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BikeCraft is this weekend! Here’s a sneak peek at the vendors

BikeCraft is this weekend! Here’s a sneak peek at the vendors

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BikeCraft is here! You have two days to find amazing things. We suggest planning ahead.

The 11th annual BikeCraft holiday gift fair is this weekend. For just two days you’ll get the opportunity to meet local artists and craftmakers who are just as inspired by cycling as you are. And the best part? Everything is for sale. If you are looking to treat yourself or get some holiday shopping done, you should not miss this event.

In addition to the 25-30 vendors (see the list and teaser pics below), the event will also feature free winter bike check-ups from Pedal Bike Tours on both days from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Just wheel your bike over for a pit-stop (air, lube, adjustments) and get free advice from Pedal Bike Tours’ master mechanic Edwin Skaug.

If you come on Sunday around 1:00 pm you’ll be treated to a performance by the BTA Carolers. Who are they? Well I happened to grab some rare footage of them back in 2010 (before they were big):

And as promised, we’ve grabbed the super secret list of current vendors so you can prep your game-plan before the big event. Check out a teaser of just some of the vendors below….

Holly Go Bikely

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Kozie Prery

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These hats look seriously cool and functional.

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Pettipants to wear under your skirt.

Bike Smut

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Phil Sano has done it again.

JBird Collective

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Just a sampling of what this first-time BikeCrafter can do.

The Beebe Company

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Leather phone holder.
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Mr. Beebe also makes very cool framebags, which he’s showing off here at BikeCraft 2012.

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Velo Gioielli

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Brian makes amazing things. This is just one of the many forms his bike-part jewelry and furnishings create.

Portland Pogies

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Slip your hands into these and you will never be cold again. Gloves are over!

Gigi’s Handywork

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Gigi’s “Helmuffs” are always a huge hit at BikeCraft. They keep your ears warm while not messing with your helmet fit and letting your head breathe.

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In this weather one can never have too many knitted things.

But wait! There’s even more. This is just a sampling of the vendors. You’ll also find printed matter and various multimedia products from esteemed enterprises like Filmed by Bike, Bicycle Times Magazine, Microcosm Publishing, and Urban Adventure League.

For more of what to expect at BikeCraft, check out our photos of past events.

And if you’re still on the fence, organizer Aaron Kaffen says there will be activities for the kids and he reminds us that all the proceeds from the event will be donated to Bike Farm.

Here are the details:

    BikeCraft 2015
    Saturday and Sunday December 12-13 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
    At the Bike Farm (1810 NE First Ave)
    BikeCraftPDX.com

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— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – jonathan@bikeportland.org


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BikeCraft is gift making and buying the Portland way

BikeCraft is gift making and buying the Portland way

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Since 2005 Portlanders have come in from out of the cold and huddled together for a holiday shopping tradition unlike any other: BikeCraft, a holidy gift bazaar for bike lovers.

This year’s event is on the weekend of December 12th and 13th.

BikeCraft was founded on the simple notion that locally made, bicycle-inspired arts and crafts deserve their own moment in the spotlight. Organizers Aaron Kaffen and Amos Hunter are bringing the event back to Bike Farm this year. Bike Farm (1810 NE 1st, just north of NE Broadway) is an all-volunteer collective dedicated to helping people demystify bike repair and build not just bikes, but a stronger community as well.

This year Aaron and Amos have decided to donate all proceeds from the event to Bike Farm.

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BikeCraft is the perfect place to find things that will keep you (or your special friend) warm and stylish. These are just a few of the vendors who will be there.
(From BikeCraftPDX.com)

If you make cool bike stuff, there are still spots available to sell your wares. So far, they’ve already lined up some great vendors including: North St. Bags, Gigi’s Handywork, Laura TK, Portland Pogies, Velo Gioielli, Microcosm Publishing, kNiTpUnK, and Clodine Crafts.

It doesn’t cost anything to get in and there will be yummy food and drinks available for sale. All proceeds from the beer will go toward Bike Farm. Remember to apply if you’d like to be a vendor. And the event needs a few volunteers too. Please get in touch with Amos and Aaron at info@bikecraftpdx.com if you can help.

If you haven’t been to BikeCraft, peruse our archives for coverage and photos from years past. Also check out BikeCraftPDX.com for more details.

— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – jonathan@bikeportland.org


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Tenth annual BikeCraft set for December 6-7

Tenth annual BikeCraft set for December 6-7

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BikeCraft, where you can always find
wonderful bike-inspired things.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

BikeCraft, the holiday gift fair for bike lovers, is back.

This will be the 10th time we’ve gotten together to highlight the best local, bike-inspired makers and artisans. Time flies when you’re having fun doesn’t it? I can still remember that icy-cold December night in 2005 when I invited a handful of creative folks to a coffee shop to share their wares. When we ended up with 20 vendors and a huge, happy, crowd I knew we’d struck a nerve.

This year our friends Aaron Kaffen and Amos Hunter once again keep this holiday tradition alive. They’ve just announced BikeCraft 2014. It will be held at Bike Farm (1810 NE 1st Ave) on the weekend of December 6-7th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Check out the flyer…

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Click for PDF

Aaron says they still have spaces available for vendors, so if you make a cool bike product and are looking for a great place to debut, look no further. In keeping with the true spirit of BikeCraft, all sizes of businesses are welcome — from part-time crafters to established businesses (tables and booths are $40-$80).

For the full low-down, check out the Facebook event page or sign up for the event announcement at BikeCraftPDX.com.

Vendors and volunteers can get in touch with Amos and Aaron directly via info@bikecraftpdx.com.

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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.

More photos and notes from BikeCraft

More photos and notes from BikeCraft

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The “Ninja Lock” from Rejuiced Bikes
is made from recycle fork
legs and inner tubes.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Another BikeCraft is in the books! I hope everyone found something worth buying and enjoyed meeting the talented artisans and makers who shared their work.

I felt like I needed several more hours to really take it all in, but I managed to see almost everything. If you missed it again this year, scroll down to see more of my photos and notes from the weekend. To track these items down, you can follow links to vendors’ websites (see full vendor list here), buy the items at BikeCraft’s online home, or stop by local retail shops like Bikeasaurus and Pedal Bike Tours that stock BikeCrafty-type stuff.

