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Portland’s Bicycle Business League grows up

“To support, promote, and actively participate in bicycle-powered commerce for a healthier world.” — Mission statement of the Bicycle Business League Back in May, we reported from the first meeting of a group of local bike-based business owners who came together to discuss the formation of a new organization. The idea was to join forces … Read more


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In-Depth: Tracing the roots of the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show

[This story was written by Mark Reber] Andy Newlands, a pioneer of Portland’s framebuilding industry.(Photos © J. Maus) Portland’s emergence as a hub of bike manufacturing seems new and shiny like the paint on the bikes at this week’s upcoming Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show. But the area’s provenance as a leading force in the bike … Read more


Design Challenge race: More camaraderie than competition

Pausing at the Rapha-sponsored beer stop high atop Portland off ofDixie Mountain Road.(Photos by Mark Reber) Saturday’s Constructor’s Design Challenge (part of the Oregon Manifest) race may have been for points and it was certainly tough, but the riders seemed to focus more on camaraderie than competition. The day seemed to be an extension of … Read more


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First look inside the Constructor’s Design Challenge

Editor’s note: Please welcome new BikePortland contributor Mark Reber. A reporter and photographer, Mark is working with us to cover the Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge and Race this weekend. Mark was able to spend some time with the bikes and their proud, nervous builders this morning, and sent this dispatch — and some enticing … Read more