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Inaugural bike building festival MADE rolls into town

The trade event, held at Zidell Yards from Thursday, Aug. 24, to Sunday, Aug. 27, invites industry members and consumers to celebrate the craftsmanship of building bicycles by hand.

A welder works on a bike frame.

MADE will feature more than 200 builders and brands from around the world.

Photo by MADE

I want to build a bicycle, I want to build a biiike.

We have to imagine this is the unofficial anthem of MADE, a new festival coming to Portland that celebrates the art and craft of building bicycles by hand.

More than 200 framebuilders and brands will set up shop at Zidell Yards, Thursday, Aug. 24-Sunday, Aug. 27, bringing industry members, consumers, and media together for an inclusive, community trade event.

On top of bike vendors, there will also be food carts and a beer garden, with nearby parking and public transportation options available.

The first two days (Thursday, Aug. 24 + Friday, Aug. 25) will have industry only time, with the show opening up to the public the final two-and-a-half days. Single-day tickets are $20 and kids 13 and younger are free.