Here we go…

Velo Cult Bike Shop was at BikeCraft more just to support the community than anything else, but they also brought a few nifty art pieces. Check out this image of the front of a touring bike screened onto wood…

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Walnut Studiolo is a major BikeCraft success story. Geoff and Valerie have used the event as a springboard into a thriving business for their gorgeous leather goods. I’m partial to their seat pack and the six-pack holder…

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Yes, there are a number of bag makers in Portland; but once you look closer you realize they all bring something different to the table. Dave Stoops of Black Star Bags has been doing this a long time and his star logo is a fixture on local streets. His new flap-top backpacks (as opposed to the classic roll-top) are loaded with features like dual-padded shoulder straps (soft to your body, harder to the outside), tons of handy pockets, and more. He’s also got a solid pannier design…

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Fabric Horse came all the way from Philadelphia for BikeCraft. And a lot of people were glad they did. I heard someone refer to their utility belts as “superhero belts” and it’s easy to see why. They’ve mastered the belt/hip-pouch thing and their products allow you to dial in your belt with all sorts of cool add-ons and features. I also liked their shoe gaiters (Fabric Horse owner Carrie Collins prefers to call them spats). They wrap around your leg with waxed canvas and laces and a piece of inner tube that hooks under your shoe. The result? They make any shoe into a boot! Pretty nice for biking in inclement weather.

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One of standouts for me this year was The Beebe Company. Silas Beebe created the leather accessories on Rob Tsunehiro’s second-place winning bike at the Oregon Manifest Design Competition this past year. Now Silas has built a company around those accessories. The amazing story behind Silas is that his grandfather established the company in Portland in 1884! (yes 1884). Back then they specialized in marine equipment and specialty hardware. Now Silas is taking the company into the bike world with a leather handlebar bag, a phone mount, and a center console. The center console straps onto your top tube and is a very creative item. It doesn’t fully close, so you can just toss stuff into it (like your keys, chap stick, whatever). And no, things won’t fall out of it.

Suffice it to say, I think we’ll be hearing a lot more from Mr. Beebe…

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Edward Juan was another new face at BikeCraft this year. Edward recently left his job as a filmmaker at Laika Studios. Now he’s putting his energy into his illustration work while he takes a break from his job and thinks about his next move. Lucky for us, he’s a bike lover. His company name, Hjolisland, translates to bike Iceland in Icelandic. It comes from his inspiration after a bike tour there in 2011. At BikeCraft he shared bikey calendars, greeting cards and prints featuring some lovely little characters…

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The work of Amanda Janney and Jim Duthie were also major standouts. This Portland-based duo, working under the name Fillettante, make jewelry out of bike parts. They’ve taken valve stems to a whole new level and I especially liked their headset bearing earrings. Amanda and Jim were also selling creative hanging planters that use chainrings to hold the pot…

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Steve Leichleiter is an artist and concerned citizen who was selling bike-themed fused glass plates and pendants to raise money for Beaverton-area schools. Steve said he was so frustrated upon hearing about school budget cuts, he decided to do something about it. Not only is he selling his crafts, he is also promoting, Ride For Schools, a 35, 65, and 100 mile ride that will take place out near Hagg Lake this summer.

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Dank Bags is really onto something with their Gore-Tex seat covers. Created by Cory Bennion in Seattle, the seat covers ($20) are waterproof, cinch-to-fit, and come in a variety of colors…

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Hope you enjoyed seeing a bit more of BikeCraft. If you missed my first dispatch, you can catch it here.

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More photos and notes from BikeCraft

More photos and notes from BikeCraft

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The “Ninja Lock” from Rejuiced Bikes
is made from recycle fork
legs and inner tubes.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Another BikeCraft is in the books! I hope everyone found something worth buying and enjoyed meeting the talented artisans and makers who shared their work.

I felt like I needed several more hours to really take it all in, but I managed to see almost everything. If you missed it again this year, scroll down to see more of my photos and notes from the weekend. To track these items down, you can follow links to vendors’ websites (see full vendor list here), buy the items at BikeCraft’s online home, or stop by local retail shops like Bikeasaurus and Pedal Bike Tours that stock BikeCrafty-type stuff.

Here we go…

Velo Cult Bike Shop was at BikeCraft more just to support the community than anything else, but they also brought a few nifty art pieces. Check out this image of the front of a touring bike screened onto wood…

BikeCraft 2012 Day two-8

Walnut Studiolo is a major BikeCraft success story. Geoff and Valerie have used the event as a springboard into a thriving business for their gorgeous leather goods. I’m partial to their seat pack and the six-pack holder…

BikeCraft 2012 Day two-2

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Yes, there are a number of bag makers in Portland; but once you look closer you realize they all bring something different to the table. Dave Stoops of Black Star Bags has been doing this a long time and his star logo is a fixture on local streets. His new flap-top backpacks (as opposed to the classic roll-top) are loaded with features like dual-padded shoulder straps (soft to your body, harder to the outside), tons of handy pockets, and more. He’s also got a solid pannier design…

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Fabric Horse came all the way from Philadelphia for BikeCraft. And a lot of people were glad they did. I heard someone refer to their utility belts as “superhero belts” and it’s easy to see why. They’ve mastered the belt/hip-pouch thing and their products allow you to dial in your belt with all sorts of cool add-ons and features. I also liked their shoe gaiters (Fabric Horse owner Carrie Collins prefers to call them spats). They wrap around your leg with waxed canvas and laces and a piece of inner tube that hooks under your shoe. The result? They make any shoe into a boot! Pretty nice for biking in inclement weather.

BikeCraft 2012 Day two-11

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One of standouts for me this year was The Beebe Company. Silas Beebe created the leather accessories on Rob Tsunehiro’s second-place winning bike at the Oregon Manifest Design Competition this past year. Now Silas has built a company around those accessories. The amazing story behind Silas is that his grandfather established the company in Portland in 1884! (yes 1884). Back then they specialized in marine equipment and specialty hardware. Now Silas is taking the company into the bike world with a leather handlebar bag, a phone mount, and a center console. The center console straps onto your top tube and is a very creative item. It doesn’t fully close, so you can just toss stuff into it (like your keys, chap stick, whatever). And no, things won’t fall out of it.

