OutDoor Demo 2014 returns to Bootleg Canyon, giving retailers the chance to test the latest products the industry has to offer – in the terrain it was designed for. While Bootleg Canyon offers some epic trails for off-road riding, roadies and triathletes need not worry – there are several paved areas to ride nearby and jump out of the saddle or tuck down in your aero bars.
Interbike 2014 will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (MBCC) in Las Vegas, NV. The move to the MBCC in 2013 allowed for a great deal of new and exciting experiences for retailers, exhibitors, media and more. What are some of the new things you can expect to see in 2014?
Interbike exhibitors on one floor.
Industry breakfast – If you didn’t attend in 2013, don’t miss it for 2014.
CrossVegas is the biggest cyclocross race in America. The nighttime race takes place in September each year at the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex in Las Vegas, Nevada, just minutes from the famous Vegas Strip. CrossVegas has seen impressive growth since its inaugural race in 2007, and each year attracts an increasingly elite field of U.S. and international racers as well as more than 10,000 spectators.
The Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, a UCI WorldTour event, is a major step on the way to fulfilling one of the primary objectives of the UCI WorldTour: the globalization of élite cycling. This tour stop in Québec City has joined the list of existing officially sanctioned events in Europe, Oceania and Asia.
Returning for a third year, the Best of Bike is the meeting place and the order platform for the latest trends for the coming season. The 2013 edition attracted more than 2,300 trade visitors as well as 85 exhibitors representing 290 brands. Two-thirds of visitors used the event to make purchases and orders on site, according to organizers.
Now part of the UCI WorldTour, which organizes the world's top road cycling races, the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal has blazed a trail for a very high-caliber sporting event. With many of the world's top riders competing in teams from the Tour de France in the 2013 race, the 2014 race is sure to be just as exciting.
ExpoBici is now the only bicycle trade show in Italy—Padova Fiere and Confindustria ANCMA, which previously ran the EICA show, agreed to hold a single event instead of two competing trade shows—and the single-show format seems to have boosted attendance in 2013. The trade show remains a key event for the Italian market, many exhibitors noted, as it draws retailers nationwide who attend to test, see and order next-model-year bikes and parts as well as meet with regional distributors.