The Philly Bike Expo is a celebration of cycling. In 2010, Bilenky Cycle Works aspired to broaden their reach and promote cycling culture. And so, the Philly Bike Expo was born. Now in its 4th year, the Philly Bike Expo promotes the fun, function, fitness and freedom to be found on two wheels. The Philly Bike Expo creates an environment that fosters relationships between the cycling community and the dedicated companies and organizations that are the foundation of bicycles as a lifestyle. We host this weekend to admire the artisans whose craft enables us to ride two-wheeled art, to applaud the activists whose tireless efforts further our cycling infrastructure and to explore cycling as a fun and efficient transportation alternative.
Custom framebuilders, bicycle manufacturers, creators and distributors of cycling accessories and components exhibit their wares. We also welcome transportation alternatives, outdoor travel, and all companies and organizations that promote a healthy lifestyle and sustainable planet.
About Bilenky Cycle Works:
Stephen Bilenky has been in the bike industry for 44 years. He began framebuilding in 1983, when he started brazing bikes together in the basement of his repair shop. Thirty years on, Bilenky Cycle Works has moved above ground to North Philadelphia with a full time staff of six. We have won numerous awards and acclaims, including rave reviews in Bicycling Magazine, Bicycle Guide, Tandem Magazine, Bicycle Quarterly and more. We won Best Road Bike (2010), Best Lugged Bike (2011), and Best Lugged Frame (2013) at NAHBS.
For the past three years we have organized the first ever annual Philly Bike Expo, bringing together bicycle makers and enthusiasts from around the country. We also host the world’s only Junkyard Cyclocross, where riders brave a course through our neighboring junkyard - over cars, through toxic puddles and around broken glass. It's in its eighth wildly popular year and turns our hair grey(er) every time.