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NAHBS: It's too late to move 2017 Salt Lake City show

Published February 21, 2017
But the builder's show says it will not hold future events in Utah.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Next month's North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Salt Lake City will go ahead as planned despite the recent controversy over land use policies in Utah. However, organizers said they will not plan future shows in the state, and would have moved this year's show if there had been time.

NAHBS is March 10-12 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

"When we were negotiating the show, (Utah's) Gov. Herbert hadn't begun his assault on public lands. His agenda for the state of Utah has the ability to curtail the recreation of our exhibitors and their customers. If not for signed contracts, booked airfares, hotels and the builders depending on the show taking place, we too would be relocating," said Don Walker, the founder of NAHBS.

"Our goal is to spotlight frame builders and the cycling industry partners that support them. NAHBS moves the location each year to accommodate the needs of builders across the country. Regardless of our schedule we would not choose to bring the show back to Utah unless serious changes are made by government officials."

 

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