A design challenge to design and build a utility bike for the future.

The two-wheeled revolution won’t come on the saddle of a race bike or a specialty bike. 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.” The key to realizing this future is thoughtful, innovative bike design that fills multiple needs and fits into their lives.


The competition will run September 23-24, 2011 and will feature the work of some 34 entrants and 6 student teams. There’s a small purse on the line as well. I’m looking forward to this.

Oregon Manifest.