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Iowa Bike Expo Expands to Accommodate More Vendors



The Iowa Bike Expo on January 26 will expand to 50,000 square feet as it moves to Hall A at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.  Some booth spaces remain, but event is beginning to fill up.  Mini-booth spaces have sold out.  

The large vendors will include Bike World, ICHI Bike, Scheels, and RAGBRAI.  

Other vendor spaces will feature:

  • Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Bar Mitts
  • Custom Tags
  • Primal Wear
  • Spokiz
  • Adventure Cycling
  • Shimano
  • Surly
  • PoCampo
  • Illuminite, SheBeest
  • Nutcase, CEP Compression
  • Ventus Custom Cycles
  • Adaptive Sports Iowa
  • Physiotherapy Associates
  • Moonlight Classic
  • BIKE IOWA
  • All Ability Bicycles
  • MS Tour
  • Raccoon River Valley Trail
  • Des Moines Park & Recreation
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Discovery Trail
  • Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau
  • Iowans Fit for Life
  • RDG Planning & Design
  • Route Arrows
  • Iowa Bicycle Racing Association
  • Mojotivation
  • WeeHoo
  • Bike World
  • Bikes to You
  • My Alibi Clothing
  • Winneshiek County CVB
  • DuBois Engineering Co.
  • Chainspirations
  • Clif Bar
  • Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
  • Flat Tire Lounge
  • Transportation Management Association / Downtown Community Alliance
  • Helmet Hoodie
  • McKay Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Barr Bike
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa
  • League of American Bicyclists
  • BIKE IOWA
  • Remp Rack
  • Metro Waste Authority
  • Climb Iowa
  • Des Moines Bicycle Collective
  • Brrr Ride
  • Hassel Family Chiropractic
  • Pedal to Petals Bike Ride
  • Bike Rags
  • VeloRosa
  • National Parks Service
  • Hardin County Trails
  • AND MORE TO COME!!!!

Plan to attend on January 26 from 8:30 AM to 6 PM at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.  The event will offer classroom sessions in Advocacy, Bike Gear, and more.  

General Information:

The Iowa Bike Summit is being held on January 26, 2013 at the Iowa Event Center in Des Moines.  The event will feature cycling equipment, destination, and event vendors from across the U.S.

Hours:

8 AM to 6 PM

Location:

Iowa Events Center, HALL A
233 Center Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

 

 

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