BikeCraft opens at Velo Cult next weekend (11/30)

BikeCraft opens at Velo Cult next weekend (11/30)

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It’s coming!
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

The ninth annual BikeCraft holiday gift fair is set for next weekend, November 30th – December 1st, and we’re excited to announce Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd Ave) as the new venue! Event organizers Aaron Kaffen and Amos Hunter have once again brought together a stellar line-up of local gift-makers that will entice you (and your pocketbook) with their bike-inspired wares.

To make room for all the great vendors (34 of them so far, see list below) and general holiday merriment, Sky Boyer and the Velo Cult crew will transform their entire, 5,000 square foot bar and bike shop into BikeCraft central. A relative newcomer to Portland, Velo Cult has established itself as the cultural hub of Portland’s diverse and vibrant bicycle scene. Their open floor-plan, the renown bike collection that hangs from the ceiling and rafters, and their welcoming bar and seating areas should make for one of the best BikeCraft venues ever.

To sweeten the pot even further, this year’s event opens on Small Business Saturday, which is a fledgling national effort to support local businesses. Speaking of local businesses, below is the current list of artists, makers, designers, and sellers of fine goods who plan to share their work with us next weekend…

And here are a few photos from BikeCrafts past to whet your appetite…

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As always, admission to BikeCraft is free; but bring some cash for food, drinks and other purchases. Here’s the schedule:

Saturday, November 30th

    Event hours: 11:00am to 6:00pm @ Velo Cult
    After-party: 7:00p at Velo Cult

Sunday, December 1st
Event hours: 11:00am to 6:00pm

— Stay tuned to the Front Page for more BikeCraft coverage, follow the #bikecraft hashtag on Twitter for updates, and check out the BikeCraft website and Facebook page to learn more.

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