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Show Date /Venue/Exhibitors :

22-24 February, 2013, Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO.

Click to see location of Media Center. Hall D is on floor above.

Show Floor Plan

Download map with numbered booths


Exhibitor lists

Download alpha and numerically ordered lists

Media Credentials :

Click to register for credential
ALL MEDIA CREDENTIAL PICK-UP IS IN THE EVENT MEDIA CENTER. You will be asked for a government-issued ID and a business card.
Credential applications received after February 8th will have the credential printed onsite. Printing credentials onsite will usually mean a wait of 15-30 minutes, please be prepared for this.
Bloggers and small-scale publishers:  As in previous years, if your reach is below a certain threshold, arbitrarily determined by the media director, Paul Skilbeck, we will either outright reject your application, or offer in exchange for your day’s credential we will ask you to provide us with a complimentary 150-word news story, with photo, each day for publication in our online show coverage. You will be given a name credit for this. If you feel you might be in this cohort, please contact the press officer Paul Skilbeck.

Media Center & hours :

Room 502, Street Level
Thursday, February 21, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, February 22, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 23, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 24, 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Internet Access :

Due to the high cost of internet access in this venue NAHBS will provide a maximum of 10 simultaneous connections by journalists in the Media Center. Journalists that need access when all the NAHBS media lines are occupied may be able to get online with the free public network available in lobby areas. We will locate a table and chairs in the lobby outside the media center for this purpose.

Press Officer :

Paul Skilbeck. Mob. 415.516.1444

Press Kit / Fact Sheet :

Press Kit / Fact Sheet

Host Hotel & Room Share:

The host hotel is the Crowne Plaza, 1450 Glenarm Place, two blocks from the Convention Center. It’s full. We have a room rate of $129 at the Hilton Garden Inn, which is available only through our online form (linked). This hotel is across the road2013-Facts-NAHBS-media2013-Facts-NAHBS-media from the show hall. Most exhibitors are staying there and some are usually to be found in the bar later in the evenings – good for casual conversation. By booking your room through NAHBS you help us to negotiate lower room rates at future shows. If you wish to share a room with another reporter, we have set up a Media-only bulletin board for this purpose.


151 at present, expecting close to 160, making it 3rd largest year of the show. 30 are from Colorado, 27 from overseas, including 16 from Japan. Other countries are Canada (3), Italy (3), United Kingdom (4), and Czech Republic (1). In relative terms the Colorado contingent of 30 is huge, indicating what a strong place cycling has in the state. For comparison, in 2012, Sacramento, California, with a total of 171 exhibitors, 43 were from the host state, which has a population of 37 million compared to Colorado’s 5 million.

Who attends NAHBS?

Based on previous years: about 30-40% will come from out of state; 15% are repeat visitors; 45% will visit the show two or more days; 53% ride four or more times a week; 70% are men; 50% are single; 72% have 4+ years of college; 46% have HHI of $75K+

Shimano – Presenting Sponsor

NAHBS has enjoyed a long-term relationship with Shimano America, dating back to the early years of the show. Shimano has long been a technological leader in the cycling industry, and in recent years Japanese frame builders too, led by Shin-Ichi Konno, have made a significant impact with their craftsmanship and design on the show. In 2009 Shimano was the title sponsor of NAHBS and this year we are delighted to have Shimano as the presenting sponsor

Oskar Blues is the official brew of NAHBS

We would like to thank Oskar Blues for organizing our Friday night party, at the Blake St Tavern, and for providing organizational support to the entire NAHBS social program. At both Friday and Saturday’s parties Oskar Blues will provide fine canned beer.

Gates Carbon Drive design contest

For the second consecutive year, Gates Carbon Drive encourages builders to show creative and innovative ways of including the unbreakable belt into the frame design. The winner will be announced during the final NAHBS Awards ceremony, 3 p.m. Sunday, February 24. Gates will award cash and prizes to the value of $11,250.00.

Alchemy Bicycles

Now based in Denver, Alchemy Bicycles sponsors the Saturday night VIP/Exhibitor’s party.

NAHBS is part of the small business bounce-back

With big businesses increasingly shipping jobs and the manufacturing sector overseas, the real heroes of the American economy are the small manufacturers. The steadily growing handmade bicycle industry is maximizing the national multiplier effect, the component of economic activity with most potential to reduce the national debt. Every effort counts. The North American bicycle frame building industry is regarded as the largest in the world in recent years, and has earned the respect of leading overseas builders for the generally high production standards. Bicycle frame builders in other countries can make similar claims about the contribution they make to their respective economies. This said, there is a spirit of cooperation between the companies in this industry, regardless of nationality. NAHBS, the world’s major meeting place for the handmade bicycles community, attracts exhibitors from six to ten countries each year and  has inspired similar shows in Great Britain and in Continental Europe.


The world’s leading handmade custom bicycle show, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show moves from city to city each year. In 2013 it is scheduled for February 22-24, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. NAHBS showcases the talents of bicycle frame builders around the world whose functional art form is the bicycle. 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. Since its first year in 2005, NAHBS has grown from a show with 23 exhibitors and 700 attendees, to 174 exhibitors and 8100 attendees in 2012.