Suffice it to say, I think we’ll be hearing a lot more from Mr. Beebe…

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Silas Beebe

Edward Juan was another new face at BikeCraft this year. Edward recently left his job as a filmmaker at Laika Studios. Now he’s putting his energy into his illustration work while he takes a break from his job and thinks about his next move. Lucky for us, he’s a bike lover. His company name, Hjolisland, translates to bike Iceland in Icelandic. It comes from his inspiration after a bike tour there in 2011. At BikeCraft he shared bikey calendars, greeting cards and prints featuring some lovely little characters…

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The work of Amanda Janney and Jim Duthie were also major standouts. This Portland-based duo, working under the name Fillettante, make jewelry out of bike parts. They’ve taken valve stems to a whole new level and I especially liked their headset bearing earrings. Amanda and Jim were also selling creative hanging planters that use chainrings to hold the pot…

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Steve Leichleiter is an artist and concerned citizen who was selling bike-themed fused glass plates and pendants to raise money for Beaverton-area schools. Steve said he was so frustrated upon hearing about school budget cuts, he decided to do something about it. Not only is he selling his crafts, he is also promoting, Ride For Schools, a 35, 65, and 100 mile ride that will take place out near Hagg Lake this summer.

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Dank Bags is really onto something with their Gore-Tex seat covers. Created by Cory Bennion in Seattle, the seat covers ($20) are waterproof, cinch-to-fit, and come in a variety of colors…

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Hope you enjoyed seeing a bit more of BikeCraft. If you missed my first dispatch, you can catch it here.

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Take a tour of opening day at BikeCraft

Take a tour of opening day at BikeCraft

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Happy BikeCraft everyone!
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)


The eighth annual BikeCraft holiday gift bazaar opened today at Sandbox Studio in Northeast Portland (420 NE 9th). The crowds were solid, the vibe was very merry, and as always, there was a lot of great stuff to check out.

I ran into tons of old friends and spent a lot of my time catching up with various folks. I was also happy to meet three regular readers whom I’d only known by their commenter names (hi Brian, Bonnie and Alan!). I spent so much time chatting, that I think I saw only about half of the vendors… Fortunately I plan to return tomorrow for a second round.

If you missed today, take a quick little tour of the show below…

If you see these guys — BikeCraft organizers Aaron Kaffen (L) and Amos Hunter — tell them thanks for keeping the event alive and strong…

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Check the sexy inner-tube wrist corset made by one of the Sprockettes

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Rhythmic Metal is a vendor I hadn’t seen before. I didn’t meet the man behind these items, Trent Stocking, but I loved his belt buckles and other metal art/objects…

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Ayleen Crotty debuted the new poster for her annual Filmed by Bike festival. It’s hot. Illustrated by none other than local artist Matt Cardinal of Signal Cycles fame (and Bike Gallery before that)…

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And then there was Curtis Williams of North St. Bags. What can be said about this guy? He has upped his game big time. His bags are fantastic, he is boosting production in his southeast Portland sewing shop, and he’s got a lot to smile about. Stop by tomorrow and he’ll make you a custom wallet or hip pouch while you wait!…

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Becky Morton of the Bikeasaurus retail store on SE Hawthorne Blvd has a fun assortment of hard-to-find bikey gifts. Ask her about the button she’s wearing below. It lights up!

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The Velo Gioiello bike jewelry booth was swamped! And it’s no surprise: Brian Echerer makes really very attractive things to adorn your home and/or your body with…

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Amy Erickson of Firefly Gear shared these sweet little reflective flowers you can pin on your jacket or wear on your wrist or ankles…

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Amy also offered stockings featuring the image of the patroness of cycling, the Madonna del Ghisallo…

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How about a cozy wool beanie?

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These Bates Crates (made in Olympia, WA) are very well made. I like the coffee cup holder and the leather straps up front…

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Every year at BikeCraft there’s one vendor who makes an unexpected splash. So far this year (I have a lot more to see tomorrow!) that person is Adam Lazenby. Adam is an industrial designer by day, but his love of bikes (and his visual arts background) have led him to a new hobby. He said he made his first candleholder on a whim while working at a bike shop in college. When he heard about BikeCraft he figured he’d try to make a few more items, including lamps. With their recycled hub shells, disc brake rotors, spokes, and even a triple-clamp MTB suspension fork, Adam’s designs were a big hit. It was unexpected, even for him. “I guess I should have made business cards or something,” he said. Yep. I have a hunch we’ll be hearing more from this guy…

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Truce Designs is a company to watch. Luke Mathers raised a lot of interested eyebrows when he debuted at BikeCraft 2010 and he continues to refine and improve his backpacks, messenger bags, and other, lightweight, waterproof, and super-durable carrying devices that are made out of recycled sail cloth. He proudly showed off a limited edition, US Army camo-print fabric…

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Caroline Paquette of Little Package Cycling Caps had quite a day. She sold tons of her popular cycling caps — especially the ear-flap variety…

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Illustrator Tomas Quinones was a huge surprise hit last year and he’s back with Volume Two of his popular coloring book for kids. This new edition includes a host of new, cute animal characters on bikes as well as fun activities. He’s also got very reasonably-priced framed prints that add a fun splash of color and whimsy to any home…

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These cool woodcut prints are by Serena Van Vranken of Almost Monday

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Mark Allyn, the “Master of Light” showed up with his latest light jacket…

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And last but not least is artist, sculptor and bike maker Johnnie Olivan of Rejuiced Bikes. He’s always up to something interesting. One of his new items are menorahs made from bike parts…

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Come on out tomorrow and see all this great stuff and even more. Like I said, I’ve only seen about half the booths so far. In addition to the great gifts you’ll find, there’s also music, food, beer, and more. Come hang out and shop BikeCraft tomorrow from 11 am to 6 pm at 420 NE 9th. If you do, I promise you’ll be as happy as our friends Kirk Paulsen and Erinne Goodell look in the photo below…

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— This just in…. For a hilarious look at BikeCraft, watch local bike filmmaker and reporter Dan Kaufman’s latest video…

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Take a tour of opening day at BikeCraft

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Happy BikeCraft everyone!
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)


The eighth annual BikeCraft holiday gift bazaar opened today at Sandbox Studio in Northeast Portland (420 NE 9th). The crowds were solid, the vibe was very merry, and as always, there was a lot of great stuff to check out.

I ran into tons of old friends and spent a lot of my time catching up with various folks. I was also happy to meet three regular readers whom I’d only known by their commenter names (hi Brian, Bonnie and Alan!). I spent so much time chatting, that I think I saw only about half of the vendors… Fortunately I plan to return tomorrow for a second round.

