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Hey everyone,

A local guy suggested I mention it on this forum. For our 1st Annual Peak Region Cyclist Bicycle show we're going to have a vintage bike show as part of it. $10 to enter. Currently looking at mountain bikes 10+ years old and road 20+ year old. Possibly a cruiser and 3 speed class.

We've never done a vintage show but knowing the collections in the region and knowing people want to show them off we thought it'd be fun. Portion of proceeds will go to local bicycle advocacy in the Peak Region.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Rumpfy said:
Get DC and Ameybrook to bring their bikes out and watch jaws drop.
DC definitely, but Ameybrook:rolleyes: What does he have:cool:
 

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It's my understanding that there will be some sort of prizes involved. There will be at least 2 Yeti bikes there that I know of. Vintage ride at Bear Creek after?
 

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It's my understanding that there will be some sort of prizes involved. There will be at least 2 Yeti bikes there that I know of. Vintage ride at Bear Creek after?
Yep we'll probably charge $10 a bike to enter and maybe $5 a bike for anyone who brings more than 10 bikes (I really want Shawn from Absolute to bring his collection). Yes there will be prizes and such. Still working on how it will work, but it's early December and the show is later February.

I love the idea of a Vintage ride Bear Creek is close and has some great new trails thanks to the parks department and Medicine Wheel. It's only a mile if that from the event location.

FYI this is a project of PeakRegionCyclist.com. We don't have details really online yet but all issues are viewable at no charge online and our last issue has some info.

We'll also have tables for area bicycle advocacy/trailbuilding groups in the Peak Region, most of the shops in the region will be there so far (even the one man shops are game), will have a bike swap area, bike companies from Colorado and beyond, some speakers, and that evening.....and this forum should love this...."American Flyers" on the silver screen downtown.
 

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Depending on my job situation I might be able to make it. If I'm lucky I can call it a "business" trip and have someone else pay for it, but I might go regardless.
 

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"Yep we'll probably charge $10 a bike to enter and maybe $5 a bike for anyone who brings more than 10 bikes (I really want Shawn from Absolute to bring his collection)"

So If I want to bring down my collection of vintage Moots bikes, It'll cost $10 a bike just to display my collection?? Don't you think that will deter some from participating? It turns me off. Why not let those with display bikes in for one low price to get us in the door no matter how many bikes we have, and charge those without anything to display $15 to enter and view ?

PS; Absolute's collesction should get a free pass and center stage, but tell him that if anyone comes with a better collection, they take his free pass.
 

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It'll cost $10 a bike just to display my collection?? Don't you think that will deter some from participating? It turns me off. Why not let those with display bikes in for one low price to get us in the door no matter how many bikes we have, and charge those without anything to display $15 to enter and view ?
Seconded. If I come, I think I would have three bikes to display, but $30 is a bit much on top of travel costs.

I can display them on the interweb for free ;)
 

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Our collection @ Absolute Bikes in Salida, incorporates close to 80 bikes now, bringing all of them? yeah, that ain't gunna happen.
 

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ameybrook said:
Seconded. If I come, I think I would have three bikes to display, but $30 is a bit much on top of travel costs.

I can display them on the interweb for free ;)
Well keep in mind it's not just to display them....we'll be doing prizes for show favorites and so forth plus as of yesterday you'll get a discount or two at local bike friendly places. Also we're only charging $3 -$5 with most of that going to charity. We have a lot of overhead into this plus planning and such it's not as easy as it sounds.

Another reason to charge is because we don't want some random person showing up with their schwinn from their garage with rotting tires. We're looking for people who are proud of their vintage rides and want to show them off....and maybe win something for it.

Once again, we're still working on the details of the Vintage Show as to how it'll work. Most people around here feel the $10 is fair to enter such. Plus what if that includes a free post show beer for just those who entered? Like a "Vintage Enthusiast" Happy Hour so you have a chance to actually meet and discuss? And maybe we'll have to do 5+ bikes $5 each and will also get a free ticket to "American Flyers" that night? Classes may have to be more than just "best vintage MTB" and "best vintage road"....perhaps we'll say if 5-10 or more of a given brand we'll have voting for that too...so "Best Yeti" or "Best Manitou". Either way, that's part of why I posted here....to get feedback as well as get the word out.

I've gotten emails and PM's so far that are supportive. I myself have been riding since '89 and my magazine collection isn't too bad from back then plus I have an old Bridgestone catalog (you know the old fashion one on recycled paper) but not sure how I'd display as they are fragile.

Keep it coming. I think by Feb. 21st we can have a sweet deal to offer. Oh and meeting this week with a downtown hotel hopefully to talk heavy discounts on rooms for vendors and the non-profits from Denver. Would it help to get hooked up on room deals for those displaying?
 

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Also we're only charging $3 -$5 with most of that going to charity.
The magic words :thumbsup:

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we don't want some random person showing up with their schwinn from their garage with rotting tires.
Fair point.

I think its a cool idea, and I'm strongly considering making the drive from Dgo. My $.02 - dont 'penalize' people willing to bring more than one bike by charging per display. I'd prefer a flat, veloswap-like fee.
 

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The magic words :thumbsup:

Fair point.

I think its a cool idea, and I'm strongly considering making the drive from Dgo. My $.02 - dont 'penalize' people willing to bring more than one bike by charging per display. I'd prefer a flat, veloswap-like fee.
Thanks for understanding. We'll make enough money to justify our time on this (which I think it's hard to knock that-who works for free?) and we will be donating a decent amount to local advocacy issues so by no means will I be buying a house in the Broadmoor off doing this show :)

We have to charge something in relation to # of bikes displayed. No way around that as there will be prizes available and well we have only so much space plus if we end up with 50-100 bikes (or more) we have to coordinate before and day of (not to mention everything else going at the show that day).

That said, I do see the value of cutting special deals with those who have large collections or have special bikes. If you have over 10 bikes and would like to be considered for a price break, PM me with what you have exactly for bikes you want to bring....and please, be spec'd accordingly (for instance an '89 Yeti with mostly late '90s parts or a 2008 XTR Gruppo you can bring it, but I ain't givin' ya special treat-ment).

As it stands my feeling is this:

$10 a bike, $5 per bike for over 5 bikes, over 10 depends on collection

This gets you:
-Discounts with VIP Badge to local diner (big bike hangout)...$6 club (compared to $8-10 for a meal), local brewery, and maybe one or two other places (good for Wed-Mon for those coming from ways away)

-One Drink Ticket per bike entered for local bike friendly Bar(s)

-Hotel Discounts (maybe)

-"Vintage Show Entrant Only" happy hour/networking deal at local venue (walking distance of said hotel of course)

-Vintage Bike Ride Post Show

-Cookie (ok kidding on that one.)

How's that sound?

FYI a lot of local shops (actually, looks like all of them from the region) will be there. Various reps will have spaces. Colorado Bike companies. Some out of state. Speakers. And food/drink will be reasonably priced at show (no $10 3 day old hotdogs or $8 beers). Locally on Thursday nights FYI there is a good size pub crawl. Saturday night working on getting American Flyers at downtown theater (that serves beer/wine). Sunday is "Cycling Sundays"..local Irish pub does food/drink specials and shows the bike race...Tour of Amgen that particular Sunday. Working on getting tours of Rock Shox, Spectrum Powdercoating, and SRM Power meters the Friday before as well.
 
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