New hosts for Seattle Bike Show this weekend

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This weekend’s Seattle Bike Show is at a new location and under new management, but features many of the same characters as previous exhibitions.

Crowded aisles at previous bike show

Crowded aisles at previous bike show

Just make sure you don’t slide into the golf exhibition next door by accident.

This year’s show is moving to the CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S. (you know, where the Seahawks and Sounders play). There’s parking right next door, and valet bike parking also is available.

The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The cost is $10 for adults; kids 17 and under get in free.

Cascadia Events is the new operator for the Seattle Bike Show, which was managed for some 25 years by the Cascade Bicycle Club.

Cascadia presents several outdoor exhibitions and golf tournaments on the West Coast. In fact, Cascadia is hosting two other exhibitions at CenturyLink this weekend — the Seattle Golf and Travel Show and the Travel Trips and Adventures Expo. (Admission to the bike show also admits you to the Travel Trips and Adventures Expo).

Although the location has changed from the previous few years, many of the featured guests and exhibitors are the same. Some 150 bikes shops, bike tour outfits, and bike equipment sellers have signed on as vendors.

Former pro cyclist and TV personality Bob “Bobke” Roll appears at 1:15 p.m. Saturday and 12:35 p.m. Sunday to talk about the upcoming stars of the peloton. Freestyle biker Ryan Leech will perform stunts twice a day.

Big air at bike show

Big air at bike show

The exhibitors are installing a free indoor pump track for the show, as well as providing bikes and helmets for those who want to give it a go. Former pro and current mountain biking coach Kat Sweet will be on hand.

Other speakers include Cycle University owner and coach Craig Undem and bike journalist John Rezell. Physical therapists Erik Moen and Beth Lyndon Griffith will give tips on how to achieve your first century in comfort.

Classic bicycles also will be on display.

You can buy tickets now or at the event.

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