CHICAGO (BRAIN) — After nine straight days of a winter storm that delivered record snowfall in the Windy City and caused nearly 500 flight cancellations at Chicago O’Hare and Midway airports over the weekend, the weather took a turn for the better as the industry descended into Chicago for the start the Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association show.
CABDA show director Jim Kersten said the next couple of days look good for weather as he hastily walked up and down the aisles of the Rennaissance Convention Center in Schaumberg, Illinois, on Tuesday afternoon. He said some 2,450 retailers had pre-registered to attend the two-day, midweek show. He expected to draw staff from 500 to 600 stores.
Larry Black, owner of College Park Bicycle and Mt. Airy Bicycle in Maryland, said, “It’s the only domestic show we attend due to venue, timing and size … Flights are affordable from all over. It still feels a bit regional but that’s no problem — we like the cozier feel. The show is sized right for those of us who don’t medicate but are affected by anxiety due to over-stimulation whether inside or outside the hall. …read more