Why is bikebike! planned for the fall instead of spring next year? I'm sure there are good reasons, but it seems to make more sense to do bikebike at the beginning of the busy season rather than the end.
-- Graham from the Bikedump in Winnipeg
Jonathan Morrison wrote:
Please don't schedule Bike!Bike! 2007 over Interbike.
I went to Interbike for the first time this year, and while I do have to acknowledge the retail consumerism -- there was a beautiful underbelly of resources. I talked to key people at Park, Pedros, Bikes Belong and Planet Bike just to name a few. For anyone who uses tools and promotes commuting, you would be crazy NOT to go.
Booths are free to non-profits, so the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective is going to try and set up a table next year -- maybe even do a seminar on community bike shops. But then I was thinking this should be a collaborative effort of all collectives -- we should go in numbers and demonstrate what a complimentary resource WE ARE to the retail industry.
On other notes, aside from the below wholesale messenger bags, tools, and you-name-its, there was one of the largest Alley Cat races I have ever seen and Critical Mass on the strip. So if you go, ignore the crap and concentrate on the stuff that matters to you -- there is still plenty of that.