This news comes courtesy of Bike Retailer. This looks interesting!
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Monday July 16 2012 5:50 AM MT—Interbike is reaching out to tbe BMX industry with several new features at this fall's expo in Las Vegas.
The show will again designate a special section of the floor plan for
BMX-only products called the BMX Zone. Additionally, partnerships have
been formed with industry leaders for educational seminars, a
brand-neutral freestyle BMX history area within the BMX Zone, and a new
alliance with the Ride BMX NORA Cup Awards will be launched.
Interbike formed a BMX advisory panel earlier this year.
“BMX has such an important history within our industry, and with the
category making its second appearance at the Olympics this year, the
sport is growing,” said Pat Hus, Interbike’s managing director.
“We wanted to get the leaders in the segment together to help us
understand what we as a business can do to help them get the most out of
their experience at Interbike. We’ve had some great discussions since
forming the advisory panel, and with their guidance I’m confident that
we’re moving in the right direction.”
The advisory panel consists of executives from a cross section of the
sport, including Dave Wooten of Stolen BMX, Joe Hawk of Haro Bikes,
Bernie Doll of QBP, Robert Morales of Cult and several more.
The BMX Zone will be located in the upstairs show area and will showcase companies from all categories within BMX.
QBP will also sponsor and present educational seminars designed to help
retailers learn more about the category and the new opportunities that
exist within the segment.
“QBP has a tradition of partnering with dealers to help their businesses
grow through educational opportunities,” said Glenn Dussl, QBP’s BMX
sales manager. “With BMX being an enigmatic topic for many dealers we
want to make this category easier to integrate into their stores and
show that there is money to be made. We’ll have two seminars at
Interbike this year with different levels of concepts and strategies to
help dealers expose the BMX potential in their community.”
The Generations of Freestyle area will show off historical assets from
many companies within the freestyle community and will serve as a
meeting place for autograph sessions. The area, sponsored by Interbike
in association with Haro Bikes, is being designed by industry veteran
Mark Losey. Losey has worked heavily in the media-side of BMX (Vital
BMX, Ride BMX, BMX Plus!), and is currently the US BMX Freestyle Manager
Those interested in sharing items with the Generations of Freestyle display should email Losey at email@example.com.
Interbike is also a new sponsor of the Ride BMX NORA Cup BMX Awards.
TransWorld Ride BMX Magazine has previously held its invitation-only
awards ceremony in Las Vegas during the same week as Interbike, but the
two companies have never formally worked together. The 2012 Ride BMX
NORA Cup Awards will be held in the Venetian Hotel & Casino in The
Venetian Showroom on Thursday, September 20.
Thursday, 12 July 2012
There is a so-called BMX National Championships coming up in a couple of days but the thing is, people do not know much about it. All people have to see is this poster above, and even that one I got from a closed group in Facebook. I have not been to the Tampines BMX Track lately so I hope that posters were put up there. All I know is that I have gotten quite a few emails asking me about the time of the race, where its located (mostly from foreigners). It led to someone posting in that closed BMX group:
One of the emails I got goes like this:
Do you know where to buy a second hand BMX or even hire one for a week or so?
He has a BMX in the UK, but not here.
So What is happening out there? When you run a race as important as this, communication is very important. People need information and timing, Looks like some people got goosed.