DENVER, Colo. – A late influx of exhibitors registering after January 1 for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Presented by Shimano, at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, 22-24 February, has raised the prospect that the 2013 show will be the largest yet in the nine-year history of NAHBS.
With three weeks of booth sales remaining, 171 exhibitors have signed up. The previous exhibitor record is 174, set at the Austin, Texas, show in 2011. The attendance record is 8,100, set at Sacramento last year.
The eyes of the cycling world will be on Denver during NAHBS. The 7,000+ attendees expected to attend the show represents the tip of the iceberg for an event, considered the world leader in the handmade sector, which has a following in more than 100 countries.
2013 is the first time NAHBS, a traveling convention of bicycling's handmade manufacturers, has set up in Colorado and the statewide response has been unusually positive.
Three weeks in advance of the show, the contingent of home state exhibitors numbers 35, the highest ratio to resident population of any state the show has yet visited.