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.
The government requires drivers to keep license plates on their vehicles to protect public and private safety. Commuters are opting to ride bicycles over driving cars for any number of positive lifestyle benefits, but cyclists trade off the safety afforded to drivers.
License plates are not required by law for bicycles in most areas, but there are various benefits to implementing this measure to protect cyclists in reckless riding behavior. Several American states have attempted bicycle license plate systems on a provisional basis, as documented.
Whether you are a leisurely bike rider or consider more of a passion, all riders should be in the habit of regularly cleaning their bike. Simply put, a clean bike looks betters, operates better, and will last longer.
Even if you are using your bike just to cruise to the beach or around town, Bicycling.com recommends, "Cleaning your road bike monthly (or every 20 to 25 rides) and a mountain or 'cross bike more often". So, while it may be easier just to put your bike back in the garage after a few rides, making an effort to wash your bike monthly (even if it doesn't look dirty) can really help extend the life of your bike and help with day to day operation of the bike!