I’m very excited about the announcement of the next Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Challenge. I covered the 2009 Manifest for Bicycle Times. Modeled on the French Technical Trials of the 30s, the Manifest seeks to encourage innovation, and then test it with a road trial.
Here’s what the Manifest organizers have to say:
|ANNOUNCING THE 2011 CONSTRUCTOR’S DESIGN CHALLENGE
|We’re looking for the ultimate modern utility bike! The Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge is a unique design/build competition in which some of the country’s best custom bike craftsmen and select student teams vie to create the best bike for lifestyle cycling. We know that the two-wheeled revolution won’t come on the saddle of a race bike or a tricked out fixie. The utility bike is the transportation mode of the future for millions of Americans who want to live healthier, more sustainable lives, but don’t think of themselves as “cyclists.” Find out more on our newly updated website.