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Special Coverage of Interbike 2009

BikePortland Managing Editor Elly Blue is covering Interbike from Las Vegas this year. The event is America’s premiere bike industry gathering that attracts companies from all points of the globe. She’ll be on the lookout for trends, cool new bikes and parts, newsmakers, local Portlanders in attendance, and more. Check out her coverage below.



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Interbike report: Mad scientists and independent inventors

Posted on September 30th, 2009 at 2:41 pm.

[BikePortland managing editor Elly Blue is back from Interbike, but she's still going through mountains of notes and photos. Below is a report about some of the smaller fry she came across on the show floor -- quirky inventions and scrappy startups. See the rest of our Interbike coverage here.] The “SEE ME” light-up belt. Read More »

Interbike report: Utility and style amidst the madness

Posted on September 29th, 2009 at 12:07 pm.

[BikePortland managing editor Elly Blue is back from Interbike, but she's still going through mountains of notes and photos. Below is a report of city/cargo/utility bikes she came across on the show floor. See the rest of our Interbike coverage here.] Raleigh’s new commuter bike.(Photos © Elly Blue) For an Interbike rookie, the main floor Read More »

Interbike report: A new kind of performance cycling gear

Posted on September 25th, 2009 at 2:17 pm.

Outlier’s classy new wool caps(Photos © Elly Blue) At Interbike, a lot of the best stuff never makes it to the main floor. One of the highlights of the week for me was heading up to an 11th floor hotel suite for a trunk show with a few small, independent companies. There I met Matt Read More »

A Portlander’s view of Cross Vegas

Posted on September 25th, 2009 at 11:09 am.

A cyclocross race, Las Vegas, and Interbike make for quite a combination.(Photos: Caroline Paquette for BikePortland.org) BikePortland’s reporter on the scene at Interbike, Elly Blue, couldn’t make it out to Cross Vegas — billed as the “Biggest Cyclocross Race in America” and held on the first night of the Interbike trade show — but we Read More »

At Interbike: Eye candy that’s functional too

Posted on September 25th, 2009 at 6:45 am.

A sampling of some of the most colorful things I saw on the show floor. Check out the rest of our Interbike photos here. Beautiful fixies (Photos © Elly Blue)

Interbike’s ‘legendary’ fashion show (and it’s coming to Portland!)

Posted on September 25th, 2009 at 6:06 am.

Stylish clothes demand stylish bikes. This woman’s new Raleigh rig complemented her outfit nicely.(Photos © Elly Blue) For the second year in a row, Momentum Magazine produced their Urban Legend Fashion Show at Interbike.

Interbike Day 2: Welcome to the Advocacy Zone

Posted on September 23rd, 2009 at 1:46 pm.

The Advocacy Zone, a welcome sight for this Interbike newbie.(Photos © Elly Blue) It’s my second day at Interbike (see Day 1 report here) and the main event is open — a giant exhibition hall packed with many hundreds of booths and the many thousands of bike industry insiders who have come to gawk, shop, Read More »

Interbike Day 1: Wading into a foreign land

Posted on September 23rd, 2009 at 12:12 am.

Yes folks, this is the scene just steps from the entrance to America’s premiere bicycle trade show.(Photos © Elly Blue) I just finished my first day at North America’s biggest bicycle trade show. Interbike has something like a thousand exhibitors and 20,000 attendees from all over the world. Below are photos and thoughts from my Read More »

Elly Blue sets off on her Great Interbike Adventure

Posted on September 22nd, 2009 at 11:07 am.

A crowd only a true bike geek could love.(Photos: Interbike) As I write this, our intrepid managing editor Elly Blue is en route to Las Vegas for one of the world’s largest bike industry gatherings — the Interbike trade show. I have fond memories of working and walking the Interbike show floor, having gone several Read More »

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