Amy Sakurai took a bunch of lovely photos of the 2016 Handmade Bike and Beer Festival, she also has photos from past shows that you can find at her website.
Hopwork’s Handmade Bike & Beer Festival
The ultimate Oregonian pairing? Bicycles and beer! Combine them in style with this 2-day artisan-powered festival at the brewery.
Calling all beer-sipping bicycle enthusiasts! Be sure to clear your schedule on the last weekend of September for the 2014 Handmade Bike & Beer Festival, hosted by Hopworks Urban Brewery in partnership with the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association (OBCA).
The Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association (OBCA), in partnership with Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), is pleased to announce the 2014 Oregon Handmade Bike and Beer Festival. This year’s festival combines two of Portland’s most thrilling fall events: the OBCA Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show and HUB’s Biketobeerfest.
The event will take place on September 27th & 28th at HUB, 2944 SE Powell Blvd. The weekend features custom frame builders showing handmade bicycles, local brewers pouring hand crafted, limited edition, bike themed beers, and live music from area artists.
Admission to the handmade bicycle display is $10 with proceeds benefiting OBCA and beer tickets are available for purchase at the event. Vendor booth registration is now open. Space is limited and vendors are encouraged to apply early. Visit the OBCA registration site to reserve your spot today.
Founded in 2006, OBCA is a non-profit industry group that exists to promote and support hand crafted bicycle builders. OBCA has staged the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show annually since 2007. The show attracts frame builders, industry representatives and thousands of bicycle enthusiasts.
With two bike themed brewpub locations and a focus on sustainable operations, HUB is a champion of the Portland microbrew and cycling communities. HUB sponsors dozens of bicycling events and has hosted Biketobeerfest, the world’s only bike-in Oktoberfest party, annually since 2007.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2014 Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show to be held at Hopworks Urban Brewery
Saturday & Sunday, September 27-28, 2014
Builder/Exhibitor Registration is now open – Register today!
If you are a frame builder, sponsor, or media member and have any questions about the show, please email: email@example.com
A great read on the 2014 Oregon Manifest and the Portland team competing in this year Design Challenge. OBCA President, Dave Levy of Ti Cycles will be part of the Portland team and build the final design. – Read More Here
OBCA would like to share the following press release from Organic Transit:
PORTLAND, OREGON /January 20/ – Organic Transit is inviting
the public and press to test drive the ELF solar/pedal
trike on January 25th, 26th and 28th in greater Portland,
Oregon, where the company is considering opening an
According to Rob Cotter, founder and CEO of Organic
Transit and inventor of the ELF, “Because the ELF promotes
healthier commuters, more livable cities and a cleaner
planet, Portland is a perfect place for creating jobs in
the Green Economy.”
The most efficient vehicle on the planet.
Organic Transit is on a mission to get more cars off the
road, and more people in an ELF all across America. The
company’s visionary, Rob Cotter, has decades of experience
in solar and human powered vehicles which is evident in the
ELF’s refined and patented technology.
Cotter calls the ELF the most energy efficient vehicle on
the planet. The ELF gets the equivalent of 1800 mpg and
can prevent as much as 6 tons of Co2 from entering the
atmosphere each year.
The vehicle is highly refined and well appointed with
mirrors, LED lights, storage, and a protective enclosure
that is lightweight and durable. The batteries are charged
by the solar panels or via any outlet. It is the height of
a car allowing easy travel in traffic, country roads or on
bike paths. (see Features)
The ELF revolution – thinking outside the car.
Since the first ELF hit the streets in early 2013, it has
quickly become the media darling of clean technology and a
new mode of transportation for commuters, seniors, delivery
services, college campuses, athletes and the disabled
across America. (ELF owner stories here)
Plans to grow with new assembly plants.
To date, the company has one assembly plant in Durham,
North Carolina headquarters, and a satellite plant in
San Jose, California, that provides job training for the
During his visit to Portland this month, Rob Cotter will
meet with city officials, investors and business leaders to
explore opportunities for setting up a local manufacturing
operation in the area.
“Portland is the mecca of the bicycle community and is
environmentally conscious,” says Cotter. “Building vehicles
locally, creating local jobs and using no fossil fuels
that damage the atmosphere, it’s a “virtuous cycle. We are
looking to Portland to support our mission.”
Organic Transit is expanding ELF accessories including
apps, jump seats and cargo expansion for business fleets.
This is more than an urban solution but also plays a
significant role for humanitarian relief in developing
“It’s a very exciting time, and we’re looking for
partnerships to help us meet growing demand. Organic
Transit moves us beyond sustainability an into
Invitation to test drive an ELF test drive on January 25th,
26th and 28th.
The public and press are invited to test drive an ELF:
January 25th and 26th from 10 am to 4 pm at McMenamins
Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale, OR 97060. (Map)
January 28th from 11 am to 2 pm at 35 SE Main St, Portland,
OR 97214. (map)
To schedule a test drive, email
TestDrive@OrganicTransit.com and write “Portland” in the
subject line and please indicate date and preference for
morning, noon or afternoon.
Contact 919-908-1599 or organictransit.com
Media contact: Martha@organictransit.com (212)933-1391
Please make a date to taste Mr. Francesco Moser’s (Giro d’Ialia winner, three time winner Paris-Roubaix, hour record holder, etc.) wines at the Strawberry Garage Monday the 29th. April, 2013 starting at 11am. Francesco will be pouring a red, a white and a bubbly. Here is the link to Moser wines: http://www.cantinemoser.com/
Strawberry Bicycle is located at: 1535 S.W. 17th. Ave. at Market St. in Goose Hollow.
Multiple members of the O.B.C.A take home hardware at the 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Denver, CO.
NAHBS Award Winners:
Rob English, English Cycles: Best of show
Eric Estlund, Winter Bicycles: Best Finish
Gates Carbon Drive Winners:
Rob English, English Cycles: Best Adventure Bike
Dave Levy, Ti Cycles: Most Innovative Belted Bike
Congratulations to all!
Two lucky folks walked away from the 2012 Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show as big winners!
Jen P. won a Rolf Prima ECX Wheelset! I’m sure you’ll see these on her CX bike next year at Cross Crusade!
Ken B. won the FSA Crankset. Congrats to both winners.