The Oregon Manifest Handmade Bike Show runs October 10-12, an event designed to showcase Portland’s bike culture through the lens of local frame builders and the bikes they create.
“Portland has created a thriving, signature bicycle industry, one that produced US$63 million in revenue in 2006 and has continued to grow steadily. The Oregon Manifest show is a perfect platform for frame builders to share ideas and continue to develop the industry,” said Commissioner/Mayor-Elect Sam Adams. “We see cycling as a primary form of transportation for many Portlanders, and as transportation costs continue to increase bikes should be the mainstream alternative for efficient and cost-effective transportation.”
The Oregon Manifest show kicks off Friday at the Leftbank Greenroom, 1618 N. Vancouver Avenue in Portland, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., followed by an opening party at Wieden+Kennedy; continues at the Greenroom on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the Rapha Cross Roller Race beginning at 8 p.m.; and concludes Sunday in Wilsonville with the Cross Crusade Cyclocross Race along SW Ravenna Loop. Tickets are US$10 for one day or US$15 for both show days.
“This event will raise Portland’s visibility even more as a leader in the cycling industry. We have an amazingly bike-friendly culture and we want to promote the business side as well,” said Diane Chalmers, vice president of operations for Chris King Precision Components.
Special bike parking will be available to custom bikes at the event, creating an ever-evolving installation immediately outside the show venue. Additional bike parking will be available nearby.
Sponsored by Chris King Precision Components, the Oregon Manifest show received its initial funding and support from the Portland Development Commission (PDC) and the office of Sam Adams. Other partners are bikeportland.org, Rapha Performance Roadwear, Cross Crusade, Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association and Wieden+Kennedy.