Interbike recently bowed out from hosting their longstanding annual bicycle industry trade show due to a low vendor and participant attendance after moving the show from Las Vegas to Reno.
Interbike’s cancellation allowed a smaller trade show called CABDA West in Del Mar, CA to pick up some steam and fill the void that Interbike’s departure left for vendors, with CABDA providing a venue to showcase their new products to consumers and retailers alike.
After recently attending the CABDA show in Del Mar, CA, it was nice to see some of the larger manufacturers in attendance. The vibe was very low key. It is always nice to see the latest bike products displayed up close and be able to see people and vendors face to face and go over some of the new products on the market, as well as find out what is happening in the cycling scene and catch up with old riding buddies.
Plus, it is nice that CABDA West was held in Southern California where many bike shops and companies in the cycling industry are located. Interbike used to be held in Long Beach and Anaheim in the ’80s and ’90s and had always hoped it would come back to SoCal to take advantage of the strong cycling industry and cycling community that is located in SoCal. It is great that CABDA recognizes SoCal’s benefits and hopefully, the show will grow in the future.
Whatever your takeaway from CABDA was, it always good to see more enthusiasm regarding cycling. If you missed the West Coast version of CABDA, they will be hosting CABDA Midwest on February 13-14 in Chicago.