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    2011 Interbike not in Vegas!!!!

    For 2011 Interbike will be moving to Anaheim, California!!!

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    Why ?

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    An effort to further destroy Las Vegas' economy?

    They probably got space and a better deal in Anaheim.

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    I've read that there has been a push by some in the industry to get out of Vegas and to a more "bike friendly" area. I don't really think that Anaheim was the best choice. There was a lot of talk about Denver, but the time of the year they do Interbike, Denver's weather could be shaky. It'd probably be nice, but there is always that chance.

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    From what I hear it is an attempt to move it to a more bike friendly city as well. Interbike has been in Anaheim before, probably ten years ago. I suspect we will see fewer people in attendance since the only reason to attend is the actal show now. Many times when I went, some of the employees from the shop never made it to the actual show due to hangovers and what not. I am curious to see where they hold the on-dirt demo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Fubar Rider
    I've read that there has been a push by some in the industry to get out of Vegas and to a more "bike friendly" area. I don't really think that Anaheim was the best choice. There was a lot of talk about Denver, but the time of the year they do Interbike, Denver's weather could be shaky. It'd probably be nice, but there is always that chance.
    They moved it to the first week in August for Anaheim.

    They did a bunch of analysis for four towns for Interbike: Vegas, Salt Lake, Denver, and Anaheim

    They got a + or - for each of the following categories ( I placed their abbreviation if they had a + by the category):

    - Exhibit space <= LV, A, D (maybe)
    - Location that would maximize attendance <= LV, D, A
    - Large, diverse and affordable hotels, restaurants, entertainment <= LV, D, A
    - Close International airport <= LV, A
    - Good union relations and quality service <= LV, SLC,
    - Outdoor Demo: weather, good trails, etc. <= LV, SLC, D, A
    - Cycling culture <= SLC, D, A

    LV (Las Vegas) = A-
    A (Anaheim) = A-
    D (Denver) = C+
    SLC (Salt Lake City) = D+

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    on the other hand, interbike 2000 presented one of the special events i have participated in, a critical mass. vegas IS the most bike unfriendly towns i have ever been in. this provided a contrast that was undeniable. bring a bike. shut down the strip. you'll never forget it!

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    I hate Vegas, i went to Interbike 3 times, and hated the city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hand/of/Midas
    I hate Vegas, i went to Interbike 3 times, and hated the city.
    care to elaborate? Heat, wimmin, commercialized-monetized-debauchery, snakes, sand, "culture"?

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    All I care about is having easy flights, simple ground transportation, easy to find a hotel and food choices.

    LV has the above down pat.

    At IB I spend 90% of my time on the show floor or in my room processing info. Could care less about the city otherwise. Last year I was outside once between Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon.
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    All I care about is the dirt demo. I've been to I-bike 4 times and have never seen the indoor exhibit. In fact, I don't even go to Vegas at all. I go straight to Boulder City and stay at a motel there or at the in-laws up near Overton and drive down the Lake Shore road each morning (zero traffic... beautiful views of Valley of Fire and Lake Mead). I, for one, will be sad to see it leave. Salt Lake would've been fine for me too.

    What does Anaheim have for a dirt demo? Fullerton Hills maybe? What did they do in the past when I-bike was there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    All I care about is the dirt demo. I've been to I-bike 4 times and have never seen the indoor exhibit. In fact, I don't even go to Vegas at all. I go straight to Boulder City and stay at a motel there or at the in-laws up near Overton and drive down the Lake Shore road each morning (zero traffic... beautiful views of Valley of Fire and Lake Mead). I, for one, will be sad to see it leave. Salt Lake would've been fine for me too.

    What does Anaheim have for a dirt demo? Fullerton Hills maybe? What did they do in the past when I-bike was there?
    There was no Outdoor Demo until a few years ago (6-8?). Started well after IB moved to LV.

