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NAHBS 2011 Austin TX – Sets New Exhibitor Record

World’s largest show for handmade bicycles hits all-time high in Austin
INDIANAPOLIS–While bicycling continues to ride a wave of popularity across the USA, the bicycle-friendly city of Austin will see the largest assembly of handmade bicycle manufacturers in the modern history of the bicycle, February 25-27, at the seventh annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show, in the Austin Convention Center.

Widely acknowledged as the world’s most significant handmade bicycle event, NAHBS is a showcase for artisans who practice the craft of bicycle design and precision manufacturing, which they combine at the level of a functional art form.

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The founder and director of the roving annual bicycle show, Don Walker, said, “After all the hard work over the years it is rewarding to see the show continue to hit new highs. And Being a former resident of Texas, I am deeply pleased to bring the show back here, to the state where it began. Six years later, there is not a bicycle show on the planet that matches NAHBS for sheer quality, and precious few shows of any type present such a smooth interface between art and engineering. This is the largest presentation of the best in the custom bicycles industry anywhere, period. In the cycling world, it’s worldwide news. In Austin, we see great potential for this show to bring together the sporting, artistic, health, transport, and engineering communities.”

A total of 150 exhibitors from more than 20 US states and four continents have signed up for a booth at this year’s convention, and still more are expected. International exhibitors are traveling mainly from Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

The finest examples of manufacture, design and style in the bicycle world, will attract an expected 7,000 members of the public and 100+ journalists, who will have an opportunity to talk face to face with the builders.

The previous show record was set in Portland, Oregon, with 150 exhibitors and 7200 attendees. This year more than 160 exhibitors are expected.

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