PBE People's Choice Award: power to the people!

With a highly contentious Presidential election taking place the Tuesday after this year's Philly Bike Expo, many of us have voting on the brain, whether we want it there or not.

Take a break from the mudslinging and backstabbing and put your mind on something a lot more pleasant - bikes!

The Philly Bike Expo will be giving out a People's Choice Award to one of 30 entries. Entries are submitted as complete bicycles, and the criteria for making your choice are yours alone.

The winner will have their bike photographed by PBE photographer Brad Quartuccio, and then a local artist will render the photo as a painting to be featured in next year's Expo poster.

To vote, first come on down to the Expo! At registration, you will be given a ballot along with your wristband. Entered bikes will have a tag with a number that corresponds to the ballot. Just make your choice and drop it in the ballot box on your way out of the show hall.

No voting booths, no Electoral College involved - just a direct vote for what you think is the best bike out of a great group at this year's show.

No absentee voting either - to make your choice, you must come to the show!

We'll cover more of the entries throughout the weekend, and announce the winners here later on Sunday evening.


2016 Entries


Stanridge Speed            Low Pro Pursuit
Cycles Ed                     Gymnopedie
Cycles Ed                     Split Personality
Calfee Design               Manta Pro
Vlad Cycles                  27.5 Plus/Hunchback
No. 22                         Silver Wing
Coast Cycles                Randonneur
Bilenky                        Philly Jawn
Bilenky                        Tourace
Bilenky                        Sherpa
Bilenky                        Trash Picker
Bilenky                        Signature Ultralight
Hanford Cycles           Super Randonneur
Coast Cycles                Randonneur
Co-Motion                  Americano Touring
Royal h cycles              Ti/C disc road
Royal h cycles              Hollingsworth light tourer
Royal h cycles              All road disc
Bishop Bikes                Aerotrack bike painted by Ben Falcon
Bishop Bikes                Road bike painted by Noah Rosen
Bishop Bikes                Columbus Gilco Track bike

Sojourner Cyclery        Gravel grinder / loaded touring
Frances Cycles              Singlespeed Cyclocross
Engin Cycles                27.5 Funduro
Engin Cycles                Grinduro
Ground Up                  Star Fighter
Oddity Cycles              Shred Sled
Oddity Cycles              Klunker frame with Oddity Squidfork


Gallery of 2016 Entries (click photo to scroll through)