Mar
15
10:00 AM10:00

Maximize the ROI of Your Events

You’ve got your booth, your product looks great, and your staff is ready to go, but have you discussed your goals and how to measure success? Are you really prepared to talk to customers and media? This 30 minute seminar will focus on how to set realistic goals for your live events, simple strategies for maximizing your ROI, and how to talk to consumers and media. You'll walk away with specific tips on how to drive interest in your brand and products, helping you get the most out of your NAHBS experience. Q&A opportunities as time allows.

Speaker Bio:

Steve Elmes is the owner of SJE Productions, a strategic marketing firm with over 20 years of experience developing and executing business strategy. His background in the bicycle industry dates back to the early 90s and includes working for Fat City Cycles and co-founding Independent Fabrication. He oversees all sponsorship and relationships for NAHBS. Maria Hennessey is the founder of SMAK Strategies, SMAK Strategies specializes in strategic PR and digital marketing services that help bring brands to the forefronts of their markets. SMAK serves clients across a variety of industries, including the outdoor, cycling, and travel markets.

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Mar
15
2:00 PM14:00

A Look Inside a Professional Track Cyclist's Lifestyle

Enjoy a 45 minute video presentation narrated by Nelson Vails. Q&A opportunities as time allows.

Speaker Bio:

Nelson Vails is a retired road and track cyclist from the United States. He rode as a professional from 1988 to 1995 representing the USA at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, where he won the silver medal in the sprint. Vails was also seen as a New York bicycle messenger in the film Quicksilver. He didn't just play a bicycle messenger in "Quicksilver," he worked as one in New York City. His nickname was "The Cheetah." After his sporting career he has worked as a cycling commentator for major TV networks and taken part in cycling safety programs. In 2005 Vails was inducted into the Lehigh Valley Velodrome Cycling Hall of Fame. He was inducted to the US Bicycle Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Mar
15
3:00 PM15:00

BikeCAD for Framebuilders and Fit Specialists

Brent Curry, the developer of BikeCAD and BikeCAD Pro, will give an overview of BikeCAD’s basic functionality and describe the new features of BikeCAD version 14.5. Whether you’re a framebuilder, shop owner or bike fit specialist, Brent will explain all that you need to know to get the most out of BikeCAD. BikeCAD is constantly being updated. Come to this seminar to learn what new features are being planned and to suggest ideas of your own. Q&A opportunities as time allows.

Speaker Bio:

Brent Curry has a background in Mechanical Engineering. As a student, he worked for Vitus Bicycles in France, Syncros Applied Technology in Vancouver, Southcott Pty in Australia, and Dekerf Cycle Innovations in Vancouver. Since 1998, Brent has been applying insights from hundreds of frame builders and fit specialists in the development of BikeCAD and BikeCAD Pro.

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Mar
15
4:00 PM16:00

New Bicycle Parts Platform, Changes Everything

Automobiles have been available for years. How has Elon Musk been able to enter manufacture of automobiles and be able to compete with the likes of GM, Toyota and Fiat? Pillows have existed since the beginning of time. How can “My Pillow” enter the market place and be successful with such a ubiquitous product. Motive systems for bicycles have been around for decades; few are truly new and innovative. Q&A opportunities as time allows.

Speaker Bio:

Clayton Emory Smith II of Cmith Manufacturing Companies, LLC was born into a bicycle industry family. He is a graduate of Jacksonville University and served as an officer in the Army until 1976. After serving his country, Clayton returned to his bicycle industry roots and started working with his father and uncle to produce the first Emory Bicycle. He has been the owner of 2 bicycle retail stores and is an engineer and tool & die maker.

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Mar
15
4:00 PM16:00

Building Titanium Bikes with Steve Potts

Steve will discuss building titanium bikes. Q&A opportunities as time allows.

Speaker Bio:

Steve Potts love of bicycles started at a very young age. Whether he was exploring the mountains of Mount Tamalpais or rebuilt old broken down bike in high school machine shop, the feeling of freedom that bicycles brought him would forever shape his future. Following a 1980 trip riding bikes on both islands of New Zealand, Steve returned home, he sold everything that he owned, bought a lathe and mill, and began building bikes from scratch. In 1982, Steve started Wilderness Trail Bikes with his friends Charlie Cunningham and Mark Slate. It was their love of bicycles that turned into a wonderful friendship and business of building bicycles and components. In 2000, to be closer to his family, Steve left WTB to open up shop in the beautiful small town of Etna, California where his passion for building the best bikes and components has only grown over the years.

