KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—Six new exhibitors will be at ExpoCycle this year including Trelock, RSD Distribution, Best Bars, Bike Glow, Passion Sports Inc., Kristin Green and Associates and Stage-Race Distribution.
There are also four exhibitors that are returning after a hiatus including Giant Canada, Ryeka Sports, Sombrio and Part One International.
ExpoCycle kicks off with a public day Sept. 10. The show, which was moved to the Palais des Congres in Montreal this year, continues on with trade days Sept. 11-13. The Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal coincides with the show. The race is Sunday, Sept. 11.
"We elected to attend ExpoCycle 2011 for a number of reasons," said Bryan Kao, general manager of Giant Bicycles Canada. "We wanted to support ExpoCycle and BTAC, as well as accommodate the busy summer business demands and travel schedules of our dealer network."
Kao also cited the importance of the ExpoCycle Public Day and UCI World Tour races in its decision to return to ExpoCycle 2011. "This year's event provides us the unique opportunity to reach the end-user through the inaugural public day, as well as through the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal race, where our Giant-sponsored Robobank Cycling Team will defend its 2010 victory."
With Giant's return, ExpoCycle ensures a robust range of bike trade suppliers on its show floor. "Having Giant return to ExpoCycle helps strengthen the value to retailers attending by having the strongest sampling of bike vendors under one roof," said Sumar Clarke, ExpoCycle 2011 show director. "This ensures the most efficient buying process for both our supplier members and retailers."