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Velo Cirque brings out the customs, classics, and those who love them

by on February 26th, 2018 at 12:37 pm

It was packed!
(Photos: J Maus/BikePortland)

Portland is no stranger to bike shows. We’ve hosted the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, we used to have a show that roped in the design industry, and we have an annual show just for Oregon-based custom builders. But Velo Cirque is different.

Held at Velo Cult on Saturday, the show was open to anyone with a story to tell about their classic or custom bike — whether they built it or not. As I walked the aisles and met the owners of many fine rigs, it reminded me of the classic car shows I spent so many days of my youth walking through with my dad. One of the owners of a 1970s touring bike was proud to show me the original owner’s manual and set of pannier bags that came with it.

Here’s what else I came across at Velo Cirque…
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Industry Ticker: Velo Cult launches custom program

by on January 11th, 2016 at 3:56 pm

The Velo Cult Rando, built by Mark Nobilette.
(Photos: Velo Cult)

Our friends at Velo Cult — the famous bike/coffee shop, event space and tavern — are always up to something interesting. Their latest is the Custom Program.

Tapping into his connections to some of the best builders in the business, Velo Cult owner Sky Boyer has set up special partnerships that allow his customers to order custom, tailor-fit handmade bikes with extra-custom Velo Cult stylings and features.

Check out a few more pics and a description of the first two offerings below…
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Velo Cult’s new displays bring U.S.-made products to the table

by on March 26th, 2015 at 3:43 pm

(Photos courtesy Velo Cult Bike Shop and Tavern)

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London’s cycling czar swings through Portland for two events this week

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on February 17th, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Ben Plowden.
(Photo: London Cycling Campaign)

After years of staring morosely at the world’s best bike cities just across the English Channel, London is on the brink of big changes. One of the people responsible is coming through Portland on his victory tour.

As director of surface transport strategy and planning for the regional Transport for London agency, Ben Plowden oversees almost everything on his city’s streets. In the 15 years since London regained regional autonomy, the city has introduced a hugely successful anti-congestion charge on cars entering the central city, one of the world’s first major modern bike sharing systems (now 10,000 bikes strong) and, two weeks ago, an 18-mile protected bike lane through the heart of central London.

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Bike Mechanic Challenge will put local techs wrench to wrench

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on May 27th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Who’s the best bike mechanic in Portland?
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Breadwinner Cycles launch draws huge crowd

by on April 8th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

breadwinner launch party-2

The launch of Breadwinner Cycles drew a huge crowd.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Breadwinner Cycles drew a huge crowd to Velo Cult on Friday night. The event marked the official launch of the company which was started by noted bike builders Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan (we profiled Breadwinner back in February).

At Friday night’s event, the highlight for me was the assemblage of locally owned Ira Ryan Cycles and Pereira Cycles bikes. Tony and Ira invited all their local customers to display their bikes as a way to demonstrate the lineages that produced Breadwinner. It was really cool to see all these custom bikes, banged up and dirty from being ridden on local streets by local riders. There were touring bikes, racing bikes, mountain and city ramblers, and everything in between. I was especially keen to meet the owners Ira and Tony’s first bikes sold in Portland…
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Goldsprints debut at Velo Cult

by on February 2nd, 2013 at 12:35 am

Goldsprints at Velo Cult-3

The first annual Velo Cult Bike Shop + Tavern Goldsprints series kicked off in Hollywood Friday night.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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