The Classic Rendezvous Weekend!
The "Grand Finale' event of the 20 year series
of Cirque du Cyclismes & CR Weekends.

20+ years ago, a diverse group of vintage bike buffs discovered one another with the principal catalyst of connecting through the Internet . Seemingly all of a sudden, new interests were sparked and more and more folks became interested in lightweight vintage bikes.

- An enthusiast (Michael Starwalker?) in Colorado started a short-lived web site (name ?) for classic bikes, and many of us got started that way.
- Bill Ward in the Pacific Northwest had a mailing list where he offered vintage bikes and parts to enthusiasts.
- Mike Kone in the greater Boston area started a vintage-focus bike shop and mail order concern named Bicycle Classics  (now owned by Greg Parker)
- Dale Brown started the Classic Rendezvous web site in about 1997(?)
- The L'Eroica event in Gaiole Italy was begun in 1997.
- In 1998, Dale started the first Cirque du Cyclisme event in Greensboro, NC. It was a bike ride, a swap meet and a vintage bike show; "A 3 ring circus of bike fun".
- Chuck Schmidt organized his Velo Rendezvous event from 2001 until 2008 in Pasadena, CA.
- In 2007, Dale retired from organizing the Cirque du Cyclisme and Wayne Bingham took over, bringing it to Leesburg, Va.
- In 2011 and again in 2016, Dale organized "fill-in" events called the CR Weekend.

Now, both the CR weekends and the Cirque du Cyclisme have run their course. Or at least have used up the energies of their respective organizers! This will be the last of this series. We hope if you are reading this that you will decide to come!

But let me also quickly say that Wayne and I will happily advise & assist any new organizers of similar events in the future. It's a lot of work but also very rewarding!


Updated 9.25.2018       Organized by the Greensboro Velo Club       Back to Classic Rendezvous front page