN factory.
Vanilla Workshop Party*
*Builders and their guests only please
Vanilla Workshop (Vanilla Bicycles, 717 SE 35th Ave.)
7:00 – 10:30pm
Music and beverages; a gathering for framebuilders and their guests.
Midnight Mystery Ride Pre-Ride
Red Lion Inn Windows Lounge (1021 NE Grand Avenue, 6th Fl.)
Meet at 10:30, ride at 11
Don Walker (founder of NAHBS) is hosting a party featuring live music by the Surfonics starting at 8:30 (kilts optional). Come by. Have a beer. Then get on your bike and ride! — Carl Larson (Free)
Midnight Mystery Ride
Good Neighbor Pizza (800 NE Deekum St.)
Meet at 11, ride at midnight.
When Portland got tired of Critical Mass, Midnight Mystery Rides became the actually-fun alternative. The formula is simple: follow a leader to a mystery outdoor location for breeze-shooting and chaos. Warm clothes, malty beverages, bike lights, and ninja-like stealth are encouraged. This month’s ride is a benefit for Leo Westwind. — Carl Larson (Free)
Hosted by Rapha (Crane Building, 710 NW 14th Street)
Doors open at 8pm – Racing starts at 8:30pm
Fastest rider will walk away with a custom Ira Ryan frame.
Admission is $10
Must be 21 years of age
The Slap Dash Alleycat
Plan B (1305 SE 8th Ave)
Reg. starts at 7:00 – Ride at 8:00
An alleycat tour of Portland’s bike-spawning grounds: basements, garages, and warehouses. Points for speed. Points for style. Points for doing the whole thing on a fixed tall-bike wearing a welding mask. Hosted by Portland’s bike builders (ends at BikePortland.org party). — Carl Larson
Pints and Prizes: A Benefit for BikePortland.org
Plan B (1305 SE 8th Ave)
9:00pm – ?
$2.50 New Belgium pints, $1 raffle tickets (ticket proceeds go to BikePortland.org)
Win prizes from Ortlieb (messenger bags), Keen (shoes), SRAM (a Rock Shox Fork), Castelli, Maverick, Zipp, Vittoria, and massages from Gretchen Kloeppel, LMT.