New England Builder’s Ball

The Horst Engineering Family of Companies will display our Horst Spikes product line at the New England Builder’s Ball in Providence, Rhode Island, on 03 October 2015.

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The Ball is a benefit for the East Coast Greenway Alliance, which happens to be a 1% For The Planet registered non-profit. Click here for information about our company’s involvement with 1%.

New England, Connecticut, and Horst Engineering have a long history in the bicycle industry. Here is an overview of the event:

Come to Providence on Friday, October 3, 2014, to see the work of some of the world’s best bicycle makers at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, in Providence, Rhode Island’s beautiful & historic Roger Williams Park.  Admission is just a $5 suggested donation, and the event runs from 7 to 11 pm with live music, cash bar, and some fun surprises.  Stay in town over the weekend to check out world-class bike racing at the KMC Cyclocross Festival.

The northeastern U.S. has a grand history of bicycle building and innovation.  Pierre Lallement, considered the father of the bicycle, worked in Connecticut and Boston.  The North American bike industry started with Colonel Pope’s factory in Hartford in the 1870s.  Aegis Bicycles (of Maine) in 1986 became the first U.S. company to make carbon monocoque frames, and in 1987 Merlin Metalworks was founded, a pioneer in titanium frame fabrication.  The Northeast continues to lead in quality bespoke bicycle building, with many brands known far and wide.  The only event in New England to see the work of these builders, all in one place, is the New England Builders Ball.

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Come out and see some amazing craftsmanship, metalworking, and bicycles in Providence!

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