    "Outdoor Demo tentatively set for Irvine Regional Park."
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    There was no Outdoor Demo until a few years ago (6-8?). Started well after IB moved to LV.

    "Outdoor Demo tentatively set for Irvine Regional Park."
    Cool.... Just watch out for the Bee's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    There was no Outdoor Demo until a few years ago (6-8?). Started well after IB moved to LV.

    "Outdoor Demo tentatively set for Irvine Regional Park."
    The first Outdoor Demo that I participated in was in 99 out at Blue Diamond. It was held there for 3 or 4 years before they out grew the area and moved to Bootleg.

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    I would say Aliso Woods Park would give a better option to try different style bikes. XC, AM and DH are all possible there. I suppose space is a concern but Irvine does not have much for DH and have fun pushin' up the biatches with a 40lb bike.

    It is hard to beat Bootleg with the easy option to test any style bike. Flying B Ranch in Silverado would be a perfect fit if they can get permission to open it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toyotachaos
    For 2011 Interbike will be moving to Anaheim, California!!!
    You mean back to Anaheim don't you....it's been there many times in the past. Why you ask? Certainly not because John Wayne is a better airport than Vegas....Bottom line is the bottom line....Show owner can make more money there or Vegas has has increased rates. I always liked it better in Anaheim.
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    Show management's contract was up in vegas anaslime gave a sweet deal to come back
    vegas (sands) really don't like once a year shows and the bike, snowboard, ski,outdoor retail
    don't really spend the money like the big show people (ces,sema,etc) they spend a lot entertaining clients.Denver, SLC, would be a lot better than socal.

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    So no love for the East Coast, huh...no worries. I went once and that was enough for 'this' lifetime...

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    should have thought about Boise
    from the convention center, you can be on the trails in 15 minutes on a bike.
    how is that for convenience

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    Not enough hotels, bars,oh ya the convention center is kinda small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmitch2
    should have thought about Boise
    from the convention center, you can be on the trails in 15 minutes on a bike.
    how is that for convenience
    Without enough hotel rooms, show floor space, and easy air access, how close the trails are matters not at all, and interbike is far from just a mtb show.
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    What's with the Vegas hate? I'm not a big fan, but I kinda feel like I have the right after 23 years here, I have different hates than visitors. I never really understood why people want to move Interbike out of Vegas, it seems pretty good place for a bike show to me. The perfect convention place, plus a dedicated bike "park" to ride the bikes? Whats wrong with that?Anaheim? Yea, ok....

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    I think vegas is fine cause there is lots of activity there but not much riding. anaheim is weak. i think there will be less people going to the show in anaheim. maybe they should look at portland or seattle.

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    UPDATE:

    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. - Sept. 18, 2010 - In an effort to continue to best serve the overall needs of the bicycle industry, Interbike management has decided to hold the 2011 installment of its international trade show August 8-12, 2011 in Anaheim, California. The date and location realignment comes after months of collecting feedback from bike industry retailers, manufacturers and partners through surveys, forums and discussions.

    Interbike plans to hold the industry's show at the Anaheim Convention Center for three years, beginning with the 2011 show. Interbike has secured Irvine Regional Park August 8-9, 2011, to stage the OutDoor Demo with the indoor portion of the show taking place August 10-12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    I, for one, will be sad to see it leave.
    Me too. Screw the floor show, dirt demo is all I go for. I know the number of folks who go to the floor show is probably 10x as many as hit the DD, but the DD is where the reality of the product collides with the marketing hype. At the floor show, all you get is ad copy BS from the marketing department. After DD we would go riding in Utah for a week or two. I know I will never go to SoCal for Interbike. Bummer.

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    im so riding to the show next year.

