Although not a surprising decision, it’s still an unfortunate one, as Outerbike has cancelled three of their six events this year due to coronavirus-related difficulties.
Events at Killington Bike Park in Vermont, Crested Butte, Colorado, and Duluth, Minnesota have all been cancelled for 2020. The only East Coast event left in Bentonville, AK in the fall.
Due to everything learned from the state health departments, cities, and counties, group sizes will still be limited in July and August, ultimately preventing us from holding these three event.representative for Outerbike
“Outerbike will be offering guests credit for any future Outerbike event through 2021, in addition to giving them an additional free ticket to bring a friend, as well as reaching out to exhibitors individually to work out details about these cancellations and about future plans for 2020 and beyond.”
Outerbike still has three more events on the schedule this fall. Festivals at Lake Tahoe, Bentonville, and Moab are still slated to happen in September and October.
While We are Reporting Ccancellations.
NAHBS was originally scheduled for March, but was shifted to the August dates because of COVID-19 concerns. Show founder Don Walker said it’s become clear that the industry will not be able to attend an August date.
NAHBS is considering four cities for its next show, to be held in September 2021. Bicycle Retailer has reported the organizers of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show announced Friday that they were canceling the show, which had been scheduled for Dallas in August.
“Based on the many exhibitors I’ve spoken to, no one wants to be in a large crowd, primarily indoors, this summer,” he said. “I’ve received similar feedback from the local cycling community in Texas. I’m certain that even if we held the show this August, attendance would be extremely low — which none of us want. Throw in the current difficulties of international travel and limited domestic travel, and the challenges of putting on a successful show this summer are insurmountable.”
Walker said the 2021 show will be held in the third quarter, a shift from its traditional late-winter dates. He is considering holding the event in Chicago; Hartford, Connecticut; Dallas; or Indianapolis. Read More.