Oregon Manifest “Utility Bike Design and Build Challenge” party tonight

Our friends at the Oregon Manifest have a big party planned tonight (2/3). They’ll unveil design criteria, judges, and more information about their 2011 Utility Bike Design and Build Challenge. Details are below…

Oregon Manifest Lights the Torch for the National 2011 Utility Bike Design and Build Challenge

– Design criteria and title sponsor will be unveiled at launch party this evening –

Oregon Manifest—the bi-annual, one-of-a-kind bicycle design and build competition—is rolling out its 2011 Constructor’s Design Challenge criteria for the ultimate modern utility bike at a private launch party being held this evening in Portland’s Pearl District. They will also announce the national title sponsor, along with the 2011 judging panel of nationally esteemed names in the bicycle and design worlds.

New for the 2011 Oregon Manifest is the Designer/Builder Creative Collaborations. In an exciting, unparalleled partnership, three global design firms will pair with top bike builders to push the boundaries of what a modern utility bike can be. These firms and builders will be revealed at the launch event as well, and one of the firms will be in attendance, along with some local bike builders.

In the next eight months, up to 35 custom bike builders from across the nation, plus five student teams, will test their mettle against Oregon Manifest’s rigorous design criteria in pursuit of a utility bike that addresses the needs of the everyday rider in an innovative, highly considered way. The 2011 Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge culminates in a road test, judging and awards gala in Portland on September 23 and 24, 2011.

Utility bike: a bicycle designed for practical transportation, as opposed to bicycles which are primarily
designed for recreation and competition

Thursday, February 3, 2011, 7 PM

Lizard Lounge
1323 Northwest Irving Street, Portland, OR

Amy Hunter, ahunter@leeweinstein.biz, (503) 927-5872

Oregon Manifest exists to celebrate and amplify bike craft, design and innovation. They believe that real innovation happens in workshops, garages, design houses and schools. Oregon Manifest values the process of making, the spirit of ingenuity and the passion of brave undertakings. Oregon Manifest is a 501 c4 non-profit organization. oregonmanifest.com

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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