Seattle International Bike Expo

What’s so international about the Seattle International Bike Expo? We have no idea, but your passports are likely not required for admittance. The range of new bikes and accessories, however, will probably run from Italy to China and back. Some 150 different vendors are expected, along with bikes on display for show, not sale. You can ride there via the Burke-Gilman Trail (bring your own lock), drive, or take Metro’s Route 30. Free bike fittings are being promised (courtesy of sponsor Group Health), so you can ride home more comfortably than you arrived. On Friday at 8 p.m., with separate $20 tickets available in advance, Versus Netrowk commentator/goofball Bob Roll will deliver a talk sure to mention Lance Armstrong’s comeback and chances at this year’s Tour de France. The weekend event effectively launches the spring cycling season. Even if you don’t have much money to spend during our present recession, you’ll probably pick up some inspiration to ride. And that, at least, is free. BRIAN MILLER

Sat., March 14, 10 a.m.; Sun., March 15, 10 a.m., 2009

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