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More handmade magic from the Manifest Design Challenge

Our man at the Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge has sent over more photos of the amazing transportation bicycles put together by some of the best builders in the business. This is just a small sampling of the extraordinary bikes in the show. Get down to the Oregon Manifest Union (539 NW 10th at Hoyt) … Read more

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First look inside the Constructor’s Design Challenge

Editor’s note: Please welcome new BikePortland contributor Mark Reber. A reporter and photographer, Mark is working with us to cover the Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge and Race this weekend. Mark was able to spend some time with the bikes and their proud, nervous builders this morning, and sent this dispatch — and some enticing … Read more

A few peeks at Manifest Design Challenge entries

Sean Chaney of Vertigo Cycles posted this sneak peek of his Design Challenge entry. The Constructor’s Design Challenge (part of Oregon Manifest) is coming this Friday. The event is an unprecedented opportunity to have the brightest minds in bike building put their skills and experience into building the Ultimate Transportation Bike. Each entry will be … Read more

Oregon Manifest aims to change the way we think about bikes

The Oregon Manifest is right around the corner! Organizers have unveiled the final program for this year’s six-week long celebration of the art, culture, and craft of bicycling. The multifaceted program promises to put a creative, utilitarian spin on all aspects of bicycling from framebuilding to racing — and aims to put them in front … Read more

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

Announcing Oregon Manifest; an event to celebrate handmade bikes, Portland-style

“The most original, spirited, and spectacle-laden boutique bike show in the nation.” That’s the vision of an ad-hoc coalition of Portland framebuilders, bike lovers, and creative professionals that have come together to create Oregon Manifest — a new event coming to Portland this fall that just might re-define the traditional bike show.