Much of the country is still digging out from snow or dealing with absolutely frigid temperatures. If you’re like me, bikes are now even more on my mind. I can’t wait for the warm spring temps and longer days ahead. One of the first signs of spring to come in the bike world is coming up on March 6th – 8th and that’s the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS).
The show is now in its eleventh year and has chosen a new venue each year. This year’s host city is Louisville, KY. And while you may think of horse racing and bourbon as it relates to Louisville, this city is actually making quite a name for itself in the bike world. Just two years ago this city hosted the first US based Cyclocross World Championships. Aside from the strong cyclocross racing scene, the city is also heavily investing in bike infrastructure with bike paths circling the city and safer bike lanes popping up all the time.
So what’s this handmade bike show all about? Well it’s all about showcasing the talents of bike builders from all around the world. Handmade bikes have made quite a come back in the last decade and continues to see growth year over year. This show brings all these talents under one roof and celebrates the tradition around handmade bikes and culture. One of the handmade bike builders to surely check out is Chris Chance and his crew that have resurrected the Fat Chance bike brand and this will be their first show in 20 years!