Frostbike

Feb 15–17, 2018
Bloomington, MN
Frostbike provides QBP retailers with the tools they need to sell more, be profitable, and thrive in a changing industry.

Registration

Frostbike is open to current QBP retailers and exhibitors. A QBP Customer Account Number is required to register and attend the event.

Deadline to register for Frostbike 2018 is Friday, January 26 although the event is expected to reach capacity prior to this date.

 

Retailer Registration

Retailers can select one of three badges when registering for Frostbike:

Full Registration: includes access to education Thursday and/or Friday, the Frostbike Expo and all social activities.

Education Only: includes access to education Thursday and/or Friday and the social activities occuring those days.

Expo Only: includes access to the Frostbike Expo Saturday and the Frostbike After-Party that evening.

 

Exhibitor Registration

An Exhibitor Registration includes access to the Frostbike Expo, Expo Setup and Stike and social activities occuring Friday and Saturday.

 

Frostbike 2018 Registration

Schedule

Retailer

2 - 6 pm

Event Check-In

Location: Radisson Blu MOA
3 - 4:30 pm

Education

Choose from 22 FREE seminars to hone your skills and grow your business!

Click here to view the 2018 seminar lineup

Seminars sponsored by SRAM

Location: Radisson Blu MOA
4:30 - 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Kick-off Frostbike 2017 with QBP Leadership and brands for an evening filled with good conversation.

Welcome Reception sponsored by Osprey Packs

Location: Radisson Blu MOA
7 am - 3 pm

Event Check-In

Location: Radisson Blu MOA
7 - 8 am

Breakfast

Location: Radisson Blu MOA
8 am - 4:30 pm

Education

Choose from 22 FREE seminars to hone your skills and grow your business!

Click here to view the 2018 seminar lineup

Seminars sponsored by SRAM

Location: Radisson Blu MOA
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Lunch

Location: Radisson Blu MOA
4:30 - 6 pm

Reception

Come have a drink with us, catch-up with fellow retailers and connect with QBP suppliers at Friday’s reception!

Reception sponsored by FSA

Location: Radisson Blu MOA
6 - 8 pm

Dinner & Keynote

Get fired up in the company of the best and brightest minds in the industry. This year’s program line-up features QBP President, Rich Tauer, Scott King (the S in SRAM), and our keynote Leah Benson, owner of Portland, Oregon’s Gadys Bikes who will share a powerful and hilarious message with us.

Dinner & Keynote sponsored by Ergon USA, Inc.

Location: Radisson Blu MOA
9 - 11:59 pm

All-City Product Release Party

Come see, touch, and feel (deep in your heart) All-City’s latest contribution to bike kind, The Gorilla Monsoon. First round of drinks are on us and the sounds will be sweet and soulful. Let’s all get weird in one of the strangest places on earth, the Twin Cities monument to consumerism: The Mall of America.

Location: Hard Rock Cafe, MOA
8 am - 5 pm

Event Check-In

Location: QBP Headquarters
8:00 - 9:30 am

Breakfast

Location: QBP Headquarters
8:30 am - 5 pm

Expo

Meet with QBP brands, Dealer’s Choice suppliers and other key partners at the Frostbike Expo! While you’re at it, stop by the NICA Silent Auction and join a tour for an inside look of our headquarters.

NEW THIS YEAR: Check-out the Tech Theater on the show floor during the Expo! The Tech Theater, presented by Dealer’s Choice, features technical seminars from some of your favorite brands throughout the Expo from 8:30am - 5pm.

Click here to view the Frostbike Tech Theater Schedule

Expo sponsored by DT Swiss USA

Location: QBP Headquarters
11 am - 2 pm

Lunch

Location: QBP Headquarters
7 - 11 pm

Frostbike After-Party

This party is sure to make you shout! Join us downtown at Shout House Dueling Pianos to commemorate an epic Frostbike weekend! We’ll celebrate with hors d’oeuvres, drinks, & live music by Shout House’s infamous rock ‘n’ roll piano duo.

