Despite the US bike trade's current problems, trade show attendance doesn't seem to have been impacted. 14 000 industry folk have pre-registered for Interbike tickets. The expo starts in just over a week...

Advance registrations for Interbike at an all-time high

Nearly 14,000 retailers from over 3300 shops have registered in advance for Interbike 2003.

Many will attend the two-day Outdoor Demo event at new venue, Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City, which features a professionally built BMX track, designated DH and XC trails, a road loop and an expanded exhibit area that hosts over 150 exhibitors. 4000 trade visitors attended last year, Interbike organisers expect 5000 to be there this year.

http://www.interbike.com/…/demo.jsp

After two days of hands-on testing outside, the expo energy kicks off indoors at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on Sunday, October 12th, when pro-biking Congressman James Oberstar cuts the ribbon in the main entrance at 9:00am – officially opening the 22nd annual show.

http://www.interbike.com/…/events.jsp

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