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Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show will be in Bend this year

Posted by on April 27th, 2011 at 11:43 am

Flyer for 2011 Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show

The Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show will leave Portland for the first time. Organizers announced today that the 2011 edition of the event will take place in Bend, Oregon on October 29-30th. The event will also coincide with Bend’s Day of the Dead Cyclocross Festival, which this year boasts the ever-popular Halloween edition of the Cross Crusade.

The OHBS is a fundraiser for the Portland-based non-profit Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association. At last year’s show, the OBCA hosted 40 bike builders from throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest and over 2,500 people attended the two-day event.

The OBCA’s Dave Levy (the man behind Ti Cycles), said via a statement that, “This is a great opportunity to showcase the talents of Oregon’s bicycle builders in a new region of the state and we’re confident our partnership with Visit Bend and the Cyclocross Crusade will increase the attendance of our biggest fundraiser of the year.”

The event will feature a two-day exhibition of custom bicycles and “related artisanal bicycle products” as well as seminars for builders and the public, entertainment, and more.

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  • SteveD April 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Darn. I was looking forward to going. I won’t go all the way to Bend to see it.

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    • Clyde Henderson October 27, 2011 at 8:24 pm

      I’m gonna drive and have room for one more, if your interested.

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  • shannon April 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Great poster. And great timing….Bend’s the place to be for Halloween this year.

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  • METROFIETS April 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Awesome! We will be at the show – can’t wait to see more of Bend. Love that town. Just booked our rooms!

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  • Brad April 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Very cool! Good synergy.

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  • middle of the road guy April 27, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Someone should work with the breweries there (Deschutes and 10 Barrel) to get sponsorships for afterparties…..

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  • Brad Ross April 27, 2011 at 5:02 pm


    The Cross Crusade races will be on the Deschutes Brewery property and the bike show is going to be inside Deschutes’ warehouse.

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  • dwainedibbly April 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I predict reduced attendance. It will be interesting to see 2010 vs 2011 numbers.

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    • Chris DiStefano April 28, 2011 at 9:05 am

      I bet you a 2012 show ticket that 2011 will see increased numbers over 2010.

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  • middle of the road guy April 28, 2011 at 11:14 am

    So who’s biking there?

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  • kww April 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Would be great to combine a vacation and the show!

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  • clodhopper May 1, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    How about organizing a tour bus to take a group down there?

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  • Paolo May 2, 2011 at 9:06 am

    You should talk to the guys of the Grease Bus that are going up to Mt. Hood during the winter….

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