In its 21 years of existence, the Seattle Bicycle Expo has certainly had its ups and downs, plus a fair share of location changes. In 2010, the show moved to the new cruise facility located in Magnolia, a fabulous building with 135,000 square feet of show space on two floors. Vendors, volunteers and attendees alike all seemed to agree…this year’s Expo turned out to be “one of the very best ever.”
The 9,300 strong attendee list marveled at magnificent 280 degree views of Elliott Bay and Mount Rainier, whilst enjoying three palatial lounges to relax, stay awhile and catch up with their cycling buddies. Maybe it was the astounding array of top class vendors, easy access to the venue by bike or top notch facilities inside the venue…but folks seemed to linger more than ever and took full advantage of this wonderful space.
The world class entertainment line-up helped to inflate the crowd’s energy level to all time highs… and what can you say about the stupendous one-two punch of Canadian trials rider Ryan Leech and the artistic cyclists together in the Performance Arena? Stefan Musu, Lukas Matla and Corrina Hein, the three young German superstars, wowed standing room-only crowds all weekend with acts layered withathleticism, grace and sheer beauty. It was kind of like being able to enjoy both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones on the very same ticket!