Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on November 19th, 2008 at 11:35 am
BikeCraft IV is right around the corner and we’ve got a fantastic line-up of new and returning vendors you will not want to miss.
Since we last profiled several of this year’s confirmed BikeCraft vendors, more creative, bike loving folks have stepped up wanting to share their wares.
Here’s a sampling…
Bren and Kris Reis.
- Bren Reis and his girlfriend Kris are furniture makers with a passion for biking. They are just beginning to make furniture with bicycle motifs, and will be bringing a selection of their first items to preview at BikeCraft.
- Emily Horton has a new “urban sportswear” business, M Horton. She’ll be bringing her line of recycled wool sweaters, jerseys, trousers, and skirts for cycling, musette bags, and more.
- Jonathan Severdia has made some unique helmet covers that you’ll have to see to believe.
- Ken Nelson will be there with his DryHigh rain chaps — an alternative he has devised to the hassle of rainpants.
- Julia Garretson makes jewelry out of bits of upcycled bike tires.
- Newcomer Mike Cobb crafts well-made, beautiful and functional wind chimes out of worn out drivetrains.
- A trio of Woodlawn neighborhood residents have ganged up under the name Wood-Craft-Lawn, and will be selling bike culture magnets and lightswitch covers, along with Best-Of DVDs from Filmed By Bike and t-shirts from the popular film fest.
made panniers by Black Star Bags.
- Black Star Bags is returning, with a new, exciting addition: panniers.
- Nickey Robo will be selling bike themed t-shirts, and copies of Small Movements, her film about the Sprockettes.
And one last thing — bring your quarters! With all this talk about a bike tax, impending economic doom, shortfalls at PDOT, etc…, we’ve called on some local kids who will be holding a Bake Sale for Bikeways. All proceeds will be kept securely in a coffee can to be delivered to City Hall after the event. Buy a brownie, build a bikeway!
Elly Blue has been writing about bicycling and carfree issues for BikePortland.org since 2006. Find her at http://takingthelane.com