LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike's annual OutDoor Demo at Bootleg Canyon, Nevada, is on schedule to meet or exceed last year's event.
Currently, the OutDoor Demo has 63,500 of net-sold, square-feet of exhibit space and is continuing to grow as manufacturers submit exhibiting contracts.
COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN)—IFMA is ending its run as a stand-alone bicycle industry trade show.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Erich Reiss, the man behind Eurobike, is now telling people to go fly a kite—or to surf one, more accurately. He’s floating the idea of Kiteworld Europe, a kite surfing trade fair, as an adjunct to next year’s Interboot boat and water sports show.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—ExpoCycle, one of the top ranked tradeshows in Canada, is hoping for another big turnout this September.
ExpoCycle, with 90,000 square feet of space, features more than 800 cycling brands.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Following last year‘s premiere which turned out well despite atrocious weather, the second Eurobike Demo Day will be taking place in a different location, Argenbühl/Allgäu, Germany.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—After two years of collecting potential host city data and retailer, manufacturer and industry partner feedback, Interbike management has announced the trade show will remain in Las Vegas, and that they are currently finalizing an agreement with the Sands Expo and Convention Center to
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike has attracted a record 900 exhibitors from 37 countries for this year’s tradeshow to be held Sept. 4 to 7 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Last year, 868 vendors participated in the tradeshow, which was also a record, and 34,280 visitors attended.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike's individual retail buyer registration is up 45 percent compared to the same time period last year (as of May 28).
The number of pre-registered businesses is showing an even larger percentage increase of 55 percent compared to last year.
WINTER PARK, CO (BRAIN)—Athletes are now able to register for this year’s Crankworx Colorado events taking place at Winter Park Resort July 31 – August 3.
PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—The Oregon Manifest Handmade Bike Show will be October 10-12, 2008.
Oregon Manifest will feature a mix of custom framebuilders, bike-centric vendors, bike culture squads and a Sunday 'cross race to bring home the glory.
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)─The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), the world’s largest handmade bicycle show, is moving to form alliances with regional handmade bicycle shows that have appeared in the wake of NAHBS, which began creating consumer/industry shows in the handmade sector back in 2005.
SHANGHAI, China (BRAIN)—Attendance fell at last week’s Shanghai Show. Big brands like Trek and Specialized went missing and many international visitors cancelled travel plans at the last minute because the Chinese government suddenly tightened visa requirements.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike exhibitor space for the indoor portion of its 2008 International Bicycle Expo is already 88 percent sold-out.
SHANGHAI, China (BRAIN)—Trek, Specialized and Pacific Cycle, three North American pioneers in the Chinese bicycle market, are skipping this year’s China Cycle show. But many new foreign brands will be on display through distributors, show spokesman Kevin Zhou said.
SINGAPORE (BRAIN)—BikeAsia, the Bicycle and Motorcycle Show of South-East Asia, held in Singapore from April 10-13, was a huge success.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) will partner with The Green Living Show to offer a new Bike Feature area and Cycling Pavilion jam-packed with presentations, demonstrations and workshops for bicycle enthusiasts.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The GoCycle is finally a go.
A sleek and innovative urban bicycle, powered by a high performance electric motor, made its long-awaited debut at the Taipei Cycle show this week.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike has new extended opening hours for this year’s event from September 4-7, and a new marketing campaign.
In 2008, Eurobike will open its doors to the public one hour later (10 a.m.), but close two hours later (8 p.m.) in the evening.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A Taiwan designer combined three “green transportation” trends—solar power, electric power and folding bikes—to claim the winning entry in this year’s bicycle design competition.
BY MEGAN TOMPKINS
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA—Interbike will decide in the coming months where the industry will gather for its annual event starting in 2010. Along with Las Vegas, Interbike’s home for the past 10 years, Denver and Anaheim are on the table.