If you missed today, take a quick little tour of the show below…

If you see these guys — BikeCraft organizers Aaron Kaffen (L) and Amos Hunter — tell them thanks for keeping the event alive and strong…

BikeCraft 2012-1

Check the sexy inner-tube wrist corset made by one of the Sprockettes

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Rhythmic Metal is a vendor I hadn’t seen before. I didn’t meet the man behind these items, Trent Stocking, but I loved his belt buckles and other metal art/objects…

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Ayleen Crotty debuted the new poster for her annual Filmed by Bike festival. It’s hot. Illustrated by none other than local artist Matt Cardinal of Signal Cycles fame (and Bike Gallery before that)…

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And then there was Curtis Williams of North St. Bags. What can be said about this guy? He has upped his game big time. His bags are fantastic, he is boosting production in his southeast Portland sewing shop, and he’s got a lot to smile about. Stop by tomorrow and he’ll make you a custom wallet or hip pouch while you wait!…

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Becky Morton of the Bikeasaurus retail store on SE Hawthorne Blvd has a fun assortment of hard-to-find bikey gifts. Ask her about the button she’s wearing below. It lights up!

BikeCraft 2012-10

The Velo Gioiello bike jewelry booth was swamped! And it’s no surprise: Brian Echerer makes really very attractive things to adorn your home and/or your body with…

BikeCraft 2012-11

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Amy Erickson of Firefly Gear shared these sweet little reflective flowers you can pin on your jacket or wear on your wrist or ankles…

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Amy also offered stockings featuring the image of the patroness of cycling, the Madonna del Ghisallo…

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How about a cozy wool beanie?

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These Bates Crates (made in Olympia, WA) are very well made. I like the coffee cup holder and the leather straps up front…

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Every year at BikeCraft there’s one vendor who makes an unexpected splash. So far this year (I have a lot more to see tomorrow!) that person is Adam Lazenby. Adam is an industrial designer by day, but his love of bikes (and his visual arts background) have led him to a new hobby. He said he made his first candleholder on a whim while working at a bike shop in college. When he heard about BikeCraft he figured he’d try to make a few more items, including lamps. With their recycled hub shells, disc brake rotors, spokes, and even a triple-clamp MTB suspension fork, Adam’s designs were a big hit. It was unexpected, even for him. “I guess I should have made business cards or something,” he said. Yep. I have a hunch we’ll be hearing more from this guy…

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Truce Designs is a company to watch. Luke Mathers raised a lot of interested eyebrows when he debuted at BikeCraft 2010 and he continues to refine and improve his backpacks, messenger bags, and other, lightweight, waterproof, and super-durable carrying devices that are made out of recycled sail cloth. He proudly showed off a limited edition, US Army camo-print fabric…

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Caroline Paquette of Little Package Cycling Caps had quite a day. She sold tons of her popular cycling caps — especially the ear-flap variety…

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Illustrator Tomas Quinones was a huge surprise hit last year and he’s back with Volume Two of his popular coloring book for kids. This new edition includes a host of new, cute animal characters on bikes as well as fun activities. He’s also got very reasonably-priced framed prints that add a fun splash of color and whimsy to any home…

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These cool woodcut prints are by Serena Van Vranken of Almost Monday

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Mark Allyn, the “Master of Light” showed up with his latest light jacket…

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And last but not least is artist, sculptor and bike maker Johnnie Olivan of Rejuiced Bikes. He’s always up to something interesting. One of his new items are menorahs made from bike parts…

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Come on out tomorrow and see all this great stuff and even more. Like I said, I’ve only seen about half the booths so far. In addition to the great gifts you’ll find, there’s also music, food, beer, and more. Come hang out and shop BikeCraft tomorrow from 11 am to 6 pm at 420 NE 9th. If you do, I promise you’ll be as happy as our friends Kirk Paulsen and Erinne Goodell look in the photo below…

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— This just in…. For a hilarious look at BikeCraft, watch local bike filmmaker and reporter Dan Kaufman’s latest video…

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What to expect at BikeCraft: Check the full vendor list

What to expect at BikeCraft: Check the full vendor list

BikeCraft 2011-60-2

Happy BikeCraft customers…
This could be you!

BikeCraft is this weekend and we’re getting very excited. As I always like to do before the big show, I thought I’d share the complete list of vendors. I count just over 50 of them! It’s going to be a fantastic event.

From bike bags and wooden front racks, printed matter, art, and fine leather bike accessories — if you love bikes (or need to shop for someone who does) you will find something wonderful and handmade and awesome.

Doors open at 11:00 am Saturday and Sunday. Check the vendor info below and start thinking about your plan of attack…

——

Bags & Accessories

Bates Crates | Cole Bates

Bates Crates designed a Porter crate that would carry everything you need and still have room to bring along a coffee without spilling it! Bates Crates are designed and hand built to be as environmentally friendly as possible right here in the USA.



The Beebe Company | Silas Beebe

For our third century in Portland, The Beebe Company has been reborn with bold fashioned accessories for modern cyclists. Innovative bike-friendly solutions for carrying your stuff in style.

 



Black Star Bags | Dave Stoops

Dave Stoops was a bike messenger and was in need of a waterproof backpack but could not find the right one. Nearly five years and several hundred bags later, Black Star Bags is producing some of the best handmade waterproof bags on the streets. Visit their shop at 2033 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214.


Blaq Designs | Paul Johnson

Blaq Designs produces custom messenger bags, backpacks and accessories designed for rigorous use with a focus on eco-responsibility and fair business practice.

 



Bundle and Stow | Rachel Dominguez-Benner

From corralling the pens and pencils from the bottom of your bag, to stowing your essential bike repair bits, or a custom roll for your favorite tools: Bundle and Stow is all about making things to organize things so you can practice your passion.

Headquartered in a small sewing studio in SE Portland, Ore., USA, Bundle and Stow is a woman owned company. Designs are by Rachel Dominguez-Benner.


Dank Bags | Matt Case

Strong, durable, handmade messenger bags, backpacks, coozies, hairnets and more.

 

 



Fabric Horse | Carrie Collins

Fabric Horse is a Philadelphia-based design and sewing studio. Our South Philly retail shop specializes in utilitarian cycling accessories and urban gear. Founded by Carrie Collins in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2003, FH began as a name for the things she created in her spare time while studying Industrial Design at the University of Cincinnati.



