The Constructor’s Design Challenge Weekend: Friday September 23 + Saturday Sept 24

Two extraordinary days of bike craft, design and innovation!

FRIDAY, SEPT 23
SEE THE BIKES, MEET THE BUILDERS, VIEW THE FIELD TEST ROUTE!

7 to 10pm
Pacific Northwest College of Art
1241 Northwest Johnson Street

Join us in the PNCA Commons as we grandly unveil the entries in the Constructor’s Design Challenge to design and cycling fans. Each entry and its builder and/or team will be here, showing off their final design. Come admire the entries, meet the makers, and perhaps discover the next-wave utility bike!

Also debuting will be the three Oregon Manifest Creative Collaboration bikes, devised by our three design firm and bike craftsmen partnerships. You’ve been reading about them on Core77 for months – now see the final results of these most interesting collaborations!

Finally, the Oregon Manifest Field Test ride route will be revealed. Find out how and where we’ll be putting the entries through their paces on this rigorous course back to Portland.

Venue Host: PNCA
Beer provided by Hopworks Urban Brewery

SATURDAY, SEPT 24
CONSTRUCTOR’S DESIGN CHALLENGE FIELD TEST

Start: 50 miles outside Portland City limits
Finish: Chris King Precision Components
2801 NW Nela Street

The moment of truth! 40 entry bikes and the three Creative Collaboration bikes and riders will be whisked off to the field test start point 50+ miles from Portland, and make their way back to the finish line at Chris King Components Headquarters. Each bike and rider must complete the on-road/off-road course and pass through checkpoints where we’ll test mandatory features outlined in the design criteria. The Field Test requires riders to keep a brisk pace that will stress their bikes, and demands a well-crafted, expertly assembled rig in order to complete the route in good time. Our judges will be on the course, sizing up true functionality on the road.

First riders expected in at approx. 3pm
Field test produced by our friends at Cyclepath

CONSTRUCTOR’S DESIGN CHALLENGE AWARDS GALA

2:30pm to 7pm / 6pm: Winning Entries Announced
Chris King Precision Components
2801 NW Nela Street

Craft, design, innovation, and FUN! The Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge Awards Gala will be one helluva party, celebrating the achievements of our entrants and of the three design firm/builder Creative Collaboration teams. Who will take the win (and the accompanying $3000 in prize money)? Did every bike survive the Field Test? How did the student entries match up to the seasoned builders? Find out here as each entry and rider rolls over the finish line.

Friends and fans are invited to join us in viewing the final riders pedal in, watch the judges make their final evaluations, and celebrate the tremendous efforts aimed at future everyday cyclists!
This is an afternoon of music, entertainment and unexpected surprises.

Venue Host and food provisions: Chris King Precision Components
Beer provided by Hopworks Urban Brewery

TUESDAY SEPT 27 THROUGH OCTOBER 29TH
OREGON MANIFEST AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFT, PORTLAND OR

724 NW Davis Street / 503 223 2654
www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org

We’re not done yet! After the competition, the winning Constructor’s Design Challenge and the three Creative Collaboration bikes will display in the heart of the Portland art and design community: at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. From September 27 through October 29th, the Oregon Manifest exhibit will feature our winning entries and the 3 Creative Collaboration bikes. Join us at the museum for these three events:

Oct 6 / 11am – 8pm
First Thursday Opening for the Oregon Manifest Exhibit
Free public entry

October 8 / 4pm – 6pm
Collaborations: Designers and Craftsmen working toward Innovation
Ziba Design and Signal Cycles will discuss their unique collaboration process and recount how they arrived at their final design. Moderated by the online host of the Oregon Manifest Creative Collaboration Journals, Core77. All Creative Collaboration bikes will be on display aside the winning Constructor’s Design Challenge winning entries.
cal.pnca.edu/events/252
Free entry to museum members, children under 12, PNCA staff, faculty and students. $4 general admission to non-members / $3 admission for students and seniors.

October 15 / 4pm – 6pm
Meet the Makers: Bike craftsmen from the Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge
Meet the Oregon Manifest Craftsmen and view the winning bikes up close.
cal.pnca.edu/events/251
Free entry to museum members, children under 12, PNCA staff, faculty and students. $4 general admission to non-members / $3 admission for students and seniors.