And so another installment of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show is in the record books. For its 10th annual running the gypsy-like show tipped its hat to the east coast builders and landed in Hartford, CT. However, as it has proven every past year, no matter what city the show lands in, it never fails to impress. The NAHBS is undoubtedly the greatest little bike show in the world. With over 150 vendors, there was still much left to see and fall in love with after three days of traipsing the aisles.
In this first installment of RBA’s coverage we’ll be offering a mix of photos and videos that captured just some of the highlights found inside the convention center.
THE AWARD WINNERS, PT 1 Judges Special Award: No 22 Bicycle Company
BEST FINISH AWARD
Best Tandem Bike: Chapman Cycles
Best Track Bike: T°RED Bikes
Best Road Bike: J.P. Weigle Best City/Utility Bike: SaltAir
Best in Show Award: Altruiste Bicycle Company
President’s Choice: SaltAir Best Lay Up Frame: Crumpton Cycles
Additional awards from select sponsors were also given:
Columbus Award: Don Walker Cycles, Sklar, Stinner Frameworks Silca Award: FiftyOne Bikes
CHECKING IN WITH RON AT KING CAGE
Following two of the show’s most successful years, for 2019 NAHBS will once again return to the Sacramento Convention Center March 15-17, 2019 for a third go-round in the NorCal spot. Hope to see you there.