Malenkost | Megan McConkey

With love, Malenkost from Vancouver BC makes a variety of quality cycling accessories including custom civilian and messenger bags, lock holsters, hip pouches, wallets and toe straps.

 



Nomad-Unlimited | Jeff Amrhein

Nomad-Unlimited: where ancient traditions meet the modern world. My leather goods are crafted by hand in my Portland, OR workshop where each item becomes a truly unique, functional work of art.



North St. Bags | Curtis Williams

North St. Bags designs and builds high quality backpacks, bicycle baggage and accessories for the foot powered lifestyle. All bags are hand-made with care in SE Portland.

 



Philosophy Bags | Troy Cameron

Philosophy Bags creates classic bicycle panniers, messenger bags and backpacks that are designed to stand up to everything you do.

 



Truce Designs | Luke Mathers

The goal of Truce Designs is to make top quality bags while supporting national manufacturers and also being light on the environment. They pride themselves on re-purposing fabrics like sails and drysuit nylon that would have otherwise been discarded, and blending them with new hardware like closed-cell foam, cordura webbing and water-resistant zippers manufactured in the US. Truce is proud to participate in a program called 1% for the Planet, where we donate 1% of yearly proceeds to environmental organizations.



Tailgate Industries, LLC | Jeff Parks

Tailgate Industries was born from the parking lots of ski areas in the Rockies and is now located in Bend Oregon. We incorporate recycled materials into our unique products for outdoor industries that we our passionate about. We do all our design and manufacturing in Bend Oregon.

 



Fashion For You

Arlife Crafts | Naomi Tatsuoka

Newcomers to Portland, they’re a car-free, crafty couple focused on stylish sustainability. Arlife Crafts focuses on using the maximum amount of upcycled materials possible in their product line. They love their bicycles, and their jewelry and other upcycled innertube products are sure to interest fellow enthusiasts.



Cagoule Fleece | Peter Julber

Get properly fleeced from peaks to streets with Cagoule Fleece. Based in Portland, OR, we manufacture polarfleece accessories with a post-consumer recycled content. Stop by and check out our full line of hats, scarves and gloves, plus our super-soft Merino wool items. We believe in treading lightly on the land, but being properly dressed for it, too.



Bike n Chain | Kimberly Schrope

Bike n Chain makes custom bike themed beanies and other designs too. All beanies are handmade from 100% pure new wool.

 

 



Cylical Designs | Savori Rardin

Accessories are created from 100% recycled leather and metal found from sources here in the North West.  Each piece is unique and contains a history all it’s own.

 

 



 

Double Darn | Misia Pitkin

Double Darn is a small business located in Portland, Oregon, selling handmade cycling caps and other goods. Each item is made with care by the owner and sole seamstress, Misia Pitkin. In addition to fashionable, functional, durable cycling caps, Double Darn also sells practical items for daily life; aprons, coasters, pot-holders, totes, wallets, sunglass cases, as well as custom projects… the list goes on…



Fillettante | Amanda Janney

We proudly handcraft fine jewelry and other goods from upcycled bicycle parts in Portland, Oregon. We are inspired by our joint loves of cycling, style, and repurposing.

 


Full Court Press | Lou Simmons

Creative and fun t-shirts from Portland, OR



Gigi’s Handywork | Gigi Lascurettes

Helmuffs® are ear muffs for your helmet! These are ear covers that slide onto helmet straps and keep your ears warm during cold weather. I make these and other accessories from upcycled wool and fleece. Other products may include gPaks, small packs to keep essential items like phone/wallet/keys handy, and other useful accessories.



Gobha Clothing | Matt Smit

Gobha Clothing brings beautiful and functional handmade cycling caps from San Francisco.



Little Lark

Little Lark is a design-based company selling awesome hand printed clothes for the whole family, plus letterpress cards, books, and more. Little Lark is famous in Portland for their RIDE bike design… and proud of it!

 



Living in the hood is good | Holly Hall

T-shirts, art, stickers, and more from Portland.

 



Little Package | Caroline Paquette

A Portland favorite, Little Package has been making great hats and supporting wonderful causes since 2004.

 

 



Love Bike Wear | Lucy Love & Megan AmbersonLove Bike Wear

Love Bike Wear is a line of reflective accessories that allow riding at night to be safer and stylish.

Handcrafted with love in Portland, Or.



Pinch Flat Designs | Ben Lewis

Based in Bend, Oregon, Pinch Flat Designs creates unique and functional bicycles accessories for the conscious cyclist. All materials are found or reclaimed in the High Desert. The idea is to take what has been tossed aside, and transform it into a new product, hopefully changing how we look at our goods along the way.



Rebicyclist | Julien Jaborska

After working in bikes shops for a few years and seeing the huge amounts of trash generated, Julien started taking some used parts home to see what he could do with them. Soon after his first bike tire belt was born, and after some friendly encouragement, Julien decided to keep making them. Now he’s living the dream, making cool things and riding bikes — all thanks to you!



Rhythmic Metal | Trent Stocking

Rhythmic Metal makes super cool belt buckles, earrings, wall hangings, and pendants out of recycled bike chain, cogs, and steel. Trent Stocking, owner and creator, first began making buckles out of recycled bike chain about 2 years ago, but has been working with and making things out of metal since he was about 15. Trent strives to use as much recycled materials as possible as part of his commitment to local, handmade, and sustainable business. Everything he sells he makes by hand start to finish.



Velo Gioielli | Brian Echerer

Velo Gioielli creates cycling-themed jewelry that is unique and elegant. From classic bike spoke and bicycle chain bracelets to pendants and necklaces that are stunning. We are always creating, Velo Gioielli is bike jewelry.

 



Fashion For Your Bike

Sykes Wood Fenders | Paul Sykes

Sykes Wood Fenders is a woodworker and a cyclist in Portland, Oregon. After getting may comments on fenders he had made for his wife’s bike, he decided to start making them to sell. Its wet in the Pacific Northwest most of the year – fenders are a necessity. But even if you don’t live in a rain forest, you’ll want wooden fenders because they are just damn sexy.

 



Walnut Architecture | Geoff Franklin

Fine-grained handmade and custom bicycle accessories in leather, made in Portland, Oregon. My goal is to make high-quality, beautiful, durable, and most of all functional components for your bicycle.

