September 21, 2010
The 2010 edition of the bicycle industry expo, known as Interbike, is taking place this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the cycling industry, it is a chance for bicycle related manufacturers, dealers, advocates, and members of the media to get together and have an up close and personal look at the current and future state of the industry.
For Adventure Cycling Association, this is an ideal opportunity to bring the mission and goals of our organization directly to bike industry leaders. In addition to this, it is a chance to talk to manufacturers and find out what they are dreaming up for bicycle tourists, look at potential new products that we can make available to our members, and provide input on the feedback we receive from our members throughout the year.
Before the expo kicks off tomorrow, I'll be spending my day today checking out a few touring bikes that will be released shortly for the 2011 season at the Outdoor Demo in Boulder City, NV, and I will be submitting updates throughout the week on current and future products related to bicycle touring.
If you happen to be in the Vegas area, we invite you to come visit with us at booth L30.
TOURING GEAR AND TIPS is written by Joshua Tack of Adventure Cycling's member services department. It appears weekly, highlighting technical aspects of bicycle touring and advice to help better prepare you for the journey ahead.