Interbike, the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America, today announced a new agreement with Cross Vegas to allow CrossVegas 2013 spectators admission to the annual tradeshow event on Friday, September 20, 2013. CrossVegas attendees can either pre-register through the CrossVegas site or they can present their ticket stub on Friday morning at Interbike’s registration area (within the Mandalay Bay Convention Center), pay a $25 fee for entry and will be given access to the show from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. This access is different than the full day (9:00 am – 6:00 pm) access that will be granted to the Interbike by Invitation guests. Interbike by Invitation guests will also receive special promotional items, separate registration and more as part of their package.
“CrossVegas is a supporter and long-time partner of ours, and it seemed only fitting to allow their loyal fans access to the show on Friday,” said Pat Hus, Vice President of Interbike. “Between CrossVegas on Wednesday, the USA CRITS Finals on Thursday and the show access on Friday, there’s a great week of cycling events to entice all cycling fans to join us in Las Vegas.”
CrossVegas Race Director Brook Watts expects this year’s event to attract more than 10,000 spectators – with reigning World Champion Sven Nys competing for the first time, and the new opportunity for fans to experience Interbike.
“CrossVegas and Interbike have worked together from the earliest years of the race,” said Watts. “It’s been a great partnership that creates thrilling entertainment for Interbike attendees and tremendous promotional value for CrossVegas sponsors. The addition of show access for our loyal fans is icing on the cake, and a great way for the fans of our sport to see the best brands in our industry under one roof.”
CrossVegas takes place on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Desert Breeze Soccer Complex. Shuttle buses from The Mandalay Bay Convention Center to CrossVegas run continuously from 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm. Interbike badges are required to board the bus. Racing starts at 5:00 pm, with the UCI Elite Men’s field wrapping up the evening of racing at 9:30 PM.
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