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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

Posted January 3, 2019
The Eminent Haste frame.

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mountain bike brand Eminent Cycles, sold largely consumer direct on the internet, is looking to expand its hybrid sales model and will attend this month's CABDA West show to meet with prospective dealers.

Posted August 10, 2018

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — CABDA Expo has opened exhibitor registration for both of its 2019 regional trade shows: CABDA West in metro San Diego (Jan. 16-17) and CABDA Midwest held outside Chicago (Feb. 13-14).

Posted June 29, 2018

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association is increasing its support of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association. The dealers association, which plans two trade shows next year, is providing six scholarships for bike mechanics to attend upcoming workshops conducted by the PBMA.

Posted May 30, 2018
CABDA West is planned for the Del Mar Racetrack.
The Del Mar Racetrack.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — After reviving its long-dormant regional trade show in 2015, the Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association is looking to build on the show's success, adding an event in San Diego in January 2019.

Posted February 15, 2018
Exhibitors happy with new venue, foot traffic.
About 1,400 retail attendees were counted on the first day of CABDA.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (BRAIN) — CABDA show director Jim Kersten told the crowd at the industry party Wednesday night that he’s taking the regional show to other markets soon.

Posted February 13, 2018
Two-day show starts Wednesday in new venue.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — After nine straight days of a winter storm that delivered record snowfall in the Windy City and caused nearly 500 flight cancellations at Chicago O'Hare and Midway airports over the weekend, the weather took a turn for the better as the industry descended into Chicago for the start the Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association show.

Posted January 16, 2018

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The high-end wheel brand Irwin Cycling is looking to grow its IBD business in the U.S. and will display at this month's CABDA show, for the first time. The brand also has retained PowWord Communications to assist in multiple areas.

Posted January 15, 2018

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems will be hosting Dealer Certification Clinics at the CABDA Expo on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15. Dealers can also use the clinics to renew their certification, which expires 15 months from the date of their last training.

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