The first Pedaler’s Fair (Seattle Bike Blog sponsored!) took over a historic Ballard industrial building last weekend to showcase some of Washington State’s most creative handmade bicycle goods and art. Inspired by Portland’s Bikecraft events, Swift Industries and Go Means Go organized the Pedaler’s Fair to support local small businesses making everything from bicycle clothing and accessories to handbuilt bike frames and art.
By all measures, the fair was a huge success. Bolstered by two days of fantastic weather that led half the city (estimated) to dust off their bikes and cruise around town, hundreds showed up to check out the goods on display and meet the people behind them (due to illness, this editor’s time at the fair was limited, but the Path Less Pedaled posted a great profile of the event).
This idea is a winner with tons of room to grow. My main questions: When is it happening again? And can we have a pre-holiday one?