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Bicycle Leadership Conference

January 13, 2006 – Don’t get left in the cold. JOIN us in sunny Arizona! The Bicycle Leadership Conference is January 29-31 in Phoenix/Tempe, and there is still time to register. This is your opportunity to join industry leaders from advocacy, retail, supply and journalism to get recharged and motivated for the upcoming season.

This educational and networking conference gives you a relaxing chance to escape the daily grind and look at big-picture issues … and learn from peers and presenters to maximize business success!

What’s NEW, What’s HOT … on Sunday?

Best Program Ever! After a free reception and dinner, we kickoff the BLC Sunday night with inspiring and informative stories of three industry companies making huge strides in promoting cycling locally and globally.

F.K. Day of SRAM tells us about World Bicycle Relief and how the bicycle is key to Asian tsunami recovery efforts. www.worldbicyclerelief.org

Patrick Seidler of WTB gives exciting news about the federal Non-Motorized Pilot Program. The transportation bill includes $100 million for 4 cities to test the impact of bicycle infrastructure improvements. Success could drive major new funding.

Bicycling Magazine’s Bike Town Program is gaining world-wide visibility. Bicycling’s innovative plan to increase bicycle use has proven itself in several US communities.

What’s HOT … on Monday?

Original Industry Research available only at the BLC starts Monday’s program. Three industry research firms (Gluskin & Townley, International Cycle Works, Coffrin Group) present valuable data on the current state of bicycle consumers, retailers and suppliers. From this research, seven areas to best grow our businesses and industry will be identified and analyzed through panel discussions and breakout groups.

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., son of boxing legend Joe Louis, presents America”┼ís Youth – Off the Couch and Onto the Saddle. Mr. Barrow, an avid cyclist and Rails-to-Trails board member, will tell us what he’s learned promoting youth participation in golf and how we can apply it to attract more young riders.

Monday night features the 2nd annual Winterbike at BLC. Product intros, a buffet, wine and beer highlight this popular event. (Suppliers: Contact Interbike http://www.interbike.com/ib/index.jsp to display.)

What’s NEW … on Tuesday?

The Internet and Your Business. Two prominent speakers explain what you should do about new e-commerce trends. Drew Marich, Senior Director of eBay Sports will explain new developments and the impact on your business. Brian Foley of REI will explain their model of ‘buy-online pickup-instore’ and how it works for this non-discount retailer.

Best of Tempe Tour Group Ride by Bikes Belong Coalition. This slow-paced ride is your chance to see what 15 years of federal bike facility funding has done for America and our industry. Free loaner bikes available. Riders will go in three groups; while one group is riding, the other two will participate in:

Advocacy Fair and Outdoor Lunch, sponsored by Planet Bike. Talk to America’s leading advocates to learn how your company can make progress locally or nationally. Rails-to-Trails, Adventure Cycling, Thunderhead Alliance, LAB, IMBA and more.

Panel: CEO’s from Retail and Supply. Industry CEO’s give their perspective on our biggest business opportunities.

BRaINy & Top 100 Dealer Awards Party. A dinner and celebration not to be missed.

Links to REGISTER or get more info

Who’s Attending?

Program & Schedule. Best program ever!

Registration Info & Fees. Note: All food and receptions are included.

Where to Stay. Make your reservations NOW. Our host resort, Wyndham Buttes, has rooms today, but will sell out. You can STILL use our Group Code for discount. When the Buttes fills, we will list other nearby hotels.

We Love Our Sponsors!

Bikes Belong Coalition, Bicycle Retailer, Shimano, Winterbike @ BLC, WTB presenting Non-Motorized Pilot Program, Bicycling Magazine supporting Bike Town Program,Planet Bike sponsoring Advocacy Fair @ BLC, Planet Bike, SRAM supporting World Bicycle Relief

The Bicycle Leadership Conference is JOINTLY presented by the National Bicycle Dealers Association and Bicycle Product Suppliers Association. Members receive $100 off registration.


Contact Ray Keener (866-442-2466) or Gary Coffrin <coffrin@bicycleconference.org> 1-408.225.1040

Join us for fun in the sun this month!

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