WizWheelz, the parent company of TerraTrike and GreenSpeed, has acquired Coyne Publishing, LLC, on June 24, 2022. The deal includes the Recumbent Cycle-Con (RCC) show, founded in 2011.
The purchase comes after two years of RCC cancellations due to the pandemic.
WizWheelz CEO Mark Crews sees the move as an opportunity to be a catalyst for growth in both the recumbent market and the cycling industry by offering a more inclusive vision of cycling beyond conventional bikes.
“This cycle convention is no longer just about recumbents and those passionate about them,” said Crews. “It represents a group of innovative folks that overwhelmingly embrace inclusion. There is so much to offer at our industry’s fingertips, and all it will take is some collaboration to reach and spark inspiration in a much broader audience.”
Currently held in Dayton, OH, RCC incorporates an industry-only day with an experiential two-day consumer expo, taking advantage of the Miami Valley region’s 300-plus miles of paved, multi-use recreational trails.
“The annual RCC has grown steadily through the years, since our first one in Los Angeles in 2011,” said Charles Coyne, owner of Coyne Publishing. “The industry’s leaders have played an important part in the show’s success through their continued support and enthusiasm. I look forward to them taking the show to the next level.”
“Our vision for this show is summarized in one word: More. More audience, more exhibitors, more fun, more collaboration. How we get there isn’t defined, but our industry has the makings of something greater than it is now. I know others share this passion and vision. And to make it a reality, it will take a collective push in the same direction,” said Crews.