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Chicago expo to focus on 'unconventional' bikes

Published July 22, 2015

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (BRAIN) — This October's first annual Chicagoland Unconventional Bicycle Expo will showcase recumbents, recumbent tricycles, quadracycles, folding cycles, tandems, velomobiles, transporters, e-bikes, special-needs bikes, cargo bikes, child and load trailers, customized designs and accessories.

The CUBE will be held at the Tinley Park Convention Center, Oct. 2-4.

Organizers say it was inspired by Spezi, an annual German "Special" bicycle show.

"It's exciting to see this show come together," said Julie Keating, promoter for CUBE. "I've wanted to showcase this for a long time and for it to come to the Chicago Southland is truly wonderful."

The expo kicks-off with an industry-only showcase from 8 am-noon on Friday, Oct. 2. The public hours of the expo are Friday from noon to 5, then all day Saturday and Sunday.

"It's great having the inaugural showcase come to the Tinley Park Convention Center," said Jim Garrett, president and CEO for the Chicago Southland CVB. "I encourage all bicycle enthusiasts to check out the expo and take advantage of the countless miles of trails that weave throughout the Chicago Southland including the newly finished Cal-Sag Trail."

The expo will include educational seminars, access to the nation's top unconventional bicycle dealers and test rides on the latest models. 

For more information visit: or email Limited booth space is still available.

Topics associated with this article: Consumer Expos and Rides

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