Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Interbike 2011

I am presently at Interbike in Las Vegas.
The Interbike International Bicycle Expo is the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America and is held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. Exhibitors consist of companies interested in selling their products and services to bicycle retailers, wholesale distributors and manufacturers. Because of the many new cycling products and technologies that are launched each year to much fanfare at Interbike, the show is also an important media event for the bicycle industry.
Interbike was founded by Steve Ready and Herb Wettenkamp and was first held in Las Vegas in 1982. It has since been held in various years in Reno, Anaheim and Philadelphia. Outgrowing the other locations, Interbike moved to Las Vegas in the mid 1990s. Since its founding, Interbike was sold to Miller-Freeman which was then purchased by its current owner, VNU, which was renamed The Nielsen Company in January 2007. Interbike is produced by the Nielsen Expositions division of the company and has its office in San Juan Capistrano, California. This office of Nielsen Expositions also produces the OutDoor Retailer and Health+Fitness Business Expo trade shows.
When it was created, Interbike's timing was unique among the multiple industry trade shows in existence at the time. The Fall, as opposed to the typical late winter/early Spring, timing allowed manufacturers to better forecast and plan manufacturing for Spring shipping in time for the seasonal business of most retailers.
AC DC performed a song about Las Vegas in 1978 titled "Sin City".
You will need to turn your volume ALL the way up to be able to hear this song.

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