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PeopleForBikes launches nationwide series of networking events

Published October 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is launching a nationwide series of bike industry community networking events.

The events are called "DRAFT: A PeopleForBikes Meetup." The series will debut in the D.C. Metro Area and Los Angeles on Oct. 18, followed by Duluth, Minnesota, and Park City, Utah, in the following weeks. Six additional cities plan to host DRAFT events in January.

DRAFT is a new program of PeopleForBikes' Business Network, which brings together startups, event organizers, bike industry suppliers, retailers, bloggers, advocates and anyone else who is passionate about bicycling. DRAFT events include informal networking, group announcements, four short presentations and audience questions.

"There are so many creative people in the bike space that we designed DRAFT to help tease out great ideas and inspire entrepreneurs," said PeopleForBikes' vice president of business network, Jenn Dice. "Bringing together bike startups, tech, product designers, organizers, bike industry of all types, and layering in community has produced an energized group that comes together to celebrate bikes. Each event becomes a catalyst to bring riders together and connect around bike ideas."

DRAFT builds on the success of the CO Bikes + Biz + Beer meetups that have been hosted this year in Denver by PeopleForBikes. Originally started as a small gathering of passionate bike people, the bimonthly Denver event now regularly hosts nearly 400 attendees.

More information is available by emailing Bryan Derstine at, or visit the DRAFT Facebook page.

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