Oregon Constructors excel at OR Manifest Design Challenge

Congratulations to the framebuilders who participated in the 2011 Oregon Manifest Constructors Design Challenge this weekend.  The event challenged builders to design the “Ultimate Utility Bike.”   In addition to building the “Ultimate Utility Bike” the bikes were sent out on a 50-mile field test that began in Buxton, Oregon and finished at Chris King Headquarters in NW Portland.
The honor of top design goes to three Portland, Oregon based and O.B.C.A. members.
1. Tony Pereira, Pereira Cycles of Portland, OR
2. Rob Tsunehiro, Tsunehiro Cycles of Portland, OR
3. Chris King, Cielo Cycles of Portland, OR
In addition to the top builder submissions, the University of Oregon won the best “Student Design” category.  This team was mentored by OBCA Board President, Dave Levy of Ti Cycles in Portland, OR.
An excellent write up and slideshow of the event can be viewed at BikePortland.org – Click Here
More info on the builder challenge can be found at www.OregonManifest.com
Special Thanks to KingCycleGroup for sharing the images of the 2011 Oregon Manifest.