The Big Gear Show

The Big Gear Show (BGS) is an event for paddlers, bikers, climbers, and campers. BGS was founded by Sutton Bacon—former chairman and CEO of the Nantahala Outdoor Center, former Outdoor Industry Association board member, and co-founder of Paddlesports Retailer—and Darren Bush, owner of Rutabaga Paddlesports and Canoecopia, former OIA and Outdoor Foundation board member, and co-founder of Paddlesports Retailer.