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Shootouts, Seminars, Happy Hours, After Hours and more: Interbike events calendar for Tuesday and Wednesday

Published September 18, 2017
The Shootout on E-Mountain on Monday.

A calendar of events for Tuesday and Wednesday at the OutDoor Demo and Interbike Expo. 

Tuesday, Sept. 19

At the OutDoor Demo in Bootleg Canyon:

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Demo is open

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The Shootout on E-Mountain. Retailers test and review eMTBs from participating brands, with the results published in Electric Bike Action and Mountain Bike Action magazines following the event. Interbike, Hi-Torque Publications and Bootleg Canyon have created a specifically-designed course for the test rides. Bootleg Canyon.

Seminars

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The power of influencing behavior: how you can get positive training results. Dan Mann, The Mann Group. Room: Islander EI.

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: The 10 commandments of management. Dave Fellman, Dave Fellman & Associates. Room: Tradewinds CDEF.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Content marketing and the sales cycle. Nancy Shenker, The On Switch. Room: Tradewinds CDEF.

12 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Welcome to Interbike fit symposium. Curtis Cramblett, Revolutions in Fitness. Wade Hall, Spokesman Bicycles. Room: Mariners AB.

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Nutz and bolts: pairing and adjusting components to bodies. Wade Hall, Spokesman Bicycles. Room: Mariners AB.

1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.: Anatomy and biomechanics of the body. Room: Tradewinds A.

1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.: Evidence-based bike fitting. Paraic McGlynn. Room: Tradewinds B.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: How NBDA research will help bike shops and suppliers survive and thrive. Jay Townley, Gluskin Townley Group. Room: Tradewinds CDEF.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Fit panel #1: bike fit and the racer — pro and amateur. Frankie Andreu, former pro cyclist, and others. Room: Mariners AB.

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: What's your problem? (Solve it in 30 minutes.) Nancy Shenker, The On Switch. Room: Tradewinds CDEF.

3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.: Normative bike fit values – competitive versus non-competitive cyclist. Room: Tradewinds B.

3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.: Sizing and quick fitting – selecting the right bike for you. Room: Tradewinds A.

4 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.: When the foot smashes the pedal. Greg Robidoux, The Cycling PT. Room: Mariners AB.

4:50 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Best fit practices: share your favorite accommodation. Room: Mariners AB.

5:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.: Tying it all together – end of day fit panel/Q&A. Room: Mariners AB.

After-hours

6 p.m.: PeopleforBikes hosts its annual BikesPAC fundraiser. House of Blues.

6:30 p.m.: Tern's 7th annual Interbike house party. 7560 Rancho Destino, Las Vegas, NV 89123.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Early morning

7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.: Industry breakfast. Brian Payne, founder, Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Bob Lucey, chairman, Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. First come, first served. Room: South Pacific Ballroom.

Tech clinics

8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Essential Shimano info. Room: Islander B.

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Shimano Di2 customization and troubleshooting. Room: Islander B.

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: The do's and don'ts of the massively successful service department. Room: Shell Seekers A.

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Campagnolo model year 2018 technical info. Room: Tropics A.

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Shimano: road hydraulic disc brakes and flat mount. Room: Islander B.

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Re-invigorate your connection to your community and work with your local high school. Room: Shell Seekers A.

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Box Components drivetrain technical clinic. Room: Tropics A.

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Shimano: meet Ultegra R8000. Room: Islander B.

3 p.m.: Tips to enhance your shop's productivity mini-seminar with Efficient Velo Tools' Brett Flemming. Booth 7292.

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: The future evolution of wheelbuilding. Room: Shell Seekers A.

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Bafang Motor technical training. Room: Tropics B.

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Shimano STEPS e-bike components. Room: Islander B.

Show floor Fun:

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Coffee and stroopwafels at the Gu Energy Labs booth. Booth 8283.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Delfast: e-bike giveaway. Booth 25272.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: ISU Insurance Services of Westlake - e-Bike raffle. Booth 20272.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Create our own AirChuck+ CO2 inflator head. Hundreds of color combinations available. Genuine Innovations. Booth 7255.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Watch Slime's new tubeless tire sealant in action. Slime. Booth 7255.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Support IMBA's Dig In Campaign by grabbing a limited edition IMBA Podium Hat for a $10 donation at the Headsweats booth. All donations go to IMBA's Dig In Campaign. Booth 13291.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Nelson Vails autograph session. Defeet. Booth 17263.

10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Personal nutrition appointments with sports nutritionist at Gu Energy Labs. Booth 8283.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Mechanics Challenge. Hall B.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Thule fundraiser for Camber Outdoors. Booth 10287.

