Consumer Expos and Rides
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic already had plenty to celebrate as its 25th edition approaches in April. Now the annual Monterey festival is also reveling in surging numbers for exhibitor sales (up 45 percent), athlete registration (up 17 percent) and camping reservations (up 23 percent).
PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tuscany’s famed L’Eroica vintage bike ride will be coming to the United States for the first time this spring.
The L’Eroica event requires participants to use bikes built before 1988; many participants use bikes built prior to World War II and dress in vintage styles as well.
PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Trek will be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Bicycle Times Adventure Fest, a bike festival planned for October in Central Pennsylvania, produced by Rotating Mass Media.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The new 113-mile Panzer route at the Levi's Gran Fondo sold out its 250 rider limit in less than 90 minutes after registration opened last month, organizers said.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media, the publisher of Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines, has announced a new presenting sponsor for its Dirt Fest mountain bike event.
By Tony Brown
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The 2015 Minnesota's North Star Bicycle Festival – formerly the Nature Valley Grand Prix – one of the country's oldest and largest pro racing events, is in danger of being canceled.
MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — The Outerbike consumer bike festival opens this week in Utah, with skills clinics and guided rides scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, followed by the Demo Days consumer expo from Friday through Sunday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Fans of ‘cross racing will be able to tune into live streaming of the KMC Cyclo-Cross Festival Oct. 3-5. Organizers have teamed up with Behind the Barriers TV (BTB TV) and Bicycling Magazine to offer free web streaming of the races on Saturday and Sunday.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — DT Swiss will be offering free consumer wheel demos at several events this seaso, including the Tri-California series, Crested Butte Bike Week, Vineman 70.3 Triathlon, Mountain Bike Oregon, Breck Bike Week, Grand Junction Offroad, and Pedal the Plains.
FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing will bring its 15th annual Tour de Fat to 10 cities in 2014, starting in May in the nation's capital.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Thursday turned out to be the day of the suspension fat bike, as RockShox took the wraps off its Bluto suspension fork at Sea Otter, Borealis Bikes and Rocky Mountain both showed Bluto-equipped bikes at the Monterey fest, and Quality Bicycle Products separately announced two new full-suspension fatties from its Salsa brand. But for those who are unmoved by monster-tire rigs, there was plenty else to take in on Sea Otter’s clear and sunny opening day.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Expo space is now being sold for the 2014 Providence Cyclo-cross Festival. The Oct. 3-5 event includes Category 1 UCI racing the New England Builder's Ball, the Gran Fondo New England and more. The event is held at Providence's hostoric Roger Williams Park.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The NYC Bike Expo has announced a new location for its May 16-17 event. The consumer show is being held at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue at 26th Street in midtown Manhattan.
EAGLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Eagle Outside Festival and Firebird 40 mountain bike race have announced dates for the 2014 events: May 17-18. The sixth annual festival includes Saturday's Firebird 40 and the weekend-long Rocky Mountain Bike and Outdoor Expo.
HILLSBORO, OR (BRAIN) — Organizers of the PDX Bicycle Show, a consumer expo held at the Portland Expo Center, announced that they have canceled the show set for March 29-30.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes will be the presenting sponsor of Dirt Fest 2014, a three-day mountain bike festival produced by Dirt Rag magazine in Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania. The event is May 16-18.
PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival are planning to make a bid to host a stop on the 2015 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, they announced Wednesday.
DURANGO, CO (BRAIN) — The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic has appointed Jeff Frost as its new executive director. The Iron Horse is Colorado's oldest cycling event and attracts 4,000 participants, including racers and tour participants. The event is held Memorial Day weekend.
SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN) — Two former Giant employees are launching a consumer event at a location that would be a first for the industry—adjacent to the historic Santa Monica Pier.
RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Spooky Kross, part of L.A. Bike Fest weekend, returns this year to the Fairplex Stadium Complex in Pomona, California, Oct. 26. Cyclists of all ages and skill levels are welcome to take part in cyclocross races.