POMONA, CA (BRAIN)—Fresh off its debut event, the Recumbent Cycle-Con Convention & Tradeshow has scheduled its second edition for Oct. 26-28, 2012, at Southern California’s Pomona Fairplex.
Last month, 36 exhibitors displaying recumbent bikes, trikes, tandems, hand cycles, components and accessories—as well as representatives from advocacy groups—gathered in a 12,000-square-foot hall at the Fairplex for the inaugural Recumbent Cycle-Con, which also included seminars, technical workshops and a demo area.
The show also bestowed its first Recumbent Dealer of the Year Award to the Hostel Shoppe in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The award was compiled through submissions from manufacturers in the recumbent industry.
“The first Recumbent Cycle-Con was a great show. Manufacturers and dealers alike were enthusiastic about the turnout,” said Charles Coyne, publisher of Recumbent & Tandem Rider Magazine, the show’s sponsor. “Several exhibitors raved about how they were able to take the time and have serious conversations with dealers about products and offerings. Many of the exhibiting manufacturers used the event to debut their newest models and upgrades to the recumbent industry.”
Coyne has some changes in mind, however, for the 2012 event. The show will move to a larger exhibition space at the Fairplex, and demo rides will be split into two areas: one for recumbents and other bicycles, and a separate one for electric-powered machines. “Those are two different types of riding experiences and we want people to be able to enjoy themselves,” said Coyne.