The first Passion Sports Convention, Mar. 12-14, will debut in Bremen, Germany, gathering extreme sport fans and a wide range of exhibitors ranging from surfing schools and kiting instructors to makers of skateboards and bike spare parts. There are four main sections: water, snow, urban and style. The event, which will take up two halls on the fairgrounds, kicks off with a German Skateboard Challenge, followed by contests on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors also can take part in workshops such as on how to move professionally on a BMX bike. During the same weekend the fairgrounds will also host the bike and outdoor trend show, Outdoor & Fahrrad Markt Zukunft, with 115 exhibitors. The focus here is on retro-style to single-speed bikes. The fair will be open daily from 10-6.

—Isabel Mühlbauer