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Mar
16
7:10 AM07:10

BOYD'S GREAT - 2019 NAHBS Morning Group Rides

The show starts at 10 am this morning, so we have to keep the ride shorter than yesterday. We rode this

loop a few years ago and it was really fun. On the way back into town things got a little spirited for a few

miles, and we will likely do that again. This loop goes up and around the airport. The goal of this ride is

to be finished by 8:40 am. The show does open at 9 am for media and dealers, so we need to stick to a

timeline for those who are involved with that.

The Ride with GPS downloadable route file is located here:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29450268

It is strongly advised that you download the gps file if you have a cycling computer that supports GPS.

On the page, click export, and follow the prompts. Exporting as a .tcx file will give you turn by turn on

most newer Garmin computers.

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Mar
16
8:30 AM08:30

TIG Welding; Emphasis on Titanium for Bicycle Frame Building

Discuss the tools and set-up necessary for TIG welding, this covers a wide range of things from the shoes you wear to the grinding of tungstens and the use of Transformer TIG machines vs. Inverter. Tricks and tips specific to the welding of titanium bicycle frames will also be covered. There will be some time available near the end of the seminar for Q&A opportunities.

Speaker Bio:

Brad Bingham, owner and operator of Bingham BUILT bikes and Kent Eriksen Cycles. I perform all aspects of business ownership and lead the bicycle frame building operations. I TIG weld every frame and component that comes out of our shop. I have been in the bicycle building industry for 21 years and have welded many thousands of titanium frames

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Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Demystifying Bicycle Geometry and Designing Custom Bicycles

John will give an overview of bicycle geometry from Head Angles to Bottom Bracket Drop, describing what it is and what it means for how a bike rides and handles. You will come away with a better understanding of how the variables work together, how to better understand a frame size and geometry chart, and how to approach designing a custom bicycle for an individual rider’s specific needs.

Speaker Bio:

John Caletti rides all types of terrain on all types of bicycles which has informed his approach to designing and building custom bikes for his clients for the last 15 years. He builds in steel and titanium out of his Santa Cruz, California workshop.

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Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

Bikes for All Abilities—Opportunities, Advocacy & Awareness

Callie Sue Glidden will discuss adaptive frame builder, Jake O'Connor, from Crested Butte, Colorado, who is a quadriplegic. She will share her experience on the array of bike designs made for specific abilities by Jake and will talk about the opportunities for people with disabilities to get into the world of biking.

Speaker Bio:

Callie graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation and a minor in studio arts. Her final year she got the opportunity to build her own bike frame through a course offered at UI and proceeded to attend NAHBS 2018 and BeSpoked 2018. She has spent the past three years investing her time looking into inclusiveness in the outdoor recreation industry. Her most recent involvement was working for six months with The Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, Colorado, a non-profit organization making outdoor adventure activities possible for people with disabilities; primarily road cycling, down hill mountain biking, and cross-country mountain biking with various abilities.

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Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Demystifying Bicycle Tubing Diameters, and Why it Matters

Discussion on tubing diameters and why it matters. Q&A opportunities as time allows.

Speaker Bio:

Tom Ritchey began building frames out of his parents garage in Palo Alto in the early 70’s and continued to build his palmares over the course of 45 years of frame and component design and construction. He brought his influence to the inception of what would become the modern mountain bike and has since pioneered discipline specific component design from the 4-Axis stem to the Off Center Rim for geared and disc hubs. Tom continues to design and develop steel frames across multiple categories, complimented by Ritchey’s unique component offering.

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Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

NAHBS Women’s Series: Careers in the Cycling Industry

From working in a bike shop to owning/operating your own business, the cycling industry is full of success stories. If you’re interested in how others have paved their paths and how you might be able to have a successful career in the bike industry, this seminar is for you.

Panelists:

  • Joni Taylor, General Manager and National Sales, TEXmarket Cycling Apparel USA

  • Lori Barrett, VP of Sales and Development, Rotor Bike Components

  • Tara Seplavy, Product, Marketing and Branding Gun for Hire

  • Carol Hosmer, Owner, Selle Anatomica

  • Erica Marson, General Manager, T°RED Bicycles

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Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Wright Cycle Company—one of the world’s most famous bicycle shops

PEDALING TO THE MOON: Stephen Wright takes great pleasure in relating the story of his two great grand-uncles, Wilbur and Orville Wright, as small business entrepreneurs, before the world new them. Learn how their printing and bicycle business set them on a path to become the inventors of powered flight. Bring questions! Q&A opportunities as time allows.

Speaker Bio:

Stephen Wright is the great-grandnephew of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Steve lives and worked in Dayton as a commercial photographer. He serves as a trustee of The Wright Brothers Family Foundation as well as the on the Board of Directors of Dayton History. Among Steve’s hobbies is his enjoyment of recreational bicycle riding. Steve has been anointed the “honorary test pilot” of The Wright Brothers® Cycle Company. The Wright Brothers Cycle Company assembles modern-day spec’d, built-to-order adventure bicycles in the same Dayton city block where the Wright brothers managed their now world-famous bicycle shop. The company’s product offering, for example Van Cleve™ and St. Clair™, pays homage to the Wright brothers’ bicycles of the same name.

