Saturday 10 May 2008

Portland, Oregon is becoming to bicycles what Cremona, Italy is to violins...

The City of Portland, Oregon is famous as a bike-friendly community. Last month at the Portland Airport an exhibition, with bicycles from ten custom builders in the region, opened in a 40 foot long glass display case. It will run for six months, and be seen by some 3.3 million people. The Portland Development Commission (PDC) supported the video below to give those who are not ticketed passengers and thus unable to see the exhibition a chance to do so. This is forward thinking from an economic development agency which has recognized the unique attraction these custom builders bring to the city.

The ten bikes on display were built by: Cielo Cycles (Portland), Vendetta Cycles (Corvallis), Keith Anderson Cycles (Grants Pass), Stites Design (Portland), Jeff Jones Custom Bicycles (Medford), Renovo Hardwood Bicycles (Portland), Dropout Bike Club (Portland), Ahearne Cycles (Portland), Vanilla Bicycles (Portland) and Bike Friday (Eugene).

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