Yup, the MADE Show will be back! The bespoke multi-day event that was tailor-made to spotlight the global handmade frame-building community as well as the artists, fabricators, tinkerers, and small brands that support it, is back for 2024.
This is excellent and exciting news, as that show rocked our world last August. The show will be returning to the Zidell Yards in Portland Oregon, and registration for exhibitors is open right now.
Last year, the MADE Show became the world’s largest custom bike show. It brought together over 200 builders and brands to celebrate the independent bike and parts makers.
Last year’s inaugural, three-day event, exposed over 5000 attendees to the wonders of the hand-made bike community, and the small brands that support it.
“Our mission is to support the handmade culture by creating an event where builders and brands come together to share their passion for the bike. Year one was a success thanks to everyone who believed in MADE, and demonstrated the strength and passion that drives this community,” said Billy Sinkford, MADE Co-Founder and VP of ECHOS Communications.
Billy continues, “We are proud and honored to be in the position to both sponsor the event and support this vibrant community and industry.” MADE is supported by ECHOS Communications, a public relations and marketing agency serving cycling and active lifestyle brands.”
The 2024 MADE Show, will have a larger floor plan, and venue footprint, to accommodate additional exhibitors and attendees. Plus, there will be improved amenities.
As before, there will be exclusive industry and media hours, ad will open to the public at 12 noon on Friday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th, 2024. There will be some evening events spotlighting local cycling brands and culture.
There will be discounted booth space for new builders, allowing the entire handmade community the opportunity to participate. The 2024 show will also be seeing more food/coffee and beer vendors. There will be more lounging areas, both indoor and outdoor.
Look for a full show schedule and dates for ticket sales this Spring 2024.
What to Expect from MADE 2024
- 3 Days of Activations for Media, Industry and the Public
- 200+ Builders and Supporting Brands Exhibiting in Attendance
- Indoor/Outdoor Venue with Food/Beer/Coffee Vendors
- Subsidized Booth Space for New Builders
- Evening Events and Activations for Industry and the Public
- On-Site Self Bike Parking
- Photo Services with Media Selects Available for Launch (No Photo Credit Required)
I for one, am very excited about this, and will be there covering the show. I’ll be bringing you all of the innovation and beauty of the handmade bike world, so we can all geek out together.