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Recumbent manufacturer WizWheelz acquires Coyne Publishing, producer of the Recumbent Cycle-Con show

Published June 29, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — WizWheelz, the parent company of TerraTrike and GreenSpeed, has acquired Coyne Publishing, LLC. Coyne is the producer of the Recumbent Cycle-Con show, which bills itself as North America’s largest gathering of the recumbent cycling industry.

The purchase comes after two years of RCC event cancellations due to the pandemic.

WizWheelz CEO Mark Crews said the move will help grow the recumbent market and the cycling industry at large by offering a more inclusive vision of cycling, beyond the realm of conventional bicycles. 

“This cycle convention is no longer just about recumbents and those passionate about them,” said Crews. “It represents a group of innovative folks that overwhelmingly embrace inclusion. There is so much to offer at our industry’s fingertips: All it will take is some collaboration to reach and spark inspiration in a much broader audience.” 

Currently held in Dayton, Ohio, RCC incorporates an industry-only day with an experiential two-day consumer expo. The event takes takes advantage of the Miami Valley region’s 300-plus miles of paved, multi-use recreational trails.

"The annual RCC has grown steadily through the years, since our first one in Los Angeles in 2011,” said Charles Coyne, owner of Coyne Publishing. “The industry’s leaders have played an important part in the show’s success through their continued support and enthusiasm. I very much appreciate their support and friendship, especially as I move ever closer to retirement. I am delighted that the team at WizWheelz has stepped up to carry on the show’s mission — supporting and growing the recumbent cycling sport and industry, and I look forward to them taking the show to the next level.”

Crews added, “Our vision for this show is summed up in one word: More. More audience, more exhibitors, more fun, more collaboration. How we get there isn't defined. But our industry has the makings of something greater than it is now. I know others share this passion and vision. And to make it a reality it will take a collective push in the same direction.”  

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