I left Interbike on Friday after two full days covering the show floor. I look forward to attending each year, and this year’s edition did not disappoint. There were many new products and bicycles to discover, and I found there wasn’t enough time to really see it all. That being said, I made a valiant effort, and during the course of the show met many interesting people who have dedicated their lives to cycling. I think that is what I appreciate in this industry; the majority of people involved are there for the love of cycling, which sets it apart from most businesses, where the driving force is cash. People don’t get into the cycling industry if they aspire to be the next Warren Buffett. Instead, they are there because they love cycling in all its different forms. Interbike is an industry showcase where orders are placed, but it still feels more like a celebration of cycling, from my perspective. The show has ended, but I am already looking forward to next year’s Interbike.
What do you think of having a different location?
I welcomed the change in venue as a way to shake up the show. I believe it succeeded in doing so. That being said, a change of city would be welcome. Las Vegas is not an easy city to be in for many reasons, so a move to someplace new might be a welcome change.