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    Funny that SLC can host the Olympics and the annual Outdoor Retailer convention but supposedly doesn't have the infrastructure (hotels/restaurants/entertainment) to handle IBike? And how is an international airport 5 minutes from downtown not considered close enough? Convention center size is the only downfall I see.
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    I think you don't speak about the real problem, the date ! Do you think that manufacters have time to produce the bikes for the test ride ? no. In Europe, we have the biggest show in the world, Eurobike, and it's around the first week of Septembre. And do you know what ? we can smell the fresh paint on the frame of many brands... So the first week of august... Hot, hot !

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastajet
    UPDATE:

    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. - Sept. 18, 2010 - In an effort to continue to best serve the overall needs of the bicycle industry, Interbike management has decided to hold the 2011 installment of its international trade show August 8-12, 2011 in Anaheim, California. The date and location realignment comes after months of collecting feedback from bike industry retailers, manufacturers and partners through surveys, forums and discussions.

    Interbike plans to hold the industry's show at the Anaheim Convention Center for three years, beginning with the 2011 show. Interbike has secured Irvine Regional Park August 8-9, 2011, to stage the OutDoor Demo with the indoor portion of the show taking place August 10-12.
    So ibike is figuring they are going to get people to their show and Crankworks on the same weekend, good luck, all of the the DH/FR related manufacturers are going to be there where there are thousands of people not just the bike industry, and as someone else mentioned, most bikes for the next year aren't out till later (sept or later)

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    What about the Tahoe area...( Reno or Sacramento?) Plenty of out door demo areas and space for a convention. Reno would retain the gambeling! ;-) Tahoe area for demo rides would rock! I'm sure Reno has the facilities for a big convention... Sacramento too, then maybe Auburn for demo day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusJackSlade
    What about the Tahoe area...( Reno or Sacramento?) Plenty of out door demo areas and space for a convention. Reno would retain the gambeling! ;-) Tahoe area for demo rides would rock! I'm sure Reno has the facilities for a big convention... Sacramento too, then maybe Auburn for demo day?
    It would be cool to have the demo day at northstar

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    I thought the convention center staff (GES) in Vegas were rude. We had a car in our booth and the guy in charge of the Convention Center was real ****** bag.. he gave us a really hard time over their screw up.. I'l miss the city, not the staff...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traildawg
    I thought the convention center staff (GES) in Vegas were rude. We had a car in our booth and the guy in charge of the Convention Center was real ****** bag.. he gave us a really hard time over their screw up.. I'l miss the city, not the staff...
    They are just as bad at the Anaheim center. I do think they probably have a tough job but man are they rude at setup time.
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    Also, some shop owners 'round here are wondering why they would hold a show during a month that pretty much nobody has time to leave the shop. August??
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    After seeing who was not there this year and talking with numerous exhibitors I am wondering if interbike will be worth attending at all in the future.

    I have been thinking about how to get to Eurobike.
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    West Coast = Bad choice

    Altough I live in Vegas, and also lived in SoCal, I'll miss the buzz of Interbike. I didn't get to attend every year, or couldn't, it was cool running into notables on the local trails (Wade Simmons at Cowboy? Cool.), as well as everyone else coming to ride.

    I rode SoCal for years and it's nothing compared to BC, whose trails are perfect for a test ride. Irvine will be like taking a test drive in a Hummer with the car salesman next to you telling you to keep it on the pavement.

    On the idea that it's anywhere on the West Coast - my industry's trade show (MedTrade) is in Atlanta...in other words: East Coast. Which means no one has looked at a map - why can't something be more central??? Those from the Rocky Mountains west tend NOT to go to that show, like us here...meaning I would totally understand why the East Coasters would not want to fly all the way across the country to go to Disneyland... I mean Anaheim. We don't get at all giddy about visiting Atlanta, and Anaheim is just as fulfilling (unless you are bringing the kids to Disneyland, it's fun for the first two hours then you are just waiting to go home..).

    We have a MedTrade West (smaller show) in Vegas and it is (well, was) visited by most on the West Coast/Mountain Region. The economy shrunk that one down (manufacturers decide to no show saving for Georgia) which forced most people to think about Gaglanta, and then just boycott it altogether.

