ExpoBici is now the only bicycle trade show in Italy—Padova Fiere and Confindustria ANCMA, which previously ran the EICA show, agreed to hold a single event instead of two competing trade shows—and the single-show format seems to have boosted attendance in 2013. The trade show remains a key event for the Italian market, many exhibitors noted, as it draws retailers nationwide who attend to test, see and order next-model-year bikes and parts as well as meet with regional distributors.
The Cycle Show is the U.K.’s largest showcase of cycling products. The 2013 show achieved a record attendance of 25,772 visitors attending across the four days. The show offers suppliers the perfect opportunity to showcase their latest products, sell direct to thousands of consumers and meet more than 3,000 members of the bike trade.
Year after year the Kielce Bike-Expo has advanced and has enjoyed considerable prestige. The 2013 edition’s exhibition space covered 25,000 square meters; the expo has thus acquired the status as one of Poland’s largest and most important events in addition to the fact that is has been ranked among the Central and Eastern Europe’s best business sector events.
The Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association (OBCA), in partnership with Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), is pleased to announce the 2014 Oregon Handmade Bike and Beer Festival. This year’s festival combines two of Portland’s most thrilling fall events: the OBCA Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show and HUB’s Biketobeerfest. The event will take place on September 27-28 at HUB, 2944 SE Powell Blvd. The weekend features custom frame builders showing handmade bicycles, local brewers pouring hand crafted, limited edition, bike-themed beers, and live music from area artists.
Outerbike offers the opportunity to test ride next year’s bikes and gear on world-class roads and trails in Moab, Utah. For three days, the world’s best bike and gear manufacturers will be set up at the Outerbike Expo site. You can walk through and see next year’s innovations, pick a bike you’d like to try and take it for a ride. Repeat as needed. There are 20 miles of connected loops that range from fun and easy to technical and gnarly, plus a paved bike path leading to two National Parks for road rides.
The Providence Cyclo-cross Festival includes UCI Category 1 racing, UCI-sanctioned junior racing events, a gran fondo, the New England Builder's Ball, a consumer expo and more. The event is held at Providence's historic Roger Williams Park.
The Builders' Ball, New England's annual celebration and exhibition of handbuilt bicycles returns to Providence, Rhode Island, for its fourth straight year. Doors are open from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and admission is $5. Fundraiser for the East Coast Greenway Alliance. More information including the latest exhibitor list can be found at http://newenglandbuildersball.com or https://www.facebook.com/newenglandbuildersball.
RC-C 2014 will again be a three-day celebration showcasing the newest in recumbent bikes, trikes, gear and accessories. The event starts with a trade show for members of the industry on Friday, Oct. 10, and will be open to the public on Oct. 11 and 12. Manufacturers and supplies from around the world will meet with bicycle dealers and distributors to introduce all their new products, services and accessories.