​Frostbike After-Party sponsored by Saris

Location: Shout House Dueling Pianos

Exhibitor

12:00 pm - 7 pm

Event Check-In

Location: QBP Headquarters
12:30 - 1:30 pm

Exhibitor Presentation: QBP’s Digital Content Future

QBP is partnering with you, the supplier, to create a better shopping experience for retailers. Learn how to increase your profits with the right content at this presentation by QBP’s Director of Digital Strategy, Josh Lindberg, Digital Content Manager, Kurtis Wilson, and Distribution Sales Manager, Chris Negrete.

Location: QBP Headquarters
1:30 - 7 pm

Expo Setup

Location: QBP Headquarters
4:30 - 6 pm

Reception

Come have a drink with us, catch-up with fellow retailers and connect with QBP suppliers at Friday’s reception!

Reception sponsored by FSA

Location: Radisson Blu MOA
6 - 8 pm

Dinner & Keynote

Get fired up in the company of the best and brightest minds in the industry. This year’s program line-up features QBP President, Rich Tauer, Scott King (the S in SRAM), and our keynote Leah Benson, owner of Portland, Oregon’s Gadys Bikes who will share a powerful and hilarious message with us.

Dinner & Keynote sponsored by Ergon USA, Inc.

Location: Radisson Blu MOA
9 - 11:59 pm

All-City Product Release Party

Come see, touch, and feel (deep in your heart) All-City’s latest contribution to bike kind, The Gorilla Monsoon. First round of drinks are on us and the sounds will be sweet and soulful. Let’s all get weird in one of the strangest places on earth, the Twin Cities monument to consumerism: The Mall of America.

7:30 - 8:30 am

Event Check-In

Location: QBP Headquarters
7:30 - 9:30 am

Breakfast

Location: QBP Headquarters
7:30 - 8:30 am

Expo Setup

Location: QBP Headquarters
8:30 am - 5 pm

Frostbike Expo

Location: QBP Headquarters
11 am - 2pm

Lunch

Location: QBP Headquarters
5 pm - 9 pm

Expo Strike

Location: QBP Headquarters
7 pm - 11 pm

Frostbike After-Party

This party is sure to make you shout! Join us downtown at Shout House Dueling Pianos to commemorate an epic Frostbike weekend! We’ll celebrate with hors d’oeuvres, drinks, & live music by Shout House’s infamous rock ‘n’ roll piano duo.

​Frostbike After-Party sponsored by Saris

Location: Shout House Dueling Pianos
8 am - 12 pm

Expo Strike

Location: QBP Headquarters

Media

12 - 4 pm

Media Arrivals

2 - 6 pm

Event Check-In

3 - 4:30 pm

Bike Setup & Ride Prep

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Kick-off Frostbike 2017 with QBP Leadership and brands for an evening filled with good conversation.

Welcome Reception sponsored by Osprey Packs

7 - 9 pm

Dinner with Salsa

7 - 8 am

Breakfast

8 - 10 am

Morning Ride with Surly

Join the Surly team for an immersive Pugsley experience! Ride will start at Radisson Blu and end at QBP where you can shower and prep for the day - the group will stop for a snack along the way. We’ll utilize the Minnesota River Bottoms trail network which meanders back and forth between woods and wetland. Expect a primarily flat, rolling, single-track ride with occasional double-track. As the name suggests, the trail parallels the Minnesota River so expect occasional mud and/or sand and hopefully, snow. Alternative transportation to QBP will be provided for anyone who doesn’t register for this ride.

12 - 1pm

Brand Immersion: Whisky

1 - 2 pm

Lunch

2 - 3 pm

Brand Immersion: Salsa

3 - 3:30 pm

Brand Immersion: iSSi

3:30 - 4 pm

Brand Immersion: Civia

4:30 - 6 pm

Reception

Come have a drink with us, catch-up with fellow retailers and connect with QBP suppliers at Friday’s reception!

