Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 11th, 2010 at 8:33 am
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(Photos © J. Maus)
Judging by the crowds and the vibe on Saturday I'd say the Pedal Nation Bike Show has earned a solid spot on the Portland bike calendar. Hats off to co-founders Andrea Updegrave and Aaron McBride; they dove right into the community and succeeded in bringing thousands of people together through a shared love of bicycles and what they mean to this city.
I attended yesterday and enjoyed every minute of my time there. I got to check out some very cool new products, re-connect with old friends and acquaintances and meet a few new ones. I was impressed with the diversity of the crowd and the vendors. There were a lot of families and bike riders of all different stripes. The vendors ranged from e-bikes to high fashion and everything in between.
Crowds were solid on Saturday and I hope McBride and Updegrave are pleased enough with the turnout to confirm plans to do it again next year. Portland needs a bike show all its own and Pedal Nation has proven more than able to pull it off. I hope this becomes an annual event.
If you were at the show, I'd love to know your thoughts. How was the show for you?
Check out all my photos in the slideshow below:
Read all BikePortland coverage of the show here.