Wednesday, September 20 – 7:30 a.m.
South Pacific Ballroom
Kick-off your Interbike experience by attending the annual Interbike Industry Breakfast & Keynote, presented by PeopleForBikes, the National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA). Attendees enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast* courtesy of our industry associations. The Industry Breakfast is one of the most well-attended events at Interbike (typically standing-room only) – so plan to be there early!
This year’s speaker will be Brian Payne, the founder of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and President & CEO of the $725-million Central Indiana Community Foundation. The Cultural Trail is a $63-million, eight-mile, beautifully designed and landscaped bicycle and pedestrian pathway that connects every significant arts, cultural, heritage, sports and entertainment venue in Indianapolis’ dynamic downtown. It was created by taking a lane of traffic from cars and dedicating it to people on foot, bikes, self-balancing scooters and wheelchairs.
Retailers can expect to get the inside story on the wildly successful paved path that has connected Indianapolis’ six cultural districts, improved the city’s image, fueled tourism, added more than $1 billion to real estate values, increased bike riding, and benefited bike and hospitality businesses of all types.
Also speaking is Bob Lucey, Chairman of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority and the Washoe County Commissioner of District 2 in Reno, NV. With Interbike’s 2018 move to Reno Tahoe, Commissioner Lucey will give retailers and suppliers an overview of how the city has evolved from a small gambling town to a thriving tech center and outdoor community. The area has changed tremendously in the last 10 years, and those who haven’t visited in that time frame will hear firsthand why the region was chosen as the new home for Interbike.
* While supplies last; First come, first served.