Bicycle Leadership Conference - Listen. Learn. Lead. - April 8-10, 2014 - Monterey, California

Cycling at the Bicycle Leadership Conference

Plan to spend some time on two wheels at the Bicycle Leadership Conference.

The Monterey Bay Coastal Bike Path is an oceanfront trail covering 18 miles, from Castroville in the north to Pacific Grove in the south. Following the same route once used by the Southern Pacific Railway, the trail goes right by Cannery Row, Lover’s Point, the Maritime Museum, Fisherman’s Wharf, and much more.

Not only is there fantastic cycling right from the doorstep of the Monterey Plaza Hotel, there is also the Sea Otter Classic starting on Thursday at nearby Laguna Seca Raceway. This four-day extravaganza of cycling features road and mountain bike competition and recreational rides. And the expo is the kickoff bash to the American cycling season.

Group Rides during BLC

Unlike most business conferences, the Bicycle Leadership Conference is actually a bike friendly experience. The 23 mile route loop will follow the dramatic Pacific coastline into beautiful Pebble Beach along the famous Seventeen Mile Drive.

If you plan to participate in one of the three BLC Group Rides we ask that you sign the release waiver. We will have copies of at the BLC registration desk when you check and ask that you sign this release before participating any of the Group Rides Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  We thank you in advance for your participation in the BLC Group rides and for your cooperation in signing the release.

We will be offering Group Rides during the 2014 BLC on the following days and times:

Tuesday April 8th 

 3:30-5:00 pm. Pleae note that this ride is an unsupported ride. No ride guides will be assigned to this ride.

Wednesday, April 9th

6:30 -8:30 am-Supported Ride; Ride Guides Provided 

Thursday, April 10th

6:30  -8:30 am-Supported Ride; Ride Guides Provided 

All rides will begin on the Upper Plaza at the Monterey Plaza Hotel.

BLC Demo and Rental Bicycle Availability Information

 

BLC is pleased to announce that Cycling Sports Group is providing an impressive fleet of Cannondale demo bicycles for use during the BLC Group Rides.  Both Men's and Women's sizes and models are available and include the very popular, Synapse w/Red, 29ers in each Scapel, Trigger and Carbon models, EVO w/Dura Ace and Synapse w/Di2. 

Frame size and models are limited; it is recommended that you contact Andy McVey at Cycling Sports Group (andy.mcvey@cyclingsportsgroup.com) to reserve your model and frame size. Details on where to pick up your reserved Cannondale bicycle will be provided at BLC registration.  Reservations are on a first come, first served basis and must be made prior to March 31, 2014.  The BLC thanks our Bronze Sponsor Cycling Sports Group for their support of the BLC Group Rides

 

BLC is pleased to announce that Currie Tech is providing an impressive fleet of IZIP, Haibike and eFlow demo eBikes for use during the BLC Group Rides, or, for just cruising in style around the MontereyPeninsula.  Both Men’s and Women’s sizes and models are available and include the very popular, Nitro, Path+, Dash, Zuma, and Peak. 

Frame size and models are limited; it is recommended that you contact Mike Salipante at Currie Tech (msalipante@currietech.com) to reserve your model and frame size. Details on where to pick up your reserved Currie Tech eBike will be provided at BLC registration.  Reservations are on a first come, first served basis and must be made prior to March 31, 2014.  The BLC thanks Currie Tech for their support of the BLC Group Rides!

Bay Bikes

The BLC is proud to again partner with Bay Bikes, a leading IBD serving Monterey, Carmel and Cannery Row.  If you would like to rent a bike, check out the great rentals available at Bay Bikes.  

Bay Bikes is  offering a special BLC discounted rental rate to BLC attendees:

  • $55 per day (regular price is $65/day)
  • $150 for 3 days (regular price is $165 for 3 days)

Available Bikes for rental include:

  • 2014 Venge/Ultegra 
    Sizes available:  (one each-52,54,56,58)

     
  • 2013 Specialized Tarmac Expert Compact/Ultegra
    Sizes available: (one each-52,54,56,58)

     
  • 2013 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert Compact/Ultegra
    Sizes available: (one each-52,54,56,58

     

Please bring your own pedals if you prefer to be clipped in as platform pedals are included on all rentals.

Pick up location will be at the Bay Bikes-Cannery Row location: 

       585 Cannery Row
       Monterey, CA 93940

For more information and to make your BLC bicycle rental reservation, please contact “Fast Frank” Pinto at 831.375.2144 or email Bay Bikes at frank@baybikes.com or  Daryn@baybikes.com.

The Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa Is providing secure storage for your rental bike during BLC.