As LOCO CYCLES continues to expand throughout the country and abroad, we thought it was time to show our faces at one of the largest cycling conventions on the globe, Interbike 2015. Being the largest cycling convention in North America, Interbike is responsible for influencing some of the most significant trends and developments in contemporary cycling. Frankly speaking, if cycling had a fashion week, Interbike would be it; dictating what's hot and what's not as well as everything that lays in between.
Being fairly new to the industry we understood the benefits of exposure and networking that Interbike could provide. However, we also understood the importance of waiting patiently on the sidelines for the sake of maturing and actually having a solidified brand and product base to present. So after four years of sidelining, growing and grinding we’ve decided it was prime time. During the recent release of our signature line, the FG Cruiser®, we prepped for months in effort to perfect and finalize all the content to be shown at our debut booth.
From September 15th, the Loco Cycles team flew out to Las Vegas, Nevada for the three day event being held at the world renowned Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Once showcasing some of the most iconic boxing matches of the sports history, now showcased the latest and greatest developments in and around the cycling industry. Companies, connoisseurs and entrepreneurs from all over the world came together fueling the discussion and interchange of some of the most innovative ideas in contemporary cycling, forming what seems to be an excitingly promising future for both bike manufacturers and consumers.
Sometimes the world seems so dangerous. We worry about accidents, cancer, and criminals potentially lurking around the corner. Actually, there's a much quieter, much closer concern that many of us overlook.
Inactivity is currently the world's fourth leading cause of death. It's a problem often confused and conflated with laziness and personal choice, but in reality the issue is geographic, systemic, and woven into the structure of modern living. (EuroNews)
That statement may sound shocking, but the numbers back it up.
Biking is an enjoyable hobby for people of all ages. Whether you're tooling around the neighborhood or participating in road races, cycling is a great way to get fresh air and exercise.
Unfortunately, cycling can be dangerous. And it is important for us to bring awareness to the dangers of cycling to help all riders become highly alert of their surroundings when riding on the road. In 2020, nearly 700 cyclists were killed in crashes involving vehicles. Of those, a quarter were hit-and-runs, which means the driver fled the scene before police arrived.
Ever dream of thru-biking across the interior of the United States? Thanks to a decades-long project spearheaded by the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy, that trip is one step closer to fruition.
When completed, the Great American Rail-Trail will stretch from Washington D.C. to Washington state, encompassing nearly 3,700 miles along the way. The idea has been in the works for 50 years and more progress is being made every day.
About 80 miles of the trail are considered complete, but the Great American Rail-Trail already connects with existing bike trails. It's built on old railroad lines, hence the name. The path is made from paved asphalt, crushed stone and other materials.