Going to the bike craft fair

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BikeCraft — an annual bicycle-oriented craft fair now in its umpteenth year — is definitely a niche event. But bicycling is a major niche around these parts, and this has almost always been a stupendously good event for vendors, attendees, and organizers alike.

I’ve been to all of the BikeCrafts, and even had a hand in organizing a couple of them. This will be my first year attending as a vendor. I’ll be there with my own zines, PDX by Bike’s travel guides and maps, bikey greeting cards by Kate Berube, and a few copies of Amy Walker’s excellent new collection On Bicycles: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life.

I’m also excited to be sharing a table with local bike artist and adventurer Shawn Granton and possibly one other artist. The other vendors are a talented bunch — it’ll be great to share the space with Little Package, Microcosm, Bikeasaurus, Black Star Bags, Deller Designs, and other new and familiar shops.

If you’re in Portland, stop by and visit! The event is on December 3rd and 4th, from 11am to 6pm both days, and it’s back at its dreamy 2010 venue, Sandbox Studio at NW 9th & Flanders in Portland.

If you can’t make it, the internet is less pleasantly social but still okay for shopping. Here’s a place to start.