Always as educational as it is fun, Interbike has once again enlisted a solid roster of experts in their field to head-up group workshops, retail seminars, technical clinics and even a post-party bike ride.

Beyond the bigger events like the OutDoor Demo and InterBash – below are a few of the ‘not-to-be-missed’ extracurricular highlights that surround this year’s show. All of the events listed here are offered free to all Interbike attendees and most are conveniently located in the meeting rooms inside the Sands Expo.

  • MOMENTS OF MAGIC – Wednesday, October 6th from 8:30-10:00am

    As the kick-off to the NBDA Super Seminar Series, the keynote Moments of Magic presentation deals with customer loyalty, customer service, and overall customer satisfaction. Conducted by author and speaker, Skip Hyken, this high-energy presentation aims to help retailers develop workable strategies for their stores – combining important information with entertainment. Moments of Magic will be held in Casanova Room #506, but for a complete listing and schedule of all seminars in the NBDA Super Series, please visit .

  • SELLING BMX SUCCESSFULLY – Wednesday, October 6th from 3:00-6:00pm

    Sponsored by BMX Business News magazine and Interbike, this self-guided tour through a mock bike shop showcases simple and creative ways to display BMX goods in a real shop setting. Located in the Sands Meeting Room #104, the concept shop will have stations highlighting BMX product categories with the goal of educating dealers on how they can boost their profit in BMX. Over $20,000 worth of products will be awarded to retailers who attend the seminar.

  • SCOTT USA / INTERBIKE HANGOVER RIDE – Thursday, October 7th at 7:00am

    For those who might take in a little too much at InterBash the night before, show attendees can ride it off the next morning with pros Tim Johnson of team Saunier Duval Prodir and Lynn Bessette of the Quark Cycling Team – at the SCOTT USA / Interbike Hangover Ride. Meet in front of the Venetian Hotel for a one-hour loop that winds its way through Las Vegas. Complete with a shag wagon and service support from Mavic and SCOTT USA.

  • BICYCLE INDUSTRY WOMEN’S GATHERING – Thursday, October 7 from 5:30- 7:30 pm

    In the midst of the busy trade show, a group of spirited bicycle industry-related women are taking time out to meet other industry women, greet old friends and schmooze. The OIWC “Schmoozapalooza” will take place in the Venetian meeting room, Casanova #602. The agenda will include special guest speaker, Neide Cooley, President of the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC), who will provide information about the OIWC, its goals, mission, mentoring and initiatives.

  • MOUNTAIN BIKE HALL OF FAME – Thursday October 7th at 6:30pm

    The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame will again recognize winners in the categories of advocacy, industry, journalism, and pioneers at this popular induction ceremony, which takes place in the Sands Meeting Room #106.