PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Days after an announcement that the North American Handmade Bicycle Show is postponed for this year, a variety of framebuilders and other industry sponsors say they are committed to a new show to be held in Portland in September next year.
The 2023 show is called MADE. According to ECHOS Communications, a PR and marketing agency, the show will feature events at the Portland-area workshops of Chris King, Speedvagen and Breadwinner Cycles, as well as outdoor exhibits. ECHOS said it has commitments from Moots, The Pro’s Closet Museum, Bicycling Magazine, Paul Component Engineering, Mosaic, Bike Flights, Schon Studio, Speedvagen, Stinner, Abbey Bike Tools, Chris King, Argonaut Cycles, Breadwinner Cycles, WZRD Bikes, Retrotec, Btchn Bikes, Falconer Cycles, Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, Tomii Cycle, Frontier Bikes, Bender Bikes, Bike Flights, Monē Bikes and others. Framebuilders are being offered free booth space for the inaugural edition.
“MADE is the next evolution of handmade consumer and trade events, creating a format that is inclusive, exciting and supportive,” said Billy Sinkford, the vice president of ECHOS. “The event will celebrate and support framebuilders and the culture that surrounds them, and our collective goal is to bring awareness to this segment of the industry.”
Registration for the three-day 2023 show will open this fall 2022. Besides the free booth space, event sponsor BikeFlights plans to offer free shipping of bikes for all exhibiting framebuilders. MADE did not release specific dates or venue. More information at Made.bike.
NAHBS show director Don Walker told BRAIN last week that the 2022 edition, planned for September in Denver, will not be held. Walker said NAHBS will be held in Denver in mid-September 2023.