KRATEFEST: A Celebration Of Classic Bicycles

Starting out as a small gathering of Schwinn Stingray fans held in Milwaukee, KRATEFEST is now an annual event hosted by Blue Moon Bikes in downtown Sycamore, IL. Each year the event attracts hundreds of bicycle enthusiasts from all over the United States, coming together to share their passions for classic bicycles with other like-minded people.


Date, time, and details for KRATEFEST 2024 are TBD. 

Check back in 2024 or follow us on social media for updates on upcoming event info, and we’ll see you next year!



Kratefest 2023 was held and hosted by Blue Moon Bikes on Saturday, September 23rd.


KRATEFEST 2020: Celebrating 29 Years

KRATE FEST 2020 was rescheduled for Saturday September 26th and was a success! We had great weather and a good turn out of vendors and spectators.

Held at the City Lots #1 and #2
155 S Somonauk Rd in Downtown Sycamore IL, 60178 

VENDORS get here early for a swap space  

  • Best Schwinn Krate (50th anniversary of the Schwinn Krate)
  • Original Sting-Ray
  • Restored Sting-Ray
  • Best Balloon/Middleweight
  • Best Girls’ Bike
  • Best Special Interest Bike (anything goes!)
  • People’s Choice (voted on by the public)

**** BMX SHOW AND SWAP ***./