 



Gifts & Misc.

Bikeasaurus | Becky MortonBikeasaurus

Bikeasaurus is Portland’s best place to find fun bike accessories and local gifts in Portland, sort of like a year-round BikeCraft! Bikeasaurus sells everything from helmets to helmuffs, panniers to bicycle pizza cutters, bike tire belts to art prints. Visit their retail location: 1337 SE MLK, at Madison, just under the Hawthorne Bridge.



Bike Club

Bike Club is a network of folks who participate in organized event related to bicycles and the biking lifestyle. Bike Club offers discounts to events and merchandise and freebies for checking in a premier Bike Club event.



Bike Gallery

Your local, family-owned bike store since 1974 with 6 neighborhood locations in and around Portland, OR. The Bike Gallery will be on-site providing service, demos, and gear to BikeCraft visitors.

 



Dropout Bike Club | Brian Smith

Stickers, T-shirts, and some special one time auction items from one of Portland’s favorite bicycle clubs.

 

 



Filmed by Bike | Ayleen Crotty

The 10th Anniversary Filmed by Bike is a Portland-grown film festival of bike themed movies from around the world. The festival is April 13-18 at the Clinton Street Theater. Deadline for submissions is 1/20/2012

 



Firefly Gear | Amy Erickson

Firefly Gear is the creative playground for local Portland artist Amy Erickson.  Products include icon patches, reflective flowers and jewelry as well as fine art.  The ultimate goal of Firefly Gear is to bring a little and fun and mojo to your cycling.



Light On Fun Reflectors™ | Brian Engelen

Express yourself with over 30 decal styles in a variety of colors, all made from 3M Scotchlite reflective. Perfect for your bike, helmet, fenders, or any hard surface. This quality reflective material will hold up for years without fading, cracking, or peeling. Our iron transfers are commercial grade retro-reflective that will enhance your favorite running, cycling or walking gear. We even have fun shapes for Fido’s raincoat.



Pedal Bike Tours | Todd Roll

Pedal Bike Tours prides itself on offering a wide selection of practical, stylish and interesting bike crafts, fashion and Oregon-centric gifts. They emphasize goods made locally from recycled materials but also carry many products using new materials by local artists and artisans.



Rubber Revolution | Miranda Marks

Rubber Revolution is a Seattle-based business that specializes in making unique and durable products from recycled truck and bicycle inner tubes. We collect broken and throw away inner tubes from local companies, take them home, wash them up, and turn them into beautiful things for you to enjoy forever. Some of our accessories include a wide variety of wallets, belts, keychains, travel tubes, journals, hip pouches and more.



Sprockettes | Laura Sherrod

The Sprockettes will be offering a multitude of bike-centric and handmade wares including posters, shirts, patches, bike tube corsets and aprons, jewelry, prints, and a zine including many DIY tutorials, coloring pages and lots of literature on bike adoration. Come support your local lady identified acrobatic mini bike dance collective. We love creating art for the people and the cyclists that make Portland a community. for more details go to www.sprockettes.org



Printed Goods & Art

Amain Bikes | Adam Lazenby

Lighting created from recycled bicycle parts.



Anne Lee

Come check out Anne’s new bicycle guide book as well as art and photography from her bicycle adventures.



Almost Monday | Serena Van Vranken

Almost Monday creates original and one-of-a-kind art prints of bikes and bike related items!

 

 



Glass Art by Steve | Steve Lechleiter

Bicycle-themed fused glass plates and jewelry.


Chickeney | Sam MacKenzie

Chickeny makes hand-thrown pottery with bike-themed decorations, for the art lover and the bike lover.

 

 



Forest & Waves | Edward Juan

Bicycle inspired cards, art prints, and other paper items.

 

 



Joe Biel

Joe Biel has been designing and selling iconographic bicycle imagery since 1996, when he founded Microcosm Publishing out of his closet in Cleveland. Since then he’s developed hundreds of t-shirts, books, fanzines, stickers, patches, and much more through both Microcosm and Cantankerous Titles that have grown too expansive for a bicycle and now require a tricycle to transport.



Taking the Lane | Elly Blue

Taking the Lane occupies, but is not limited to, the intersection of bicycling and social identity. Zines, books, cards, and more.

 



Two Guitars | Scott Ballard

Two Guitars Art Cards features screen-printed and letterpress original designs. The hand-printed cards, notebooks and prints feature several bike related Portland aesthetics. The new line of Holiday Cards are available along with a large stock of variety cards!



Velo Cult

Art, photography, and more from one of America’s most seasoned bike culture sources.

 

 



Zinester’s Guide to Portland | Shawn Granton

The Zinester’s Guide is a locally-produced travel guide for visitors and residents alike, focusing on low-to-no cost things to do and places to go to in the Rose City, and is built on contributions from people in the community.

 

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What to expect at BikeCraft: Check the full vendor list

What to expect at BikeCraft: Check the full vendor list

BikeCraft 2011-60-2

Happy BikeCraft customers…
This could be you!

BikeCraft is this weekend and we’re getting very excited. As I always like to do before the big show, I thought I’d share the complete list of vendors. I count just over 50 of them! It’s going to be a fantastic event.

From bike bags and wooden front racks, printed matter, art, and fine leather bike accessories — if you love bikes (or need to shop for someone who does) you will find something wonderful and handmade and awesome.

Doors open at 11:00 am Saturday and Sunday. Check the vendor info below (taken directly from BikeCraft website) and start thinking about your plan of attack…

——

Bags & Accessories

Bates Crates | Cole Bates

Bates Crates designed a Porter crate that would carry everything you need and still have room to bring along a coffee without spilling it! Bates Crates are designed and hand built to be as environmentally friendly as possible right here in the USA.



The Beebe Company | Silas Beebe

For our third century in Portland, The Beebe Company has been reborn with bold fashioned accessories for modern cyclists. Innovative bike-friendly solutions for carrying your stuff in style.



Black Star Bags ;| Dave Stoops

Dave Stoops was a bike messenger and was in need of a waterproof backpack but could not find the right one. Nearly five years and several hundred bags later, Black Star Bags is producing some of the best handmade waterproof bags on the streets. Visit their shop at 2033 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214.


