Interbike opens its doors to consumers

Las Vegas trade show to announce invitation program Monday

Next year consumers will be able to get into Interbike, North America's largest bicycle trade show. Unlike Eurobike, where consumers are allowed in for one day at the end of the show, Interbike has always been a trade-only affair. Sure, some cyclists outside of the industry have snuck in over the years by getting a pass from a buddy, but officially the show was closed.

More than 12,000 brands are represented each year at Interbike, according to show organizers.

On Monday November 26, Interbike will announce a new plan to let consumers in through a retailer invitation program. It is unclear at this time whether consumers will also have access to outdoor demo section of the show in Bootleg Canyon, or just the indoor event in Las Vegas.

BikeRadar will report on the details as soon as we have them.

For 2013, Interbike is moving to the Mandalay Bay Casino on the south side of the Las Vegas Strip.

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA
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