At the Sacramento Convention Center:
I volunteered to do the Bike Valet for SABA (Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates) – free secure bicycle parking inside the Convention Center.
Bicycles were checked in, tagged and set on racks in numerical order.
Over 1000 bicycles were parked over the 3-day show!
As a thank-you for volunteering, after a shift was completed, the volunteer was able to see the show.
Who knew there were so many companies, both large and small, plus many individuals who make bicycles by hand.
Mavic from France, not a bicycle-maker, but a company that specializes in servicing racing teams around the world.
A few of my favorites.
A bicycle-carrying rack for motorcycles:
A wooden bicycle from Germany:
Bicycle for two with sun canopy:
Biwakoguma Bicycles, handmade in Japan. The artist is also the builder:
The paint job was amazing. I hope the gold leaf shows up in the photo.
And finally, a 9.9 pound bicycle. You could have one just like it for a mere $13,000.
Shane MacRhodes was in town. Shane runs the Safe Routes to School program in Eugene and is a co-founder of Kidical Mass. Last night he met with local LCIs at the Bicycle Kitchen in Sacramento. Tonight he presented the latest best teaching techniques at North Natomas TMA to a group of experienced LCIs plus a few rookie-LCIs.
I should have kept riding my bike (I’m in spring training mode), but I couldn’t resist stopping to take this picture.
Excellent speakers this month: Paul & Susan Hanks of Hank’s Hens. The have a 2-acre farm in Rio Linda and are custom growers for Sacramento restaurants. All the eggs from their flock of 100 chickens are contracted.
The Throwdown featured lemons. Allie Brown was the winner this month with Lemon Cheesecake with Berry Glaze.
L-R: Arlete, Allie, Catherine
At the last minute, I decided to make Little Lemon Drops. Once the mini-cupcakes were out of the pan and cooled, a lemony sugar syrup was poured over.