Photo courtesy of Cascade Bicycle Club

26th annual Seattle Bike Expo this weekend

175 vendors, presentations and jaw- dropping stunt shows

Seattle Bike Expo presented by Raleigh is rolling in this Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 2: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Smith Cover Cruise Terminal, Pier 91.

Information provided by Cascade Bicycle Club

The 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.
AND MANY, MANY MORE!

About Cascade Bicycle Club:

Cascade Bicycle Club is a nonprofit organization working to create a better Puget Sound region through bicycling. We offer daily rides, exceptional events, advocacy and lobbying, and education for all riders of all ages and abilities. Our staff and 15,000 members believe in the power of bicycling. www.cascade.org
About our presenting sponsor, Raleigh America

We’re excited to celebrate Raleigh’s fifth year as the presenting sponsor of the Seattle Bicycle Expo. Based locally in Kent, Raleigh is an incredible resource to the local cycling community. With more than a century of cycling heritage under its wheels, Raleigh Bicycles is one of the most well-respected bicycle brands in the world. Raleigh offers a broad spectrum of bicycles including road, mountain, cyclocross and commuter bikes for all ages and abilities. Raleigh focuses on supporting the commuter, the family and local racing scene, and partners with numerous non-profits around the U.S. each year to help grow the sport. For more information about Raleigh, please visit RaleighUSA.

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