Tradeshows and conferences
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Tourism Conference begins a three-day series of seminars Thursday that takes a look at the growing interest in bicycle tourism and organized event rides.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Milwaukee-area retailer Chris Kegel, Specialized Donny Perry and e-bike expert Ed Benjamin are among the speakers at the first Leadership Summit held by the Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailers' Association.
KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN) — The Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailers Association (CIBRA) is hosting a retail leadership and training conference Oct. 26-28 at the Pinnacle Pier Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. The three-day event is tailored for independent bike shops.
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (BRAIN) — The fourth annual Global Fat Bike Summit will be held here Jan. 23-25 at the Snow King Resort.
MADRID (BRAIN) — The Spanish bike industry heaved a collective sigh of relief this past weekend after two rival bike shows that have competed for the same September dates the past two years joined forces to produce Unibike, which took place at Madrid's IFEMA exhibition hall over the weekend.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike organizers say overall attendance was “down slightly” this year compared with 2013, but the number of exhibiting brands — pegged at more than 1,400 — as well as overall square feet of the show were on par with previous years.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Interbike’s earlier date this year — the show’s second edition at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center — appears to have been a hit with most exhibitors and attendees.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch is planning to exhibit for the first time at Interbike next month where it will have several bikes equipped with its mid-motor e-bike system from BH, Felt, Grace, Haibike and Lapierre, as well as cargo bikes from Xtracycle and Nikolai, on display at its booth.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Anyone looking for a hotel room or a car to rent in this capitol city on the flank of the Wasatch Range can forget about it.
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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — With Interbike moving earlier on the industry calendar this year, so are submission deadlines for Bicycle Retailer’s Interbike Show Dailies, distributed at the Vegas expo. To submit new product for consideration, email product description, suggested retail price, Interbike booth number and a high-resolution photo to BRAIN managing editor Toby Hill at email@example.com by Friday, Aug. 8.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association has added bicycles and bicycle products to its August 2014 trade shows.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is making it easier for the public to attend the show, hoping to draw in larger numbers this September. The show will open to consumers on the final day, Sept. 12. Presented as Customer Appreciation Day, organizers will allow the general public to enter the hall. Cost per entry is $20.
ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Industry expert Jay Townley will share "The Top 10 Secrets of Super-Successful Bike Shops" in a pair of presentations at the 2014 Recumbent Cycle-Con Trade Show and Convention, set for Oct. 10-12 at the DuPage Expo Center outside of Chicago.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — BionX, Currie Technologies, Pete's Electric Bikes, Prodeco and other electric bike suppliers have committed to a presence at Charged Up, a first-time electric bike and outdoor technology media event planned for New Jersey next month.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The stats don’t lie and shrinking shipments of bikes to specialty retailers as well as sell-through of those bikes to consumers suggests more needs to be done to boost cycling participation, provide more accessibility with entry level product and sell the experience of cycling rather than complex technology.
ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has set the dates for its annual conference, which will return to Los Angeles in 2015.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Outdoor Retailer are joining forces to launch Charged Up, a media event focused on electric bikes and outdoor technology.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — The best classroom for kids is the classroom that has no walls. With that pointed remark, Sally Jewell outlined her goal to raise $20 million and boost a national network of volunteers to introduce America's youth to the outdoors.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — David Bach is manning a booth at his first Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Expo Wednesday. It's the first day of a four-day show and Bach hopes he can convince retailers that riding a fat-tire bike on snow with a ski strapped to the front tire is a sure-fire sale.