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Early-Bird Registration for the Annual Bicycle Leadership Conference Extended Through Jan. 23, 2009

Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania

Bicycle Product Suppliers Association announces Bikes Belong, among others, as sponsor for 2009 BLC

The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) today announced that members of the bicycle industry (BPSA members and non-members alike) now have until Jan. 23, 2009 to take advantage of Early Bird Registration rates for the annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC).

This year's Bicycle Leadership Conference, a gathering of industry members enjoying speakers and participating in panel discussions, networking, bike rides, and a golf tournament, will be held in conjunction with the 2009 Sea Otter Classic, April 15-17, 2009, at the Monterey Bay Embassy Suites in Seaside, Calif.

"Registration numbers for the BLC were strong heading into the holidays and we expect to double the number of registered attendees between now and the conference," said John Nedeau, president of the BPSA and vice president of global sales for SRAM. "Extending the deadline gives industry manufacturers, retailers, advocacy members and others the opportunity to take advantage of special pricing for what promises to be a truly valuable event."

Registration fees for the BLC are viewable here and cover the opening reception on the evening of April 15, meals and networking events held Thursday, April 16 through Friday morning, April 17, including the 2009 BR&IN'y Awards Dinner and top 100 retailer honors, a special off-site leadership event (held Saturday evening), two organized industry bike rides and access to the BLC Hospitality Tent at the Sea Otter Classic.

2009 BLC Sponsors
The BPSA today also welcomed the Bikes Belong Coalition as a Gold Level sponsor for the 2009 BLC.

In addition to its sponsorship, Bikes Belong, a nonprofit group dedicated to getting more people on bicycles and riding them more often, will lead a break-out session during the event about how industry advocates work toward addressing the re-authorization of national funding.

"Bikes Belong sees tremendous value in bringing bike industry leaders and outside experts together each spring to share our best ideas and best practices," says Tim Blumenthal, executive director of Bikes Belong. "The BLC is a cost-effective, time-effective event that has the power to dramatically improve U.S. bicycling and the entire bike industry."

Other sponsors for the 2009 Bicycle Leadership Conference include:

Silver Level
Sea Otter Classic
Future US

Bronze Level
Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
Rodale - Bicycling & Mountain Bike magazines
SOAR Communications

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, event agenda or registration for the 2009 Bicycle Leadership Conference, please contact Conference Director Lance Camisasca at or call 949.444.8805.

About the Bicycle Products Suppliers Association (BPSA)
The Bicycle Products Suppliers Association (BPSA) is an association of suppliers of bicycles, parts, accessories and service providers that serve specialty bicycle retailers. The BPSA is the industry's sole source for statistics, tariff advisory, safety manuals and legal/legislative review. The BPSA produces the annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC), a networking and education forum for industry members. For more information please visit


Bicycle Leadership Conference
(888) 228-8058

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