BRAIN editors, event sponsors and guests will tour Charlotte, N.C., and Columbia, S.C., on bike. We will visit local bike shops to learn about the market and bike scene in the area.
The Bicycle Tour Network holds its annual national conference to allow bicycle event professionals and tourism professionals to meet and network with one another. The conference includes lectures, interactive sessions, group discussions and breakouts with a variety of topics related to the successful and safe administration of cycling events and tours and promotion of bicycle tourism. The conference also features a vendor expo giving companies an opportunity to market directly to the ride directors and bicycle tourism professionals.
Now in its seventh year, the Philly Bike Expo promotes the fun, function, fitness and freedom to be found on two wheels. The Philly Bike Expo creates an environment that fosters relationships between the cycling community and the dedicated companies and organizations that are the foundation of bicycles as a lifestyle. We host this weekend to admire the artisans whose craft enables us to ride two-wheeled art, to applaud the activists whose tireless efforts further our cycling infrastructure and to explore cycling as a fun and efficient transportation alternative.
The seventh World Summit in Bentonville, Arkansas, November 10-12 is a meeting of the sport's leaders — the businesses, land managers and local advocates that steer the future of mountain biking. It will feature seminars, social events and group rides, and an expo area with demo bikes.
These weekend events held in strong cycling communities let everyone meet with experts, manufacturers, suppliers, and local retailers to learn more about the technology, the features and benefits and to actually test many different models on a controlled track.