For Immediate Release – May 12, 2017
From: Melissa Balmer – Media Relations for the Ebike Association
Melissa@PedalLove.org Cell 562.221.9672
Re: Celebrate Bike Month at the Free Electric Bike Expo in Salt Lake City!
Note: Excellent print and web quality images available upon request
Las Vegas NV – Starting on Friday May 19th at 3:00 pm, the Electric Bike Expo, with Presenting Sponsor Bosch eBike Systems, rolls into the Smith’s Ballpark parking lot directly across from 77 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City Utah 84115. The event is completely free and offers the public 16 and older the opportunity to test ride over 120 of the top and emerging eBike models on a special Trek Sponsored 25,000 sq. foot enclosed-loop track, with Cannondale as the Terrain Trail Sponsor. Children under 16 can ride as cargo bike passengers to share the excitement. Save time and pre-register online: www.ebikeexpos.com
Prior to the Expo we are hosting 3 free “Salt Lake by eBike” tours for the media + influencers. These rides will be a short, easy rides suitable for all but very novice bicyclists and will take about 2 hours. Bikes will be provided. Media interested in attending please RSVP to Melissa@PedalLove.org. Space is limited:
- Wednesday 10 am from eSpokes 11277 Kestrel Rise Rd Ste G-1, South Jordan, UT 84009
- Thursday 5pm from Mad Dog Cycles 350 N. Orem Blvd., Oren UT 84057
- Friday 10 am from High Country Ebikes 6824 S. Redwood Rd., West Jordan UT 84084
Tempo Bicycles is our charity sponsor. Bike Utah is the beneficiary. For every $5 donated to benefit Bike Utah donors will be entered for the chance to win one of Tempo’s beautiful new eBikes. Tickets are available now online at Bike Utah here: https://bikeutah.z2systems.com/np/clients/bikeutah/donation.jsp.
Donations will also be accepted at the Expo for an opportunity to win as well. The winning name will be selected late on Sunday afternoon. You do not need to be on site to win.
The first 7 families to attend each day will receive one brand new Melon helmet free per child 6 and under. The child must be in attendance to receive the helmet. Four local retailers will host their own booths at the Expo: eSpokes, Mad Dog Cycles, High Country and Hyland Cyclery.
The Ebike Expo is an excellent opportunity for residents interested in Utah Clean Energy’s Zoo-m Go eBike program to test ride many of the model’s covered in the program. Through the Zoo-m Go program residents are being offered the chance to purchase a new eBike for up to a 45% discount from 17 different participating manufacturers from 9 participating retailers. The program runs through May 31st. Details and the online sign up form can be found here: http://utahev.org/get-started-with-zoom-go-electric/sign-up
The Growing eBike Brands, Products & Local Retailers to Date Include:
Abus locks, Bosch eBike Systems, Bulls, Cannondale, Easy Motion, Elby, Electra, Giant, Haibike, iZip, KTM, Pedego, Raleigh, Riese & Muller, Scott, Smartmotion, Specialized, Tempo Bicycles, Tern, Trek Bicycles, Urban Arrow, and Xtracycle.
Scheduled Special Events Include
- Friday 5/19 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm – “Strategies for Successful Social & Traditional Media Outreach” for eBike retailers and manufacturers. $15 per person. Lunch is provided.
- Friday 5/19 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Free “Peer to Peer” hosted conversations about “What’s Working & What Isn’t” for successfully selling eBikes. This hosted conversation is for regional eBike and traditional bike retailers interested in learning more about best practices for successfully selling eBikes. Refreshments provided.
For more details on all events please email Melissa Balmer Melissa@PedalLove.org.
About the Electric Bike Expo & Electric Bike Association
The Electric Bike Association hosts the traveling series of Electric Bike Expos across the United States. Through these expos we focus on exposing the general public to the fun and benefits of eBikes for personal and societal health and well-being.
As an educational platform, the association also serves to build the knowledge base among the retail community on how to successfully reach the buying public and best business practices to remain competitive and profitable in this growing market during a time of retail transformation.
By using experiential marketing tools such as the eBike Expo, and the Electric Bike Theatre at Interbike, thought-leading market research, social media outreach, and the ideas founded by our expert membership, we work to be an engaging public face and voice of this dynamic and growing industry. Learn more at electricbikeassociation.org.
To interview Ray Verhelst, President of the Electric Bike Association, or to be put in touch with the right contacts for any of the other bike lines please contact Melissa Balmer at Melissa@PedalLove.org, Cell 562.221.9672.