During this year’s Interbike show from September 23-25 ’09 in Las Vegas, we held the “Fastest Fold-Off Contest” at the Montague Bikes booth. Interbike is the largest bike show in North America, where buyers and retailers from all over the world come to see the newest and latest bicycle products and models.

Montague Bikes booth at Interbike 2009!

Montague Bikes booth at Interbike 2009!

We would like to thank all those who participated in the event. Over 70 contestants stepped up on stage to give their best shot at folding our bikes as quickly as possible. The average folding time was around 13 seconds, pretty impressive!

Montague Bikes booth at Interbike 2009!

Montague Bikes booth at Interbike 2009!

Here are the top 4 ranking fastest folders who took part in the contest:

1) Kevin Penrose – 3.72 seconds
2) Carter Bishop and Rob Mahe – 4.31 seconds (tied)
3) Roman Roth – 6.38 seconds

Everybody did an amazing job, and it was awesome to watch. Congratulations to the winner, Kevin Penrose, from Electric Cyclery in Laguna Beach, CA! Kevin won the $500 prize with his unbelievable folding time of 3.72 seconds. His speed was witnessed by the time keeper and a cheering crowd. Kevin’s time could possibly be the fastest full size folding bike record ever!

We had a great time, and can’t wait to see if anybody out there can beat Kevin’s fastest folding time!

Ride Safe,

Montague Bikes and Swissbike