Media registration information


Media Registration form: Click here to sign up.

Credentials: Issued to media working on editorial assignment.
Advertising sales staff, public relations representatives and other non-editorial workers must purchase general admission tickets.
The maximum media credential allocation per publication is four.

Freelance journalists: Assignment letter required. This can be uploaded using the online form if registering prior to the event, otherwise a hard copy can be presented at onsite registration.

Credential pickup: All accredited journalists will receive an email letter with a credential offer. You may pick up your credentials at the pre-registration counter outside of Hall A. 

Media Registration Closes:  5 p.m. Eastern Time, October 28th, 2016

media info and resources


Stock Photos: Free to use with credit. Click here.

Hashtag: #2016pbe

PBE Media-only hours: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Credentialed media only.
Media work area: Media lounge is located in room 301 above Hall A. Free coffee all weekend with media badge from Street Philly food truck located in Hall A.
Host hotel:  Book here for the PBE rate of $125/night. Hampton Inn, 1301 Race St Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Amtrak discounts: Book here. Select services only. Bookings must be made at least two weeks in advance for discount.
Expo Summary: click here

Exhibitor news tips


Latest exhibitor list

  • Campagnolo sponsors Philly Bike Expo for the first time in 2016
  • Silca makes a Philly Bike Expo branded toolkit
  • Amtrak offers discount fares for Philly Bike Expo attendees for the first time in 2016
  • ArtBike! rides. Warm up for the expo with art-themed rides October 28 and November 5
  • Selle Anatomica, American-made bicycle saddles, are running a 15% discount on saddles at the Philly Bike Expo
  • Product launches
    • Lynskey
    • Campagnolo 2017 components line

Event Facts and talking points


Tagline: Artisans, Activists, Alternatives
Event hashtag: #2016pbe
Show dates: November 5-6
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
Attendees: 4,000+ 
Activities: Bicycle consumer expo, Seminars, Advocacy symposium, Artisan demonstrations, Cycling skills classes, Flatland skills demonstrations, Rides, ArtBike!
Journalists: Expected 50+ 
Exhibitors: Expected 140+ with 160+ brands
Company: We are a grassroots, family-run business
Bike Parking: Free indoor valet bike parking is provided in a ground-level room
Amtrak: 25% discount on advance purchase tickets for Northeast Regional and select Keystone services.

PBE In The News


2016, October 24 - Bike Rumor: Erik Noren meets Megan Dean
2016, October 22 - Outspoken Cyclist: Interview with Bina and Stephen Bilenky

2016, October 22 - Handbuilt Bicycle Guide: Dogwood Cycleworx - Kinetic Art

2016, October 21 - Bike Rumor: Megan Dean meets Eric Baar
2016, October 21 - Handbuilt Bicycle Guide: PBE grows as handbuilt event  

2016, October 20 - Bike Rumor: Interview - Eric Baar of Ground Up Speed Shop
2016, October 19 - Bike Rumor: The origin of the Philly Bike Expo
2016, October 18 - Philly Voice: PBE to return for seventh year

2016, October 17 - Metro: PBE returns for its seventh year


press release archive



Philly local press release - October 17, 2016

Cycling specialist press release - October 7, 2016

Industry News: A fast-growing event - October 5, 2016

Learn more about Philly Bike Expo - September 15, 2016

Philly Bike Expo hires event consultant O2 Active - July 11, 2016
Hotel Booking Info - May 24, 2016

DirtRag Selle Anatomica Sponsor - May 13, 2016


Post Event - Nov. 21, 2015

Highlights - Oct. 27 2015

Countdown to Expo - Oct. 26, 2015

5 Weeks Away Highlights - Oct. 2, 2015

The Philly Bike Expo gets ready to roll - Sept. 1, 2015

Exhibitor Highlights and Pre-Reg - Aug. 28, 2015

Exhibitor Highlights - Aug. 18, 2015

Newsletter, General - July  7, 2015

Philly Bike Expo returns for the 6th year - Apr. 27, 2015


Post Event - Nov. 21, 2014

Newsletter Archive


Attendee News 1 - Aug. 22, 2016

Framebuilder News 1 - Aug. 15, 2016

Industry News 1 - Aug. 15, 2016

Exhibitor News 2 - Aug. 14, 2016

Retailers - Four-hour radius. Aug. 11, 2016

Retailers - Lancaster. Aug. 10, 2016