Interbike: East coast demo days?

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007
By Yokota Fritz


Interbike organizers are apparently contemplating demo days on the USA east coast near Providence, Rhode Island. Interbike sent surveys to mid-Atlantic and New England retailers in November to gauge their interest in this event. Read more at Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

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"Interbike: East coast demo days"

The idea makes so much sense it should be just a matter of when and where. Nothing like hearing manufacturers offer you $5000+ bikes to try in the first minute of discussions for two full days like at Las Vegas.

"That deluge over the Pacific Northwest also covered Portland, Oregon in rain and wind."

Good. There has been too much cheery cycling news coming out of Portland. I wonder if footage will be included in the next Portland is #1 video.
 
...great links, fritz & yes, the 'air quality management' article deserves it's own featured prominence...amazing stuff but beautiful follow-up letter to micheal rich...

...motorhead link deserves a perusal as it describes the malaise towards cycling consciousness in america...

...i'm gonna rant here for a minute, so feel free to edit me if needed...

...no matter all the inroads made by various bike coalitions & organizations, until there is a concerted publicity effort regarding raised bicycle consciousness, beginning at the preschool level & maintained throughout a young person's school life & THEN further re-enforced by institutions like the dmv & newsprint, tv & internet media sources, cycling will never be considered w/ any 'real' validity & people die on an almost daily basis because of that fact...

...why can't the concept of "cycling safety" be reinforced on a consistent, ie; daily, basis in the media & on the internet...

...anyway, thanks fritz, guess i'm feeling idealistic...
 
Thanks for the link. :-) We know that we're really head over heels with bike culture when our "personal" blog is refered to as a "bicycle blog". :-P There has been increasingly less time and space for other things not-bike in my blogging. But hey, as long as we're really digging what we're doing, all is well. :-)
 
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