Interbike is a place to meet new friends, network with other bicycle professionals, try new products, form new partnerships, and visit with old friends. The conference had two days for the outdoor demo, where attendees could try all the new bikes and equipment coming out for 2013, and three days of main Interbike show, where hundreds of manufacturers and distributors got together to show their new products.
Two BikeTexas staff went to Interbike this year to make the most of a few days of networking. We had many productive meetings and chats with partners, including Dahon Bicycles, CDRIVE, NuVinci, Planet Bike, and Park Tools. Additionally, the Light Electric Vehicle Association held a breakfast, where BikeTexas met the president of Pedego Bicycles.
We ran into many old friends during the conference, including several professional cyclists, and the CEO of Specialized Bicycle, Mike Sinyard.