After Interbike organizers announced the bicycle industry’s largest tradeshow would be moving to Anaheim, Calif., the reaction from exhibitors and retailers alike was a collective groan.
But the industry can rest easy now that the show has reconsidered. The 2011 show will take place September 12-16 in Las Vegas.
"The announcement that we were moving the show dates and location elicited a very real response that surveys and discussions alone couldn’t accomplish," said Andy Tompkins, Interbike show director.
"Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to this year’s show and the countless conversations we’ve personally had with exhibitors and retailers regarding the future dates and location of Interbike, we are reversing our earlier decision to move the 2011 show to Anaheim in August. We are hearing loud and clear that, at this time, the industry prefers September dates and the convenience of Las Vegas."
The 2012 show will also take place in Las Vegas, from September 17-21.