Industry News 5/15/2013

EVENT: Interbike to Host 2013 USA CRITS Finals

Interbike to Host 2013 USA CRITS Finals
Press release from Interbike

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – Interbike, the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America, announced a partnership with USA CRITS today to host the final series race at Interbike this Fall. The USA CRITS Finals, presented by Interbike, will take place on the grounds of the Interbike International Expo (Mandalay Bay Convention Center), on the evening of Thursday, September 19, 2013. Interbike attendees will be able to walk directly off the show floor and onto the event area, where racing will take place under the lights between 6pm-10pm (PST).

“Having this event in Interbike’s Las Vegas backyard is going to be a fantastic addition to the show,” said Justin Gottlieb, Interbike’s Communications & PR Director. “Attendees will have access to a new outdoor area just beyond the show floor that will be active Wednesday through Friday – and I think we’ll have a huge crowd to witness this awesome spectator-friendly race.”

Now in its seventh year, the USA CRITS Championship Series is the premiere cycling series in the United States. USA CRITS features a 10 race series that started in Tucson, AZ earlier this year. The men’s and women’s champion will be crowned following the men’s pro race in Las Vegas.

“We are excited to bring our uniquely popular brand of American speed-inspired cycling to the worlds’ foremost bicycle gathering – Interbike,” said Gene Dixon, co-founder of USA CRITS. “We can’t think of a better way to end the 2013 series than with the leaders of the industry in the electric atmosphere of Las Vegas.”

The USA CRITS finals, presented by Interbike, will be open to the public with no admission fee. This will be an exciting form of entertainment for Interbike attendees and a great kick-off for Interbike by Invitation guests.

About Interbike
Interbike is the largest bicycle trade event in North America, bringing together manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of cycling. Established in 1982, the show gathers more than 1,200 cycling-related brands and more than 25,000 total attendees annually.

Interbike is a division of Nielsen Expositions, a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites. Other events produced and managed under the Interbike umbrella include OutDoor Demo, Health+Fitness Business Expo, IBD Summit and the Electric Bike Media Event.

Nielsen Expositions is a business unit of Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN), a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties.