What’s in store at the 2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show?

Photo: Farid Abraham for NAHBS
Article by Kim Hull

Handmade bike enthusiasts are counting down the days to the world’s largest custom bike show, the 2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), which will be held March 14-16.

From the 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Boulder, Colorado Photo: Farid Abraham for NAHBS

The show, which moves from city to city each year, will be held in Charlotte, NC this year, showcasing the best and newest in artisan cycling products.

2014 NAHBS attendance is expected to reach 7000 for the weekend.

The show began in January of 2005 in Houston, Texas with 23 exhibitors and 700 attendees.

That’s quite a growth curve.  

What’s new at NAHBS this year?

Don Walker, president and founder of NAHBS, gave us a preview of what’s in store at the show this year…


“NAHBS continues to evolve each year and part of that evolution means some of the exhibitors are launching new products, some are showing their latest ideas that they have applied to their usual products and some are exhibiting with us for the first time, so there is always something “new” at NAHBS.

What some folks might enjoy is seeing the latest Stainless Steel tubing from Reynolds Technology from the U.K., while others would want to see more traditional commuter bikes from Alternative Needs Transportation (ANT) from New England and others might be excited to see the always popular show stoppers from Cherubim of Japan.

Regardless of your taste, there is something that can excite cycling aficionados or even fans of fine art when they view the bicycle as a ride-able sculpture. ”
– Don Walker


North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2014 Details

Show Location

Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St
Charlotte, NC 28202

Show Hours

Friday, March 14, 2014 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday, March 16, 2014 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Learn more & purchase tickets at the NAHBS website

From the 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Boulder, Colorado Photo: Farid Abraham for NAHBS

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