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Recumbent Cycle-Con event has a new name, expanded focus

Published September 12, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — The trade and consumer event formerly known as Recumbent Cycle-Con has been renamed as Cycle-Con to reflect more openness to the conventional cycling community. The event will be held next month for the first time in two years because of COVID-related cancelations. 

The Dayton, Ohio, event is billed as "North America's largest alternative cycle exp," and was purchased by WizWheelz in June. WhizWheels is the manufacturer of TerraTrike and GreenSpeed recumbents. 

“Cutting edge cycling brands and retailers are realizing there’s a whole new customer out there,” said Mark Crews, the CEO of WizWheelz. “We hear time and time again that people are intimidated to go into a bike shop. These people just want to get out and have fun, and they’re willing to invest in the right solution.” 

The event is Oct. 7-9 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton. The demo-driven event includes a half-mile paved and gravel demo loop. Beyond the demo track, Ohio’s Miami Valley offers over 340 miles of paved recreation paths for riders of all abilities. Friday, Oct. 7, is an industry-focused day, reserved for vendors and retailers.  Saturday and Sunday are open to the general public. 

“We want to welcome more people with various cycling interests and at the same time expose them to recumbents and trikes,” said Crews. “Recumbents and trikes might be something they've never considered before for themselves, or for a loved one.”

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Topics associated with this article: Events, Consumer Expos and Rides

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