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Mar
16
3:00 PM15:00

Bike Builders & Manufacturers Growth Opportunities vs. Risk

We all want to grow our business. How can we increase volume, meanwhile maintain quality, cap costs, and reduce risk? Q&A opportunities as time allows.

Speaker Bio:

Come meet Lora Van Dixhorn, President of ISU, Insurance Services of Westlake, a highly respected insurance broker for the bicycle industry since 1985. She insures hundreds of bicycle and bike parts manufacturers, custom and mass-produced, pedal and electric, all materials from steel to exotic, tandem and 15 passenger bikes. Are you considering expanding your product line to include electric assist, wood bikes, other products, or importing parts and bikes, subcontracting out work? Thinking about adding a coffee shop in the front, beer in the back, or just gathering groups for rides? Opportunities can bring more income, though we must consider additional risk they involve. Who is liable? Is it easily insurable? Will costs truly be lower? How can you reduce the risk involved? This thought provoking hour will open your mind, settle some questions you have, and raise others you haven’t considered. Don’t miss this opportunity!

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Mar
16
3:00 PM15:00

A Look Inside a Professional Track Cyclist's Lifestyle

Enjoy a 45 minute video presentation narrated by Nelson Vails. Q&A opportunities as time allows.

Speaker Bio:

Nelson Vails is a retired road and track cyclist from the United States. He rode as a professional from 1988 to 1995 representing the USA at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, where he won the silver medal in the sprint. Vails was also seen as a New York bicycle messenger in the film Quicksilver. He didn't just play a bicycle messenger in "Quicksilver," he worked as one in New York City. His nickname was "The Cheetah." After his sporting career he has worked as a cycling commentator for major TV networks and taken part in cycling safety programs. In 2005 Vails was inducted into the Lehigh Valley Velodrome Cycling Hall of Fame. He was inducted to the US Bicycle Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Mar
17
7:10 AM07:10

BOYD'S GREAT - 2019 NAHBS Morning Group Rides

Again, the show starts at 10 am this morning, and the media and dealer hour starts at 9 am. Most of us

are pretty tired by Sunday after a couple of late nights. This will be the shortest ride, and the one with

the most coffee consumed. We’ll go south of town along the river and will try to be back at the

convention center by 8:40. On the way back into town we’ll hit up a bike path so there’s no traffic.

The Ride with GPS downloadable route file is located here:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29450431

It is strongly advised that you download the gps file if you have a cycling computer that supports GPS.

On the page, click export, and follow the prompts. Exporting as a .tcx file will give you turn by turn on

most newer Garmin computers.

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Mar
15
7:10 AM07:10

BOYD'S GREAT - 2019 NAHBS Morning Group Rides

ALL Rides will be leaving from in front of the Starbucks at the Sacramento Convention Center.

It is at the Intersection of 13th Street and J Street

Here is a Google Map link so you know you are at the right place to start.

https://goo.gl/maps/U3k5ZcwMiQP2

The other good clue you are at the correct place is you will see other cyclists getting ready to ride…probably on really cool bikes!

All rides will be a steady tempo of riding around 20-22 mph on the flatter terrain. If you have never been

to Sacramento before, well. . .it’s all flatter terrain! Many of us on the ride are exhibitors or media and

need to get back in order to make it to the show on time. This is not a “no-drop” ride, but we will do our

best to keep the group together (as we have for the past few years). The goal is to be back at the

Convention Center before 9 am. This gives us some time to get cleaned up, grab a bite to eat, and stand

around all day!

Boyd’s Pro Tip! The Starbucks opens at 6:30 am on Friday and 7 am on Saturday and Sunday. We are

planning on starting the rides at 7:10 am each day (sunrise is 7:15), so on Saturday and Sunday we don’t

have a ton of time for sipping our coffee.

Weather Disclaimer!! If it’s raining, snowing, or if there’s any chance of Sharknadoes then the ride will

be cancelled. The main priority is keeping the group safe and having fun, so we will adjust for weather.

Welcome to Sacramento! The show is opening later on Friday, so for those of you who aren’t frantically

setting up a booth we have a little extra time today. This will be the day of the longest ride. Plan on right

around two hours and we will make a big loop west of town. There’s no hills, no scenery, but at least we

aren’t running.

The Ride with GPS downloadable route file is located here:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29450227

It is strongly advised that you download the gps file if you have a cycling computer that supports GPS.

On the page, click export, and follow the prompts. Exporting as a .tcx file will give you turn by turn on

most newer Garmin computers.

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