The Best Fest
Our first-ever Congressional Bike Fest in Washington, D.C. welcomed more than 400 congressional staffers and showcased the best of the U.S. bike industry in the Rayburn Building of the U.S. House of Representatives. Twenty-two brands showcased their latest products. We featured items from Accell, ASI, Bell, blackriver, Bosch, CamelBak, Capital Bikeshare, CSG, Huffy, Giant, Giro, J&B, Pure Cycle, QBP, REI, Saris, Shimano, Shinola, Specialized, SRAM, Trek and WTB. "We are an industry of innovation, job creation and mobility," says Rebecca Smith, general manager of REI’s Washington, D.C. flagship store. "The Bike Fest was an opportunity to remind elected officials how innovative our industry is and how influential and important the $887 billion outdoor industry is to local economies. Our showcase brought out Hill staffers and members of Congress who appreciate the power of bikes and understand their value to communities across the nation."