Posted on November 29, 2015 by Bojing Fu
Bojing Fu: The Cyclist’s World
On Saturday, Nov. 8 and Sunday, Nov. 9, Philly Bike Expo hit the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St.). Exhibitors came from all over the United States to show their work and collections, and thousands of cyclists and bike fans visited this event.
Entering from the Broad Street Entrance, visitors got two ways to start. Seminars, demos and other recreational activities were held on the first floor, and exhibits were laid out on the second floor.
Exhibits include bicycle collections, bicycle manufactures, custom framebuilders, cycling components, apparel and accessories manufacturers and artisans. “The show was a pleasure for me because the bicycles were appreciated, and that gives me pleasure,” said Gary, a collector of vintage bicycles.
Attracted by the great wood work, many visitors stopped at Woody Bicycles’ display. Came from Cape May, NJ, Max, the founder, would happily and proudly demonstrate his work to every interested visitors.
Apart from the exhibitions, the Bike Expo also provided an area for cyclists to try out some special gears. Assisted by instructors and demonstrators, visitors or potential customers could ride their favorite bikes and test out their fancy features.
Overall, this exposition was not only a meetup for bike fans, but also a precious annual opportunity for bicycle manufacturers, framebuilders, artisans and sellers of cycling components, apparel and accessories to promote their products and increase their business reputation.
Photography and Text by Bojing Fu, Copyright 2015.
About the Author: Bojing Fu (Irene) is a second-year master student in the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, majoring in the field of Intercultural Communication.