As Loco Cycles continues to expand nationwide and abroad, we found ourselves here again 2nd year in a row, attending as an exhibitor at one of the largest cycling conventions on the globe, Interbike 2016. Being the largest cycling convention in North America, Interbike is responsible for influencing some of the most significant trends and developments in the Bike Biz. Like we mentioned before, 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.
With double the booth space from last year, we were able to showcase all our signature lines from the Loco Fixie®, the FG Cruiser®, to the Loco Beach Cruisers. And as our product line continues to expand, we were able to debut our 5-speed gear option for the FG Cruiser® line and a 7-speed gear option for our Loco Beach Cruiser line. However, it was our new 2017 Loco Fixie® line that got the most buzz at our booth. From the 'Oil Slick" finish to Copper-plated frame styles, the attendees enjoyed seeing our clever yet subtle watermark designs, as well as quality parts and components upgrades with not too crazy of a price jump.
This year's Interbike was held from Sep 21st - 23rd. As 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, we joined other bicycle companies, manufacturers, connoisseurs and entrepreneurs from all over the world to network, discuss and exchange ideas on the cycling market, passion, and lifestyle.
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.