Registering bikes at Pitchfork

This past weekend was Pitchfork Music festival, the first large event where the Bike Index registered bikes.

Our team greeted people as they locked up their bikes, explained the benefits of registration and (armed with only smartphones and smiles) were able to Index bikes in around 90 seconds. We registered 300 bikes over the weekend!

Bike Index group photo, Sunday at Pitchfork 2013 (Seth spilled water all over himself)

We were thanked for registering bikes by too many people to count—one fellow spontaneously gave us free tickets to Pitchfork because he was so excited about it.

It started out rough though. Friday was so windy that the tent we'd been loaned crumpled.

Bike Index breaking down the tent at Pitchfork Festival, 2013

We broke it down so it could be disposed of and endured the heat without shade. But even then, everyone who volunteered to help was fantastically positive.

The following days were hot and dirty, but not unbearably so—plus we received a new, stronger tent. Everyone had fun.

Registering bikes Saturday at Pitchfork Festival

Unfortunately all things must end.

We biked home on Sunday evening, with our small table and our sign tied to the bike trailer, tired but satisfied.

Bike Index riding home from registering bikes at Pitchfork Festival, 2013

Thanks to everyone for helping out, especially Smart Bike Parts (for letting us set up beside them), and Pitchfork Festival (for providing water and bike parking space and giving us a second go with a tent).