We’re headed to two great bicycle events next month and hope to see you at one of them!
Philadelphia Bike Expo, November 7-8
The Philly Bike Expo is a celebration of cycling. Now in its sixth year, the event promotes the fun, function, fitness, and freedom to be found on two wheels. The Philly Bike Expo creates an environment that fosters relationships between the cycling community and the dedicated companies and organizations that are the foundation of bicycles as a lifestyle. The event is there for you to admire the artisans whose craft enables us to ride two-wheeled art, to applaud the activists whose tireless efforts further our cycling infrastructure, and to explore cycling as a fun and efficient transportation alternative.
Seminars include advocacy and innovation from SRAM; core workouts for cycling; the story of one person’s ride across America on a 1880s bicycle; building long-distance trails; stainless steel as a frame material; tandem cycling; current design trends in off-pavement bicycles and much more.
Exhibitors include custom framebuilders, bicycle manufacturers, creators and distributors of cycling accessories and components plus transportation alternatives, outdoor travel, and various companies and organizations that promote a healthy lifestyle and sustainable planet.
An all-access pass is $20 (or just $8 to wander around for one day) and includes free indoor bike parking.
San Francisco Bike Expo, November 21
Founded in 2008, the San Francisco Bicycle Expo represents the myriad interests of the Bay Area’s vast cycling community, from fashion and apparel to backyard bicycle fabrications. The SF Bike Expo is a local event that happens annually and has been produced for cyclists of all types. The SF Bike Expo is the perfect place for you to support those who also share the same kind of interest and passion for cycling. It caters to all kinds of different cyclists from mountain, BMX, vintage, low riders, cargo, fixie, cycolocross, commuter and road.
Admission is only $5 with free valet bike parking included. There will be an electric bicycle race, kids races, BMX competition, industry vendors from across the country, and hard-to-find parts available at the bike swap.
Sunday, November 22, will feature a Sweetlines skills clinic at nearby Stafford Lake Bike Park. Sign up if you want to receive expert coaching to improve you jumping, pumping and berm-railing skills.Tweet Print
What has become one of our favorite events of the year, the Philly Bike Expo returns for its fifth year on November 8 and 9. The premier East Coast bicycling event will once again be held at Philadelphia’s premier event venue.
“Since moving to the Pennsylvania Convention Center last year we exceeded all our previous records of attendance, buzz, and participation,” says show organizer Bina Bilenky Trahan. “The 2014 Expo is shaping up to be even bigger and better.”
The Philly Bike Expo is designed to interest, inspire, and inform bicycle aficionados, weekend enthusiasts and those merely curious about the fun and fitness awaiting on two wheels. Artisans and manufacturers of bicycles, accessories and apparel display their latest products. Although many exhibitors have been at the Expo since the beginning, new ones keep coming on board. The Philly Bike Expo has also become the place for young companies to showcase for the first time anywhere.
The show features more than 125 exhibitors, bike fitting seminars, presentations, how-to’s and family-friendly activities, repair and maintenance clinics, food and drink, indoor test rides, races and after-parties round out this two-day festival of bicycle culture.
One special session will be a presentation by Erick Cedeno, the “Bicycle Nomad”, who toured by bike via the Underground Railroad route from New Orleans to Niagra Falls, New York. Cedeno based his course on a trip developed by the Adventure Cycling Association, that maps directions from a slave song, “Follow the Drinking Gourd.”
Bicycle Times will also be on hand with booth offering merchandise, subscriptions and a chance to meet some of the staff. We have some awesome Continental tires to give away too. For each year of new or renewing subscription, you’ll get a Super Sport or Touring Plus tire. Supplies are limited so get there early!Tweet Print