Consumer Expos and Rides
TINLEY PARK, Ill. (BRAIN) — This October's first annual Chicagoland Unconventional Bicycle Expo will showcase recumbents, recumbent tricycles, quadracycles, folding cycles, tandems, velomobiles, transporters, e-bikes, special-needs bikes, cargo bikes, child and load trailers, customized designs and accessories.
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.
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.