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Interbike expands expo space outdoors and incorporates test track

Published June 22, 2018
The show's Open Air District offers a fresh air experience during the show

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the addition of a new featured area of the expo located just outside the doors of the Reno Sparks Convention Center.

The New Open Air District will incorporate brand booths, The Circuit test track ePowered by BOSCH, food and beverage options, shaded seating and more. The Open Air District will launch with a number of brands already committed, including 100%, Bafang Electric Motor Co,, Cycle Force Group (Ridley, Eddy Merckx and other brands), myStromer USA, Raleigh Electric, Tern Bicycles and more.

"The mid-September weather in Reno has historically been very comfortable, ranging from daytime highs in the low 80s to evening lows in the 50s," said Justin Gottlieb, interim show director for Interbike. "This makes for a prime opportunity to mix up the expo experience by spending time both indoors and outdoors, adding a different dimension to the show. It's likely to be the preferred lunch spot for Interbike attendees who will also be able to interact with key exhibitors in the Open Air District infield, relax in a shaded area and, of course, test a variety of bikes on The Circuit test track."

Gottlieb said the test track will offer rides from brands in the Open Air District, including e-bikes and standard pedal bikes. The fully enclosed 1,600-linear-foot track will feature a 12-foot-wide loop, S-curves, a power ramp, long straightaways, a terrain lane and more. The track will be managed by Electric Bike Events LLC, which will track usage for participating brands using RFID technology.

Interbike's sales director, Andria Klinger, said that while the Open Air District is a new option for exhibitors, the space is limited. "A few brands like 100% approached us seeking to offer a nontraditional, outdoor booth experience to attendees. We took their feedback and were able to expand the space next to The Circuit for brands to exhibit with pop-up tents or Sprinter vans."

The Open Air District will feature a grilling station with several lunch options, and will serve coffee and other beverages all day. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Interbike will celebrate the new area with a hosted happy hour from 5-6 p.m., where free beer will be served.

A limited number of booth and sponsorship opportunities are available for purchase through the Interbike sales team. Interested brands should contact their Interbike sales executive or Klinger at 949-226-5745. 


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