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Interbike to allow limited show access for Gran Fondo participants

Published April 9, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Participants in this year's RTC Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo, held in Las Vegas the day after Interbike closes, will be allowed in to the show for part of its final day.

Interbike announced the agreement with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada on Tuesday. Registered participants will be allowed to pay a fee to enter the show from 11 am to 6 pm on Friday, September 20.

This access is different than the previously announced Interbike by Invitation consumer access, which is from 9 am to 6 pm Friday and which also includes special promotional items. That access is only granted to consumer who are invited by registered retailers.

“We view the Viva Bike Vegas event as the ultimate culmination of a week-long celebration of cycling,” said Pat Hus, Interbike's managing director. “The RTC has done such a great job with this event and it has been growing nicely year after year for the last six years. The participation numbers are significant and now with the event taking place on the Saturday after the show, it just makes sense to invite this group to Interbike. The Gran Fondo customer is a passionate cycling enthusiast and exactly who we want in the halls.

The RTC Viva Bike Vegas 2013 Gran Fondo Pinarello offers road cycling routes including a 103-mile Gran Fondo, a 60-mile Metric Century, and a 17-mile ride. All routes begin on the Las Vegas Strip, and the longer routes will traverse the beautiful Las Vegas valley, bringing riders into the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and near Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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