Oregon Manifest unveils ’09 show details: Builders will be put to the challenge

The 2009 Oregon Manifest (10/2 – 11/8) can hardly be called a bike show. After the success of their first show last year, organizers have signed a presenting sponsorship deal with Chris King Precision Components and transformed the event into five “concentrated weeks” of art, workshops, and unique events designed to showcase the nation’s best … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

How big is Portland’s framebuilding reputation?

With 24 builders (at last count) currently plying their trade in Portland, this city is the epicenter for America’s bike-making renaissance. What do builders from other places think about that? Ask 15-year framebuilding legend Curtis Inglis of Napa, California-based Inglis/Retrotec Cycles. Or better yet, check out the T-shirt he was wearing at the Oregon Manifest … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Oregon’s framebuilding heritage on display at Manifest show

A display at the Oregon Manifest show brings Oregon’s framebuilding history to life.– Audio slideshow below – I intended to have reports and photos from the Oregon Manifest show up starting on Friday afternoon, however, due to some serious issues with my server (the site was down for over two days!), I haven’t been able … Read more

See the best of Filmed by Bike at Manifest Show party

Tomorrow night’s “Opening Night Blowout Party” for the Oregon Manifest Handmade Bike Show (which opens tomorrow morning) will feature a special, six-year retrospective compilation of films from Portland’s very own Filmed by Bike film festival. Filmed by Bike founder Ayleen Crotty put together the screening with sponsorship from River City Bicycles. Crotty says they’ve put … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Oregon Manifest show needs volunteers

Here’s the info from organizers of the Oregon Manifest Handmade Bike Show (which starts Friday and goes through Sunday 10/12). PORTLAND’S OWN BIKE SHOW NEEDS YOUR HELP! On October 10th and 11th bike geeks, master craftsmen, and obsessed enthusiasts converge for Portlandís handmade bike extravaganza, Oregon Manifest. Weíre still looking for a few more volunteers … Read more