Consumer Expos and Rides
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retired pro Jens Voigt will host his own gran fondo event in Marin County in October this year.
The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin will start at the Stafford Lakes Bike Park on Saturday Oct. 10. It will include ride options of 45, 70 and 100 miles.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The second annual Santa Monica Bicycle Expo will be held once again at the landmark Santa Monica Pier, on Oct. 10-11. This year the event, which offers free admission, will include a 15-mile non-competitive bike ride.
BERLIN (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Berliner Fahrradschau show, one of the largest European consumer bike shows, announced that the 2016 edition will be held March 18-20.
The event is being held at the Station-Berlin.
DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Several more mountain bike race legends from the 1990s are expected to participate in Todd and Ned's Durango Dirt Fondo, an event being held this September to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first UCI mountain bike world championships, held in Durango in 1990.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — This year's New England Builders' Ball, which features displays from many handmade bike makers, will be held at the Roger Williams Park Casino this year. The Ball is held during the KMC Cyclo-Cross Festival Presented by Maxxis.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A women's cycling clothing brand and a women's art collective are planning a two-week long event at the San Francisco headquarters of the urban cycling brand, Mission Workshop.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tired of hearing about 27.5-plus tires? Does a new helmet line generate a big yawn? And has the chatter over the new 148-millimeter thru-axle left you shaking your head? Then what is the most novel, most useful new product at Sea Otter?
QUINCY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design is producing a new event this fall near its California headquarters. The Grinduro is a 60-mile competition on dirt and pavement with elements of gravel road racing and mountain bike enduro competitions.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Denver-based clothing brand Primal is the title sponsor for the inaugural Colorado Bike Expo, which will be held Saturday, April 25 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
The Expo will feature booths from more than 75 bike vendors from across the state.
MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Katri Annast came to Moab's Outerbike with a mission: find the perfect replacement for her 2007 Intense Spider, which is showing its age.
MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — The first Spring Outerbike consumer expo event opens here Friday, with about 500 participants and 32 exhibitors expected for the three-day event.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing’s rolling summertime festival, Tour de Fat, will travel to 10 cities this year to raise money for local nonprofits and celebrate the two-wheel lifestyle.
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.