There will be workshops, retail seminars, technical clinics and a post-party bike ride complete with a shag wagon. A what? Yep, thanks Interbike, that's either the typo of the year so far, or yet another reason to get yourself to Las Vegas next month.

Interbike announces seminar programme; may involve some shagging

MOMENTS OF MAGIC – Wednesday, October 6th, 8:30-10:00am, Casanova Room #506

As the kick-off to the NBDA Super Seminar Series, the keynote Moments of Magic presentation deals with customer loyalty, customer service, and overall customer satisfaction. Conducted by author and speaker, Skip Hyken, this high-energy presentation aims to help retailers develop workable strategies for their stores.

SELLING BMX SUCCESSFULLY – Wednesday, October 6th, 3:00-6:00pm

Sponsored by BMX Business News magazine and Interbike, this self-guided tour through a mock bike shop showcases simple and creative ways to display BMX goods in a real shop setting. Located in the Sands Meeting Room #104, the concept shop will have stations highlighting BMX product categories with the goal of educating IBDs on how they can boost their profit in BMX. Over $20 000 worth of products will be awarded to retailers who attend the seminar, said an Interbike press release.

SCOTT USA/INTERBIKE HANGOVER RIDE – Thursday, October 7th, 7:00am

For those who might take in a little too much at InterBash the night before, show attendees can ride it off the next morning with pros Tim Johnson of team Saunier Duval Prodir and Lynn Bessette of the Quark Cycling Team. Says Interbike: "Meet in front of the Venetian Hotel for a one-hour loop that winds its way through Las Vegas. Complete with a shag wagon and service support from Mavic and SCOTT USA." thinks Interbike might mean sag waggon here, but it is Las Vegas so you never know…

Scott USA head honcho Scott Montgomery liked the mistake:

"Hey, wouldn’t it be nice if the next time you dropped from a race instead of a sag wagon you got picked up in a shag wagon? Could do wonders for the ratings and race participation.”

BICYCLE INDUSTRY WOMEN’S GATHERING – Thursday, October 7th, 5:30- 7:30 pm

The OIWC “Schmoozapalooza” will take place in the Venetian meeting room, Casanova #602. The guest speaker is Neide Cooley, President of the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC). She will provide information about the OIWC, its goals, mission, mentoring and initiatives.

MOUNTAIN BIKE HALL OF FAME – Thursday October 7th, 6:30pm

The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame will again recognise winners in the categories of advocacy, industry, journalism, and pioneers. The induction ceremony takes place in the Sands Meeting Room #106.

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