One of the main reasons we hear that people come to Interbike each year is for the face-to-face interaction. We all love to catch up with old friends, make new connections and see what our peers are up to. This year, Interbike is providing ample opportunities for the entire community to get together and network.
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Tuesday, September 18, 7:15 a.m.
The Annual Interbike Industry Breakfast always sets the tone for the rest of the week and this year will be no different. Attendees will enjoy a hot breakfast while learning from ACE Hardware CEO, John Venhuizen and other speakers presented by PeopleForBikes.
Industry Party sponsored by:
Edge Nightclub, Peppermill Resort
Tuesday, September 18, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
We’re bringing back the Industry Party this year to show off our new city! Edge Nightclub features a sleek, ultra-lounge vibe, complete with dancing and music by DJ Tina T. If you prefer a more low-key evening, take advantage of the outdoor seating with fire pits. Hosted bar and late night snack will be provided. Must have your Interbike badge to attend.
Open Air District Happy Hour sponsored by
Open Air District, Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Wednesday, September 19, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
How often do you get to interact with brands outside during a trade show? Take advantage of the nice weather and join us for free beer, networking and exhibitor activations at the new Open Air District, just steps outside the north entrance of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
Morning MeetUp Rides
The Plaza – located on 4th and Virginia Streets, between The Silver Legacy and The Reno Ballroom
Wednesday, September 19 and Thursday, September 20, 7:00 a.m.
One of the main reasons we chose Reno Tahoe as our new home is because of the riding! These morning meetup rides are a casual, fun way to take advantage of the weather and explore the city. The road route will be 20-25 miles with a 7 a.m. start time for faster riders and 7:15 a.m. for a more casual ride. Coffee, water and refreshments will be provided.
Who will claim the title of Interbike Master Wrench?
The Mechanics Challenge, presented by Park Tool, gives professional service techs the due they deserve. At Interbike 2018, over the course of two days, we will shine a spotlight on 100+ mechanics from North America who will have an opportunity to showcase their skills in a fun but challenging competition.
The qualifying heats of the Mechanics Challenge feature an all-new series of four timed stations that test the mechanics’ ability to complete standard bicycle repair and assembly tasks quickly and accurately. The four competitors with the best times face off to complete a different set of four timed tasks in the semi-final round. For the final, two mechanics go head-to-head on five tasks, in a race to finish first.
The champion will take home $1,000 cash and the prize packages furnished by Park Tool, Shimano, and Interbike include the soon-to-be-released Park Tool BX-3 Rolling Big Blue Box, a new, impact-resistant traveling tool case valued at $515, and hotel accommodations at Interbike 2019 for the overall winner. The second place finisher will receive the reconfigured Park Tool BX 2.2 Blue Box Tool Case. Additionally, both winners will take home Shimano products and a limited edition Park Tool Kuhl Brand ambassador jacket valued at $120.
Tuesday, Sept. 18 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 19 10:30 am -2:00 pm
Semi Final & Final
Wednesday, Sept. 19 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bitchin’ Bike Bash: Forum on Equity & Inclusivity in the Cycling Industry
Tuesday, September 18th at 5:30pm
Reno Sparks Convention Center
This event has two parts over two days: A community ride followed by a forum at the Reno Bike Project on September 17th open only to women, trans, femme and gender queer folx.On September 18th we will host a forum at the Interbike Expo at 5:30pm to discuss the results of the forum of the previous day for those who couldn’t attend the ride. This will be open to allies as well but carefully monitored to ensure a safe and productive space.
Stetina’s Sierra Prospect
The Stetina’s Sierra Prospect (SSP) road rally-style Gran Fondo will take place during the Northstar Free-Ride Festival, powered by Interbike, from September 14-16, 2018. Now in its second year, SSP is a weekend affair consisting of road rides, dinners and more, leading up to the main event on Sunday where participants roll along picturesque Lake Tahoe and into the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Sign up for this event
BOOGALOO, a Class 1 Electric Mountain Bike Race
Troy Lee Designs and Bosch eBike Systems are proud to present the second BOOGALOO, a Class 1 Electric Mountain Bike (eMTB) Race Series.
The race series will be held on four unique courses specifically designed for eMTB racers. Expect near vertical ascents, killer drops, obstacles, berms, and more that will take you and your eMTB to the limits of what you thought possible on two wheels. Sign up for this event
Clif Bar RenoCross
Known as CrossVegas for the past 12 years, the biggest cyclocross race in America is moving to Reno to become RenoCross for 2018. Each year the event attracts racers from over 20 nations in the Women and Men’s Elite races as well as over 10,000 spectators. Sign up for this event