Tradeshows and conferences
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Putting an end to yearlong discussions and speculation of when Interbike would stage its 2011 show, organizers announced that it will be held Aug. 8-12. Anaheim is the host city through 2013.
BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Hundreds of retailers will brave the desert heat today and tomorrow to test new road, mountain and electric bikes in Bootleg Canyon trails and paved roads outside of Las Vegas for the last time before Interbike moves to Anaheim next year.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—George Hincapie, Ivan Basso and Alessandro Ballan were among the dozen or so professional cyclists who signed autographs at booths yesterday during ExpoCycle. The riders were in town for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal, a UCI Pro Tour event, held Sunday.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Starting next year, the largest U.S. bicycle trade show will be held in Anaheim, California. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has learned that Interbike is targeting the Orange County city for a possible three-year commitment to host the annual industry gathering.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada's 11th Annual ExpoCycle—already the premiere opportunity for Canadian retailers to see next years bikes, parts and accessories under one roof—is ready to roll out a series of new “firsts," taking the show to a whole new level.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—For Chris Speyer, Raleigh’s vice president of sales and marketing, Eurobike used to be the time to cruise the show floor to check out trendsetting ideas or scope competitors’ product.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced plans for a formal approval process Wednesday afternoon that would allow manufacturers the ability to ensure product concepts meet the organization’s rules during the design process.
NANJING, China (BRAIN)—One ticket, two fairs is the motto of “Asia Bike," a new bicycle trade fair that is to be held for the first time in Nanjing, China, from July 27-30, 2011.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—SRAM president Stan Day announced yesterday that SRAM is currently working on “breakthrough” e-bike technology, targeting its launch for Q1 of model year 2012.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)— This year’s Interbike show could be the last in Las Vegas as organizers contemplate a possible move to Anaheim, California, or Salt Lake City, Utah, for 2011 and beyond as well as earlier August show dates.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Giro is officially in the shoe market. Backed by the resources that its parent company Easton-Bell can deliver, Giro is taking aim at the big three in cycling shoes—Shimano, Specialized and Sidi.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—The 2010 International Bicycle Expo in Las Vegas will kick off with a special press conference featuring keynote speaker U.S. Representative and Congressional Bike Caucus founder Earl Blumenauer of Oregon.
ARGENBÜHL, Germany (BRAIN)—The industry’s largest trade show kicks off today as Eurobike welcomes retailers and international media to its fourth annual demo day held on the grounds of Ratzenried School in Argenbühl.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike's third installment of its fashion show, newly named “Ready to Ride,” will showcase a broader spectrum of cycling fashion and have two presentations during Interbike 2010, held at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, September 22 – 24, 2010.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has extended its free attendee and buyer registration to September 3, to give busy retailers a couple more weeks to register for the show and avoid the registration fee of $35.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—In order to accommodate all the fitness product manufacturers wanting to exhibit at the Health+Fitness Business Expo 2010 (HFB), show organizer Nielsen Expositions has expanded its sold out show hall adjacent to the Sands Expo Convention Center for the 2010 expo to be held September 2
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—It was more than the beach-happy SUP vibe that put a smile on attendees’ faces at Summer Market. Numbers were up by double digits in all categories at the show and sales on the floor were surprisingly strong.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Justin Manthe and Chris Holmes agree: Outdoor Retailer rocks. The bicycle industry veterans are manning a patch of grass outside the Salt Palace sending exhibitors and retailers out on a 30-unit fleet of bikes from Electra.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—History was made—and discussed—at the Conservation Alliance Breakfast yesterday.