A quick review of the Bike Show over the weekend, from Torontoist.
“This is the largest consumer bike show on earth,” a spokesperson says during a guided tour. “When you walk in, all you can smell is rubber.”
Rows and rows of bicycles are up for sale all over the labyrinthine bazaar that’s given far and away the most real estate. The show this year boasts more than 175 vendors, and among them there are companies selling bicycle tours, fashion-forward cycling shows, and something labelled “energy balls.”
Above the droning of the thousands of attendees who make it out over the course of the three-day event, cheering can be heard coming from the Toronto X-Jam competition. BMX bikers negotiate a layout of ramps, half pipes, rails, and walls. Each provides a launching off point for a trick—and a unique opportunity for injury.