2011 NAHBS Surpasses Previous Attendance Records, 2012 Venue Announced
AUSTIN, Texas--The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has set several new records in what many agree is the most successful show in the event's seven-year history.
NAHBS founder and president, Don Walker, said, "I am over the moon right now. The amount the show has grown in the past 12 months has exceeded all of my hopes and expectations. And with the show going to Sacramento, California, next year, I have a feeling we're headed for another big one 12 months from now."
The Sacramento show is scheduled for March 2-4, 2012.
At total of 7316 people visited the show this year, narrowly surpassing the previous high mark of 7200 in Portland, Oregon, in 2008. Media attendance was at 134, compared to 100 in '08, and 174 exhibitors were present, 24 up on the 2008 high water mark.
Best Road: Ellis Cycles
Best Track: Six-Eleven Bicycle Co.
Best Offroad: Black Sheep Fabrication Inc.
Best Tandem: Eriksen Cycles
Best Carbon Fiber: Strong Frames
Best Steel: Bishop Bikes
Best Titanium: Kish Fabrication
Best Lugged: Bilenky Cycle Works
Best Filet brazed: Dominguez Cycles
Best TIG Welded: Independent Fabrication Inc.
Best City Bike: Signal Cycles
Best Paint: KirkLee Bicycles
Rookie of the year: Rosene Hand Built Bicycles
People's Choice: Naked Bicycles
President's Choice: Anderson Custom Bicycles
Best in Show: DiNucci Cycles
The world's number one custom bicycle show, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show moves from city to city each year. In 2012 it is scheduled for March 2-4, in Sacramento, California. NAHBS showcases the talents of individuals around the world whose art form is the bicycle. It aims to be a meeting point--both online and in person--for frame builders and consumers looking for custom-made bikes, for the sharing of ideas, and the promotion of a special industry with a rich history dating back to 1819. Since its first year in 2005, NAHBS has grown from a show with 23 exhibitors and 700 attendees, to 174 exhibitors and 7300 attendees.