Last week the national conference for the Bicycle Tour Network was held in Denver at the Grand Hyatt. The conference was a catalyst for innovation and collaboration by providing a forum where tour directors from around the country can connect, share knowledge, talk with industry experts and meet with vendors through a number of social events, workshops and general sessions.
Check out our video interview with a number of tour and event directors from some of the biggest events around the country (Ragbrai, Bike MS, The Buff Classic, Boulder Cup, Iron Horse, Oklahoma Free Wheel, Venus de Miles, etc) to see what their main "takeaways" from the conference was and why Colorado is such a great role model for other states.
Sessions and Speakers Included:
Bicycle Events & Advocacy - Scott Christopher (Bicycle Colorado)
Optimizing Registration Resources - Lucas McCain (Prerace.com)
Simple to Sexy - The mobile app economy - Chris Globe (MapMyFitness)
Bicycle Tourism Boom - Jim Sayer (Adventure Cycling)
Media & Corp Partnerships - Brian Farris (USA Pro Challenge)
The conference finished with a evening with Ron Keifel, which was a fairly light hearted story telling of Ron's experience with the 7-11 team and what bicycle tourism meant to him and his family's bike shop back in the early days of the Ride the Rockies tour. If you've never heard Wookie (Ron) talk then now is your chance, he's witty, clever and full of stories.
August 25th, 2012 was the day the USA Pro Challenge stage race rolled through Boulder and brought professional cycling back to the Colorado. This video was produced by Boulder Channel 8 and the City of Boulder. The video highlights Stage 6.
Today we interviewed Retul and Ruthie Matthes about the Retul product and why Ruthie stands so solidly behind a good bike fit. Who is Ruthie Matthes you ask? Learn more about Ruthie Matthes from our interview with her earlier this year.
“Given the staggering body of evidence and testimony against Armstrong, we cannot advocate sanctions any more lenient than these,” ICU president Pat McQuaid said Monday at a press conference in which reporters who had covered cycling since Armstrong won his first Tour title in 1999 exchanged farewells with one another. “But while his conduct has dealt a heavy blow to cycling, we are confident that—actually, why am I even here anymore? Lance Armstrong is done and cycling is over.”