Blaq Designs ;| Paul Johnson

Blaq Designs ;produces custom messenger bags, backpacks and accessories designed for rigorous use with a focus on eco-responsibility and fair business practice.



Bundle and Stow | Rachel Dominguez-Benner

From corralling the pens and pencils from the bottom of your bag, to stowing your essential bike repair bits, or a custom roll for your favorite tools: Bundle and Stow is all about making things to organize things so you can practice your passion.

Headquartered in a small sewing studio in SE Portland, Ore., USA, Bundle and Stow is a woman owned company. Designs are by Rachel Dominguez-Benner.


Dank Bags | Matt Case

Strong, durable, handmade messenger bags, backpacks, coozies, hairnets and more.



Fabric Horse | Carrie Collins

Fabric Horse is a Philadelphia-based design and sewing studio. Our South Philly retail shop specializes in utilitarian cycling accessories and urban gear. Founded by Carrie Collins in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2003, FH began as a name for the things she created in her spare time while studying Industrial Design at the University of Cincinnati.



Malenkost ;| Megan McConkey

With love, Malenkost from Vancouver BC makes a variety of quality cycling accessories including custom civilian and messenger bags, ;lock holsters, hip pouches, wallets and toe straps.



Nomad-Unlimited | Jeff Amrhein

Nomad-Unlimited: where ancient traditions meet the modern world. My leather goods are crafted by hand in my Portland, OR workshop where each item becomes a truly unique, functional work of art.



North St. Bags | Curtis Williams

North St. Bags designs and builds high quality backpacks, bicycle baggage and accessories for the foot powered lifestyle. All bags are hand-made with care in SE Portland.



Philosophy Bags | Troy Cameron

Philosophy Bags creates classic bicycle panniers, messenger bags and backpacks that are designed to stand up to everything you do.



Truce Designs | Luke Mathers

The goal of Truce Designs is to make top quality bags while supporting national manufacturers and also being light on the environment. They pride themselves on re-purposing fabrics like sails and drysuit nylon that would have otherwise been discarded, and blending them with new hardware like closed-cell ;foam, cordura webbing ;and ;water-resistant zippers manufactured in the US. Truce is proud to participate in a program called 1% for the Planet, where we donate 1% of ;yearly ;proceeds to environmental organizations.



Tailgate Industries, LLC | Jeff Parks

Tailgate Industries was born from the parking lots of ski areas in the Rockies and is now located in Bend Oregon. We incorporate recycled materials into our unique products for outdoor industries that we our passionate about. We do all our design and manufacturing in Bend Oregon.



Fashion For You

Arlife ;Crafts ;| Naomi Tatsuoka

Newcomers to Portland, they’re a car-free, crafty couple focused on stylish sustainability. ;Arlife ;Crafts focuses on using the maximum amount of upcycled materials possible in their product line. They love their bicycles, and their jewelry and other upcycled innertube products are sure to interest fellow enthusiasts.



Cagoule ;Fleece | Peter Julber

Get properly fleeced from peaks to streets with Cagoule Fleece. Based in Portland, OR, we manufacture polarfleece accessories with a post-consumer recycled content. Stop by and check out our full line of hats, scarves and gloves, plus our super-soft Merino wool items. We believe in treading lightly on the land, but being properly dressed for it, too.



Bike n Chain | Kimberly Schrope

Bike n Chain makes custom bike themed beanies and other designs too. All beanies are handmade from 100% pure new wool.



Cylical Designs ;| Savori Rardin

Accessories are created from 100% recycled leather and metal found from sources here in the North West. ; Each piece is unique and contains a history all it’s own.



Double Darn ;| Misia Pitkin

Double ;Darn ;is a small business located in Portland, Oregon, selling handmade cycling caps and other goods. Each item is made with care by the owner and sole seamstress, Misia Pitkin. In addition to fashionable, functional, durable cycling caps, ;Double ;Darn ;also sells practical items for daily life; aprons, coasters, pot-holders, totes, wallets, sunglass cases, as well as custom projects… the list goes on…



Fillettante | Amanda Janney

We proudly handcraft fine jewelry and other goods from upcycled bicycle parts in Portland, Oregon. We are inspired by our joint loves of cycling, style, and repurposing.


Full Court Press | Lou Simmons

Creative and fun t-shirts from Portland, OR



Gigi’s Handywork | Gigi Lascurettes

Helmuffs® are ear muffs for your helmet! These are ear covers that slide onto helmet straps and keep your ears warm during cold weather. I make these and other accessories from upcycled wool and fleece. Other products may include gPaks, small packs to keep essential items like phone/wallet/keys handy, and other useful accessories.



Gobha Clothing | Matt Smit

Gobha Clothing brings beautiful and functional handmade cycling caps from San Francisco.



Little Lark

Little Lark is a design-based company selling awesome hand printed clothes for the whole family, plus letterpress cards, books, and more. Little Lark is famous in Portland for their RIDE bike design… and proud of it!



Living in the hood is good | Holly Hall

T-shirts, art, stickers, and more from Portland.



Little Package | Caroline Paquette

A Portland favorite, Little Package has been making great hats and supporting wonderful causes since 2004.



Love Bike Wear | Lucy Love & Megan AmbersonLove Bike Wear

Love Bike Wear is a line of reflective accessories that allow riding at night to be safer and stylish.

Handcrafted with love in Portland, Or.



Pinch Flat Designs | Ben Lewis

Based in Bend, Oregon, Pinch Flat Designs creates unique and functional bicycles accessories for the conscious cyclist. All materials are found or reclaimed in the High Desert. The idea is to take what has been tossed aside, and transform it into a new product, hopefully changing how we look at our goods along the way.



Rebicyclist | Julien Jaborska

After working in bikes shops for a few years and seeing the huge amounts of trash generated, Julien started taking some used parts home to see what he could do with them. Soon after his first bike tire belt was born, and after some friendly encouragement, Julien decided to keep making them. Now he’s living the dream, making cool things and riding bikes — all thanks to you!



Rhythmic Metal | Trent Stocking

Rhythmic Metal makes super cool belt buckles, earrings, wall hangings, and pendants out of recycled bike chain, cogs, and steel. Trent Stocking, owner and creator, first began making buckles out of recycled bike chain about 2 years ago, but has been working with and making things out of metal since he was about 15. Trent strives to use as much recycled materials as possible as part of his commitment to local, handmade, and sustainable business. Everything he sells he makes by hand start to finish.



