All registered exhibitors can enter one bike into any of the listed award categories. All award categories must have a minimum of 3 bikes to be judged. NAHBS reserves the right to change and/or eliminate categories.



Fully complete bikes, paint and component choices will factor into the judging (aesthetic impact and correctness of the discipline)

Best city bike/ Utility bike

Best road bike

Best mountain bike

Best cyclocross bike

Best GRAVEL bike

Best track bike

Best tandem bike

Best experimental bike



All bikes presented for the construction categories (lugged, fillet-brazed, TIG-welded and carbon layup) must be presented as naked frames. To make the frames easier to inspect, they should be presented with a fork, headset and stem. Painted bikes will be deemed ineligible. Frames will be assigned a number, so that judging is not influenced by bias

Best lugged frame

Best fillet frame

Best TIG frame

Best Layup




Best new builder

Best finish

People’s choice

President’s choice

Best of show


Columbus Build

silca incorporated build

campagnolo build

boyd equipped build

hed equipped build

Blacksmith Cycle Dealer Award


Award Entry Form

We respect that you’ve put in a number of hours into your creation and often there are touches and efforts that paint simply covers over. To give your bike the best possible chance for receiving recognition, we’d like to know as much about you and your bike as possible. Please take a little time to tell us a bit more about you and your bike, but please keep your answers brief. Please complete questions below and submit your entry. Remember, one bicycle cannot be entered into more than one category.

Is it sold to a customer or awaiting its forever rider?
Please provide the following