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    Interbike trade show closing down

    Emerald Expositions has canceled the 2019 edition of the Interbike trade show, saying the event might return in a more modest format in 2020.
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    Seems like it was dying a slow death anyways. Didn't go last year since it was way to far.

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    Many fond memories of attending I-bikes.

    This is really sucky news.
    What's wrong with him??

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    Got this in an email.

    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – December 6, 2018 – Interbike owner, Emerald Expositions, announced today that the Interbike tradeshow will not take place in September 2019 in Reno as previously scheduled. Instead, the company will research alternative plans for 2020 and beyond, including the opportunity to launch events featuring bicycling and bike-related components within or alongside its various successful, multi-sport trade show franchises.

    “The past four years have been difficult for the U.S. bicycle market,” said Darrell Denny, Executive Vice President of Emerald Expositions’ Sports Group. “The substantial increase in tariffs on bike related imports during 2018, and announced for 2019, is compounding these challenges. As a result, we are rethinking how to best serve the cycling industry and will conduct a review of the possible timing, locations and formats with dealers, brands, distributors, reps, designers and media over the coming months. Our goal is to develop and deliver thoughtful solutions which provide strong returns on investment for all industry participants.”

    As a result of this decision, Justin Gottlieb, Show Director, Andria Klinger, Sales Director, Andy Buckner, Art Director and Jack Morrissey, Marketing Manager, will be leaving the company, effective December 31, 2018.

    “Justin, Andria, Andy and Jack have dedicated themselves to the cycling space and worked long and hard,” Denny said. “We will mis
    s them greatly and wish them the best on their future endeavors.”

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    - here in GA, for three years, we had the Southeastern Bike Expo and it died an early death......one of the problems was it was centered around the bike-demo program, and it rained the last two years, killing any trail riding.......
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    E-bikes are killing cycling.
    Tequila tonight, tomorrow we ride!

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    More Expensive bikes every year aren't helping.

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    No moped convention? Good.
    Ripping trails and tipping ales

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    I hope the void left by I-Bike can be filled by more manufacturers attending the expo for races like Sea Otter, 24HOP, and Iceman. All are great events and complimented by the support and presence of more exhibitors.

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    Does interbike own sea otter ?

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