2013 NAHBS News – Denver venue, NAHBS AB, Tokyo College


Denver Show Venue & Host Hotel

The deals are done and the contracts signed. All systems are Go for NAHBS 2013.

The venue is:
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, Colorado 80202

This venue is just a block from one of Denver’s main bicycling arterials, the Cherry Creek Trail, which runs alongside N.Speer Boulevard. The Denver Bike Map, put out by the City of Denver, shows the city’s bike routes and provides information about local road use rules for cyclists. We have posted visitor information about Denver on our website, handmadebicycleshow.com.

The host hotel is:
Denver Crowne Plaza
1450 Glenarm Place,
Denver, Colorado 80202
Hotel reservation link

Our host hotel, this year located just two blocks from the convention center, is invariably the hub of after-hours activity at NAHBS and is always a great place to bump into the frame builders. Click here to reserve your room at the NAHBS rate.

Exhibitor News – New and Returning

NAHBS honors its long term exhibitors but is also pleased to welcome those that are new or returning after an absence. This section of the newsletter will keep you updated on new and returning exhibitors that will be displaying their finest at NAHBS this year. In the meantime, check out the gallery on the NAHBS website to get a preview of their work.

New and returning exhibitors so far:
Curtis Odom
Donkelope Bikes
Engin Cycles
Eric Baar
Kish Fabrications
Littleford Bicycles
Robert Baylis Cycles
Strong Frames Inc

2013 NAHBS Advisory Board

For the second successive year, NAHBS founder/president Don Walker has sought the ongoing opinions of several different types of exhibitor at the show.

The 2013 NAHBS Advisory Board comprises: Craig Calfee, Calfee Design; Don Ferris, Anvil Bikeworks; Tim O’Donnell, Shamrock Cycles; Richard Sachs, Richard Sachs Cycles; Dwan Shepard, Co-MotionCycles; Carl Strong, Strong Frames; and Gary Smith, Independent Fabrications.

The advisory board discusses subjects such as the types of bicycle to include in the show, the type and size of companies permitted to exhibit, and the NAHBS Awards.

Cycle Design School Opens in Tokyo

April this year saw the commencement of classes in the new Tokyo College of Cycle Design.

NAHBS award-winning builder, Shin-ichi Konno, teaches two days a week at the college.

The head of the school, Masaru Watanabe, says the first generation of students numbered around 60. The course, which is 24 hours a week, 32 weeks a year, runs for either two or three-years, and those that successfully complete it will be awarded a government-certified diploma.

Watanabe hopes to bring current students to NAHBS, and adds, “My dream is that we’ll bring our students works to NAHBS when we have our first graduation in February 2015!”

From the blogs

Check out Curtis Odom’s Facebook page for “Special Cut” flange patterned hubs, too cool … A congrats to Castle Frameworks’ India Wysong for bringing home the 2012 National Single Speed Championship … The new mini documentarypresenting Engin Cycles is worth a look … Gates Carbon Drive is now equippingThe BMC racing team members’ non-race bikes … Kish Fabrications have new jerseys just in time for summer … Mosaic Cycles has a new space which means a new shopwarming party on August 12th! … After a lot of hard work, Stinner Frameworks launched a new website With tons of new content and photos … The folks at Twin Six are currently designing everything for 2013, and are accepting any and all brilliant ideas … In the news: Wheel Fanatyk posted aboutItalian Vogue showcasing wooden wheeled bikes.

Source: Paul Skilbeck

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