[TheThinkTank] Interbike 2015

Kevin Dwyer kevidwyer at gmail.com
Tue May 26 10:50:17 PDT 2015

There is now a Facebook list that Joshua has been compiling, Bike
Collectives/Bike DIY: https://www.facebook.com/lists/792013340883812

It might be nice to have it up on a laptop or tablet.

On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:01 AM, Joergen Trepp <
joergen at bicyclecollective.org> wrote:

> Hi All!
> Interbike's way, way around the corner, September 14th-18th with the
> Outdoor Demo the two days before. As you probably know, the industry's
> dog-and-pony show is a great environment for Collectives to meet retailers
> and shop owners and let them know about all the great ways to get involved
> with what we do on a local and national level.
> Last year we didn't get a ticket confirmation until the LAST MINUTE, which
> was annoying, so I wanted to reach out to the network early this year with
> two things.
> 1. Would you like to go and get a (free) ticket through us?
> 2. What resources should we bring to bear and share with the cycling
> industry?
> *1. If you'd like to go, sign up on this sheet
> <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mcqVNpCdwITiXhBM5RORTaklCbTnj2BZgSreDEh3GhE/edit?usp=sharing>
> and fill out the relevant
> tabs. *So if you're needing a hotel room, put yourself down in one of the
> slots, we aim to put 4-6 people in each room to keep 'em cheap. If you're
> looking to carpool, put down your arrival/departure details and room in
> your vehicle, if applicable.
> Going to Interbike with us comes with responsibility: Firstly, everyone
> attending has to sign up for two shifts at the Bicycle Collective Network
> booth (*third tab below*), where we'll be representing the Bicycle
> Collective
> and the Alliance for Walking and Biking. Secondly, we will not tolerate
> conduct that doesn't represent us favorably to the rest of the bicycling
> industry. Being inconsiderate of an exhibitor's time, heckling for swag or
> deals from people you haven't developed a relationship with or who haven't
> clearly offered that sort of thing, or generally behaving like a child will
> earn you a boot from the show. We're not willing to jeopardize the
> reputation of the Bicycle Collective Network.
> Barring major conflicts, we'd also like to do a night out for Collective
> folks on Tuesday night, the night before the show, where we would briefly
> go over our responsibilities formally and then just kick back, catch up
> across the city, state, and national lines between our different shops.
> *Sign up:*
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mcqVNpCdwITiXhBM5RORTaklCbTnj2BZgSreDEh3GhE/edit?usp=sharing
> *2. How should we represent the Bike Collective Network? *
> In years past, the question we're most asked at the booth is "Who's the
> local collective in our neck of the woods?"
> To answer this question, we have a print-out of the organizations listed on
> the Bicycle Collectives Wiki:
> http://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=Community_Bicycle_Organizations#United_States
> Is this the most current and representative list? Or is there a more
> current resource out there, like the organizations tab on
> bikecollectives.org? http://www.bikecollectives.org/#organizations
> What else would allow us to better connect the industry to our needs and
> interests this year?
> For example, for the Salt Lake/Ogden/Provo Shop I'm always looking for
> (utility) tube sealant donors and companies that make solid tubes. When I
> find out a company has a distributor in a given area, I try to get their
> blemished/overstock/recall items donated to local collectives.
> Beyond that, let me know if there's anything else we should try and tout!
> And I'll send a followup out later when tickets are secured.
> Joergen Trepp
> Director of Operations
> Bicycle Collective
> Work // 801.328.2453
> Mobile // 231.392.3403
> www.bicyclecollective.org
> The mission of the Bicycle Collective is to promote cycling as an
> effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a
> cleaner, healthier, and safer society. The Collective provides refurbished
> bicycles and educational programs to the community, focusing on children
> and lower income households.
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Kevin Dwyer
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