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2018 BikeCraft dates set, vendor sign-ups open

Posted by on August 15th, 2018 at 10:05 am

Treasures await at BikeCraft.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

So much has changed in our community in the past 13 years that I now cherish long-standing traditions even more. One of those is BikeCraft — Portland’s homegrown, bike-centric holiday marketplace that showcases locally made, cycling-inspired arts, crafts, components, and accessories.

BikeCraft 2018 will take place December 15-16th at a new location (Tabor Space at 5441 SE Belmont) and organizers are gearing up to make it better than ever. We’re grateful to our friends at Microcosm Publishing (famous for their great books and stickers like, “Put the fun between your legs”) for taking the reins of the event. Their commitment means BikeCraft will endure into the future!

We’ll share more coverage of this event when the time is right. What you need to know today is that the deadline for vendor space is September 1st.

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Clocks from 1byLiz were a big hit at last year’s event.

If you make and/or sell something cool and want to share it with other lovers of bicycles, this could be your big break! BikeCraft has a proud legacy of helping start-ups get off the ground (Walnut Studiolo and North St. Bags are just two that come to mind).

Team BikeCraft is looking for bike-themed crafts as well as useful riding accessories and components that are made by hand in smallish batches. There’s also room for a few food and beverage carts if your creations can be consumed.

Sign-up and reserve your space today by filling out this basic application form.

What better way to embrace winter than to emerge from our cocoons and connect to our community with conscious commerce and conviviality?! I can’t wait.

Get that sign-up form filled out and start saving your pennies.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org

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2 Comments
  • Elly August 15, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Thanks for posting about this, Jonathan! I want to add that BikeCraft is a super flexible, first-timer-friendly event — so if you’re a total newb to this kind of thing, feel free to get in touch with us to ask questions and throw your unconventional ideas around. We can also work with more established businesses to make it work for you. When in doubt, fill out the form and we’ll work it out.

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  • Johnny Bye Carter August 15, 2018 at 11:50 am

    I always love wandering around this event. I would usually always pick up a couple packs of reflective stickers from Fun Reflector. Will be fun to see what this year brings.

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