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    Outdoor Retailer Show leaving Utah

    whatever your opinion it would be a good time to contact your Utah representatives

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.cc5393eb672d

    note - PerfectZero posted another link in post #37 in this thread in the General Discussion Forum:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/general-discu...l#post13044653

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    Uhhh, they don't listen to us. Voicemail full, town hall meetings laughed at. They will not be happy until there is an Exxon sign on Cedar Mesa.

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    Pay attention to what the Utah Congressional delegation says and does. And pay attention to the local elected government. Its stunning. Get out and vote in the midterms. Make your voice heard. Utah elections are always a landslide but get out and make a statement.
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    Along with OR, interbike won't even consider Utah in the future.

    Interbike Responds to Meeting with Utah Governor Herbert

    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA*– February 16, 2017 – Today officials from Emerald Expositions (parent company to Interbike and Outdoor Retailer) met via teleconference with Utah Governor Herbert. In light of the outcome of the call today, and the ongoing debate over the issue of public land use, Interbike will not include the state of Utah in the RFP process for future show locations.

    “We will continue with the RFP process in the other locations that we’ve been in contact with for Interbike,” said Pat Hus, Vice President of Interbike. “Other than removing Utah from the process, nothing has changed from our standpoint. Interbike is committed to finding the best location for the cycling community, and we hope to have a more definitive direction in approximately 60 days.”

    Darrell Denny, EVP Emerald Expositions, further commented: “Emerald Expositions will also not extend the request for proposal to Utah for relocating the Outdoor Retailer tradeshow.”

    # # #

    About Interbike

    Interbike is the largest bicycle trade event in North America, bringing together manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of cycling. Established in 1982, the show gathers more than 1,200 cycling-related brands, over 25,000 total attendees annually and is considered one of the most important global trade events for the bicycle industry.

    Interbike is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with its oldest trade shows dating back over 110 years. The company operates more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by*TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Emerald Expositions’ events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy over 6.7 million NSF of exhibition space. The company has been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect industry leadership as well as the importance of its shows to the exhibitors and attendees they serve.

    More information about Interbike can be found at*www.interbike.com

    MEDIA CONTACTS:
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    Communications and PR Director
    949-226-5754
    justin.gottlieb@emeraldexpo.com




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    Its a shame about the OR show leaving, not sure what will have a greater impact them leaving or should they stay and fight the good fight.

    Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmar123 View Post
    Its a shame about the OR show leaving, not sure what will have a greater impact them leaving or should they stay and fight the good fight.

    Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent.
    They have been fighting this fight for over a decade. Nobody in the Utah legislature listens. As long as you have an "R" next to your name on the ballot here you win automatically. Why would they think that they have to listen to anyone else? The position the governor and legislature has taken on this is that the OR group has been unreasonable, and is close minded, since they don't agree that Utah is a good steward of public lands. The only thing the Utah government wants is to drill every hole possible for oil, and strip mine every acre possible for coal.

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    Not enough Ds and Is to overcome the sellout Rs who prefer to sell to companies that mine and drill. Very sad situation for Utah. I love Utah, though I am from Colorado. I don't think anything will change till the Rs start to see real losses.

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    You can also vote with your feet/wheels. We have reservations for Bend, Oregon, this year.

    In addition, we just received our Discovery Pass for Canadian National Parks. Canada is celebrating its 150 birthday with free park passes:

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