Demo Day Etiquette

#1
Sorry if this in the wrong place. What are the do’s and dont’s of a demo day? I read in MBA this month that I should bring pedals (don’t have), not to tip, to bring food/beverage ( I’m not because that’s weird). Got me thinking, what should I bring/do?

Obviously a helmet, hydration, correct foot ware, anything else? I don’t want to be rude to people who are being so generous.

I plan on attending Hilltop’s demo day on Sunday. Is it first come first serve? If someone takes a bike do they bring it back for others to try or do they have it all day? I need an XL, so if that’s not available I’m basically at an outdoor showroom.

Any insight appreciated. Thanks!
 

jimvreeland

Shop: Hilltop Bicycles
Shop Keep
#2
We have pedals, just bring you and a helmet. Test rides are 30 minute loops so if there's a bike out it'll be back soon enough. Bikes are first come so do try to arrive early if there's a specific bike you want. Or, call ahead to make sure that bike will even be there.
 

Magic

Formerly 1sh0t1b33r
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#3
Do bring your own pedals.
Do bring all your usual riding gear.
Do bring your own bike so you can still ride your bike around while waiting for a demo.
Do bring peanut M&M's to tip JimV.
Don't hog the bike all day.
Don't break the demo.
Don't steal the demo.
 
#4
We have pedals, just bring you and a helmet. Test rides are 30 minute loops so if there's a bike out it'll be back soon enough. Bikes are first come so do try to arrive early if there's a specific bike you want. Or, call ahead to make sure that bike will even be there.
Thank you sir! Looking forward to it. Hope it’s not too muddy, but I think that’s inevitable.
 
#5
Do bring your own pedals.
Do bring all your usual riding gear.
Do bring your own bike so you can still ride your bike around while waiting for a demo.
Do bring peanut M&M's to tip JimV.
Don't hog the bike all day.
Don't break the demo.
Don't steal the demo.
I’m sure some lawyer can argue that the peanut M&M’s are compensation for the bike. :)

Thanks for the tips. I stress out over things like this. Don’t want to be “that guy who...”.