IPMBA Annual Conference
Location and Logistics
25th Annual IPMBA Conference ~ April 11-18, 2015 ~ Chandler, Arizona
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, One North San Marcos Plaza, Chandler AZ 85225
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
One North San Marcos Plaza, Chandler AZ 85225
Rate*: $130 single/double; $140 triple/quad + 12.67% tax.
Call 480-812-0900 before March 9, 2015, and ask for Group Code IP5, or book online.
Note: Reservations must be made using the weblink or by calling the hotel directly. Because most of their rooms are being held for IPMBA, discount travel websites may show that the hotel is sold out over the conference dates. *A portion of the room rate will be used to offset conference expenses.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, 20 miles from downtown, is served by Air Canada, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Frontier, Great Lakes, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest/AirTran, Spirit, Sun Country, United, and USAirways. Phoenix/Mesa Gateway airport is approximately 15 miles from Chandler and is served by Allegiant Air.
Shuttle service from both airports will be provided by the host agency. Contact Officer Jason Sieczkowski at IPMBAShuttle2015@gmail.com or 602-723-5128 to book a shuttle. Leave your name, email address, phone number, airline, flight number, arrival date and time, and whether or not you will be traveling with your bicycle. If you do not receive confirmation within five business days, please assume your information was not received and resend it. There will be a reception area at the airport for arriving conference attendees in the baggage claim area. Sign up for departure shuttles at the IPMBA Command Center.
Chandler can be easily reached via I-10, I-17/I-40, and US 60/Loop 101. It is 20 miles from Phoenix, 100 from Tucson, 255 miles from the Grand Canyon, and within 500 miles of Albuquerque, Las Vegas, San Diego and Los Angeles. Plentiful, free surface parking is available at the San Marcos.
Contact: Phone: 480-899-3625; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; you must make arrangements for shipping and other services in advance.
Package Includes: Storage, assembly and adjustment, delivery to and pick-up from conference site, disassembly, packing, and return shipping (continental U.S. only). Contact for international shipping charges.
Cost: $225, return shipping within continental U.S. only, and only using conventional bicycle boxes (8 x 34 x 56). Oversized boxes and hard cases may be subject to additional charges. Bicycles will be repacked in the packaging in which they arrive. Attach your name and contact information to the frame. Do not ship personal items with the bike.
Shipping Address: You must ship your bike at least fourteen business days prior to your date of arrival. Any bikes received three days or closer to the event may be subject to a rush fee of $40. Ship to: [YOUR NAME]/25th Annual IPMBA Conference/c/o Global Bikes/2915 W. Ray Road, Suite 10, Chandler AZ 85224 Date: [DATE YOU WILL ARRIVE IN CHANDLER so your bike build can be prioritized].
For more information about packing and shipping your bicycle, as well as to compare options for shipping and flying with your bike, visit www.bikeflights.com. (This is not an endorsement, but Wren Nealy writes, "I used this service last year and it was AWESOME and very affordable.")
Bicycle rentals are available through Global Bikes. Specialized® (e.g., Stumpjumper, Camber, Epic) and Raleigh, ranging from $65/day or $385/week to $75/day or $455/week. Visit www.azbikerentals.com for more information and to book online. Please let the shop know the rental is for the IPMBA Conference so the Chandler Police Department can arrange to transport the bikes from the rental facility to the conference location.
11 Things to Love About Chandler
1: 330 days of sunshine - Take advantage of Chandler's wonderful climate. April temperatures average 75 degrees!
2: Cactus League Spring Training - From Chandler, easily access any of the 15 Major League teams that make the Valley of the Sun their spring home for baseball.
3: Worldly dining experiences - Restaurants run the gamut – from Abuelo's Mexican Embassy to Greek food at Zorba's, plus Sushi, Italian, Thai and even... American!
4: Five championship golf courses - Including Arizona's original golf resort, Chandler golf offers lush fairways, expansive views and great golf values in the Valley of the Sun.
5: Family fun at annual community events and family fun centers - Chandler's family fun centers have wall-to-wall trampolines, Old West gunfight reenactments, ice-skating rinks and so much more!
6: Parks - Walk Chandler's park trails, stretch and strive on an exercise course, join a pickup game of basketball or frolic in any of Chandler's 60 six aquatic centers. Parks also offer environmental education displays, playgrounds for the kids, a ranch museum and plenty of room to play!
7: Biking - 327 miles of paved paths and bike lanes and 100+ miles of mountain bike trails
8: Vibrant Downtown Chandler - restaurants, local independently owned shops, boutiques, galleries, and public art.
9: Chandler Solar Walk - Veterans Oasis Park and Environmental Education Center.
10: A Great Central Location - Explore Arizona's scenic wonders, family fun adventures and world-renowned attractions.
11: The 25th Annual IPMBA Conference!