obca

Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show freshens up with new location for 2017

Avatar by on August 3rd, 2017 at 11:41 am

Handmade Bike & Beer Fest-33.jpg

Coming to St. Johns August 12-13th.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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.
[Read more…]

Locally made bikes, beer and music on tap for weekend festival

Avatar by on September 23rd, 2014 at 10:51 am

Biketobeerfest at Hopworks -51

At this weekend’s Bike & Beer Fest, you can drink local beer while
getting to know local bike makers like Eric Estlund of Winter Bicycles.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

What happens when you mash together two of Portland’s best fall bike events into one, big, blowout weekend party? The Handmade Bike & Beer Festival.
[Read more…]

Oregon framebuilders will bring their bike show to town this Halloween

Avatar by on August 31st, 2009 at 8:00 am

Oregon-Handmade-Bike-Show07-60.jpg

Crowds were thick at the 2007 OHBS
(Photo © J Maus)

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.[Read more…]

Oregon builders announce handmade bike show plans

Avatar by on February 17th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Oregon-Handmade-Bike-Show07-60.jpg

A scene from the OBCA’s 2007 show.
(Photo © J. Maus)

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.”
[Read more…]

Builders, crowds impress at handmade bicycle show

Avatar by on November 12th, 2007 at 12:58 pm

Oregon-Handmade-Bike-Show07-60.jpg

Crowds were thick all day.
View slideshow below
(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.
[Read more…]

An appetizer of Oregon made bicycles

Avatar by on November 10th, 2007 at 1:08 am

Sunday is the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show. That’s the main course.

For now, I’m serving up an appetizer. I dug through my photo archives to bring you a taste of just a few of the talented builders you can see at the show…

Bon appetite![Read more…]