Thursday, November 12, 2015

2015 Expo Recap!

Good beer was drank, racer's blood was spilled, mud was slung, and bike bling shined throughout the event weekend as the first annual Texas Bicycle and Beer Expo drew nearly 1000 bicycle enthusiasts from throughout the region to the Dallas Heritage Village in Dallas, TX on October 31st and November 1st, 2015.

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Exposition (Expo) Vs Exhibition

 What's the difference?  An exposition is a public event showcasing different products, services and events.  The Expo showcases the Bicycle and Beer Exhibition, Spookycross Cyclocross Race, Spooky 5k Race, and the Spoketacular Bike Show.  An exhibition is a collection of products or services for public display.  Our bicycle and beer exhibition brings businesses and organizations from around the region to display their products and services, and features the custom bicycle frame builders who highlight the exhibition.

 

Bicycle and Beer Exhibition

The former Texas Custom Bicycle Show got a new fresh makeover and location as 23 exhibitors from Texas and surrounding states exhibited inside the Makers Hall and outside in the public market space.  Important changes were made to include other types of builders or makers in the bicycle industry that included not only frame builders but also apparel and accessories, tools and components, artists, bicycle advocates, local bicycle shops, race promoters, and local craft brewery's.  Also new to this year's expo is the biergarten.  Racers and fans had the chance to purchase quality, local craft beer from four breweries from Texas and Colorado. 




Spookycross Cyclocross Race



This popular, statewide CX or cyclocross race has been tearing up the grass at the Dallas Heritage Village for 6 years now and is a main draw of the Exposition.  This year's two day of races drew over 400 racers and their fans to the most unique and competitive race track, as well as viewing arena in the cyclocross season.  Checkout the races' website here for more information and the above video from Chris Jennings.










Spoketacular Bike Show

The new event hosted by the Slow Spokes DFW bike club drew over 30 entrants from the DFW metro area to this free, open show.  Antiques, custom choppers, themed cruisers, and more came out to show off their passion and garage built custom bicycles.