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Pedaler's Fair 2012 PosterThe first annual Pedaler's Fair, a marketplace for bicycle-related goods manufactured by independent businesses in Washington.
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Photo courtesy Kelli Refer
Pedaler's Fair - Yoga for Bikers with Kelli ReferYoga for Bikers instructor, Kelli Refer, believes that yoga and bicycling greatly inform each other on both a physical and mental level. Both are great tools for connecting people to their bodies and the present. yogaforbikers.wordpress.com
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Photo courtesy Sean Coronis
Pedaler's Fair - Sean Coronis of the AgBag ProjectAgBag repurposes drip irrigation, or "drip tape," into durable, functional, and stylish products. All AgBag products are hand-woven to ensure quality as well as supply meaningful and creative jobs for people within the United States. www.agbagproject.com
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Pedaler's Fair - Ann DeOtte of Iva JeanIva Jean was formed in early 2010 to provide products, resources and inspiration that encourage women to incorporate bikes into their everyday lives. www.ivajean.com
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Pedaler's Fair - BabecycleBabecycle owner, Sonia McBride, produces made to order tailored wool separates combining technical function and aesthetics for women who ride bikes as part of their daily routine.
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Photo courtesy Bombus Bikes
Pedaler's Fair - Bombus BikesBombus Bikes is a frame shop dedicated to the individual needs and desires of everyday cycling enthusiasts. They build custom steel bicycle frames ready for all of your riding adventures. www.bombusbikes.com
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Photo courtesy Jesse Knutson
Pedaler's Fair - Jesse Knutson of Independent WoodworksIndependent Woodworks crafts bike shelves, bicycle-related furniture and other bicycle inspired home goods. www.independentwoodworks.com
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Photo courtesy CosMoes Crafts
Pedaler's Fair - CosMoes CraftsCosMoes Crafts makes leather U-lock holsters and belts, as well as belt buckles, bike part jewelery and stools made from up-cycled bike parts. on.fb.me/HPRo7W
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Pedaler's Fair - Sizemore BicycleSizemore Bicycle - Building bicycle frames in a small workshop with minimal equipment. www.sizemorebicycle.com
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Photo courtesy Pilderwasser
Pedaler's Fair - Mark Pilder of PilderwasserPilderwasser, t-shirts made by a utility cyclist, a former bike messenger, an anthropologist and writer. pilderwasser.com
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Photo courtesy Telaio Clothing
Pedaler's Fair - Katherine Andrews of Telaio ClothingTelaio Clothing makes men’s wool cycling pants, vests and jackets, women’s wool cycling dresses, wool cycling caps, and all manner of custom clothing. www.telaioclothing.com
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Photo courtesy Swift Industries
Pedaler's Fair - Jason and Martina of Swift IndustriesJason and Martina of Swift Industries. This three-person company based in Seattle, Washington designs and hand-makes bicycle panniers and accessories from the very first snip to the very last bolt. www.builtbyswift.com
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Pedaler's Fair 2012 Poster
A celebration of bicycle-related small businesses and crafters, the first annual Pedaler's Fair, lands in Seattle, Washington, April 21-22, 2012.
The two-day event will highlight the work of Washington-based businesses with a focus on cycling-related products such as bags, clothing, furniture and bikes.
With more than 20 vendors participating the event promises to have something for everyone from the casual bicycle commuter to the dedicated randonneur.
The driving force behind the Pedaler’s Fair are three passionate organizers with a strong focus on supporting their local cycling community.
An apparel designer specializing in functional yet fashionable cycling clothes and accessories for women, Sonia McBride, values well-designed products and places great emphasis on supporting local and small businesses. By co-organizing Pedaler’s Fair, Sonia hopes to highlight the diversity of makers in her local community and to celebrate a city that supports its small businesses with undying enthusiasm.
Jason Goodman is co-owner of Swift Industries, a Seattle-based pannier and bicycle bag company. Jason believes that the Pedaler’s Fair will be invaluable to micro-businesses in Washington. His involvement comes from a desire to provide a showcase for people with bicycle related-businesses. He also feels that, “society as a whole needs to step back from large global markets. We need to focus more time and energy investing in our local community, from retail and manufacturing to agriculture.”
Joining Jason and Sonia is Ryan Shuetze who helms Seattle’s bicycle blog Go Means Go. Ryan has been planning and promoting cycling events that encourage the growth of the cycling community. Pedaler’s Fair is a natural additon to the bicycle races, benefits, and movie screenings Ryan has organized in Seattle.
In additon to showcasing local businesses and crafters the event will also host a variety of free workshops and presentations.
Russ and Laura of Path Less Pedaled (and Momentum Mag Issue 55 contributors) will be presenting at the event. The couple has just returned from a bicycle tour in New Zealand and their Northwest fans are in for some wonderful and inspirational stories from the road. Also in store are a yoga for cyclists presentation, bicycle photography and more.
To encourage attendees to cycle to the event, Seattle’s non-profit Bike Works will provide bike parking and add several bike mechanic workshops to the program. There will also be local music and hoppy beverages throughout the day.
A portion of all profits from the Pedaler's Fair will go to help fund the Washington High School Cycling League.
The Pedaler's Fair takes place in The Building, Ballard District, 1415 NW 49th Street, Seattle, Washington. April 21-22, 2012 from 11am-5pm. pedalersfair.com