When Chip Duckett was successful in his bid to organize this year’s US National Men’s and Women’s Professional Criterium Championships, he didn’t just stop there. He decided to make it a four-day celebration of cycling centered around the championships.
The event will run from July 25th to 28th and will be held in High Point, North Carolina. There will be a four-day exhibition called “The Bicycle: Art meets Form.”
One of the main events will be held at High Point’s Theatre Art Galleries. It will be a combined vintage bicycle show, and hand built bicycle show featuring the work of some of today’s best builders. These will include Peter Weigle, Mark DiNucci, Dario Pegoretti, Nick Crumpton and Dave Wages.
Chip recently bought one of my custom “Criterium” frames that I built in 1984. (Pictures above and below.) After corresponding with me for information on the frame, Chip invited me to be a part of this event. I will give some kind of presentation that I hope will be informative and entertaining.
Chip is being partnered on this venture by my good friend Dale Brown who is the owner of Cycles de’Oro, in Greensboro, North Carolina. I met Dale soon after I arrived in the US in 1979, and he became one of my dealers. Over the years he sold many of the frames I built. Dale Brown is also the man behind the Classic Rendezvous website, that has a wealth of information on classic vintage bikes.
I will be posting more information here as the event draws closer. In the mean time please check out the website. I enjoy these kind of events because it gives me the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones.