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Podcast #064 – Can “MADE” bring back the custom builder bike show party?

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If you’ve been missing the chance to see some of the bicycle world’s finest builders display their work, mark your calendars for late summer 2023.

That’s when the MADE Bicycle Show debuts, bringing together many of the best-known frame builders, plenty of new and smaller builders, and a curated collection of component brands to an outdoor show in Portland, Oregon.

In this interview I talk with MADE’s co-founder Billy Sinkford about the event, how it’ll differ from long-time fan faves like NAHBS and Philly Bike Expo, and what we can expect as both attending media and consumers. Billy (shown on right in photo), and business partner Rob Reedy (on left), are also founders of ECHOS Communications, which hosts the unofficial all-day media happy hour every day at Sea Otter Classic, so we suspect MADE will have a seriously fun vibe.

If you’ve been thinking about ordering a custom bike start saving up now and plan on being there to meet them all and find the builder that you connect with.


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