Mobile Socials

Mobile Social Interbike 2011

  • Event: Interbike
  • When: September 15, 2011
  • Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Who: Interbike Attendees, Locals
  • RSVP now at Facebook | Schemer

The 6th annual Tern Bicycles Mobile Social Interbike will end with a New Belgium Block Party at the corner of Fremont and Las Vegas Blvd in the Fremont East District. After departing from the Sands, we’ll turn right on the Strip, ride to Downtown Vegas, and meet at the Beat Coffeehouse & Downtown Cocktail Room.

Directions:

  • Registration at 6:00 PM outside the Sands Convention Center main entrance
  • Ride departs at 6:30 PM
  • Ride ends at The Beat Coffeehouse & Downtown Cocktail Room Map
  • New Belgium Drink Specials from 7-10 PM.
  • Free drink coins for the first 250 registered riders.

Note: signed waivers, and wristbands are required for the ride.

You don’t have to ride to meet us at the Block Party.

Recent news and updates about Mobile Social Interbike 2011

A Magical MoSo at Interbike 11

After Vegas and a magical Mobile Social, we’re back in Seattle and at Starcrossed today. Metafilter is there with us sponsoring the Single Speed Eliminator race. What’s that?

SSCX Eliminator is an 8-up Cross race, under the lights, with BMX rules, and 2 advance.

I’m also racing Single Speed and not sure how I’ll feel after Interbike and the kind of night that had a BMX send off, strippers on a swing set, hookers telling us good job, a female bodybuilder, puppet show, and a dog with a camera.

dog

also this Freaky Boomy thing

boomy

bikes and cyclists of all types.

cyclists of all types

and lots of Tern Bicycles

Rolling Deep at Interbike 2011

Two Cups, One Guy

Before the Interbike Mobile Social on Thrusday, I stopped by the Tern Bicycles booth to down a couple of colas. I had learned my lesson from Interbike two years ago: in a desert environment, drinking hard liquor because I’m thirsty is a terrible idea. I call the photo above “Two cups, one guy”

Later that night Byron and I found ourselves at the sinks of the bar’s restroom, our wide-eyed reflections greeting us in the mirror. Byron quietly says, “Dude, I think this might be the best MoSo ever, ” and I respond, “How could it not be?”

I have often said that I hate Las Vegas, but I need to refine that statement: I don’t like Vegas, but the people of that city are simply awesome. Every local the MoSo ride came in contact with was just outstanding. Drivers waived at us, the bouncers were great dudes (Big D is the man!)…..even the hookers on the strip cheered us on. The energy of the night was just so good. And just about every colour of weird was represented…grown men on Big Wheels, miniature dogs with Go-cameras, electric-boosted tricycles drag-racing the group….though I didn’t see any Elvis impersonators, to be honest.

Thanks to so many people who made our night, especially the whole Tern crew, the Beat Coffee House, Interbike, Nuun, Green Guru, New Belgian Brewery (well done!), and all the bike people who came out to party with us.

Kim & Alexis

Mobile Social Interbike 11 Tonight

Tonight is the 6th annual Tern Bicycles Mobile Social Interbike and will end with a New Belgium Block Party at the corner of Fremont and Las Vegas Blvd in the Fremont East District. After departing from the Sands, we’ll turn right on the Strip, ride to Downtown Vegas, and meet at the Beat Coffeehouse & Downtown Cocktail Room.

Flying to Vegas this morning and tonight racing CrossVegas where I’ll accept beer and dollar hand ups. Not sure if I’ll make it to the Powers v. Johnson track race, but David and Mark are already there.

We’re covering Cross, Aero, Folding, and the scene this year, including stops at the new pub in the Urban Yard.

Thursday

On Thursday, we’ll work the show floor, and hangout on G+. Then that evening, talk into a microphone for the Interbike editions of the Fredcast Spokesmen. After that we’ll ride the Strip to Downtown Vegas during the Mobile Social.

Mobile Social Interbike 11 Poster

See you there. It’s been six years and a good time for a quote from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas:

Strange memories on this nervous night in Las Vegas. Has it been five years? Six? It seems like a lifetime, the kind of peak that never comes again. San Francisco in the middle sixties was a very special time and place to be a part of. But no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time in the world. Whatever it meant.

Interbike 11 +1’d

We’ll feature content from Interbike on Google+ first. Follow me there for exclusive photo albums and posts. Need an invite to G+? Here ya go.

Google Plus, What?

g+ Google Plus is a new social network with a unique feature set. You can take the tour yourself, but it offers no character limits, threaded comments, and the ability to send content to specific groups of followers.

circle So for our Interbike coverage, I’ll create an Interbike 11 Circle and send related posts to it. To create targettable content in G+, you put it in a “circle.” You can also direct message your followers, like “hey +David Schloss beers are best at booth X.” For me, that means less email and also search results … We’red doing the same thing with circles for Cross and our Suffer Faces blog.

Elsewhere

Once we get back from Vegas, I’ll post here and you can follow along on Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook. If you’re in Vegas, join us at the Mobile Social. This year it’s a ride to a block party.

Mobile Social Interbike 11 Details

The 6th annual Tern Bicycles Mobile Social Interbike will end with a New Belgium Block Party at the corner of Fremont and Las Vegas Blvd in the Fremont East District.

After departing from the Sands, we’ll turn right on the Strip, ride to Downtown Vegas, and meet at the Beat Coffeehouse & Downtown Cocktail Room.

  • Registration at 6:00 PM outside the Sands Convention Center main entrance
  • Ride departs at 6:30 PM
  • Ride ends at The Beat Coffeehouse & Downtown Cocktail Room Map
  • New Belgium Drink Specials from 7-10 PM.
  • Free drink coins for the first 250 registered riders.

Note: signed waivers, and wristbands are required for the ride. You don’t have to ride to meet us at the Block Party. You do need to ride, blog, and talk about bikes with us.

mirage

The Route

  1. Head west on Sands Ave toward Holmes St
  2. Take the 2nd right onto S Las Vegas Blvd
  3. Turn right onto Fremont St
  4. Destination will be on the left


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