I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike!

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike!

Growing up only an hour away from the home of Trek Bikes, biking is in my blood. Case in point:

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I very fondly remember riding around the subdivision every night with all of the other neighborhood youngsters – a comical parade of striders, training wheels, tricycles and two-wheelers. To this day I am an avid biker – cruiser, road, tandem, you name it (unicycle, anyone?!?). Which is why I, and all of us here at Red Carpet Events & Design, are jazzed Interbike is coming to Reno-Tahoe in 2018 (#isitSeptember2018yet)!

For those of you who do not know what Interbike is, Interbike is the largest annual industry bike show in North America. Interbike is where the bicycle industry gathers to celebrate, educate and conduct the business of cycling. Bicycle retailers, media, importers and distributors can discover the latest in bicycle technology, including bicycle demos at the largest 2-day demo event for the trade – OutDoor Demo. Attendees can also meet with hundreds of exhibitors offering everything the bicycle industry has to offer, including: road, mountain, triathlon, electric bikes, nutrition, apparel, safety, accessories, power and more.

Be sure to check out Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority’s press release and this totally awesome video for more information about Interbike coming to Reno-Tahoe.

As an event company, we couldn’t NOT look at bicycle décor. If you are an Interbike exhibitor – or just someone hosting a bicycle themed event – there is a TON of incredible bicycle themed décor for your booth or for your party. All of which will be sure to impress attendees and guests!

Photo Ops

Lucky for you, here at Red Carpet we have our very own front tricycle available for you to rent. Bonus: the tricycle has an adorable and functional, basket! The basket can be filled with your favorite bicycle themed foods, drinks, giveaways, etc. How neat would it be if someone were biking throughout your event on this beauty serving bicycle themed beer!?! Now that is the kind of party that I want to attend!

Alternatively, a stationary bicycle, like this bicycle covered entirely in greenery, makes for a fabulous photo op. Bicycles can be decorated with greenery, floral, lights – you name it! [Bicycle covered in greenery created by landscape artist Lily Kwong.]

Décor

Looking more for décor that subtly says “I love bicycles.” instead of décor that screams “I LOVE BICYCLES!!!”? Then these hanging bicycle wheel floral arrangements by Bold American Events are absolutely perfect. The blend of polished and unpolished is spectacular.

Besides being used to hang your bicycle or everyday objects, these racks built from recycled bicycle handlebars and seats are also extremely decorative. Austrian designer Andreas Scheiger was inspired by Pablo Picasso’s ‘Bull Head‘ [Cabeza de Toro] sculptures, and gave it a twist by adding a ‘hunting trophy’ touch. I love how all of the assorted racks look all together on one wall.

Don’t think bicycle wheels are all that pretty? This gorgeous stained glass bicycle wheel by Velo Gioielli will make you think again. This stunning piece will surely make a statement in your booth.

Lighting

Repurposed bicycle gear sets can be transformed into a multipoint pendant fixture using Edison-style filament bulbs. #CanIgetthisformyapartment? [By Mark Diaz, an interior designer from Miami, Florida]

Multidisciplinary artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga reimagines used bike parts to create luxurious, cascading, and seemingly traditional chandeliers. I love the aesthetic of these chandeliers – rooted in the Victorian era with a strong industrial look. Both beautiful and functional!

This unique light fixture at the Drake Cafe in Toronto is made up of recycled bicycle frames. As you can see, old bicycle parts can be used for a lot of upcycle design pieces – the wheels, chains and inner tubes are common. Bicycle frames, on the other hand, are not. The variety of colors, shapes, and angles make this light fixture an incredible focal piece. [Designed by 3rd Uncle Design]

Furniture

When talking about bicycle décor, Bicicleta* (*bicycle in Romanian) – a bar in Bucharest, Romania – is a must mention. A collaboration between Alina Turdean (of Open Space Design) and the bar’s owner Stefan Ciobotaru, the bar reflects the latter’s childhood love for bicycles and everything that has to do with them. Much of the bar’s furniture and light fixtures are made up of a variety of old bicycle parts. Tables and chairs made of reused bicycle parts is a fantastic way to discretely incorporate bicycles in to your occasion – because everybody has to sit down at some point, right!?!

Like something you see here? Or, do you have a bicycle décor dream that you want to make a reality? Our fabulously talented team here at Red Carpet is eagerly geared up to help execute your vision! #Nowacceptingbicycledonations #Giveusallthebikes

See you all at Interbike!