Philly Bike Expo Partners with SRAM and BikeFlights for 2020 Framebuilder Inclusivity Scholarship

Funding Four Framebuilders 2020 PBE Presence

Building on a successful debut in 2019, SRAM and BikeFlights have again joined with the Philly Bike Expo to provide a scholarship funding PBE exhibition by framebuilders from historically underrepresented communities.

The show is accepting applications from women, trans, and people of color in the framebuilding community through April 30. Four scholarship recipients will receive cooperative booth space at the 2020 Philly Bike Expo and have their travel, accommodations covered. They will also receive a complete SRAM build for their show bike and and free shipping courtesy of BikeFlights.

“At SRAM we continue to be inspired by the creativity and energy of small builders,” says SRAM Road Brand Manager Kate Powlison, “we’re excited to continue the work we started with the 2019 program where shined a spotlight on four amazing builders from communities that are often not well supported by the industry.”

Philly Bike Expo director Bina Bilenky says “We’re excited to continue this celebration of all those in our community who ride and build. We’re thankful for the support from SRAM and Bikeflights, we hope that our collective leadership in this space demonstrates the type of steps we can all take to create a more inclusive cycling industry.”

All applicants from women, trans and POC communities are encouraged, applications may be submitted via this form.

The 2019 Class and Supporters.
The 2019 Class and Supporters.


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About Philly Bike Expo

The Philly Bike Expo is an annual weekend-long event featuring exhibitors, seminars, presentations and events representing the spectrum of cycling. Founded by Bilenky Cycle Works in 2010 as a way to promote cycling culture, the PBE has grown to one of the largest cycling trade shows in the US. Last year’s sold-out show hosted nearly 200 exhibitors and 5,000 attendees. PBE 2020 takes place November 14 & 15.


Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 *Hall E*