Las Vegas – September 20: If you’re in Las Vegas this week for the Interbike show, or sitting by your computer for the latest info on what’s new from the show, you might be wondering, “Where’s Kona”?

Well, the short answer is, we’re working away like usual, just not in Las Vegas this year. Kona’s been at the Interbike show every year since it started in 1988, but not this time. Fact is, timing is too late for us. You’ve already seen all our new bikes on since we launched them on August 9. Since then, we’ve had an in-house event on our home trails on Galbraith Mountain in Bellingham, Washington with our top US dealers in mid-August. We had a great “back to the source” show at Eurobike in Friedrichshaven, Germany at the beginning of September, and just finished up the Expocycle show in Montreal, Canada.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to test some of the new 2011 bikes in the near future, come check us out at Outerbike in Moab, Utah from September 30 – October 3, and also at NEMBAFest in Bear Brook, New Hampshire, October 9 -10.

So, for all of you who loved coming by to the Kona Interbike Booth and hanging out with our eclectic crew of sales reps, designers, marketeers and athletes, we’re real sorry it didn’t work out. Looks like we’ll be back next year since Interbike has changed the dates.

Until then, enjoy the ride! (And watch out for those Vegas induced shame-spirals…they’ll gitcha!)

-The Kona Crew