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North American Handmade Bicycle Show

North American Handmade Bicycle Show

March 15 - March 17 2019
Sacramento, California, USA

Ingenuity and Design Stand Out at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show; Sacramento Announced to Host 2019 Show

After a historic show in the Northeast marked by outstanding exhibitor and guest participation, next year’s show heads to Sacramento

Feb 19, 2018 (Hartford, CT) -- The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), the largest and oldest handbuilt bicycle show in the world, yesterday capped a highly successful first appearance in the Northeast at the Connecticut Convention Center, featuring a host of new exhibitors and a strong turnout of regional show attendees eager to experience the event for the first time in their backyard.

The three-day 2018 event featured over 150 exhibitors - from framebuilders to component brands to wheel builders - and just about everything else for handmade bikes. Over the 3-day event, NAHBS drew over 8,200 attendees, including media, volunteers, exhibitors and their guests, all there to peruse the one-of-a-kind items on display.

"We’re thrilled by the enthusiastic welcome that Hartford gave us for the show’s inaugural appearance in the Northeast. The impressive turnout from the region just goes to demonstrate the strength of the cycling culture and passion for handcrafted bicycles here,” says Don Walker, Founder and President of NAHBS. “There were so many novel bikes exhibited this year, it was truly a spectacle. I’m very pleased with how the show turned out, and all of the exhibitors and attendees I spoke with shared the same enthusiasm and energy of the show. It was a special year for NAHBS."

The 2018 NAHBS Awards went to the following exhibitors below. A photo gallery for the award winners can be found here.

Best in Show Award: Altruiste Bicycle Company

President’s Choice: SaltAir

Judges Special Award: No 22 Bicycle Company

Best Mountain Bike: Altruiste Bicycle Company
Best Cyclocross Bike: Triton Bikes
Best Gravel Bike: Breismeister Bicycles
Best Tandem Bike: Chapman Cycles
Best Track Bike: T°RED Bikes

Best Road Bike: J.P. Weigle
Best City/Utility Bike: SaltAir
Best Finish:  Enigma Bicycleworks
Best Artisan Bike: Black Sheep Bikes
Best New Exhibitor: Eyewater Bicycles

Best Lugged Frame: J.P. Weigle
Best Fillet Brazed Frame:  Bishop Bikes
Best TIG Welded Frame: Bingham Built Cycles
Best Lay Up Frame: Crumpton Cycles 

Additional awards from select sponsors were also given:

Columbus Award: Don Walker Cycles, Sklar, Stinner Frameworks

SILCA Award: FiftyOne Bikes

Campagnolo Award: Enigma Bicycleworks, DeAnima, Gaulzetti

This year, voting for the People’s Choice Award will be held online and the the general public (not just NAHBS attendees) will be invited to participate.  More information will be shared on the NAHBS website in the coming days.

While this year’s show has officially wrapped, plans are already in the motion for NAHBS 2019 which will be hosted at the Sacramento Convention Center March 15-17, 2019. This will be the third time in NAHBS history that its in Sacramento.

“While hosting NAHBS in the Northeast was a huge success, we’re looking forward to getting back to Sacramento and working with our vast exhibitor base in the Western region,” says Walker. ”We’re very excited to be integrating some new components to the show, which we’ll be announcing in the coming months. The evolution of NAHBS is just beginning.”

Information on the 2019 show will be available on the NAHBS website soon, For the latest news and updates connect with NAHBS socially on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

This year’s sponsors included Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program, Boyd Cycling, Campagnolo, Columbus, Full Speed Ahead, Enigma Bicycle Works, HED Cycling, Pedro’s, Shimano, Titanium Joe, and VICTUS Coffee.

About the North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Established in 2005, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show is the largest and oldest handbuilt bicycle show in the world. NAHBS is a space for the sharing of ideas and innovation, promoting custom bicycles, and the companies that support the market. NAHBS keeps itself fresh by traveling to a different city each year, and over 175 vendors make the trip for the annual show. For more information, please visit Connect with NAHBS socially on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Start Address: Sacramento, California, USA
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Mar 15 2019 - EVENT: North American Handmade Bicycle Show