February 26 – 28, 2016 Sacramento, California
Sacramento Convention Center
Welcome to the eleventh annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show, the world’s leading handmade bicycle show,
NAHBS showcases the talents of individuals around the world whose art form is the bicycle. It aims to be a meeting point–both online and in person–for frame builders and cycling enthusiasts 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.
Exhibitor Cancellation Policy: Cancellation prior to November 15, 2015 will result in a refund. Any exhibitor cancellations after that date will not be refunded.
Badges are due by online before February 13, 2016.
Onsite Changes may be subject to $75 charge.
It is required to have a certificate of Liability Insurance for $1,000,000 to exhibit at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento California at the Sacramento Convention Center. Please provide NAHBS in advance of the show a certificate of insurance for $1,000,000 liability insurance naming North American Handmade Bicycle Show as additionally insured 30 days prior to the show.
Please provide NAHBS in advance of the show a certificate of insurance for $1,000,000 liability insurance naming North American Handmade Bicycle Show as additionally insured.
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Rules and Regulations
These guidelines are suggestions to help the show maintain a level of professionalism for our craft. Failure to comply can result in forfeiture of ability to exhibit in future shows.
- Frame builders must meet the minimum criteria for approval to exhibit. Must have been a frame builder for a minimum of 2 years. Must have built a minimum of 50 frames. Must carry current product liability insurance.
- General Liability insurance must be provided by the exhibitor prior to show opening. There are NO exceptions.
- Secondary Bicycle Rule:
- FRAME BUILDERS: DISPLAY ONLY WHAT YOU HAVE BUILT IN YOUR WORKSHOP.
- COMPONENT COMPANIES- Only current-year exhibitor bicycles may be displayed anywhere at the show. SECONDARY DISPLAY BICYCLES – DEFINITION: A secondary display bicycle is one that is made by an entity other than the booth-holder.
- Secondary display bicycles may be used in non-frame builder booths, such as component companies, accessory companies, clothing companies, media companies, etc.
- All secondary display bicycles must be made by a current-year NAHBS exhibitor. They may not be made by any non-exhibitor.
- ALL OTHER EXHIBITORS- Only current-year exhibitor bicycles may be displayed anywhere at the show.
- No bicycles are permitted in any frame builder’s booth other than those built by the exhibitor, and if branded, bearing the exhibitor’s brand.
- No sub-contracted bicycles are permitted. Not even those by a current-year NAHBS exhibitor.
- No racing team bicycles, except those made by a current-year exhibitor which may be displayed in that exhibitor’s booth.
- We appreciate our exhibitors therefore NO “BACKPACKING.” You MUST have a booth to exhibit a frame/bicycle or product in the show. Be on the lookout for builders or others, who did not purchase a booth, they are not allowed in the show attempting to generate interest or business. NO “COAT TAILING.” Please read this carefully. It is in the contract; it is not negotiable. No outside products or frames in another exhibitors booth. Violators will be given the opportunity of removing offending bicycles from the show hall. If this opportunity is not taken within 30 minutes of a written notice, said violators will be ejected from the show without refund.
- NO alcohol is allowed in the expo hall without approval from NAHBS and the designated Foodservice Contractor.
- You are responsible for your booth and its security. While we have hired a private security team to patrol the expo hall when we are not there, you MUST lock/store your booth and personal belongings. Don Walker/NAHBS is NOT responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen items. Please refer to contract for further details.
- Exhibitors must keep their sales confined to their exhibit space. Exhibitor representatives wearing distinctive costume, displaying or carrying signage or as part of their apparel must remain in their exhibit space.
- No bicycle riding or test rides in the hall during show hours. No bicycles can be removed from the show hall during show hours except by the photographer.
- It is requested that all events, activities and hospitality suites be approved by NAHBS. Events include: seminars, sessions or receptions conducted at one of the NAHBS contracted properties or off-property during any NAHBS scheduled activity. Industry-related events, entertainment and hospitality activities may not overlap with NAHBS Conference program events. We want everyone at NAHBS to enjoy the scheduled activities and we encourage your participation in the NAHBS events. Each exhibitor will agree to observe the above policy as a condition of exhibiting. Any event or other form of planned presentation that is scheduled, other than those approved by NAHBS, will be regarded as an exhibit contract violation. Non-exhibiting suppliers will not be permitted to host events or hospitality functions at any NAHBS contracted hotels or at any other facility or location. If a non-exhibiting supplier violates this policy, the supplier risks being excluded from NAHBS in the future.
- The exhibit must be staffed during all open hours. Packing or removal of equipment, materials, etc. will not be permitted during official show hours.
2016 Important Dates
- Coming Soon