Author: Charlie Lunan

The Untapped RV Outdoor Market

As younger adventurers flock to trailers and RVs to make their lives mobile, outdoor brands eye a slice of the market.   When SylvanSport suggested that Chad Carlson’s Woodland Travel Center in Grand Rapids, MI consider selling its line of adventure trailers, he was resistant. As an Airstream dealer, Woodland Travel Center is perched at the premium end of the RV business and Carlson did not want to tarnish his showroom with a pop-up camper. “At first I did not want to carry it,” Carlson said of the SylvanSport GO. “And then I saw it at a show and...

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Gauging Bike-Consumer Sentiment At Interbike Fall Cyclofest 2016

SGB reports from the event last weekend in Charlotte, NC.   Beautiful weather, an unprecedented selection of demo bikes and the best mountain biking trails in the region drew thousands of core cyclists to the first Interbike Fall Cyclofest in Charlotte, NC this past week.   The consumer end of the event, held over the weekend, aims to become an East Coast version of the Sea Otter Classic, which draws about 65,000 to a racetrack near Monterey, CA every April for a weekend of racing, test riding and product exhibitions. East Coast Riding Interbike Fall CycloFest was held at the...

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