MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Expocycle ended on a high note yesterday, as close to 100 suppliers and retailers packed into a meeting room to hear results from Bicycle Trade of Association Canada’s (BTAC) sales data capture and advocacy programs.
COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN)—A slimmed-down IFMA opened Thursday to steady but not spectacular traffic as exhibitors from 35 countries showed their products to German retailers and the German media.
COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN)—Soaring metal prices are causing a shift to lighter and more powerful electric bike batteries much sooner than anyone expected, a leading e-bike researcher said.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Heavy construction machinery has been put to work now that the expansion of the Eurobike exhibition grounds is in full swing at the East Entrance.
COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN)—IFMA organizers say they plan to push ahead with incremental changes for future shows, despite disappointing attendance at this year’s show that ended Sunday.
“What the show needs is a little ‘quietness,’ so you don’t change it every year,” IFMA spokesman Karsten Deicke said.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike recently announced that this year's OutDoor Demo and International Bicycle Expo is on schedule to exceed last year's show in record net-sold booth space, and pre-registration numbers indicate solid attendance.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)-A cooling breeze and moderate temperatures made for balmy biking during Outdoor Demo this year, and the new venue’s additional paved surfaces and landscaping diminished the dust.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Nielsen Media, parent company of Interbike, and the Bikes Belong Coalition, the bike industry's advocacy group for the United States, today announced a significant 10-year, multi-million dollar alliance that will boost efforts to get more Americans riding bicycles.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—You got the feeling just walking into the Outdoor Demo, with perfect temperatures and hordes of people taking test rides, that this year’s Interbike was going to be a good one.
And by all indications it was.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike’s first ever outdoor demo day, at Eichenberg, Austria, a venue that's a 35-minute bus ride from the main convention center, got a heavy dose of Mother Nature Wednesday as rain fell widely throughout the region.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—The Adventure Sports Travel Expo, which was scheduled to have taken place November 9-11 in Philadelphia, won't be happening.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) —Traffic clogged all roads leading to Eurobike Thursday as thousands of visitors poured into the exhibition center’s 13 halls to get a firsthand look at 2008 products. They weren’t disappointed.
BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike show organizers have relocated the Outdoor Demo exhibition, which will be held Sept. 24-25.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)–Klaus Wellman, Messe Friedrichshafen’s chief executive officer, said Eurobike’s first day set an attendance record with more than 12,750 people packing the trade show halls. That figure was more than a 10 percent increase over last year’s opening day, which also set a record.