The only recumbent bike trade show in North America, Cycle-Con, is fast approaching, and the team of organizers at WizWheelz are announcing some fantastic news.
First and foremost, you can definitely look forward to the new showgrounds in Xenia, Ohio, just a few miles from last year’s show in Dayton. The showgrounds also include a campground, and a bike trail runs nearby. In fact, all of Xenia is a sort of bike trail hub, so you can enjoy the recumbent rides in the area to the fullest. And two organized rides are one of the novelties of the fair. The first will take place on Saturday afternoon and the second one on Sunday morning. I can personally invite you to the latter, as I should be leading it for you on behalf of AZUB.
The other big news is the participation of several important brands that were missing last year like Catrike or Bacchetta. Also Bosch will be exhibiting as well as Neodrives. Bosch is world leader in electric motors for all types of bicycles and Terra Trike and Catrike use Bosch on their trikes, Neodrives supplies rear hub motors to S-Pedelec HP Velotechnik Scorpions and Speedmachines. After many years we will see velomobiles at the Cycle-Con again. This time in the form of the Bülk model from the European manufacturer VelomobileWorld. This is actually the first direct participation of a velomobile manufacturer at Cycle-Con that I can remember, and you will be able to talk directly to Jan Wijnen, the owner of the company. Of course, many other major recumbent manufacturers will be present as well like ICE trikes, HP Velotechnik, AZUB, Terra Trike and Greenspeed, Ti-Trikes, Trident etc. See the list of currently registered brands in the photogallery. However, that list is growing day by day so we can look forward to a full hall of interesting bicycles, accessories, motors etc.
I should not forget the draw for valuable prizes. HP Velotechnik has donated a Gekko 26 Performance trike for this year’s Grand Prize raffle. All you need to do is to test ride recumbents from 5 different manufacturers and you can enter the contest.
You can also look forward to a mini film festival with a recumbent theme and another accompanying program. And, of course, a long test circuit, which will include a gravel section, just like last year. The test circuit was one of the highlights of last year’s Cycle-Con.
So put the date September 15-17, 2023 at the Green County Fairgrounds, Xenia, Ohio, USA, on your calendar.
See you there!
To give you a little better idea of what Cycle-Con looks like, I’m including a few photos from last year, a few photos from the fairgrounds itself, and a video I shot last year.