PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN)—Shannon Austin, standing outside J&B Importers tent as Outdoor Demo East’s first day came to a close, summed up the general mood among most exhibitors: “It’s not quite as busy as last year, but the weather is a whole lot better.”
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Outdoor Retailer 2010 Summer Market Open Air Demo will take place on Monday August 2, followed by the Summer Market Expo which will run Tuesday through Friday, August 3-6.
PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN)—Outdoor Demo East opens its doors today at 9 a.m. Show organizers are betting on earlier dates, better weather and a two-day consumer fest over the weekend in hopes this fledgling show could grow into an established event.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike officials were surprised—and relieved—by the turnout at this year’s show, which concluded on Friday.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is launching October 1 as a new organization to promote and facilitate interscholastic high school mountain biking in the United States.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—A standing room only crowd jammed into IMBA’s industry breakfast on Thursday morning at Interbike for an annual update on the mountain bike advocacy group’s efforts.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Jamis Bicycles started off Interbike on a sore note as 13 high-end 2010 full-suspension mountain bikes disappeared after leaving Jamis’ warehouse in New Jersey.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Coming into Interbike, Thule’s Peter Pell didn’t know what to expect. But in the midst of tough times, he certainly didn’t expect this.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—If Monday’s motto at Outdoor Demo was “true grit,” Tuesday’s was “true fun,” as the sun shone less fiercely and the crowds were denser.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike expects about 4,000 retailers to demo the latest bicycles and accessories over the next two days on Bootleg Canyon's trails outside of Las Vegas.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has entered into new sponsorship and technical partnership agreements for its Media Center, a working news room on the show floor of the 2009 Interbike International Bicycle Expo, which runs from September 23-25, 2009 in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—While the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC), producer of ExpoCycle, saw an increase in exhibitor participation there was a drop in attendance for the 2009 show compared to 2008.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike will have a more robust Interbike video services program that will be available to exhibitors, retailers and cycling enthusiasts worldwide during the upcoming 2009 Interbike Expo and OutDoor Demo.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—It's a good time to be in the bike industry and the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada's Data Capture program, which tracks bikes sales in Canada, has the numbers to back that up. Canadian suppliers sold nearly 200,000 units to retailers in the first six months of 2009.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY (BRAIN)—Eurobike is again revamping its trade show dates for 2010. Eurobike’s Demo Day is Tuesday, Aug. 31, with the show running from Sept. 1 through Sept. 4.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike's online registration for the 2009 Interbike and Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival is now open at interbikefestival.com (click on link).
BROMONT, Quebec (BRAIN)—With a late summer sun shining on Bromont, Quebec, the Canadian bike industry kicked it into high gear for ExpoCycle 2009 at OutDoor Demo Day.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike ended on Saturday with 39,152 trade visitors, a six percent increase; with 21,000 paying bicycle fans on the one Open House Day.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—ExpoCycle 2009’s BTAC Retailer Power Program is back, and is bigger and better than before.