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NAHABS Partners with Bespoked UK

Our friends at the North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHABS)  passed along a press release to us this week, indicated that they have partnered with our other friend’s across the Atlantic – the UK’s Bespoked Handmade Bicycle Show  

Press Release


This week, NAHBS is proud to announce a new partnership with Bespoked, the UK-based handmade bicycle show counterpart to NAHBS. This partnership will allow both shows to reach a broader audience and further promote the handmade bicycle industry around the world.

A press release follows to bring you up to speed on the details, but highlights of this partnership will include cross-promotion on both sides of the Atlantic, a “framebuilder exchange” for the free sharing of techniques and ideas, and promotional booths at each other’s show starting in 2016.

This weeks newsletter includes:

  • NAHBS / Bespoked Partnership Announcement
  • Germantown Neighborhood Roundup

Exhibitor, attendee, and media registration is quick, easy, and available online. Just visit the NAHBS website and look for the 2015 Registration Link on the homepage. And while we will always have room for media and attendees wanting to walk the show, 10×10, 10×20, and 20×20 exhibitor spaces are filling up quick!

If you have any questions about registration, please email Robin Rinehart at and she will assist you.

Media attendees can contact Scott Kaier at for more information.


North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) Proudly Announces Partnership with Bespoked

BOULDER, COLO. (For Immediate Release) – The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), premier showcase for artisan framebuilders, is proud to announce a partnership with Bespoked, the UK-based counterpart to NAHBS, in an effort to further promote the handbuilt bicycle industry around the world.

Embracing a “strength in numbers” philosophy, the two shows will cross promote one another to bring the message of artisanal bike building to a broader audience. Builders on each side of the Atlantic will have the opportunity to have their work presented to international audiences that would otherwise be hard to reach.

"I’m thrilled to be working with our European counterparts to bring our beloved handmade bicycle industry to new levels,” said Don Walker, Founder and President of NAHBS. “Phil Taylor has been instrumental in flying the handmade flag for our industry in England and Europe and this partnership is the next step in solidifying a brighter future for framebuilders on both sides of the Atlantic."

This new partnership will offer a "framebuilder exchange" that will allow US and UK-based builders to share construction methods, ideas, and information through seminars at each other’s show.

“We are delighted to announce that we will be working with Don Walker, the man behind NAHBS, our US counterpart, to help promote the wonders that are handmade bicycles and the people that make them,” said Phil Taylor, Founder of Bespoked.

2015 will only be the start of this partnership with plans to further cross promote in 2016 when NAHBS and Bespoked will host booths at each other’s show.

Bringing a wealth of knowledge and passion to NAHBS and Bespoked, Don and Phil are both accomplished framebuilders with an understanding of the technical and business challenges many show exhibitors experience.

For a look at their latest creations, please visit Don Walker Cycles and Libertine Bicycles.


Established in 2005, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show is the largest and most widely accessible destination for frame builders to share their passion with cycling enthusiasts and supporters. It aims to be a meeting point – both online and in person- for frame builders and consumers looking for custom-made bikes, for the sharing of ideas, and the promotion of a special industry with a rich history dating back to 1819. NAHBS moves from city to city each year. For more information on the 2015 show, please visit

The NAHBS team is 100% focused on creating an exciting, impactful, and well-attended event in 2015 and hope you will be joining us for what we think will be the most successful show yet.

Thanks for your continued support of NAHBS. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in Louisville March 6th-8th!


Don Walker

Don Walker,  Founder and President

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