To: Denise Merdon,
Special Events Supervisor, Gilbert, AZ
Bicycle Relay Race & Trade Show
Denise, I have received the pdf you sent, and
I thank Mayor Dainels for giving you my contact info. I have
not yet filled out the pdf forms because I am hopeful we are
able to get some local businesses to co-sponsor this event
with us. Several event specialist we have discussed this
event with have implored us - if possible - to
have a local sponsors and a local board of directors.
Don't know if Mayor
Dainels shared with you all of the details of the
international events we are proposing.
What we would like to do next November or
December in Gilbert, AZ, is have a week long coed bicycle
relay-race and trade show.
The plan is to invite (from college/university bike clubs
all over the world) 200 eight member race teams. Each team
will have four males and four females. Each team will also
have two additional members: the teamís bike mechanic and a
These teams will compete in three separate 100 mile relay-race
events: one will be all male; two, will be all female;
three, will be two males and two females. Cyclist will race
25 miles before passing the baton to their teammate.
This will be a week long event. The first three days:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday will be used to pick the sixteen
fastest teams in each category. Thursday will be an off day.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we will have the final
In addition to the relay races, we plan to have a large bicycle trade show. At this trade show, bike
manufacturers from all over the world will display their
bikes and accessories from display booths in the convention
much of the success of these events will depend on keeping
the relay races and the trade show combined. We have to come
up with a race route that starts and ends where
the trade show is being held.
Although this will be our first ever bicycle relay race and
trade show, we are confident this nationally televised event
will attract thousands of spectators and generate more money than it cost to produce.
the 200 participating race teams will pay a $15,000
registration fee. (200 x $15,000 = $3,000,000). There will
be additional funds from display booths, parking,
concessions and TV broadcast rights.
We do not as yet have a corporate sponsor/s, but we are
confident that once we confirm the city where these events
will be held that we will find multiple corporate sponsors.
Thank you Jess, and
yes mayor Daniels
information with me
The Town of
Gilbert do not
facility to host
a trade show.
You might want
to check with
the Falls Event
inquire if they
could host your
trade show. Once
you secure a
location I could
work with you on
the route that
race. I will
however let you
navigate due to
creating a grid,
homes in their
we do races.
with locating a
trade show venue
and we can
tackle the route
once you find a