CUBE : Chicagoland Recumbent Exposition

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Looks like there will be another trade show catering to recumbents and our “unique” human powered brethren this year!

From CUBE Press Release…

We invite you to join us and exhibit at the first annual Chicagoland Unconventional Bicycle Expo (CUBE).   The expo will be October 2 -4, at The Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, Illinois.

The Tinley Park Convention Center is located just 30 miles south of downtown Chicago, is one of the Midwest’s premier meeting and convention destinations.  Complete with an area for outside test riding. 

Connected to the Convention Center, the Holiday Inn Tinley Park will be our hotel headquarters.  All rooms include a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.  They feature an indoor pool and spa area, and hotel guests can work out in the hotels work out area or get in a workout next door at LA Fitness.  Parking is free and the facility is handicap accessible.  Mention the CUBE when making your reservations to get the Special room at $129.00.

CUBE is a three-day event featuring the newest in unconventional bikes, trikes, gear, accessories and collectibles.  This is the only show of its kind in the America’s. 

All three days will be filled with informative educational seminars, product demonstrations, and other events for dealers and bike enthusiasts. Technicians, engineers and designers from the all the major unconventional bike, trike, component, and accessory manufacturers will provide helpful, hands-on seminars, demonstrations and training sessions that will be beneficial to bike shop mechanics and DIY enthusiasts alike. 

We are working closely with the Tinley Park Tourism & Visitors Bureau.  Our Expo will be included in their events brochure that will be distributed to the 62 surrounding suburbs and their hotels.   In addition, we will be included in their social media campaigns which include: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. 

To reserve one or more spaces, complete and sign the exhibit application form and return it with payment. Space cannot be confirmed until full payment is received.  Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Choice locations go quickly, so register early.

Exhibit Schedule:   Move-In time is Thursday, October 1, from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

The Expo will start Friday, October 2nd.   8:00 AM – 12:00 PM will be for industry only.  12:00 PM – 5:00 PM will be open to the public.     There will be an industry only get together in the evening of the 2nd.  A perfect opportunity to meet and or mingle with others in the industry.  Tickets for the industry only get together will be $55.00 in advance, $65.00 at the door. 

The Expo will be open on Saturday, October 3rd 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  There will be a fund raiser dinner for toys for tots after the show closes, open for all to attend (additional charge).

The Expo will open on Sunday, October 4th 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.   Exhibits break down at the close of the show. 

We expect booth reservations to fill quickly, so make sure you reserve your space as soon as possible.

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Sounds as if Chicago has indeed become the exposition Mecca of the country. Great!