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Tuesday, November 28, 2006
By Yokota Fritz

Portland's loss is California's gain: Eurobike's organizers have canceled plans for a 2007 show in Portland, opting instead to signing as a sponsor at the 2007 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California next spring.

Portland may not be completely out of the running, however: Eurobike organizers will be at Sea Otter to meet with industry leaders about a second show, saying they are only "postponing" their plans for a big U.S. show.

It looks to me like Messe Friedrichshafen and Klaus Wellmann tested the waters, saw the underwhelming response, and are now deciding to do some good old-fashioned networking and flesh-pressing. I don't believe they've given up on the idea of a second U.S. bicycle trade show just yet.

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The ad for Sea Otter in Bicycling calls the event the largest cycling consumer trade show in North America. Huh? I thought it was a bunch of bike races...

I'm still more confused than ever. At this point far more questions exist than answers.
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