Here are the logistical details for our Mobile Social Interbike 2009 Presented by REI with Globe Bikes and a quick FAQ for you:
What is it?: It’s a laid-back celebration of bikes, bike riding and bike culture. For this event we’ll ride from the Sands Expo Convention Center to the USA Crits finals at Mandalay Bay where we’ll enjoy beers and the view of the race from our VIP Tent.
Who can come?: Anyone, and you don’t need to ride either. You do however need to show up at the start of the ride at Sands to get your wristband, which you’ll need for admission.
Should I bring a bike?: Absolutely if you have one with you.
What if I don’t have a bike?: 25 lucky people will get to ride brand new Specialized Globe bikes, on a first-come, first served basis. If you don’t score a bike for the event, you’ll certainly be able to hop on the Interbike shuttle to Mandalay Bay, walk, or take a cab from the cab stop right near our meeting place.
What if I’m faster/slower than the other riders?: This is a nice leisurely, short cruise over to the VIP tent. You can download the route directions from here.
Are there prizes?: You betcha. Lots of them, including a brand-new Novara bike from REI, HED wheels, IBEX jerseys and more.
I usually like a nice after party, what do you have for me?”: We’ve got a great after party planned at the Dahon house, thanks to Dahon, Kickstand Magazine and everyone’s favorite bike brew Fat Tire Ale.
Check out the details after the jump for the complete scoop on the ride.
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Ride The Strip
Route is from the Sands Expo Convention Center main entrance to our VIP tent at Mandalay Bay, down the strip.
We will begin to gather at 6:00, please arrive no later than 6:15.
Location Map: Starts at the main entrance to the Sands Expo Center and follows this route map.
Anyone who RSVPs on Facebook or Upcoming.org You must come to the start of the ride even if you plan to travel to the VIP tent by means other than our ride. Wrist bands will only be given out at the start.
Bring your own bicycle or come see if you’re one of the lucky 25 people who get to ride a brand new Specialized Globe. (First come, first served.)
7 PM – ??
Mobile Social Interbike presented by REI with Globe Bikes
Party at a VIP tent at the USA Crits Finals event, with the best seats in the house. We’ll drink beer, cheer on the racers and participate in a great giveaway of prizes from our sponsors, who include REI, Novara, Globe, Dahon, Breezer, Crumpler, Ibex, Sun/Ringle, Hed, Princeton Tec and Substance.
Plus we’re raffling off some amazing stuff, including:
Everyone who picks up a badge at the ride start. (See above.)
After The Crit Ends
Bike Hugger After Party
After the Mobile Social, we’ll head over and relax at Dahon’s party house with Kickstand Mag and Fat Tire Ale where we shall talk bikes, listen to music and enjoy samples of our favorite bike-branded beers!
LocationTo be announced at the VIP Tent
Writst bands from the Mobile Social will get you into this event as well.