Event of the Week: Epic Wheel Works’ ‘Live the Revolution’ party

Posted by on May 11th, 2010 at 11:41 am

Hard to believe it’s been a year since Jude Kirstein launched her custom wheel building business, Epic Wheel Works.

Since then, Jude’s learned a lot about wheel building, running a small business, and what it means to work and ride in the vibrant bike ecosystem that thrives here in Portland.

This Thursday, Jude will celebrate her first year in business with Live the Revolution, a big party and fundraiser at Madison’s Grill and Catering (1109 SE Madison, just a few blocks from her shop).

There’s a big prize raffle planned with items up for grabs from Nutcase Helments, Keen Footwear, Gracie’s Wrench, Portland Design Works, and more. All proceeds will support the BTA’s Safe Routes to School program and reflects what Jude says is Epic’s commitment to “supporting the local cycling community”.

Also at the party will be an art show, a wheel-changing contest, a photo booth, and more.

Check the event flyer below for all the details (and the awesome artwork):

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    mbsf May 12, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I wanted to thank Jude for the support of ‘Walk & Bike’/Safe Routes to School.
    Walk and Bike challenge month is an awesome, eye-opening exercise to get kids to realize/recognize that there are other ways to get to school than by car. Parents get to see that the walk to school is not another chore, but time to talk. And I learned a lot about what keeps people from biking and walking.
    So, thanks Jude for supporting us!

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    Jim Lee May 12, 2010 at 10:47 am

    How about a spoke length calculating contest?

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    david May 12, 2010 at 11:47 am

    How about a blindfold wheel truing contest.

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    A.K. May 12, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I wish their website had more information. I’m probably looking to get a set of wheels built for my road bike in the next 6 – 12 months, but they don’t offer any pricing, list of hubs offered, example builds, etc.

    Ca’mon, get the website updated with more info! I don’t really want to have to order from an out of state builder if I can have it done in my own city.

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    James May 12, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    A.K. why not just call or go into the shop? Ca’mon dude, don’t be lame by ordering out of state.

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    Daniel May 13, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I agree with James. Give em a call or swing by the shop. And as someone who rode a set of her wheels over 3000 miles of loaded touring off-road (still true as new), I can vouch that Epic produces great products at reasonable prices.

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    Anonymous May 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Jude made awesome wheels for our cargo bike. Still true after a year and lots of abuse.

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