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Seattle Bike Show Review, formerly Seattle Bike Expo

I think this was the 19th year in a row I had a booth at the Seattle Bike Expo or Bike show.  It is interesting to see how things have changed over the years, I was the first professional Bicycle Coach in Seattle to be at the show in 1997, at that time people said “who needs a bike coach, everyone knows how to ride a bike!”  How wrong they were…but this year there weren’t any other coaches there, but there was some cool stuff despite there being less bike shops in attendance.

#1 on my list is the new locally made Gerard bicycles, a very sexy looking road machine created by local racing/cool guy legend John Sheehan, former Irish national champion who is making these sweet rides out of Kirkland!  They look like a cross between a Pinarello and an Orbea, Here is a link and a pic:Oh and there were some cool bikes from Portland, and fenders and other fancy artesian stuff…but who cares, I’m not really into the “slow” bike thing, although I support anyone not in a hurry, just don’t get in my way : )

#2 holy crap the Electric bikes are here!  This show had more electric bikes than charity century rides, there were blocks of 10 booths ALL electric with CRAZY looking machines that looked like mini motor cycles, scooters, regular bikes and trikes.  

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Cycle U 2.0 – We do cycling classes, fitting and coaching, our partners do retail.

Welcome to the new Cycle U, where all we do is what we do best…Cycling Classes, Teams, Bike Fitting and Coaching.  Here is the scoop!  Cycle University (the shop under the West Seattle bridge on the bike trail with the big neon BICYCLES) is happy to announce it’s partnership with Woodinville Bicycle, opening their 2nd shop with us in our current location as Westside Bicycles.
 
Staying true to our vision of offering outstanding cycling fitness classes, bike fitting, coaching and bicycle skill classes we have partnered with one of the top regional bike shops to update and expand the retail bicycle shop at 3418 Harbor Ave SW beginning October 1st.
 
Cycle U will be having a big Blow Out liquidation sale beginning Friday September 18th where everything on the main floor of our West Seattle building will be on sale including tools, work stands, fixtures, bikes and accessories, starting at 30% Friday, 40% Saturday, 50% Sunday and down till it is gone by Oct. 1.
 
Cycle U will continue to run it’s popular classes and bike fitting at West Seattle with a remodeled basement studio at the Harbor Ave location, and beginning October 1st Westside Bicycle will expand retail
 

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