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welcome picture Sonoma County Bike Expo Celebrates Freewheeling DIY Spirit

Attention Northern California gearheads: This Sunday, Aug. 18, the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition will host its annual Bicycle Expo featuring lots of cool bike designs, contests, and a raffle to win one of two custom-made cargo bikes. Admission is free.

Fabrication fans will love the “velogenesis” event: nine local frame builders will cooperate “Iron Chef” style to built up two cargo bikes from a pile of bamboo poles, steel tubing, cables, and spokes. The public is free to watch the bikes built before their eyes and a welding helmet camera will capture the action from the builder’s POV. The two bikes will be raffled off at the end of the day.

VeloGenesis 3

Building a bamboo bike.

The bikes will compete in the cargo bike race in the afternoon. The course features a teeter totter, jumps, and carrying things like a toilet and a big bag of dog food. There will also be a track stand contest, and a tractor pull (with bikes) featuring a 200-pound cannon ball.

The event run from 10am-4pm in Santa Rosa, Calif. Pedal on over.

Stett Holbrook

Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

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