North American Handmade Bike Show and Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival updates

NAHBS will likely sell out, while RMB event grows

Roughly a month before the start of North American Handmade Bicycle Show, 121 exhibitors have bought 167 out of 177 total spaces making the 6th annual NAHBS a virtual sellout.


“It looks like we’re headed for another big one,” said Don Walker, the show’s founder and director. “We’ve sold way more than our block of hotel rooms, and have had to expand that, and now it looks like we’re going to be at or very near capacity in the show hall. I think this is a clear indicator of the amount of interest this show attracts.”

Any last minute exhibitors at the show have until Wednesday January 27th to get their information to NAHBS for publication in the show directory.

The three-day show starts on February 26th, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, in Richmond, Virginia.

Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival set for August 7 and 8 in Denver, Colorado at the National Western Complex.  

This third-year event, formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show, has grown steadily since it’s inception prompting the name change.

“Calling it a festival better describes what the weekend is all about,” says Carol Johnson, the event’s director.  “The Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival features everything from custom builders, production bikes, components and accessories, to specialty service companies and non-profits together with a wide range of other cycling-related attractions.”  

For the 2010 edition, the RMB Festival adds an Indoor/Outdoor Demo allowing attendees can test ride bikes. Free seminars and a Graham Watson photo exhibit are also planned.

The Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival will kick-off the weekend with a party at Boulder Indoor Cycling on Friday night with the return of the Boulder 6. Last year’s event saw Hüdz-Subaru riders Chuck Coyle and Colby Pearce top an international-caliber field including Clark Sheehan and Ryan Sabga after a fast-paced night of European-style Six Day track racing.


On Saturday the Festival opens at 10am and concludes with an awards ceremony on Sunday at 3pm.