Richmond, Virginia–With less than two days remaining until the opening of the sixth Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show, pre-event registrations have topped 2,000, an increase of more than 100% over the previous high mark of 977, set at Portland in 2008. The international custom bicycles show runs February 26-28 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, in Richmond, Virginia.
Show founder and president, Don Walker, said “The way this show keeps growing is very satisfying to me personally, and I’m sure to all of the exhibitors who make it the world’s number one custom bicycles show. People maybe don’t realize the amount of effort by all concerned that goes into putting this show on, but this kind of recognition makes all that work worthwhile. Evidently Richmond is an outstanding location for this show.”
With large crowds expected at the show this year, attendees are encouraged to visit the show on Friday and Sunday, rather than Saturday, which is usually the busiest day. For those that wish to travel to the show by bicycle, which is encouraged too, the show provides bicycle valet parking for $2.
The world’s number one custom bicycles show, the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show moves from city to city each year. It is scheduled for February 26 -28, 2010, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The show is dedicated to showcasing the talents of individuals around the world whose art form is the bicycle. It aims to be a meeting point-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 150 exhibitors and 7200 attendees. For more information, see www.handmadebicycleshow.com.