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EXPO Ciclismo (Bicycling EXPO)
The event is organized by Agencia de Proyectos Baja; they along with cycling groups and associations in Baja California have teamed up to create the first edition of Expo Ciclismo 2014. Companies invited to participate as exhibitors are: bicycle manufacturers, replacement parts makers, uniforms and specialized clothing suppliers and cycling accessories suppliers. According to show organizers, the event will bring together approximately 200 exhibitors and 5,000 attendees. Parallel to the exhibition, conferences, workshops and outdoor activities have been added to the expo's program.
Agencia de Proyectos Baja
Tel. +52 (664) 607-3948
Cycling in Baja California:
- The State of Baja California has had a tradition of Mountain biking.
- The State has several trails in Tijuana, Ensenada, Rosarito, Tecate and Mexicali.
- For many years there have been professional and recreational cycling events in the State.
- Most suppliers are located in the interior of Mexico. It is expensive to purchase from them due to transportation and logistics cost.
- Market potential for: Mountain, road, urban and BMX bicycles.
- Bicycles, helmets, accessories, parts and uniforms are usually purchased in the U.S. (60 % used, 40 % new)
- There is a need for bicycle parts and accessories of good quality and more variety. Currently, replacement parts are being acquired from China and are of bad quality.
Cycling comeback in Northwest Mexico:
In 2005 people in Tijuana began riding in an organized way. Cycling enthusiast began organizing small groups of people for urban night bike tours. Other cities in Baja California followed the trend, City of Ensenada in 2009 and City of Mexicali 2011. Nowadays there are 2 to 3 organized tours a day in Tijuana, some of the biggest tours include families with small children escorted by municipal policemen through the City. The larger tours are of 200 + cyclist. Bicycle organizations are trying to work with the City of Tijuana to change the current transportation law for it to protect cyclists and create an incentive for people to use their bicycle. The bicycle groups are also working on campaigns that are pro-cycling and that point out the benefits of this option as a transportation mode.
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