SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show kicks off today in Speedway, Indiana with well-known names such as De Rosa, Zullo, Serotta, Sachs, Calfee, Crumpton, Vanilla, Walker and De Salvo among the exhibitors.
A total of 116 exhibitors are expected this weekend at the Indiana Convention Center including top component brands like Shimano, Campagnolo, SRAM, Cane Creek, Chris King and Paul White Industries.
A policy change after last year’s show restricted entry to builders with product liability insurance who had completed at least 50 frames or been in business for two years.
“It is always a risk to introduce a policy that raises the bar like this, but NAHBS is a show that presents the best of the best in bicycling, and to be true to this goal we needed to have only the more accomplished frame builders there,” said Don Walker, the founder and director of the show.
The show ends on Sunday. It’s open to the media and industry from 9 to 11 a.m. today and Saturday and the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Sunday, show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pre-registration numbers surpassed figures from the show in Portland, Oregon, last year, and show attendance is expected to be around 6,500.