Reception sponsored by FSA

6 - 8 pm

Dinner & Keynote

Get fired up in the company of the best and brightest minds in the industry. This year’s program line-up features QBP President, Rich Tauer, Scott King (the S in SRAM), and our keynote Leah Benson, owner of Portland, Oregon’s Gadys Bikes who will share a powerful and hilarious message with us.

Dinner & Keynote sponsored by Ergon USA, Inc.

9 - 11:59 pm

All-City Product Release Party

Come see, touch, and feel (deep in your heart) All-City’s latest contribution to bike kind, The Gorilla Monsoon. First round of drinks are on us and the sounds will be sweet and soulful. Let’s all get weird in one of the strangest places on earth, the Twin Cities monument to consumerism: The Mall of America.

8 am - 5 pm

Event Check-In

8:00 - 9:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am - 5 pm

Expo

Meet with QBP brands, Dealer’s Choice suppliers and other key partners at the Frostbike Expo! While you’re at it, stop by the NICA Silent Auction and join a tour for an inside look of our headquarters.

NEW THIS YEAR: Check-out the Tech Theater on the show floor during the Expo! The Tech Theater, presented by Dealer’s Choice, features technical seminars from some of your favorite brands throughout the Expo from 8:30am - 5pm.

Click here to view the Frostbike Tech Theater Schedule

Expo sponsored by DT Swiss USA

11 am - 12 pm

Brand Immersion: All-City

12 - 1 pm

Lunch

1 - 2 pm

Brand Immersion: TERAVAIL & 45NRTH

7 - 11 pm

Frostbike After-Party

This party is sure to make you shout! Join us downtown at Shout House Dueling Pianos to commemorate an epic Frostbike weekend! We’ll celebrate with hors d’oeuvres, drinks, & live music by Shout House’s infamous rock ‘n’ roll piano duo.

​Frostbike After-Party sponsored by Saris

9 am - 12 pm

Media Departures

Getting Around

Event Venues

Radisson Blu MOA

Take advantage of the group room block setup at Radisson Blu Hotel Mall of America (MOA) with rates starting at $114.

Website

QBP Headquarters

6400 W 105th St.
Bloomington, MN 55438
(952) 941-9391

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Event Shuttle Schedule

Frostbike Expo Shuttle

On Saturday, February 17, the Frostbike Expo Shuttle runs to and from QBP and Radisson Blu Mall of America on a continuous loop arriving at each desination approximately every 45 minutes.

  • The first shuttle departs Radisson Blu at 7:30 am.
  • The last shuttle departs QBP at 5:30 pm.

*Frostbike Exhibitor? Visit Exhibitor Resources for exhibitor-specific shuttle information.

Frostbike After-Party Shuttle

On Saturday, February 17, the Frostbike After-Party Shuttle runs to and from Radisson Blu Mall of America and the Shout House on a continous loop arriving at each destination approximately every 60 minutes.

  • The first shuttle departs Radisson Blu at 6:30 pm.
  • The last shuttle departs Shout House at 11:30 pm.

If you miss a shuttle or want to head downtown earlier or stay later, the most affordable form of transportation to get to downtown Minneapolis is the METRO Blue Line. To get to the After-Party, take this train from the Mall of America station to the Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue Station - Google directions can be found here. 

For more information on the METRO Blue Line, visit https://www.metrotransit.org/metro-blue-line.

Other Transportation Options

  • Event Transportation

    Radisson Blu Airport Shuttle

    The Radisson Blu MOA Hotel Shuttle can be requested by guests for travel to and from MSP International during service hours.

    Details
  • Event Transportation

    METRO Blue Line

    METRO Blue Line is a convenient and affordable form of transportation when going to/from Radisson Blu Mall of America and MSP International.

    The METRO Blue Line stops at both MSP terminals and drops off at the Mall of America where Radisson Blu is located.

    The METRO system consists of three different METRO lines that can get you to and from various areas of the Twin Cities. For more information, click here.

    Details
  • Event Transportation

    UBER

    UBER can be a convenient way to get around the Twin Cities and picks up and drops off at the Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

    Details

Expo Information

QBP supplier? Visit Exhibitor Resources for more information.

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