BY NICOLE FORMOSA
KAILUNA-KONA, HI—As is tradition at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, the who’s who of the triathlon industry gathers at the end of each day in the few restaurants on a three-block stretch of Ali’i Drive to swap stories on the day’s action over a pint of beer.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The Splendor Hotel is back in the mix for Taichung Bike Week, offering rooms for visitors and space for exhibitors.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is extending the registration deadline for exhibitors, and will break from tradition for the 2011 show by running a pilot program that allows bicycle designers to exhibit.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, promoters of DealerCamp, have announced a new program called “Pick Me for DealerCamp,” which enables bicycle retailers to request a subsidy to attend the event in 2011.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP will host an outdoor “ride and try” demo and vendor expo in Ogden, Utah July 24 – 25, 2011.
The event will be hosted at the company’s new distribution center in Ogden, according to a press release.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The Quiznos Pro Challenge has unveiled the stages, host cities and race format for the inaugural 2011 international pro-cycling competition.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Nearly 40 bicycle riders rolled into Pt. Mugu State Park last Sunday, completing a three-day trek through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in support of breast cancer survivors.
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Focus Bicycles and Southern California Prestige Series of Cyclocross (SoCalCross) are taking their partnership to a much bigger stage, Griffith Park at The Greek Theatre.
DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors will hit the “Big D” today, kicking off a three-day tour of bike shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—On Tuesday, November 9, 11 a.m. – noon PST, the NBDA will host its first in a series of Webinars for member retailers. The Webinars are an extension of the NBDA Super Seminars presented at Interbike and that have traveled the USA regionally over the past few years.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—The Seattle Bicycle Expo, a two-day consumer bicycle expo produced by the Cascade Bicycle Club (www.cascade.org/expo), is scheduled for Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, 2011.
PENTICON, British Columbia (BRAIN)—The inaugural Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan will bring together more than 2,500 cyclists of all ages (19 +) and abilities in a ride that will take them on a heart-thumping 150 kilometer journey through the picturesque southern Okanagan region on Sunday, July 10.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Raleigh America will be hosting its third annual “Raleigh Dealer Camp” dealer event and symposium from July 19-22, 2011.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN)—The Providence Cyclo-cross Festival presented by Interbike proved to have a little of everything for everyone—whether you were racing, a spectator, looking to check out product, or just a kid frolicking in the bounce castle.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—With tradeshow season 2010 barely over, DealerCamp finds itself in high gear for next year with an onslaught of interest from exhibitors, many with contracts in hand, and the addition of key retailers to the
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The Tempus, one of the key show hotels at Taichung Bike Week, has sold out of exhibitor space and the Evergreen is filling fast. Organizers say they may have to find another downtown hotel, most likely the Splendor, to help meet demand.
KAILUA-KONA, HI (BRAIN)—The Ford Ironman Demo Days saw roughly 10,000 attendees check out the latest and greatest product offerings from the world of triathlon.
WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)—Winter Park Resort’s Trestle Bike Park will host the fifth annual Crankworx Colorado mountain bike festival July 28 – 31, 2011.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Following weeks of speculation and anticipation, the host cities for the Amgen Tour of California professional cycling road race have been announced by race presenter AEG.
MOAB, Utah (BRAIN)—Outerbike, Western Spirit’s experiment at bringing a slice of Interbike to the average bike consumer, attracted 450 riders from 30 states and four Canadian provinces in its first year.