2015 NAHBS – March 6-8 - The Kentucky International Convention Center
News from NAHBS: NAHBS Partners with Bespoked

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  registration@handmadebicycleshow.com and she will assist you.

Media attendees can contact Scott Kaier at scott@smakstrategies.com for more information.

North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS)

Proudly Announces Partnership with Bespoked

US-Based NAHBS and UK-Based Bespoked to Co-Champion

Artisan Framebuilders Worldwide

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.


Louisville is best known for bourbon, horse racing, and baseball bats, but did you know this city is also home to vibrant and growing restaurant scene that would impress even the most jaded foodies?

These week, we are highlighting three restaurants in the Germantown neighborhood. Check out the following and be sure to drop in for some great food and drink!

Eiderdown: What we do is create freshly prepared food: modern variation on classic flavors using traditional French methods. Most of our meats and cheeses are from independent Kentucky and indiana farmers and our produce- like our menu- is appropriate to each season.

Nach Bar: Germantown at its best. If you’re looking for an assuming bar with a great selection of beer and bourbon, the Nach Bar is the place for you. Some may call it ‘divey,’ but we think it just has character.

Four Pegs Beer Lounge: Big on craft beer with a great selection of comfort food, this gastropub is a must visit, Germantown staple. Come in for the chicken and waffles sandwich and wash it down with a flight of beers from around the country.


HOST HOTEL: Galt House

Just seven miles from the airport, with 1,300 guest rooms and 650 suites, the Galt House offers the best in convenience, comfort, and hospitality. The hotel features 9 restaurants & lounges, 24-hour on-site deli, on-site UPS Business Center, and many other amenities.  Special NAHBS rates are below:

RIVUE TOWER – Deluxe Guestroom

Single $ 135.00 / Double $ 135.00 / Triple $ 145.00 / Quad   $ 155.00

SUITE TOWER – Executive Suite

Single $ 155.00 / Double $ 155.00 / Triple $ 165.00 / Quad $ 175.00

Other Galt House Links

Photo & Video Gallery: click here

For Hotel Reservations, click here


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 http://www.2015.handmadebicycleshow.com/
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