The second biennial Oregon Manifest has come and gone, but the spirit of the competition to build the ultimate utility bike lives on in our photo gallery from that whirlwind weekend in Portland. In addition to the high-profile creative collaborations—IDEO × Rock Lobster's "Faraday," Fuseproject × SyCip's "LOCAL," and Ziba × Signal's "Fremont"—30 teams from across the country put not only their bike-building prowess but also their creativity to the test. Standard offerings included a variety of dynamo-powered lights and custom stowage solutions throughout, while the far end of the spectrum saw innovations from a retractable kickstand and fenders (Student winner U. of Oregon) to Ziba's flip-down sidecar.
Nevertheless, the culmination of the competition was as much an occasion for looking back as it was for looking forward to the future of the utility bike. We've said it before, but congratulations to everyone who participated in the Oregon Manifest 2011—who knows what you'll come up with in two years?
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