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Posted April 16, 2015
Plus, a photo gallery of new product, and happenings, at the annual festival and race.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tired of hearing about 27.5-plus tires? Does a new helmet line generate a big yawn? And has the chatter over the new 148-millimeter thru-axle left you shaking your head? Then what is the most novel, most useful new product at Sea Otter?

Posted in Industry News Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 16, 2015

QUINCY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design is producing a new event this fall near its California headquarters. The Grinduro is a 60-mile competition on dirt and pavement with elements of gravel road racing and mountain bike enduro competitions.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted April 3, 2015

DENVER (BRAIN) — Denver-based clothing brand Primal is the title sponsor for the inaugural Colorado Bike Expo, which will be held Saturday, April 25 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

The Expo will feature booths from more than 75 bike vendors from across the state.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted March 16, 2015
Outerbike visitors enjoyed prime bike testing weather for three days.

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Katri Annast came to Moab's Outerbike with a mission: find the perfect replacement for her 2007 Intense Spider, which is showing its age.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted March 12, 2015

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — The first Spring Outerbike consumer expo event opens here Friday, with about 500 participants and 32 exhibitors expected for the three-day event.

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Posted March 5, 2015

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing’s rolling summertime festival, Tour de Fat, will travel to 10 cities this year to raise money for local nonprofits and celebrate the two-wheel lifestyle.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted March 3, 2015
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic already had plenty to celebrate as its 25th edition approaches in April. Now the annual Monterey festival is also reveling in surging numbers for exhibitor sales (up 45 percent), athlete registration (up 17 percent) and camping reservations (up 23 percent).
Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted February 16, 2015
Photo by John Watson / www.TheRadavist.com.

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Tuscany’s famed L’Eroica vintage bike ride will be coming to the United States for the first time this spring.

The L’Eroica event requires participants to use bikes built before 1988; many participants use bikes built prior to World War II and dress in vintage styles as well.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 13, 2015

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Trek will be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Bicycle Times Adventure Fest, a bike festival planned for October in Central Pennsylvania, produced by Rotating Mass Media.

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Posted February 3, 2015

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The new 113-mile Panzer route at the Levi's Gran Fondo sold out its 250 rider limit in less than 90 minutes after registration opened last month, organizers said.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media, the publisher of Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines, has announced a new presenting sponsor for its Dirt Fest mountain bike event.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 21, 2015
Made director warns that the former Nature Valley Grand Prix is in danger.

By Tony Brown

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The 2015 Minnesota's North Star Bicycle Festival – formerly the Nature Valley Grand Prix – one of the country's oldest and largest pro racing events, is in danger of being canceled.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted September 30, 2014
Organizers also planning 2015 events in March in Moab and BC in June.
Outerbike 2013. Photo: Whit Richardson.

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — The Outerbike consumer bike festival opens this week in Utah, with skills clinics and guided rides scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, followed by the Demo Days consumer expo from Friday through Sunday.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted September 22, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Fans of ‘cross racing will be able to tune into live streaming of the KMC Cyclo-Cross Festival Oct. 3-5. Organizers have teamed up with Behind the Barriers TV (BTB TV) and Bicycling Magazine to offer free web streaming of the races on Saturday and Sunday.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted June 27, 2014

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — DT Swiss will be offering free consumer wheel demos at several events this seaso, including the Tri-California series, Crested Butte Bike Week, Vineman 70.3 Triathlon, Mountain Bike Oregon, Breck Bike Week, Grand Junction Offroad, and Pedal the Plains.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted April 11, 2014

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing will bring its 15th annual Tour de Fat to 10 cities in 2014, starting in May in the nation's capital. 

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted April 10, 2014
Fatties, fatty lite, a new direction for Hayes, and more.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Thursday turned out to be the day of the suspension fat bike, as RockShox took the wraps off its Bluto suspension fork at Sea Otter, Borealis Bikes and Rocky Mountain both showed Bluto-equipped bikes at the Monterey fest, and Quality Bicycle Products separately announced two new full-suspension fatties from its Salsa brand. But for those who are unmoved by monster-tire rigs, there was plenty else to take in on Sea Otter’s clear and sunny opening day.
Posted in Industry News Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted February 20, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Expo space is now being sold for the 2014 Providence Cyclo-cross Festival. The Oct. 3-5 event includes Category 1 UCI racing the New England Builder's Ball, the Gran Fondo New England and more. The event is held at Providence's hostoric Roger Williams Park.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 22, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The NYC Bike Expo has announced a new location for its May 16-17 event. The consumer show is being held at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue at 26th Street in midtown Manhattan.

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Posted January 13, 2014

EAGLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Eagle Outside Festival and Firebird 40 mountain bike race have announced dates for the 2014 events: May 17-18. The sixth annual festival includes Saturday's Firebird 40 and the weekend-long Rocky Mountain Bike and Outdoor Expo.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides

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