Oregon Manifest is a 501c4 non-profit organization comprised of Portland area creative and bicycle industry experts. Oregon Manifest exists to promote the bicycle’s role as a tool for more sustainable living; bring consumer awareness to quality, locally made craftsmanship; support the growth of small-scale-production bicycle industry; and enforce the Portland, Oregon brand as an international hub and leader in cycling, design, and innovation.
The Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge is a biennial event supporting the mission of Oregon Manifest. In 2009, the Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge showcased twenty-nine design entries from bicycle frame builders representing seven states across the nation. Entrants presented best solutions to a bicycle designed for daily transportation before a panel of industry and consumer advocacy experts. Winning entries received international acclaim, viewed by nearly 6,000 spectators in Portland, Oregon and by thousands more virally.