What's a handmade bike?
Long ago in our distant past, before the Internet, cell phones and Tik Tok, there were bicycles made with by hand, with a lightning rod, and material cut with three-phase electric bandsaws in somebody's barn. These bicycles were difficult to make, labors of love, and for many, they are forgotten relics of the past... Until one mops the floor with you.
This practice is still in play today. So whether you're riding a 30 year old or 1 year old handmade bicycle, both are valid: tips of our hat to a magical craft very few know today. These people are known as makers.
- To enter the handmade bike category, you must race on a handmade bicycle. You get a $30 discount. The exchange for us is that you become a part of the show, and help us pay homage to where mountain biking came from and help showcase the vibrant community of folks still playing this craft to make sweet, sweet bicycles.
- Your bike must be on-display during the handmade voting segment of the event in order to be eligible to win.
- You must receive a discount code from your favorite handmade bicycle framebuilder. If they don't know what you're talking about, put them in touch with us.