The US state of Colorado is one of the most diverse of all fifty, and therefore one of the most beautiful — not to mention an inspiring destination for cycling. Naturally, a collection of framebuilders native to that state will be a diverse bunch too. The 27th of September 2014 is the date of the inaugural Colorado Framebuilders BBQ, celebrating that diversity, and you’re invited.
From the Press Release: “Colorado Framebuilders are throwing a barbecue on Sept. 27 that celebrates the finest hand-built bicycles in the state.
Oskar Blues’ own Reeb Cycles
“Enjoy some BBQ, or vegetarian fare, while looking over the one-of-a-kind bikes and the craftsmen who made them. From 11 to 6 p.m., Prism Workspaces, 999 Vallejo St., Denver. Free admission.
“Set in the gallery of a large craft and artist workspace, this casual event is all about having fun while checking out these beautiful machines and getting a chance to talk with the local builders.
“BBQ will be on the menu from local food trucks and beer will be served from Oskar Blues Brewery. Many of the local artists who share the building will have their studios open and visitors are encouraged to walk around the building and check out their work too.
“Blank and Booth Distilling Company, also housed in the Prism Workspace, will be open and serving cocktails made with their small batch corn whiskey.
“There will be about 20 builders, from across the Front Range. The nature of custom bicycles means that each builder brings their unique perspective to the craft and the show will feature a wide variety of materials, types of bikes, and style.
“Everything from traditional steel frames to technical carbon race machines, and from full-suspension mountain bikes to city bikes with cargo racks will be on display.
Ground Up Speed Shop:
“With a renewed appreciation for well-crafted handmade goods, and the popularity of ‘going local’, this is the perfect opportunity for any cyclist to check out some amazing bicycles, which are made right here in Colorado.
and YiPsan Bicycles:
Road, track or trail: no matter what your inclination is, it’s guaranteed to be an awesome and interesting day out, and the first of many, so be sure to lock it in to your diaries. There’s more information on the website, which will be developed into a communal site and destination for the Colorado collective after the show.