CABDA

Posted January 14, 2020

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Under new owners, Diamondback is refocusing on IBD sales and launching programs at the CABDA West expo, opening in San Diego on Wednesday.

Posted January 14, 2020

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — As trade exhibitors move in to the Del Mar Racetrack convention space Tuesday, some retailers are already taking part in CABDA West's Education Day, which includes events by Bosch and the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association. 

Posted June 27, 2019

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — CABDA has postponed a trade/consumer demo event it had planned to hold in the Denver area this fall, due to venue logistics. Jim Kersten, CABDA's show director, said he plans to go forward with a Denver event in the future.

Posted June 17, 2019

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — CABDA Expo organizers have opened exhibitor registration for all three of their 2020 regional trade shows: CABDA West in metro San Diego, CABDA Midwest held outside Chicago, and CABDA East in metro New York City.

Posted February 15, 2019

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association will continue to expand its reach far from the shores of Lake Michigan in the next 12 months.

CABDA's Midwest show closed Thursday and organizers announced two new venues for its next season.

Posted February 13, 2019

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (BRAIN)— As the CABDA Midwest trade show opened here Wednesday, BRAIN's intrepid reporter Ray Keener chatted up the attending retailers, asking about their hopes and fears for the 2019 season.

Posted January 17, 2019
Spoiler: "E-bikes, lots of e-bikes."

DEL MAR, Calif. (BRAIN) — On the second and final day of the inaugural CABDA West trade show, BRAIN contributor Ray Keener asked retailers, "What's in store for 2019?"

Posted January 17, 2019

DEL MAR, Calif. (BRAIN) — Emerald Expositions, which announced last month that it was canceling its 2019 Interbike Expo, is talking to industry members about two options for a revived bike trade show as soon as this year.

Posted January 17, 2019
UPDATED: Corrects retail attendance figure

Editor’s note: The retail attendance figure originally supplied to BRAIN was for non-exhibiting attendees on the expo’s first day. That total includes media as well as companies that did not have booth space at CABDA West.

Posted January 16, 2019

DEL MAR, Calif. (BRAIN) — On the opening day of the inaugural CABDA West trade show here Wednesday, longtime BRAIN contributor Ray Keener made the rounds, checking in with retailers at the event. Always a master of the small talk, Ray had a simple question for each of them: "What brings you to CABDA?"

Posted January 15, 2019
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Racetrack

DEL MAR, Calif. (BRAIN) — With gray skies and rain in the forecast, CABDA show director Jim Kersten may not have gotten the balmy Southern California welcome he hoped for as he set up for the inaugural CABDA West expo here in San Diego County this week.

Posted January 14, 2019
The UrbanArrow Family model.

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Thieves stole the contents of a rental cargo van including two cargo bikes and materials on the way to the CABDA West show this weekend.

Posted January 8, 2019

(BRAIN) — "How hard can it be to run a trade show?" Jim Kersten asked himself after hosting Chicago-area retailers at Interbike social events

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