Interbike Supports the 2007 National Bike Summit – Urges Industry to Attend
Interbike, producers of the OutDoor Demo and Interbike International Bicycle Expo, today announced it is one of the sponsors of the seventh annual National Bicycle Summit to be held in Washington D.C. March 14-16, 2007.
Press Release: March 1, 2007
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. and WASHINGTON D.C. – Interbike, producers of the OutDoor Demo and Interbike International Bicycle Expo, today announced it is one of the sponsors of the seventh annual National Bicycle Summit to be held in Washington D.C. March 14-16, 2007. More than 300 bicycling industry executives, advocates and educators will meet at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington D.C. and in a series of workshops will discuss bicycles as a means for positive climate change, a healthier nation, in addition to discussing bicycle access issues, both on- and off-road.
During the Summit workshops attendees will weave together a national bicycling strategy, while also outlining the details of specific legislative proposals. Following the workshops, attendees will divide into special delegations and meet with members of the 110th Congress on Capitol Hill to garner their support on current and proposed legislation affecting cyclists and the industry.
The National Bike Summit is produced by Washington D.C.-based League of American Bicyclists, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation.
"Every bicyclist, advocate, enthusiast, and industry leader has a vision of where bicycling should be," said Andy D. Clarke, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. "The National Bike Summit is our opportunity to inform members of Congress of the importance of bicycling in the critical fields of transportation, health, recreation, tourism, energy and the environment."
"The National Bike Summit has helped gain positive governmental support for cyclists and the industry during the last few years," said Lance Camisasca, Interbike’s show director. "With cyclist James Oberstar now a senior member on the government's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the 2007 Bike Summit can garner even more support. We're happy to join the League and the National Bike Summit’s other sponsors in working to make the Summit a success, and we encourage everyone in the bike industry to join us in Washington."
The National Bike Summit's lead sponsor is Bikes Belong, and is also sponsored by International Mountain Bicycling Association, Adventure Cycling, Planet Bike, Adventure Cycling, Interbike, National Bicycle Dealers Association, Quality Bicycle Products, Washington Area Bicyclist Association, American Diabetes Association, AASHTO, Cycle Safe, Dero, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
For a complete agenda of the 2007 National Bike Summit, please visit http://www.bikeleague.org/conferences/summit07/sum mit_enews_011607.html
For more information about the League of American Bicyclist, please visit www.bikeleague.org.
About The League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America's 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates. For more information or to support the League, visit www.bikeleague.org and www.bicyclefriendlycommunity.org.
Interbike, produced by Nielsen Business Media, is a full-service trade show company that creates, markets and produces high-quality expos and educational conferences. Producers of the OutDoor Demo and Interbike International Bicycle Expo, Interbike is the leading bicycle industry business-to-business event management company, bringing together top manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of cycling. Finishing its 25th successful year, Interbike (www.interbike.com) gathers more than 1,000 cycling-related brands and more than 21,000 total attendees annually.
The next 25 years of Interbike start with the OutDoor Demo in Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, Nevada, September 24-25, 2007 and the Interbike Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 26- 28, 2007.
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