The hand-built bike show madness heads for sunny San Diego in April. Want to attend and cover it for CXM? Drop us a line. Press release below:

The City of San Diego and the California cycling community prepare for the 2010 San Diego Custom Bicycle Show, scheduled for April 8th-11th at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in the “Golden Pacific Ballroom.” The second-year event has sold out of available display space.

On Thursday, April 8, framebuilders and people looking to learn more about the craft and execution of framebuilding can attend a variety of professional seminars. These hands-on clinics are led by industry veterans, like Brian Baylis, Dave Bohm and Rob Roberson (of Joe Bell Bicycle Refinishing).

Doors to the Public Exhibition will open at 10:00 Friday morning and attendees will be treated to hand-built fabrications from some of the most-legendary framebuilders – names like Alberto Masi, Steve Bilenky, Bill Holland, Bruce Gordon, Keith Anderson and Mark Nobilette (full list of confirmed exhibitors attached below). A variety of building materials and fabrication techniques will be on display including lugged, filleted and TIG-welded steel, titanium, aluminum and carbon. A national event, the San Diego Custom Bicycle Show will feature builders from the East Coast, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, and all up and down California. Other companies getting involved include Campagnolo, Speedplay and Mel Pinto Imports to bring the ratio of framebuilders to industry suppliers to 2:1.

The San Diego Custom Bicycle Show was originally conceived as a way to showcase the work of small independent builders. The show has grown to include slightly larger builders, but each frame is still custom made for each buyer.

Tickets are available in advance at at a 20% discount, or $15 at the door.

Address: 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, California 92108
Telephone: 619-291-7131

Show hours:
Professional Seminars :Thursday April 8th 9:00 – 5:30
Regular Show Hours: Friday April 9th 10:00 – 5:00
Saturday April 10th 10:00 – 5:00
Sunday April 11th 11:00 – 4:00

Adams Avenue Bicycles
Andy Schwartz
Bilenky Cycle Works
Bill Holland Cycles
Blaze Bicycles
Bohemian Bicycles
Brian Baylis
Bruce Gordon Cycles
Caletti Cycles
Charter Oak Cycling
Cicli Milani
Courage Bicycles
Dan Cunningham Cycles
DeSalvo Custom Cycles
Electra Bicycle Company
Far West Milano CC
Fit Kit
Gallus Cycles
Henry James Bicycles Inc.
Joe Bell Bicycle Refinishing
Keith Anderson Cycles
Kish Fabrication
Lyonsport Custom Frames
MAP Bicycles
Mark DiNucci
Mel Pinto Imports
Milano Sport
Moment Cycle Sport
Moth Attack!
Nobilette Cycles
Nova Cycle Supply
Pacific Coast Cycles
Rebolledo Cycles
Rock Lobster Cycles
Ruegamer Custom Frames
SadiLah Handmade Framesets
San Diego Bicycle Club
SelleLogica Saddles
Sock Guy
Sound Cycles
Taylor Bicycles
The Arthritis Foundation
Townsend Cycles
Velo Cult Bicycle Shop
Vendetta Cycles
Victoria Cycles
Winter Bicycles
Wolfhound Bicycles
Ybarrola Bicycles
YiPsan Bicycles