BOULDER, Colo. — Continuing on the early success of DRAFT: A PeopleForBikes Meetup in late 2016, PeopleForBikes returns in 2017 with a busy schedule of industry and community networking events. The events will take place from coast to coast, with the intention of building connections and encouraging innovation among passionate bike industry professionals, startup entrepreneurs, and people who love biking.
January events include meet-ups in Des Moines; Duluth; Los Angeles; Park City; San Francisco and the Twin Cities. Information about individual meet-ups is available at DRAFT: A PeopleForBikes Meetup.
DRAFT events follow a simple format: Informal networking, group announcements, four short presentations and audience questions. Layering in delicious local craft beer completes the package.
“There are so many creative people in the bike space that we designed DRAFT to help tease out great ideas, inspire entrepreneurs and showcase innovation,” said PeopleForBikes Vice President, Business Network, Jenn Dice. “Each event becomes a catalyst to bring riders together and connect around bike ideas.”
DRAFT builds on the success of seven initial meetups, titled CO Bikes + Biz + Beer, that PeopleForBikes hosted in Denver. Originally started as a small gathering of passionate bike people, the bi-monthly Denver event now regularly attracts nearly 300 attendees.
“DRAFT brings all sectors of bicycle culture—the riders, brands, advocates, retailers, racers, media and policy makers—into the same room to exchange ideas and build relationships,” said Josh Johnson of Pure Cycles in Los Angeles. “We’re excited to host one of the first DRAFT events outside Colorado.”
Interested in participating or learning more about DRAFT? Email JJ Trout at JJ@PeopleForBikes.org. Keep up with the latest news and updates on the DRAFT Facebook page.
PeopleForBikes is uniting millions of individuals, thousands of businesses and hundreds of communities to make better bike riding for everyone. When people ride bikes, great things happen. Join us at PeopleForBikes.org.
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