10th anniversary brings a great Interbike
Bikes Belong enjoyed a great Interbike show, Sept. 22-25, as we celebrated our 10th anniversary in Las Vegas.
Our BikesPAC fundraiser attracted 80 people and we raised $18,750 - an Interbike BikesPAC record. Board chair Steve Meineke and board VP Mike Mercuri spoke to our guests about the importance of Bikes Belong's work.
On Thursday, the Bikes Belong/NBDA Seminar luncheon drew 107 retailers (and other supporters) for an informative presentation from staffers Bruno Maier and Gary Sjoquist.
Bikes Belong generated lots of press in the Interbike Show Daily, including a 10th anniversary story that was featured on the cover of the Day 2 edition. The article inside talked about Bikes Belong's key accomplishments to date and mentioned the plans and goals of our upcoming consumer outreach campaign.
Bikes Belong was well represented at all the key industry and advocacy functions, including the Planet Bike Advocacy Leaders reception, the SRAM Cycling Fund/World Bicycle Relief Update, the Outdoor Industry Women's Coalition gathering, the IMBA Breakfast, and the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Three Bikes Belong staffers competed in 'Cross Vegas--the international cyclocross race that attracted more than 5,000 spectators to a Las Vegas park on the first night of the indoor trade show.