MADE Bicycle Show: A Milestone Event Celebrating Craftsmanship and Community in Cycling (MEGA GALLERY)

MADE Bicycle Show: A Milestone Event Celebrating Craftsmanship and Community in Cycling (MEGA GALLERY)

The inaugural MADE Bicycle Show, held from August 24th to 27th in Portland, Oregon, has set a new benchmark for handmade bicycle events in the United States. As the largest-ever event of its kind, MADE has not only showcased the artistry and innovation in bicycle craftsmanship but also emphasized the power of community engagement in propelling the cycling industry forward.

A Resounding Success

As the gates closed, it was clear that MADE had made an indelible impact. The event drew people from around the world and profiled over 200 builders, brands, and designers. With more than 5,000 attendees and coverage from over 50 media outlets, the event was nothing short of a resounding success.

A Venue That Matched the Vision

Held at Zidell Yards—an industrial legacy site—the venue provided ample space for the more than 400 craft bicycles on display. The location was not just a backdrop but an integral part of the event, offering plenty of room for the thousands of attendees who flocked to the show over the weekend.

A Day for the Media, Three for the Public

The event kicked off with a full day dedicated to media and industry professionals, followed by three days open to the public. This format allowed for in-depth coverage and discussions among industry insiders before opening the doors to cycling enthusiasts from all walks of life.

More Than Just a Show

MADE was not merely an exhibition; it was a testament to the dedication, innovation, and shared passion that drive the cycling industry. By providing a platform for artisans, designers, and enthusiasts to come together, MADE has emphasized the integral role that collaborative engagement plays in the evolution of this vibrant community.

A Lasting Legacy

As the first event of its kind to achieve such scale and impact, MADE’s legacy is set to reverberate through the cycling industry. It has established itself as a hub of creativity and camaraderie that will undoubtedly influence future events and innovations in the field.

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Credit to Bob Huff for all these wonderful photos!