    The writing is on the wall....Poor planning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    After seeing who was not there this year and talking with numerous exhibitors I am wondering if interbike will be worth attending at all in the future.

    I have been thinking about how to get to Eurobike.
    This.

    Also, while doing my weekly QBP last week, their online poll for the week was about I-bike. Over half of the respondents didn't even go, and less than 12% (as of the last time I saw the results) said that they actually made decisions about 2011 lines/product while there. Add to that the respondents to this thread that mostly said "I don't even care about the show, DD is all I need". The sooner the industry as a whole realizes that all IBike is about is pro deals, DD, hanging out, and seeing who gives away the best schwag, the better off it will be. Pretty much anyone from the retail side of the industry knows that VERY few orders are actually written/actual commitments of $ are actually made at Interbike.

    I do not say this to belittle or denigrate any of the (especially smaller/lesser known) companies who use Ibike to get a foot in the door, but Ibike costs a lot of companies a lot of money, and those costs are, to one degree or another, "written into" the costs of the goods the companies produce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hand/of/Midas
    I hate Vegas, i went to Interbike 3 times, and hated the city.
    +1. The idea of Vegas is waaaay cooler than Vegas itself. I have been to two technical conferences in Vegas in the past 2 years, and it's an a$$-whip. Seedy, overpriced, cheesy plastic crap stuck in the middle of the desert. Pushy cabbies always trying to take you to a strip club.

    Oh, I forgot. 'Cirque Du Soliel' in 20 different themes at 20 different hotels. If you actually LIKE CDS, you'll love Vegas. If you think CDS is overproduced homoerotic crap, you're gonna hate Vegas.

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    vegas is the worst

    We've exhibited twice and both experiences with the union labor and security were horrible. My staff got charged $50 by union thugs to use the elevator to roll their stuff out. Saw someone almost get killed by a forklift driver. Unfortunately, I hear it's back in Vegas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coloradodad
    We've exhibited twice and both experiences with the union labor and security were horrible. My staff got charged $50 by union thugs to use the elevator to roll their stuff out. Saw someone almost get killed by a forklift driver. Unfortunately, I hear it's back in Vegas.
    Union thugs? Damn, didn't know we had stuff like that here.

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    I love Vegas. It's cheap to get there (via Virgin America or Southwest,) it's cheap to stay there ($120 or less per night at a 4 star hotel,) the restaurants are excellent, the pools are great, and the clubs are fun all night. And you can legitimately be drunk all day long, and it's perfectly acceptable.

    The people who don't like Vegas are the same people who don't go out anywhere except their local dive bar. It's too bad the convention has been moved. Outside of Disneyland, Anaheim is boring.

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    [QUOTE=jtmartino It's too bad the convention has been moved. [/QUOTE]

    It hasn't been, you're out of touch http://www.interbike.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino
    I love Vegas. It's cheap to get there (via Virgin America or Southwest,) it's cheap to stay there ($120 or less per night at a 4 star hotel,) the restaurants are excellent, the pools are great, and the clubs are fun all night. And you can legitimately be drunk all day long, and it's perfectly acceptable.

    The people who don't like Vegas are the same people who don't go out anywhere except their local dive bar. It's too bad the convention has been moved. Outside of Disneyland, Anaheim is boring.
    The experience of Vegas as a personal vacation destination is totally different than Vegas as a business destination.

    Once the thrill and novelty of a cheap vacation where you can be drunk all day wears off, Vegas will get old. That is unless a hotel adds another version of Cirque Du Soleil! Can't have too many of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    It hasn't been, you're out of touch http://www.interbike.com

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    http://www.bicycleretailer.com/news/...tail/4755.html

    At least now I know they have no idea what they are doing. They? Take you pick....

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    Guess that should send a message to retailers that when something as big as interbike sends you a survey, you should probably read and respond.

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