Customer Appreciation Day at Interbike is held on September 23rd at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
You can expect a lot of innovative new pieces in the apparel space at Interbike this year. Many textiles and fabrics that are now being utilized in garments are more breathable and more versatile in a range of seasons. Though the industry may wish that the edgy gravel bike is the leader in bike trends this year, the true performer will be the electric bikes, with an electric model provided by all of the major bike brands. In terms of sheer numbers, the electric/power assist manufacturers take the lead in booth space for bikes this year with 97 spaces allocated for electric bike companies, followed by road bikes with 90 spots. Be sure to check out the booths in the Urban/Utility category, you will see a lot of the bikes that BICYCLIST has covered this past year, and what’s in store for the future of commuting. See what’s new for technological innovations in our industry with the brands you know and love, and some of the new ones joining the convention for 2016. What kind of advances will be taking over in 2017?
With the sheer volume of booths at this year’s Interbike, you’ll want to take advantage of the digital tools that the organizers have made available. You can download the Interbike mobile app (iOS 7.0 or later) and effectively plan out all the booths you want to visit beforehand. The app comes with an interactive map that helps to navigate finding the booths of your favourite brands. Plan to cruise by the energy supplements and nutrition sections while you’re there, if you’re lucky you may get some samples to hold you over.