Consumer Expos and Rides
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Final attendance numbers were still being tallied Monday, but early numbers pointed to a record year for the Sea Otter Classic, which ended Sunday. The annual bike festival, expo and race hosted more than 400 exhibitors, five miles of branded fence and 920 sponsor banners.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) —Don't pin the "adventure bike" tag on Kona’s new generation of road-plus-tired, disc brake Rove bikes. “It’s more our take on an endurance road bike than it is on something like an adventure bike,” product manager Ian Schmitt says.
ENGELBERG, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co. sponsored this weekend's second annual Snowbike Festival in the Swiss Alps.
PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers expect the third edition of the Eroica California to attract about 1,000 participants, most of them big fans of vintage road bikes and gear.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Philly Bike Show, a consumer show that wrapped up Sunday, said they welcomed the most visitors and most exhibititors in event history.
The show had 3,700 attendees and more than 180 exhibitors.
SILVERADO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Enthusiast Group, which puts on the well-known Over the Hump mid-week mountain bike race series in Southern California, has added a three-day celebration of bikes, music, food and family fun to its event lineup.
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland is sponsoring a free 10-day cycling camp, Nov. 11-20, in Caifornia's Sonoma Valley. The event, produced by the Duvine Cycling + Adventure Co., includes daily rides, pre- and post-ride refreshements, product presentations and clinics.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Organizers of this weekend's Philly Bike Show say a transit workers strike, which began Nov. 1, should have little effect on this weekend's show.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The Philly Bike Expo, which started seven years ago in Philadelphia's Armory building with 68 exhibitors, will have at least 153 booths this year, a 9 percent increase over its previous record. The event is now held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — CycloFest, Interbike’s mixed trade and consumer demo event held at the U.S. National Whitewater Center here, brought together bike enthusiasts, local trail riders and families from all over the Southeast for the event, which wrapped up on Sunday.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haibike has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement to be the first official e-bike sponsor of the Sea Otter Classic. Haibike will also return in 2017 and 2018 as the official sponsor of the Haibike eMTB Race ePowered by Bosch.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — CycloFest seemed a natural draw for retailers in the immediate region who might view the Vegas trade show as a trip too far while their shops are still busy in September. But the event’s 100-plus exhibitors and slate of educational sessions — plus a network of world-class trails — inspired several retailers to trek a half-day or more to the event’s first edition.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — Some 115 exhibitors have come to the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte for Interbike’s inaugural CycloFest Southeast trade and consumer festival, which begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.
MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — As Outerbike's fall event in Moab gets underway on Friday, organizers have announced that they will hold an event next summer in Crested Butte, Colorado.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Sea Otter Classic are planning an event in Girona, Spain, for next June, in partnership with iOutdoor, a European sports promotion company.
The Sea Otter Europe / Costa Brava - Girona Bike Show will be June 3-4.
THOMPSON, Conn. (BRAIN) — The New England Builders’ Ball hand-built bicycle show, held in conjunction with the KMC Cross Fest, is moving this year along with the cyclocross event from Providence, Rhode Island, to Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway. The move allows both events to expand.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Philadelphia Bicycle Expo have hired O2 Active as communications consultant for the 2016 event, which will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Nov. 5-6.
MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — This fall's Outerbike demo event in Moab will include the Hen House, which organizers describe as "a branded environment where a collection of women specific products are showcased in one common female friendly environment."
LYNDONVILLE and EAST BURKE, Vt. (BRAIN) — Go to any consumer bike event, and it’s not difficult to find at least someone with a gripe about it: “Too few demo bikes.” “Not enough bathrooms.” “The weather always sucks.” “Swag was weak.” But it was all smiles and uniformly good vibes this past weekend as NEMBAfest staged the 19th edition of its “celebration of summer and all things mountain biking” in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design and co-sponsors Charge Bikes and SRAM will produce the second edition of its Grinduro festival this fall in Quincy, California. The event, which includes a enduro/gravel grinder competition, live music, food and camping, will be held Oct.