11 a.m.: New bike fit technology demonstration by Paraic McGlynn featuring Motion MetriQ and Noraxon's latest innovations. Purely Custom Booth 10288.

11 a.m.: The first 20 people at the Efficient Velo Tools booth will receive a Mulfinger Nipple Loader or a Safe Zone Helmet Mirror. Booth 7292.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Meet the "legends of the road." Shimano Booth 5248.
2 p.m.: Lizard Skins presents a large check to Geoff Kabush for the North Shore Mountain Bike Association as part of its giveback grips program. Booth 17236.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Athlete meet and greet: Nicholi Rogatkin, American professional bike rider. Booth 22270.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Ortlieb USA: bikepacking clinics with dealer giveaways. Booth 24221.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Pure Cycles giveaways. Dealer lounge. Booth 26201.

2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Nelson Vails autograph session. Primal Wear. Booth 17246.

3 p.m.: New bike fit technology demonstration by Paraic McGlynn featuring Motion MetriQ and Noraxon's latest innovations. Purely Custom Booth 10288.

3 p.m.: Meet Nick Legan and get a free copy of Gravel Cycling while supplies last at 3T/THM. Booth 17227.

4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.: Nelson Vails autograph session. Full Speed Ahead/Vision. Booth 20227.

Retail seminars

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: E-commerce and the cycling industry. Sarah Sternau, eBay. Room: The Forum, Hall B.

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Fighting the good fight: competing with cyber competitors. Room: Tradewinds CDEF.

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: After 40 IBD shows in 14 months, which IBDs are nailing it, and how? Dan Empfield, Slowtwitch.com. Triathlon Pavilion. Booth 8295.

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: The true math of upselling vs. discounting. Sam Dantzler, Powersports Garage. Room: The Forum, Hall B.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Strategies to win in a challenging economy. Tom Shay, Profits Plus.

12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.: The secret sauce to hiring. Deanne Buck, OIWC. The Forum, Hall B.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: The (big!) future of draft-legal and gravel plus in the retail tri market. Dan Empfield, Slowtwitch.com. Triathlon Pavilion, Booth 8295.

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.: Mann U: Creating a sales environment (part 1). Dan Mann, The Mann Group. Room: The Forum, Hall B.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Communication styles and sales: effectiveness through versatility. Room: Tradewinds CDEF.

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: How to merchandise to your female customer and keep them coming back. Holly Wiese, 3 Dots Design. Room: The Forum, Hall B.

3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Who sells on eBay, and where do you fit in? Sarah Brubacher, eBay. Room: The Forum, Hall B.

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Behavioral standards: your way or the highway. Room: Tradewinds CDEF.

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: How to inventory right for tri in 2018. Panel. Triathlon Pavilion, Booth 8295.

4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Why "can I help you" sucks. Sam Dantzler, Powersports Garage. Room: The Forum, Hall B.

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: If Patton ran your business: how to win the battle with your competition. Room: Tradewinds CDEF.

E-bike education

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: The 2017 Electric Bike Expo Tour – more surprising discoveries. Electric Theatre on show floor.

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: The latest electrifying research on e-bikes and their health and transportation impacts. Electric Theatre on show floor.

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: The future of bicycling is electric. Charlie Gandy, Liveable Communities. Electric Theatre on show floor.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: E-bikes: momentum in states to pass progressive e-bike laws. Electric Theatre on show floor.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Building your e-bike business with Bosch. Electric Theatre on show floor.

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: ePerformance on the last frontier. Electric Theatre on the show floor.

Supplier seminars:

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Manage the DTC shift and protect your vital IBDs. Chris Streight, Chuck Smith, Ryan Atkinson. Room: Mariners AB.

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: How to reduce delivery time to market and manage minimum order requirements in a slowing demand market. Skip Hess, Bob Margevicius, Lue Musselman, Michael Forte. Room: Mariners AB.

Happy hours

4 p.m.: Schwalbe happy hour. Booth 21227.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Haibike happy hours. Booth 21158.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Bulls happy hours. Booth 19187.

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: MarGUritas made with electrolyte tabs. Booth 8283.

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Pinot & pints reception. Triathlon Pavilion, Booth 8295.

After hours

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Screening of Rebecca Rusch's movie, Blood Road. Room: South Pacific Ballroom.

8 p.m. to 11 p.m.: CrossVegas. E-bike challenge is at 5 p.m. Wheelers & Dealers industry race starts at 6:30 p.m. Desert Breeze Soccer Complex.

 

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