Velo Gioielli | Brian Echerer

Velo Gioielli creates cycling-themed jewelry that is unique and elegant. From classic bike spoke and bicycle chain bracelets to pendants and necklaces that are stunning. We are always creating, Velo Gioielli is bike jewelry.



Fashion For Your Bike

Sykes Wood Fenders | Paul Sykes

Sykes Wood Fenders is a woodworker and a cyclist in Portland, Oregon. After getting may comments on fenders he had made for his wife’s bike, he decided to start making them to sell. Its wet in the Pacific Northwest most of the year – fenders are a necessity. But even if you don’t live in a rain forest, you’ll want wooden fenders because they are just damn sexy.



Walnut Architecture | Geoff Franklin

Fine-grained handmade and custom bicycle accessories in leather, made in Portland, Oregon. My goal is to make high-quality, beautiful, durable, and most of all functional components for your bicycle.



Gifts & Misc.

Bikeasaurus | Becky MortonBikeasaurus

Bikeasaurus is Portland’s best place to find fun bike accessories and local gifts in Portland, sort of like a year-round BikeCraft! Bikeasaurus sells everything from helmets to helmuffs, panniers to bicycle pizza cutters, bike tire belts to art prints. Visit their retail location: 1337 SE MLK, at Madison, just under the Hawthorne Bridge.



Bike Club

Bike ;Club ;is a network of folks who participate in organized event related to bicycles and the biking lifestyle. ;Bike ;Club ;offers discounts to events and merchandise and freebies for checking in a premier ;Bike ;Club ;event.



Bike Gallery

Your local, family-owned bike store since 1974 with 6 neighborhood locations in and around Portland, OR. The Bike Gallery will be on-site providing service, demos, and gear to BikeCraft visitors.



Dropout Bike Club | Brian Smith

Stickers, T-shirts, and some special one time auction items from one of Portland’s favorite bicycle clubs.



Filmed by Bike | Ayleen Crotty

The 10th Anniversary Filmed by Bike is a Portland-grown film festival of bike themed movies from around the world. The festival is April 13-18 at the Clinton Street Theater. Deadline for submissions is 1/20/2012



Firefly Gear | Amy Erickson

Firefly Gear is the creative playground for local Portland artist Amy Erickson. ;Products include icon patches, reflective flowers and jewelry as well as fine art. ;The ultimate goal of Firefly Gear is to bring a little and fun and mojo to your cycling.



Light On Fun Reflectors™ | Brian Engelen

Express yourself with over 30 decal styles in a variety of colors, all made from 3M Scotchlite reflective. Perfect for your bike, helmet, fenders, or any hard surface. This quality reflective material will hold up for years without fading, cracking, or peeling. Our iron transfers are commercial grade retro-reflective that will enhance your favorite running, cycling or walking gear. We even have fun shapes for Fido’s raincoat.



Pedal Bike Tours | Todd Roll

Pedal Bike Tours prides itself on offering a wide selection of practical, stylish and interesting bike crafts, fashion and Oregon-centric gifts. They emphasize goods made locally from recycled materials but also carry many products using new materials by local artists and artisans.



Rubber Revolution | Miranda Marks

Rubber Revolution is a Seattle-based business that specializes in making unique and durable products from recycled truck and bicycle inner tubes. We collect broken and throw away inner tubes from local companies, take them home, wash them up, and turn them into beautiful things for you to enjoy forever. ;Some of our accessories include a wide variety of ;wallets, belts, keychains, travel tubes, journals, hip pouches and more.



Sprockettes | Laura Sherrod

The ;Sprockettes ;will be offering a multitude of bike-centric and handmade wares including posters, shirts, patches, bike tube corsets and aprons, jewelry, prints, and a zine including many DIY tutorials, coloring pages and lots of ;literature ;on bike adoration. Come support your local lady identified acrobatic mini bike dance collective. We love creating art for the people and the cyclists that make ;Portland ;a community. for more details go to ;www.sprockettes.org



Printed Goods & Art

Amain Bikes | Adam Lazenby

Lighting created from recycled bicycle parts.



Anne Lee

Come check out Anne’s new bicycle guide book as well as art and photography from her bicycle adventures.



Almost Monday | Serena Van Vranken

Almost Monday creates original and one-of-a-kind art prints of bikes and bike related items!



Glass Art by Steve | Steve Lechleiter

Bicycle-themed fused glass plates and jewelry.


Chickeney | Sam MacKenzie

Chickeny makes hand-thrown pottery with bike-themed decorations, for the art lover and the bike lover.



Forest & Waves | Edward Juan

Bicycle inspired cards, art prints, and other paper items.



Joe Biel

Joe Biel has been designing and selling iconographic bicycle imagery since 1996, when he founded Microcosm Publishing out of his closet in Cleveland. Since then he’s developed hundreds of t-shirts, books, fanzines, stickers, patches, and much more through both Microcosm and Cantankerous Titles that have grown too expansive for a bicycle and now require a tricycle to transport.



Taking the Lane, Into Action Publications, and A Serious Press | Elly Blue

Elly Blue, Ellee Thalheimer, and April Streeter are the founders of three separate small, Portland-based bicycle-oriented publishing houses. Elly’s Taking the Lane publishes a series of feminist zines about bicycle empowerment. Ellee’s Into Action has published Oregon bike touring guide book Cycling Sojourner and new Portland bike/beer guide Hop in the Saddle. April’s A Serious Press has put out the unique, groundbreaking Women on Wheels.


Tomas Quinones | Illustrator

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Tomas debuted his coloring book at last year’s BikeCraft show and it was a huge hit. He’s back with Volume 2 this year and if you want a copy, I suggest you get to his booth soon as it might just sell out!


Two Guitars | Scott Ballard

Two Guitars Art Cards features screen-printed and letterpress original designs. The hand-printed cards, notebooks and prints feature several bike related Portland aesthetics. The new line of Holiday Cards are available along with a large stock of variety cards!



Velo Cult

Art, photography, and more from one of America’s most seasoned bike culture sources.



Urban Adventure Leage | Shawn Granton

Shawn Granton has been working under the title of the Urban Adventure League since 2004. Besides leading bike rides, he makes zines and comics about bicycle and will have screenprinted posters and one inch buttons. Oh yeah, he edits the ‘Zinesters Guide to Portland.’

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