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 E.
Media Registration Closes: 5 p.m. Eastern Time, October 27th, 2017
media info and resources
Stock Photos: Free to use with credit. Click here.
PBE Media-only hours: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Credentialed media only.
Host hotel: Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia, 1200 Arch 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
Product launches & Exhibitor News:
- Hed Cycling will be displaying its new Vanquish 6 carbon clincher wheelset for the first time to the public at the 2017 PBE. The Vanquish 6 features an all-new tubeless-ready rim and 60mm depth. The disc-brake-specific profile optimizes tire shape and performance with modern tires – even large sizes used for gravel and cyclocross events. All of these great features are in a wheelset that is hand-built in Hed Cycling’s Minnesota facility.
- TerraTrike, a pioneer in the recumbent trike industry, will be displaying a new touring trike for the era of bikepacking called the Grand Tourismo. With a new frame design, the GT offers enhanced vibration dampening, greater wheel clearance for easier pedaling and entry, and a triangulated rear end that improves efficiency.
- Velo Orange, the Maryland-based manufacturer of “neo-retro” components and bikes, will display its new 2018 Piolet adventure touring frameset. Making a comeback to the Velo Orange line-up after a two-year absence is the 2018 Polyvalent 650B road touring frameset. A new quill stem with removable face plate and new handlebars will also feature at the VO booth.
- Jamis Bikes will be displaying its new Renegade Series of gravel-road bikes.
- Rolf Prima will be displaying their new 2018 wheelsets, including the Black Rock mountain bike wheelset, and the new Ares3 / Ares3 ES Disc and Ares6 Disc road models.
- Mel Pinto Imports will be introducing VAR’s new professional Hub Bearing Press kit, and will be demonstrating this new shop-quality tool in their booth at the show.
- Ortlieb USA will be showing its new line-up of PVC-free bags called The Free Line.
- Paragon Machine Works will introduce new inserts for Rockers and Sliders, new hangers for their existing dropouts, and at least one new dropout design.
- ROTOR Bike Components will be launching three new products: the RVolver hub system, Aldhu modular cranks, and the MTB 2INpower dual-sided power meter.
- New for 2018, White Industries introduces their precision CNC headset, which incorporates double sealed stainless steel bearings that can be easily removed for maintenance.
- Thomson will display its newest products, set to enter production in spring 2018, including a new dropper seatpost and 35mm stems and bars.
Rolf Prima, US manufacturer of high-end wheel systems, has announced the launch of their new sister-brand: Astral Cycling , stand-alone rims for traditionally laced wheels. Rolf Prima will be debuting the Astral line of rims at the Philadelphia Bike Expo. Having brought rim production to their Oregon facility in 2014, Astral expands into traditionally laced rims making the quality, craftsmanship, and ingenuity that Rolf Prima has long been known for available for all types of builds. Astral’s entire line of rims will be tubeless compatible and will have rims for just about all disciplines. Rims will be available through dealers, custom wheel builders and directly through astralcycling.com.
Event Facts and talking points
Tagline: Artisans, Activists, Alternatives
Event hashtag: #2017pbe
Show dates: November 4-5
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
Activities: Bicycle consumer expo, Seminars, Workshops, Artisan demonstrations, Cycling skills classes, and Test rides.
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 the Broad Street Atrium
Amtrak: 25% discount on advance purchase tickets for Northeast Regional and select Keystone services.
PBE In The News
2017, Nov. 8 - NoLifeLikeThisLife: PHILLY BIKE EXPO // SCHÖN STUDIO
2017, Nov. 8 - The Radavist: 2017 PHILLY BIKE EXPO: 44 BIKES TITANIUM MARAUDER SSMTB
2017, Nov. 8 - The Radavist: 2017 PHILLY BIKE EXPO: PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER – BISHOP BIKES DISC ROAD
2017, Nov. 8 - BikeRumor: PBE17: Stephen Bilenky’s Sterling Custom Deluxe super tandem
2017, Nov. 8 - BikeRumor: PBE17: Engin Cycles flexes new process chops with proprietary Ti frame goodies
2017, Nov. 8 - CyclingTips: Photo gallery: Philly Bike Expo custom bikes, part one
2017, Nov. 8 - TX Garage: The 2017 Philly Bike Expo | Building the Buzz
2017, Nov. 7 - The Temple News: Cyclists across nation geared up for event this weekend
2017, Nov. 7 - Bicycle Times: Good times at the Philly Bike Expo 2017
2017, Nov. 7 - Dirt Rag: Philly Bike Expo 2017: Engin Cycles
2017, Nov. 7 - BikeRumor: PBE2017: Bishop Bikes wins Philly’s People’s Choice with out of this world roadie
2017, Nov. 6 - Bike Snob NYC: BSNYC Field Trip: 2017 Philly Bike Expo
2017, Nov. 6 - Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia: 2017 Philly Bike Expo Was Biggest Ever!
