Sept. 21 & 22 2009 – For the first time the river mountains Trail Partnership participated in the Interbike Outdoor Demo held the 21st & 22nd in Boulder City. Event was held in the Bootleg Canyon Park. What impressed me as a first timer was the thousands of bike enthruist riding every type of bike you can imagine, and they were not running over each other. Temps in the low 90’s and it was windy, thus we ate a lot of dust.
The real highlight for us was the partnership with “NEW BELGIUM BREWERY’ and their “Team Wonderbike” program. We shared a booth and distributed information about both the trail and the “Team Wonderbike” pledge; plus we helped sell New Belgium “Fat Tire” t-shirts and hats.
Link to: http://www.newbelgium.com/team-wonderbike The pledge goes like this: “I pledge allegiance to my bike, as a patriotic cure for America…and to the public, with whom we stand, one elation, undeniable….with community and transport for all…BIKE MORE…DRIVE LESS!”
The RMTP also staffed a booth provided by Interbike at the Sands Expo for three days in the advocacy section. We were not in the main stream show floor. We did received a fair number of local retailers stopping by to learn more about the trail, sections complete and to pick up maps. The Sands exhibits were absolutely mind bloggling for a first timer like me. I had no idea how big the biking industry is…
Interbike Outdoor Gallery/New Belgium/RMTP booth: