SaddleDrive

Aug 21–24, 2018
Seven Springs Mountain Resort - Seven Springs, PA
Through exciting ride experiences, quality time with our brand and ​sales teams, and presentations that provide deep knowledge of brand and product, SaddleDrive gives select QBP retailers an advantage that’s as informative as it is fun.

Registration

Registration for SaddleDrive 2018 is now closed.

Schedule

Retailer

Retailer Arrivals

Flying into Pittsburgh International Airport? Join fellow SaddleDrive attendees between 10 am - 5 pm in our Hospitality Suite for snacks and refreshments before your shuttle to Seven Springs! Find the SaddleDrive Hospitality Suite at the Hyatt Regency connected to the airport – a short walk from baggage claim

10 am - 6 pm

Event Check-In

Location: Info Central at the Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
5 - 8 pm

Welcome Reception & BBQ

Kick off SaddleDrive on a high note by attending the Welcome Reception and BBQ. The perfect way to get settled in after a day of travelling, this event will include gourmet BBQ offerings, refreshing summer drinks, and classic lawn games.

Location: Fin 'n Feather, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
All-Day

Sales Strategy Meetings

Meet with your sales team so you can get some one-on-one time to evaluate how your shop is doing and formulate a strategy for a successful selling season.

7 - 9 am

Breakfast

A buffet breakfast is available daily in the Slopeside Restaurant. A casual, relaxed, dine-in experience featuring a hearty breakfast selection.

Location: Slopeside Restaurant, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
8:30 am - 5 pm

Demo

Ride the newest bikes from Salsa, Surly, All-City, and Civia during the demo portion of SaddleDrive. With a variety of flowy singletrack, gravel routes, and paved roads available to ride, you’ll be able to experience each of these brand’s bikes on their intended terrain.

Location: Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
8:30 am - 5 pm

Expo

Get the information you need on upcoming products and services from Dealer’s Choice suppliers and key QBP business partners at the SaddleDrive expo. This is your best opportunity to connect with the brands you already carry and to learn about new brands that can help drive even more revenue to your shop.

Location: Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
8:30 am - 5 pm

QBP Brand Clinics & Education

Increase your sell-through by participating in Salsa, All-City, Surly, and Civia brand clinics and by attending business-building seminars with topics including: sales strategies, merchandising, and marketing. Select the sessions you want to attend in registration to tailor your experience to your shop’s needs.

Click here to see a list of sessions available in registration!

Location: Conference Rooms, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
11 am - 2 pm

Lunch

Location: Mess Tent at the Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
5 - 6 pm

Dealer's Choice Happy Hour

Mingle with Dealer’s Choice vendors over drinks in the expo area to meet the folks behind your favorite brands and meet some new ones.

Women’s Meet and Greet: Head over to the Ergon tent during the first 30 minutes of the Dealer’s Choice Happy Hour to meet other women attendees. While you’re there, be sure to get fitted for an Ergon saddle to use at the Women’s Morning Ride the following morning.

Location: Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
6 - 8 pm

Dinner & Program

Hear from QBP’s president, Rich Tauer and connect with others in the industry at this seated dinner.

Location: Grand Ballroom, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
8 - 10 pm

Saris Nightcap

Immediately following the Dinner & Program, you’re welcome to join Saris and fellow attendees for an after-dinner drink at the Matterhorn! Commonly called “The Horn”, this Seven Springs’ late night spot is popular among resort guests and offers a relaxed spot to unwind and grab a drink. Saris will be distributing a select number of drink tokens at their booth Wednesday redeemable for a free beer at the Matterhorn during this event.

Location: The Matterhorn, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
All-Day

Sales Strategy Meetings

Meet with your sales team so you can get some one-on-one time to evaluate how your shop is doing and formulate a strategy for a successful selling season.

6 - 6:30 am

Women's Morning Ride Prep & Coffee with Burley

Attending the Women’s Morning Ride? Arrive a half-hour early to get your bike prepped and ready to go for the ride. While you’re at it, stop by the Burley tent for a cup of coffee and a pre-ride snack!

Location: Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
6:30 - 7:30 am

Women's Morning Ride

This hour-long ride will feature mixed terrain and is a great way to network with your fellow women attendees without missing out on the rest of the day’s action. All skill levels are welcome on this no-drop networking ride.

Location: Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
7 - 9 am

Breakfast

A buffet breakfast is available daily in the Slopeside Restaurant. A casual, relaxed, dine-in experience featuring a hearty breakfast selection.

Location: Slopeside Restaurant, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
8:30 am - 5 pm

Demo

Ride the newest bikes from Salsa, Surly, All-City, and Civia during the demo portion of SaddleDrive. With a variety of flowy singletrack, gravel routes, and paved roads available to ride, you’ll be able to experience each of these brand’s bikes on their intended terrain.

Location: Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
8:30 am - 5 pm

Expo

Get the information you need on upcoming products and services from Dealer’s Choice suppliers and key QBP business partners at the SaddleDrive expo. This is your best opportunity to connect with the brands you already carry and to learn about new brands that can help drive even more revenue to your shop.

Location: Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
8:30 am - 5 pm

QBP Brand Clinics & Education

Increase your sell-through by participating in Salsa, All-City, Surly, and Civia brand clinics and by attending business-building seminars with topics including: sales strategies, merchandising, and marketing. Select the sessions you want to attend in registration to tailor your experience to your shop’s needs.

Click here to see a list of sessions available in registration!

Location: Conference Rooms, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
11 am - 2 pm

Lunch

Location: Mess Tent at the Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
6 - 8 pm

Taste of Seven Springs

Sample traditional Pennsylvanian food while playing carnival games and checking out the local vendors that make the Laurel Highlands region great.

Location: Adventure Center Lot, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
8 - 11 pm

All-City Party

Wander over to the Foggy Goggle after getting your fill at Taste of Seven Springs to commemorate the end of SaddleDrive with beer and music.

Location: Foggy Goggle, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
7 - 9 am

Breakfast

A buffet breakfast is available daily in the Slopeside Restaurant. A casual, relaxed, dine-in experience featuring a hearty breakfast selection.

Location: Slopeside Restaurant, Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Retailer Departures

Exhibitor

Exhibitor Arrivals

8 am - 6 pm

Event Check-In

Location: Info Central at the Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
9 am - 4 pm

Expo Setup

Location: Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
5 - 8 pm

Welcome Reception & BBQ

Kick off SaddleDrive on a high note by attending the Welcome Reception and BBQ. The perfect way to get settled in after a day of travelling, this event will include gourmet BBQ offerings, refreshing summer drinks, and classic lawn games.

Location: Fin 'n Feather, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
8:30 am - 5 pm

Expo

Location: Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
11 am - 2 pm

Lunch

Location: Mess Tent at the Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
5 - 6 pm

Dealer's Choice Happy Hour

Mingle with attendees over drinks at the Expo!

Location: Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
6 - 8 pm

Dinner & Program

Hear from QBP’s president, Rich Tauer and connect with others in the industry at this seated dinner.

Location: Grand Ballroom, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
8:30 am - 5 pm

Expo

Location: Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
11 am - 2 pm

Lunch

Location: Mess Tent, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
5 - 10 pm

Expo Strike

Location: Mess Tent at the Bowl, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
6 - 8 pm

Taste of Seven Springs

Sample traditional Pennsylvanian food while playing carnival games and checking out the local vendors that make the Laurel Highlands region great.

Location: Adventure Lot, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
8 - 11 pm

All-City Party

Wander over to the Foggy Goggle after getting your fill at Taste of Seven Springs to commemorate the end of SaddleDrive with beer and music.

Location: Foggy Goggle, Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Exhibitor Departures

Getting Around

Event Venues

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

777 Waterwheel Drive 
Seven Springs, PA 15622

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Venue

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Event Shuttle Schedule

Retailer Airport Transportation:

  • On Tuesday, August 21, the SaddleDrive Airport Shuttle runs to Seven Springs Mountain Resort from the Pittsburgh International Airport on a continuous loop with the first shuttle departing the airport at 11 am and the last departing at 5 pm.
  • On Friday, August 24, the SaddleDrive Airport Shuttle runs to Pittsburgh International Airport from 4 am – 2:30 pm. Shuttles will pick up from Seven Springs Mountain Resort front lobby.

Resort Transportation: 

  • At the resort, Seven Springs has a 24-hour shuttle that you can take advantage of within the resort. To reserve a pick-up from your cell phone, call 800-453-2223 extension 5000. If you’re calling from your hotel room, just dial extension 5000. 

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