Interbike, the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America, has announced a donation program that will be in place at the show benefitting the American Red Cross. The effort is a response to the devastation Americans have experienced as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have passed through the United States.
Interbike 2017 returns to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, beginning with OutDoor Demo in Boulder City, Nevada, on 18-19 September 2017, followed by the Interbike Expo on 20-22 September 2017.
“These natural disasters have affected hundreds of thousands of people, including shops, reps, distributors and more from our industry,” said Pat Hus, Vice President of Interbike. “With the tribe gathered in Las Vegas, I have to believe that we can make a difference.”
Interbike has asked those that would like to help, to go to interbike.com/donate to make their donation. Participants can choose to support people affected by the two hurricanes, to general disaster relief, to their local Red Cross or other categories.
For each donation of US$10-$49, participants will get a pair of Texas Flag socks, Dolphin socks, or Flamingo socks donated by SockGuy (while supplies last). For each donation of US$50 or more, participants will get an Interbike cycling jersey and a pair of SockGuy socks (while supplies last).
Donations can be made on-site or in advance of the show. Those that make a donation prior to arriving at Interbike should do so at interbike.com/donate. To claim their socks and/or jersey, participants should bring their receipt with them to the Red Cross booth, located in the main lobby upon arrival (must be picked up in person).
“SockGuy is honoured to participate in helping Interbike and the Red Cross raise well needed funds for the disasters in Texas and Florida,” said Michael Foley, President of SockGuy. “We agree with Pat – together we can always make a difference.”