If you’re looking for a one-stop synopsis to bicycling in the Pacific Northwest, you should put the Seattle Bicycle Expo on your agenda this weekend.
The annual bike show presented by the Cascade Bicycle Club returns to the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal 91 for the fifth year. It’s easy to get to by bicycle and there’s plenty of parking if you drive. See the directions for bicycles, motor vehicles and public transportation.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for one day, or $12 for both; Cascade members get a $2 discount on single-day tickets. Donate a bike to Bike Works and get in for free.
Although there are slightly fewer vendors this year and no door-busting big name bicycling celebrities, there’s still plenty going on to fill your day.
Once your arrive, you’ll be confronted by more than 175 vendors displaying the latest in bicycles and bike accessories. In addition, many Puget Sound bike clubs also have booths, and numerous charity rides in the Pacific Northwest send representatives to publicize their upcoming events.
See the full vendor list at Seattle Bike Expo exhibitors.
In addition to the hubbub on both floors of the exhibition site, performers and bicycling speakers will entertain from three stages.
In the performance area, Germany’s world champion artistic cyclists Corrina Hein, Stefan Musu, and Lukas Matla will perform numerous times throughout the weekend. Trials specialists Robbie Pfunder and Brian Cornman will also perform throughout the weekend.
Some of the Main Stage presentations include:
- Bicycle transportation for families
- Preparing for Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic
- Custom bike building
- Tales from bike traveler and author Joe “Metal Cowboy” Kurmaskie
- What’s happening in Seattle bicycling, with author David Herlihy, and local advocates
- Cycling wisdom for women
- Tales from bike traveler and author Willie Weir
- Allen & Sachtleben’s 1891: Round the World Adventure by David Herlihy
See details on the Main Stage presentations
The Raleigh stage will feature
- Cycling in Oregon and Montana by Jim Moore
- Physical therapist tells how to avoid common bicycling injuries
- Losing weight by bicycling
- Do-it-yourself bicycle touring
- Seattle’s neighborhood greenways for bicycling
- Benefits of hill climbing on a bike
More details of Raleigh stage presentations
In addition, there will be a classic bike exhibit, an area with children’s activities, photo contest, and food vendors.