Doors open at 11a.m and there is free bike parking

The SF Bike Expo is one of the coolest bike events in the Bay Area and it attracts quite a diverse crowd of cycling enthusiasts. It's a bit leaner and meaner this year, as the event will be held on Saturday November 16 for one day and will focus on the swap meet aspect. For the first time ever, entry to the expo hall is FREE.

Phil Segura is the main man of SF Bike Expo and he explains, "You'll find all things Cycling at the SF Bike Expo. This year we have put a strong focus on all the great products and services that the cycling industry continues to make available, and manufacturers from across the USA are coming to show. Of course our famous bike swap meet will take place, and that remains the best place to find great deals and hard-to-find parts. There is no doubt that our event helps put more bikes out in the world. It's going to be another great SF Bike Expo!"

So far, more than 50 manufacturers have signed up to show their wares along with an additional 230 booth spaces for dozens of cycling teams, bike clubs (the low rider bike club is one of my favorites) and individual sellers and traders. For a full, current list of exhibitors and sponsors, check out this list on the SF Bike Expo website. The South Hall of the Cow Palace provides 48,000 sq. ft. of expo area. and are proud sponsors of the Expo along with Bern protective gear, Bicycle Times and Dirt Rag magazines, and Oz Racing- a soft goods brand and manufacturer in the Philippines.

Handmade bicycle enthusiasts are once again offered the opportunity of a complementary on-site photo session for their beautiful bicycles at the Handmade Bicycle Guide studio. Valet bike parking is free and will be provided by Potrero Bicycle Works, and the expo hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Auto parking is $10 and attendees are requested to arrive by bicycle or to ride share. Our advice to all those looking to score a deal on bike stuff, come early!

What: San Francisco Bicycle Expo
Where: Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Avenue, Daly City, California
When: November 16th, 2013, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Who: All kinds of cyclist looking for the best deals on cycling equipment of every type.
Admission: FREE

About San Francisco Bicycle Expo:
All things Cycling! Founded in 2008 and produced by rideSFO, the San Francisco Bicycle Expo represents the myriad interests of the Bay Area's vast cycling community, from fashion and apparel to backyard bicycle fabricators

Check out just a few pix that we took at last year's event: