The Seattle Bike Expo is this weekend

expo headerCascade Bicycle Club is holding the 26th Annual Seattle Bike Expo Saturday and Sunday at the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal in Interbay.

A huge trade show packed with gear, performances and talks, the expo combines bike industry and bike culture into a two-story cruise terminal building. See the latest bikes and gear from makers big and small, listen to leaders of the bike movement, watch some incredible bike skill displays, and taste the latest in disgusting energy gel shot flavors!

Some talk highlights from the schedule include:

“Look Ma, No Car!”… An Intro to Transportation Bicycling for Families

Morgan Scherer

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Saturday

“Bicycling’s Big Year in Seattle is Now”

Holly Hauser (Puget Sound Bike Share), Fredy Young (Alta Planning & Design), & David Herlihy, moderated by Brock Howell (Cascade Bicycle Club)

3:45 – 4:45 p.m., Saturday

Cycling wisdom by women, for women

Kari Studley, P.T., Jan Acuff and Windsor Lewis, hosted by Gina Kavesh

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Sunday

The Greenway to Travel

Cathy Tuttle, Dawn Schellenberg and Bob Edmiston.

12:30 – 1:15 p.m., Sunday

Every year, there is a little friction between people biking to the venue and terminal staff. Basically, there are some silly rules (security regulations, etc) that make it so you have to bike a couple (quite pleasant) miles out of the way to get to the venue. Here’s a map of how to get there so you know what to expect:

bike-map-smith-cove-1More details on the Expo from Cascade:

Saturday, March 1: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 2: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Expo brings together top industry manufacturers, retailers, tour providers, advocates and media for two days of shopping, sampling, finding ways to get more involved and celebrating all of our community’s great cycling resources.
This year’s Seattle Bicycle Expo will feature more than 175 vendors showing off the latest and greatest in bikes, accessories and more. Plus, Expo has three stages of how-to presentations, panels and expert demos.

Whether you’re looking to learn how to go car-free, meet your favorite authors, watch graceful bicycle acrobats or even make some pedal-powered art, Expo has something for everyone. For more info, visit www.cascade.org/expo.

Highlights and photo opps:

World Champion Artistic Cyclists

Artistic cycling is a form of competitive indoor cycling in which athletes perform tricks on fixed gear bikes in a format similar to ballet or gymnastics. 2013 World champion Corinna Hein, Stefan Musu, Lukas Matla are guaranteed to amaze, entertain and enthrall you with their athletic skill and artistic expression!

“Look Ma, No Car!” An Intro to Transportation Bicycling for Families

As Seattle continues to improve its bicycling infrastructure, more and more families are trying to get out of the car and onto bicycles to get around town. But getting started can be daunting and questions beg to be answered. In this engaging and interactive presentation, Familybike Seattle founder Morgan Scherer presents safe and exciting ways to get started.

NW Trials Show

Trials riding is an extreme test of bicycle handling skills, over obstacles both natural and man-made. In competition, riders have to make their way through an obstacle course without putting a foot down.
Equal parts balance and daring, trials is a great spectator sport.

Eddy Merckx: A Life, Career, and Love for the Bike

We all know Eddy Merckx as the relentless Cannibal, the five-time Tour de France winner and one of the greatest cyclist of all time. But what drove this
man to become such a prolific winner? And how did he manage to become as successful in building his bikes as in riding them?
In this session, Peter Vanham delves into the man behind myth, from the accident that almost killed him to the company that bears his name and legacy.

Washington Indie Frame Builders Showcase

Come check out the latest creations from the region’s most talented amateur and professional frame builders. Find out why Seattle’s small scale frame building scene is gaining national attention and meet the bicycle artisans working in your backyard. This show has been curated by Max Kullaway of 333fab.

  • $10 – single-day pass
  • $12 – two-day pass
  • Kids 15 and under are free!
  • Cascade Bicycle Club members get a $2 discount on single-day tickets if they present the coupon in February’s Cascade Courier (or a membership card) at the box office.
  • Donate your bike to Bike Works and get a free ticket
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2 Responses to The Seattle Bike Expo is this weekend

  1. Madeleine Carlson says:

    The kids and I love Bike Expo! I’ve organized a couple group rides over, for family riders on Saturday and for women on Sunday:

    Kidical Mass – Saturday, March 1st – 9:00 at the Ballard Locks
    http://familybike.org/2014/02/upcoming-saturday-march-kidical-mass/

    Critical Lass – Sunday, March 2nd – 9:30 at South Lake Union Park
    seattlecriticallass.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/upcoming-critical-lass-rides-to-bike-expo/

  2. Vicki says:

    REally wanted to attend the Bike Expo!
    But, being a fair weather cyclist, I didn’t know if once I got there if I could get home again! Weather reports suggesting anything from rain, cold! And maybe snow?
    Then there is the Alaskan way (chocolate run) closing that road, and 99 closed all weekend… with I may add, conflicting reports from WASHDOT and Sea Times as to 99 being open or not Sunday…
    Feel really bad for the Bike EXPO. IT MUST effect your attendance, unless only Magnolia, Ballard & Queen Anne residents are expected.

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