(Photo © J. Maus)
Welcome to BikePortland.org’s special coverage of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS).
This coverage is sponsored by Reynolds Cycle Technology (thanks guys!).
Read the latest news and enjoy photos from the show in the stories below.
[Click here for a schedule of local events planned before and after the show.]
As you may have noticed, this first day at the North American Handmade Bike Show (NABHS) I’m focusing solely on Portland builders. Yes, I realize there is a lot of amazing stuff here from other builders, but I’ve got two more days for that.
I’m proud of our local builders.
Over the past three years, I’ve watched their businesses mature and several of them have grown into a force on the national framebuilding scene. And, as new builders spring up, I’m sure they’ll find their place and succeed.[Read more…]
Just as I was leaving the opening day of the North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS), none other than Lance Armstrong showed up.
He and few friends ambled in to gaze at the world’s most beautiful bicycles just as most folks had filed out for the night.
Rumor has it that a select group of locals will join Lance for a ride tomorrow morning. The crew that is invited to join him is likely some of same folks that are a part of the Teams of Portland exhibit that opened at Wieden + Kennedy last night.[Read more…]
Everyone in the handmade bike industry must wonder where framebuilding phenom Sacha White gets the inspiration for his always impressive bicycles.
Judging from his famous tricycle that won Best of Show at the 2006 NAHBS (and is currently in a museum exhibit in San Francisco), and the poster he unveiled last year, my guess is that the answer lies very close to home — his two young daugthers Cybelle and Delilah.[Read more…]
Teams of Portland is a multimedia exhibit that features the bikes, the clothing, and the personalities of some of Portland’s most colorful riding clubs.[Read more…]
Ken Wheeler is teaching an old material new tricks — and in the process, he’s doing something that is literally on the cutting edge of framebuilding.
This just in…
NAHBS is pleased to announce free indoor bike parking on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February.
Access to the bike parking is from Lloyd St, on the south side of the Oregon Convention Center. Look for the Bike Parking signs.
Arranged by Portland business consultant Bob Mandelson, the parking area has capacity for 500 bicycles and is constantly attended.
The show itself is in Hall C of the convention center.
(Sorry for that headline, I couldn’t resist.)
You may think the North American Handmade Bicycle Show starts this weekend, but the action has already begun.
Today is move-in day at the Oregon Convention Center and this afternoon the partying begins.
Here’s a quick recap of what’s on tap tonight.[Read more…]