In a not-so-surprising move, the collective Portland, Oregon bike industry has announced the Oregon Manifest, its own handmade bike show scheduled for October 10 – 12. The event will coincide with a major cyclo-cross race.
Portland is home to Rapha US, Chris King, Castelli USA, Vanilla Workshop, Ira Ryan Cycles, and Ahearne Cycles, to name just a few.
Details about the Oregon Manifest are forthcoming; if the community response is anything like the one given for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) that drew nearly 7,000 to Portland in February, organizers should be pleased. Don Walker, NAHBS organizer, has decided to move his show to a different city each year. Indianapolis, Indiana is the site for 2009.
For more information, visit http://www.oregonmanifest.com.