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NAHBS draws record exhibitor count, announces 2020 show in Dallas

Published March 18, 2019
No. 22 Bicycle Co. wins Best in Show award.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which closed Sunday, notched a record number of exhibitors for the 15-year-old event: about 210. Organizers said the Sacramento show drew "huge, highly enthusiastic crowds." They also announced that next year's show will be held in Dallas, Texas.

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Organizers also said the show "attracted a strong contingent of retail buyers from with its new 'early-access' program, which gave qualified buyers from bicycle retailers free admission to the show and access to the hall one hour prior to consumer show hours each day."

"This year’s show confirmed why Sacramento has always been one of our top venues," said Don Walker, the founder and president of NAHBS, which has been held in Sacramento three times in its history. "The hall was packed full of exhibitors, we drew an amazing crowd, and the weather couldn’t have been better.

“We had several groups ride from nearby cities like San Francisco and San Jose, school groups from nearby communities, and attendees from all over the world at this year’s show. The energy couldn’t have been more positive.”

The 2020 show will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, March 20-22. Exhibitor registration for NAHBS 2020 will be announced soon.

“There’s an ever growing cycling culture in Dallas and we’re extremely excited to bring the show back to Texas,” said Walker. “The city hosts some iconic cycling events and has a large variety of cycling clubs and groups. There are loads of hotels and lodging options close to the convention center, with very affordable rates. And like Sacramento, the weather in March is usually warm, which means bring your bikes and ride!” 

NAHBS Awards were announced Sunday. The winners:

OVERALL DESIGN DIVISION

RIDING DISCIPLINE DIVISION

CONSTRUCTION DIVISION

All bikes presented for the construction categories were presented as bare, non-painted frames to make for easier inspection.

 

 

Topics associated with this article: North American Handmade Bicycle Show

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