PeopleForBikes to kick off Interbike opening breakfast with panel discussion

By Stephen Frothingham

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced details of the annual Industry Breakfast that it is presenting in conjunction with PeopleForBikes and the National Bicycle Dealers Association on Tuesday Sept. 18, the opening day of the show.

Joining the previously announced keynote speaker, John Venhuizen, the president and CEO of ACE Hardware, is Tim Blumenthal, president of PeopleForBikes. Blumenthal and his team will introduce a new PFB initiative called Ride Spot and moderate a panel discussion titled, “Powerful Business-Building Strategies to Get More Kids and Adults Riding Bikes.”

The panelists for the breakfast session are: Brandee Lepak, Austin McInerny, and Robert Ping.

Lepak is the owner of Global Bikes, the founder and executive director of Trips for Kids Phoenix, and board chair of the National Bicycle Dealers Association.

McInerny has served as president of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, the largest youth mountain biking organization in the United States, since 2012.

Ping, the national executive director of Trips for Kids, is a youth bicycling expert and social equity advocate who has facilitated pedestrian-and-bicycling initiatives in more than 50 communities.

“The challenges facing the bike industry and bicycle retail are complex,” said Blumenthal.

“PeopleForBikes strives to address them in a variety of ways. For example, …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News