2017, Nov. 6 - Bicycle Retailer & Industry News: Philly Bike Expo attracts record exhibitor and attendance count
2017, Nov. 6 - Bicycle Retailer & Industry News: Ti builder No. 22 announces its first stock bike program at Philly show
2017, Nov. 5 - Handbuilt Bicycle Guide: Why Philly Bike Expo is so great
2017, Nov. 3 - Handbuilt Bicycle Guide: New product launches at 2017 Philly Bike Expo
2017, Nov. 1 -Handbuilt Bicycle Guide: 2017 Philly Bike Expo
2017, Oct. 31 - Dirt Rag: Join us this weekend at the Philly Bike Expo!
2017, Oct. 26 - Bicycle Retailer & Industry News: New 1854 bike brand supports ex-cons while marking abolitionist movement
2017, Oct. 23 - Bicycle Retailer & Industry News: Philly Bike Expo adds industry-only hours
2017, May 9 - Bicycle Retailer & Industry News: Philly Bike Expo adds industry-only access
2017, October 9 Handbuilt Bicycle Guide: Bilenky Lawng Jawn: the best thing
2017, May 12 Handbuilt Bicycle Guide: Bilenky Ultralight: carbon killer
2017, May 6 Handbuilt Bicycle Guide: Nobilette 650B Randonneur: bike geek's paradise
2017, May 1 Handbuilt Bicycle Guide: Engin Cycles' urban single-track slayer
2017, April 26 Handbuilt Bicycle Guide: Stanridge Cycles: Russian Influence
2017, April 25 Handbuilt Bicycle Guide: Bishop Bikes: New Classics
2017, April 3 Handbuilt Bicycle Guide: Strutting his stuff
2016, November 22 Handbuilt Bicycle Guide: Royal H Hollingsworth: Family Tradition
2016, November 7 - CycleExif: Winter Bicycles Suzume
2016, November 7 - Bicycle Retailer & Industry News: Record Attendance
2016, November 7 - The Radavist: Anna Schwinn's Peacock Groove
2016, November 6 - Handbuilt Bicycle Guide: A fabulous array
2016, November 4 - Metro: Philly's pedaling population pushes demand for custom bikes
2016, November 3 - Twotone Amsterdam Newsletter - Link to Bike Rumor article
2016, November 1 - Bike Rumor: Chris Bishop meets Carl Schlemowitz
2016, November 1 - Bike World News: Philly Bike Expo breaks its exhibitor record
2016, October 31 - CycleExif: Keeping the Green Alive: Gallus Adventure Bike
2016, October 28 - Bike Rumor: Alex Clauss meets Curtis Inglis
2016, October 28 - VeloReviews: PBE has record booth sales
2016, October 28 - Bicycle Retailer & Industry News: PBE has record booth sales
2016, October 27 - Cyclist Lancaster: The Common Wheel does Philly Bike Expo
2016, October 27 - Bike Rumor: Curtis Inglis meets Burnsey
2016, October 26 - Bike Rumor: Burnsey meets Richard Sachs
2016, October 25 - Bike Rumor: Richard Sachs meets Erik Noren
2016, October 22 - Handbuilt Bicycle Guide: Dogwood Cycleworx - Kinetic Art
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
2016, July - Healthy Minds Philly: Philly Bike Expo
2016, July 20 - Bicycle Retailer & Industry News: PBE hires event consultant
press release archive
2017 Philly Bike Expo sets new records for vendors and attendees - November 6, 2017
Philly Bike Expo sees continued growth - November 3, 2017
Philly Bike Expo salutes bike shop owners, sales reps - September 12, 2017
2017 Dealer Registration - May 8, 2017
Philly Bike Expo breaks its exhibitor record - Oct. 28, 2016
Philly local press release - Oct. 17, 2016
Cycling specialist press release - Oct. 7, 2016
Learn more about Philly Bike Expo - Sept. 15, 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
Industry News 5 - Oct. 19, 2017
Attendee News 2 - Oct. 13, 2017
Philly Bike Expo expands reach - Oct. 3, 2017
Philly Bike Expo signs new sponsors - Sep. 5, 2017
Attendee News 1 - Aug. 30, 2017
Attendee News 4: Countdown - Oct. 27, 2016
Attendee News 2 - Oct. 15, 2016
Industry News 2: A fast-growing event - Oct. 5, 2016
Exhibitor News 3 - Oct. 4, 2016
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