Perhaps BikeCraft yielded the perfect holiday gifts for every bike lover in your life. But if you need that one last perfect item, check out the book suggestions below — or browse through our Bookstore for even more inspiration. December 21st is your deadline for shipping via priority mail; or if you’re in the Portland … Read more
The Zine Trike, ready to roll. (Photo © Elly Blue) Among many exciting new crafts and crafters debuting at BikeCraft tomorrow is a new offering from a familiar company. The Zine Trike is the newest addition to the fleet of local bookseller and publisher Microcosm Publishing.
The double-spiral bamboo bottle holder.(Photos © Adams Carroll) After Paul Conte graduated from Syracuse University’s industrial design program, he took an office job — but realized before long that he wasn’t living the life he wanted to lead. So he quit, trained to be a carpenter, and moved to Portland in search of a workshop … Read more
A little something to fight the chill.(Photo © J. Maus) BikeCraft V is right around the corner. The daylong affair on Saturday, December 5 from 10am to 5pm, will be an unprecedented gathering of bike-themed, Portland-made arts and crafts. Since we announced the event, we’ve had over 35 crafters sign up to participate, including old … Read more
[This is the first of several vendor profiles we’ll share in the next month as we prepare to entice you to attend our super-excellent BikeCraft V event coming up on December 5th.] Bike Cozy’s “Toe Cozies to Keep Feet Dry” were a hit at BikeCraft IV.(Photo © J. Maus) Do you ever wonder how to … Read more
M-Horton’s Cycling Skirt is designed with high, deep pockets,rugged fabric, and biking and gardening friendly length and flare.(Photo: M-Horton.com) Here in Portland, we’re used to our top-notch selection of local framebuilding talent, but how about some locally-made, custom clothes to wear on your locally-made, custom bike? And no, we’re not talking about tight hipster-jeans, or … Read more
Yes that’s duct tape,with a reflective star.(Photos © J. Maus) Tomas Quinones can be seen frequently on Shift bike fun rides, Cycle Wild camping trips, and other bike cultural events. He recently began making, and selling, simple handlebar bags made out of duct tape. In Quinones’ words: I started making them for my own use … Read more