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Organizers expecting record turnout as NAHBS opens in Sacramento

Published February 26, 2016
NAHBS exhibitors setting up this week. Courtesy photo.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The 12th annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show opened Friday at the Sacramento Convention Center and runs through Sunday. The show has more than 150 exhibitors and organizers expect attendance to exceed the record set the last time the show was in Sacramento, in 2012.

"Each year, my team and I put countless hours of hard work into making this show a reality so we're very excited to see all of our efforts come to fruition," says Don Walker, Founder and President of NAHBS. "I love hosting a platform for independent frame builders from around the world to come together and showcase their creations."

NAHBS will be hosting a variety of special events and seminars during the show. For example Nelson Vails, the first and still only African-American cyclist to win an Olympic medal, will preside over five screenings of a film about his life, Cheetah – The Nelson Vails Story. There will also be NAHBS Group Rides each morning at 7 before the show, and nearby Mike's Bikes will host a "Go Ride with Nelly" event on Sunday at 8:45 where riders can spin along with Vails.

The show will present NAHBS Awards in 20 categories, including Best Road Bike, Best Mountain Bike, President's Choice, and People's Choice. Judging will happen on Friday with awards handed out Saturday and Sunday.

 

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