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Bike show in Southern Oregon will feature Portland framebuilders

Posted by on August 21st, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Detail from event poster.
(Large version here)

A custom bike show in Southern Oregon will feature builders from Oregon, Washington and California, including the debut of two new builders from Portland.

The first-ever Southern Oregon Custom Bicycle Show is a joint effort between the Ashland-based United Bicycle Institute (UBI) and the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association (OBCA, a non-profit builders group based in Portland).

Among the list of 13 builders slated to attend are two Portland builders who are just beginning to make their work known.

Mark Simmons of Belladonna Cycles has been building since 2006 but has kept a pretty low profile. This will be his first big show.

I spotted this bike by
Mitch Pryor at a recent event.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Mitch Pryor has just launched his company, MAP Bicycles. Mitch learned the craft of framebuilding from Doug Fattic and also worked with local builder Joseph Ahearne before branching out on his own.

Other Portland builders joining Mark and Mitch at the show will be Tony Pereira (Pereira Cycles), Andy Newlands (Terra Nova/Strawberry Cycles), Aaron Hayes (Courage Bicycle Mfg. Co.), Sean Chaney (Vertigo Cycles), and Jordan Hufnagel (Hufnagel Cycles).

Along with ogling the beautiful work of the builders, the event will include, displays from local advocacy groups and an open house for UBI with frame building demonstrations, bike repair clinics, and a raffle for a custom bike that will be built at the show.

    Southern Oregon Custom Bicycle Show
    Saturday, September 13; 9am to 4pm
    United Bicycle Institute (401 Williamson Way, Ashland, Oregon)
    Free Admission

For more information and a complete list of exhibitors, visit the event website.

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    Sean August 21, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Unless something changed over the past few days, Aaron from Courage will be attending as well. Thanks for posting the story Jonathan. This is going to be a low key, but extremely fun event.

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    Jonathan Maus (Editor) August 21, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    thanks Sean. I\’ve added Aaron to the story. FYI, he is not listed on the official event website.

    cheers.

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