The Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge is a one-of-a-kind design/build competition, in which bespoke bike craftsman, designers, and student teams vie to create the ultimate modern utility bike – the best bike for the every day rider.

The moment of truth in the Design Challenge will be the mandatory Oregon Manifest Field Test. This rigorous 51 mile road trial will assess the real function of every bike in the challenge, in real world environments including hills, byways and off-road sections. It will include several on-road check points where mandatory features of each bike will be evaluated.

The Field Test route includes classic, scenic roads in the surrounds of Portland, and will both test the entry bikes and delight the riders.  On Friday, September 23rd, Oregon Manifest will unveil this exceptional route at the Public Viewing of all entry bikes.

Want to join these riders on the field test? Simply create an account on, submit a ride and then come back here and leave a comment with your username and the name of your ride. We’ll select two winners to win two tickets each to ride along with entrants on the Field Test and attend the special entrant-only social event on Thursday, September 22nd. Contest ends September 12th.

Good luck!

about author Rhiannon West Chamberlain

Rhiannon is a native Oregonian who grew up exploring the nooks and crannies of the Oregon Coast and daydreaming in Powell’s City of Books. She now lives in NE Portland with her husband and her new baby boy and looks forward to teaching him to love Oregon as much as she does. Rhiannon attended both the University of Oregon and Portland State University, where she studied Journalism and Mass Media. She claims to ‘bleed green’ and happily cheers for both the Ducks and the Vikings every chance she gets. In her free time, Rhiannon enjoys sipping Oregon Pinot, finding new restaurants, bargain hunting and trying new recipes – sometimes successfully. She has a child-like enthusiasm for trying new things and rediscovering old ones – such as skee-ball, mini golf, and big slides.

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  1. Cari says…

    Username: uclacari, ride: Tour de Eugene.

    Written on September 2nd, 2011 / Flag this Comment
  2. Michael says…

    username: PunditusMaximus
    I didn’t have a ride to add, so I just wanted to say that the NE Neighborhood ride is great.

    Written on September 2nd, 2011 / Flag this Comment
  3. Josh says…

    Username: joshvolk, ride: Slow Hand Farm Delivery Route
    A perfect test of a cargo bike.

    Written on September 3rd, 2011 / Flag this Comment
  4. Jerry says…

    posted ride on rideroregonride. ride name clearwater park

    Written on September 8th, 2011 / Flag this Comment
  5. Jenn says…

    USER NAME: Jenn
    RIDE NAME: The Lucky Few

    There are 30+ miles of “semi-secret” mountain bike trails just southwest of Eugene. Trails range from intermediate to advanced and extreme. I can blindfold you and take you there. You will not be disappointed.

    Written on September 8th, 2011 / Flag this Comment

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