Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show freshens up with new location for 2017

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Coming to St. Johns August 12-13th.
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It’s been 10 years since the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show burst onto the scene. I can still recall the buzz and optimism in that room. There was a collective realization that we had something special here. Today the show is stronger than ever and organizers have announced a new location, new vendors, and a lot of new reasons to check it out.

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Oregon framebuilders will bring their bike show to town this Halloween

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Crowds were thick at the 2007 OHBS
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The Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association, a nonprofit group that unites and promotes the booming local handmade bicycle frame industry, has announced that they will host the 2009 Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show this October in Northwest Portland.

The show will be held over Halloween weekend, Saturday October 31st and November 1st, 2009, in the Staver Locomotive Building at 2537 NW 29th Ave in Portland.

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Oregon builders announce handmade bike show plans

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A scene from the OBCA’s 2007 show.
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The Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association (OBCA) has announced preliminary details for their 2009 Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show.

According to Andy Newlands of the OBCA, their show will happen on Halloween weekend, October 31st – November 1st. The two day show will be open to the public and will feature handmade bikes from around Oregon and beyond. Newlands says “selected bicycle businesses will also be displaying their wares.”

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Builders, crowds impress at handmade bicycle show

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Crowds were thick all day.
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(Photos © Jonathan Maus)

I still can’t decide what was more impressive at yesterday’s Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show; the crowds or the builders.

One of the event organizers, Austin Ramsland, says that over 1,800 people attended the show. They were treated to an unprecedented display of building prowess from well over 20 Oregon-based builders. It was a show of talent and enthusiasm for bikes that many of us knew existed, but to see and feel it all in one room was simply breathtaking.

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