Last week, we had the privilege of showing at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento alongside incredible frame builders. The show saw record-breaking attendance for its 15th annual weekend, global press coverage, and a ton of innovative bike and gear builds.
It’s always been important to bring the heart of what we do to our presence at a show, so this time we packed up one of our sewing machines and hauled it down the road to Sacramento. We make cool gear every day, and bringing that process out into the world helps connect us to the community we’re making for. Check out our booth and live pouch sewing setup in this clip from Global Cycling Network.
Our master stitcher, Andrea kept the Juki running almost nonstop all weekend, sewing over 50 custom pouches with our limited edition commemorative NAHBS X North St. patch.
These NAHBS patches were our first project using the new laser-cutter and boy were they were a hit! We made a limited batch of 50 for the event and sold through every last one.
Don't fret if you missed out! We're just getting started and will have more LTD patches made with REAL LASERS soon!
Looking for more sights from the show? Check out our Instagram feed here for other shots of the booth and our centerpiece Ti Cycles gravel bike. While you're on there, be sure to watch the "NAHBS 2019" story highlights in our profile.
More so now than ever people are looking for ways to free themselves from the buzz and constant grind of COVID-era life. Working from home has you plugged in 24/7, most interactions that used to be in person are online, and your world just feels generally small. But there’s an escape route—and it’s best travelled with two wheels and minimal supplies.