2012 NAHBS: Sacramento

The North American Handmade Bicycle moves to Sacramento, California next year. Woo hoo! Eco Velo is happy about this, too.

A small group of California bike builders (Rock Lobster, Ventana, Hunter, Soulcraft, Blue Collar) skipped out on Austin had their own little meeting at Delaveaga Park. (Props to Mr Toad for that).

I think Urban Velo probably has the most complete gallery of bikes from the NAHBS floor. One of my favorites? this gallery of attendee bikes as seen outside of the convention center.

Darryl at Loving the Bike has a number of posts about NAHBS at his website, including a series of video interviews with builders about bamboo and wooden bikes and rims.

In addition to his always excellent focus on all things Portland, Jonathan Maus drills down to the headbadges of the show.

In spite of the record breaking attendance (7316 people vs the 7200 who showed up in Portland three years ago) this is the only mention of NAHBS I’ve seen in the non-endemic media (i.e. “blogs and zines not for bike nerds”):

You can see the 2011 show winner gallery here. For even more photos, see the NAHBS 2011 group at Flickr.


  1. Thanks for the mention, Richard. Looks like I have one more reason to come to sunny California in 2012, huh?


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