This years raffle winner, Heather, won the amazing Mix Tape Disc wheels made by HI FI. The Mix Tape Disc is a badass, tubeless, disc-specific, 25mm-wide rim (20mm internal width). If you really want to mix it up, the Mix Tape Disc alloy clinchers are light, fast and ultra versatile, thanks to the Fidelity disc hub. Throw em on a disc-brake equipped road or CX bike, or even to serve light duty on your 29er. The wheels convert between quick release and thru-axle, and the QRs and end caps to switch from one to the other are all included. Want to run 11-speed Campy disc, or SRAM XD? You can do that too! Congratulations Heather!
A few items were left behind at the Handmade Bike and Beer Festival and we want to reunite them with their owners. If one of these items is yours please contact Andy, the OBCA treasurer, his email is email@example.com The items are a Oregon State baseball cap, a purple scarf, and a yellow poncho.
The Handmade Bike and Beer Festival was a success and we want to thank all of the exhibitors who helped put on such a great show and also all the OBCA members who showed up and offered their support for this event. We’ve got some great photos from the show that you can find at the Festival’s Facebook page, we’ll also be posting photos up on the Festival’s website.
Black Magic Painter, Rudi Jung, was in a motorcycle accident and is in the hospital.
Thankfully, Rudi is now medically stable and remains strong and in good spirits. However, the journey ahead will not be an easy one. We are asking for any assistance. We appreciate your willingness to give. Thank you for being part of Rudi’s journey to recovery!
The donated money will go to physical therapy and rehab needed during Rudi’s recovery, as well as living expenses while unable to return to work. Rudi’s girlfriend, Olivia Harkness, will be assisting with managing the money raised through gofundme.
The OBCA has donated and asks you to consider donating and sharing his page to help in his recovery.
To support OBCA and generate some buzz for the Portland handmade show, Gates Carbon Drive is seeking proposals for unique, curious, innovative or just damn cool belt drive bikes to be displayed at the 2016 Bike and Beer Festival. Want to get belted? Submit your ideas (one paragraph concept is enough) to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15. Include the subject line: Belted in PDX.
Gates will review all submissions and notify winning builders by July 22. The only requirement is that the bike be displayed at the show, and that winners submit quality photography to Gates for sharing on social media and the Belted Blog. If you have not worked with Gates Carbon Drive before, please review the product line and technical resources at www.gatescarbondrive.com. If Gates accepts your idea, Gates will provide a free system and technical assistance. Gates will debut its new new longer belt lengths (158- and 168-tooth) in Portland, so also send ideas for your longtail cargo bikes or chopper monsters.
We’ve been made aware of a great event coming up and wanted to share it with you. Dave Moulton will be doing a west coast tour to talk about FUSO, building, and riding bikes. A can’t miss opportunity. He’ll be speaking in Portland, OR on Tuesday the 29th of September at 5pm at the Bike Commuter. Come join him for a beer and talk about bikes. Find out more about the tour at Dave’s blog or about the event at the event’s Facebook page.
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).
Oregon is home to many great things. Great coffee. Great beer. Great food. Great outdoors. And, of course, great bikes. Did you know that Oregon has over 40 custom bike builders? Breadwinner. Vanilla. Co-Motion. Bike Friday. Strawberry. Metrofiets. Ahearne Cycles. Ti Cycles. Cielo. Sweetpea. And many more. All made here in Oregon.
Unfortunately, many Oregonians aren’t aware of the wealth of locally-made, handmade bikes Oregon has to offer. Which is where Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association comes in. Founded in 2007, OBCA is a non-profit trade organization working to promote Oregon’s handmade bike framebuilders and bicycle manufacturing companies.
One way they do this is through the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show. The only West Coast handmade bicycle show of it’s kind, it showcases the amazing bikes that Northwest builders are crafting. This bicycle show is pretty sweet in and of itself, but this year they are upping the ante. OBCA and Hopworks Urban Brewery have decided to collaborate. Instead of hosting two separate events (i.e. Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show and BiketoBeerFest), they are uniting for one mega event: the Oregon Handmade Bike & Beer Festival on September 27th & 28th. 2 days. 1 event. Complete with local brewers pouring hand-crafted beers and custom frame builders showing handmade bicycles. There will be music and tasty eats too. “[It’s an] intangibility of high quality craft. Craft beer AND craft bikes,” shared Dave Levy, President of OBCA and owner of Ti Cycles.
OBCA meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 20th, 2014 starting at 5:30 pm at the Strawberry Garage, 1535 S.W. 17th. Ave. at SW Market St. Goose Hollow, Portland. HUB keg and pizza for all.
All Constructor Members, Industry Members and prospective members are cordially invited.