European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition 2011 Cancelled
Contrary to the US, small size frame builders bicycle shows are less popular in Europe. After two editions, the European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition had to skip the 2011 show. It was scheduled for May 20 to 22 this year. Unfortunately we have
SCHWAEBISCH GMUEND, Germany – Contrary to the US, small size frame builder’s bicycle shows are less popular in Europe. After two editions, the European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition had to skip the 2011 show. It was scheduled for May 20 to 22 this year.
“Unfortunately we have to cancel the exhibition this year, because there are not enough registrations from exhibitors who meet our requirements”, says organizer Indra Sarkar. “We did not want to make it less than half the size of last year. It seems that though the exhibiting costs are small, for many frame builders it is too much to build showbikes every year. We are also facing competion from other shows also who discovered ‘handmade’ as a new segment and maybe some frame builders want to check these out too.”
“Nevertheless, the network activities have really well developed in the last two years, and there will be a meeting open to any frame builder during May 20-22, to discuss the option of a 2 year turn for the show, along with many more decentralized promotional activities for individual frame building.”