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.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to our feedback survey earlier this summer. We were blown away by your kind words and excellent ideas. Thank you! Read up on the results from the survey and what folks are saying about North St. Bags.
“The North St. The Weekender Backpack checks all the boxes for me and is one of my favorite backpacks for most trips in the five-plus day category,” writes Zeke Kamm. “I LOVE the visual style of the bag and if I had to bring a bunch of stuff around with me to work or school, this would be my top pick for best everyday bag, too.”
Even though it feels like summer just began, students are heading back to school soon.Whether you’re hyped for classes to start or still grasping to every last summer moment, we want you to return to campus in style with these staff picks from our crew in Portland.