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VELO COSMOS
Grass Valley, CA
November 15th & 16th 2024

hosted by

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organized by

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media partners

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  • Bicycle Exhibition / Concours d’Elegance 

       Road, MTB, Gravel, Handbuilt, Vintage, Race, Custom

 

  • Bicycle Art

       Bike- Jewelry, Photography, Prints, Fashion, Books etc

 

  • Swap Meet

 

  • Group Rides on Friday at Harmony Ridge and on Saturday in Grass Valley

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  • Industry Legends and Speeches

  • Kids Drawing Table

 

  • World Class Food, Bar & After-Party

       BBQ at the Outside Patio

 

  • Professional Video Production of the Event

 

  • Custom hand made awards for Concours winners

 

  • 20 Vendors

 

  • 50 Exclusive Bicycles at the Concours d'Elegance​

THE VENUE

 

For a second consecutive year, Dirty Sundays is partnering again with the Holbrooke Hotel, to bring this exciting event back to our small Victorian Town in Grass Valley, CA.

The Holbrooke is a newly renovated California State Landmark with a 170 year old history that started with the Gold Rush era.

Grass Valley, CA has transformed from a rough mining town to a modern, beautiful place for the whole family, while still preserving its authentic charm and characteristics. 

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EVENT GOALS

Our long term goal is to create gatherings where all kind of cyclists - or future cyclists can meet in one place, get excited and learn about the culture and history of bicycles.

 

We want to connect guests with our first class bike trails, stunning nature and historical towns.

 

Organize more events with Guest Speakers, Film Screenings, Specific Bike Exhibitions and offer bike friendly services at the Hotel, such as safe bike storage, bike wash and bike guiding.

Cycling is a lifestyle, like a family on two wheels and we'd love to have you join us!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, November 14

05.00 pm - 07.00 pm - Arrivals /

                                        Set up Tables and Signs for Concours Exhibition

FRIDAY, November 15

10.00 am - 12.00 pm - MTB / Gravel ride from Harmony Ridge

03.00 pm - 06.00 pm - Set up Bikes for Concours Exhibition

06.00 pm - 08.00 pm - Dinner at the Concours Exhibition Room 

SATURDAY, November 16

08.00 am - 08.00 pm - Bicycle Concours d'Elegance Exhibition

08.00 am - 11.30 am - Set up Vendors and Swap Meet Parking Lot

10.00 am - 11.30 am - MTB / Gravel ride from The Holbrooke Hotel

12.00 pm - 02.00 pm - BBQ at the Outside Patio

12.00 pm - 06.00 pm - Vendors, Swap Meet

03.00 pm - 05.00 pm - Kids Drawing Table and Jewelry Making

03.00 pm - 06.00 pm - Speeches, Industry Legends, Bike Talk 

07.00 pm - 08.00 pm - Concours d'Elegance Awards 

08.00 pm - 11.00 pm - After-Party at the Holbrooke "Iron Door" Bar

 

SUNDAY, November 17

08.00 am - 12.00 pm - Tear Down Concours Exhibition

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RAFFLE AND VOTING TICKETS

Buy raffle tickets for $5 each to support the future of our event and the chance to win a weekend at The Holbrooke Hotel and other prices!

The Raffle Ticket will also get you a Voting Sheet where you can determine your favorite bikes, so make sure to keep your receipt. Voting will be on Saturday, November 16 from 8am to 6pm.

Winners will be drawn after the Concours d'Elegance awards (7-8pm on Saturday 16th).

The entrance to the Hotel and Exhibition is free, so are the group rides!

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INFO FOR EXHIBITORS AND VENDORS

CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE:

We'll have 50 display spots available for bicycles of different styles. 

Categories will be determined before the event. (Road, MTB, Cruiser, BMX, Race, Modern Handbuilt etc)

Bicycles should be in complete and original or period correct condition, custom bikes are allowed (example: old frame with modern parts).

Please clean your bicycle, unless the dirt and patina are part of their history.

Best bicycle of each category will be determined by a jury.

Category winners will receive a custom hand-made award.

People's choice award for best bike overall will be determined by public voting.

 

Please bring your own bike stands!

 

Price is $20 per bike.

 

VENDORS:

Indoors:

We're looking for any kind of art, made with bicycle parts or that are bicycle themed.

Jewelry, Paintings, Drawings, Stickers, Sculptures, Lights, Clocks, Clothes, Belts, Bags, Patches, Hats etc.

Indoor Vendor space is limited to one 4ft to 6ft table maximum and/or 1-2 display panels.

Max. 10 Vendors inside the Hotel Lobby and Restaurant.

Outdoors:

Bikes and EZ-UP's will be at the Outside Patio or Parking Lot if necessary.

In case of really bad weather we will open the downstairs bar for Outdoor Vendors.

Outdoor Vendor space is max. 10x10.

Price is $75 per booth (indoor or Outdoor)

 

SWAP MEET:

Outdoors in the Parking Lot.

Please contact us and let us know that you're participating, so we can plan accordingly.

Try to keep your items limited to vintage, collectible parts, although modern parts can be displayed as well. Don't bring "Walmart bikes" or similar low quality items.

Please e-mail for any further questions.

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EVENT PARKING

Please note that the Holbrooke Hotel parking lot is reserved for Hotel guests only!

Vendors and Exhibitors will be able to use the parking lot temporarily during unloading and loading.

Use the following address to enter parking lot: 

119 N Church St, Grass Valley, CA 95945

There are free public parking lots in walking distance

(marked in yellow on the map).

On-street parking in close proximity to the Hotel is available as well. 

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