Interbike has announced the schedule for its Fit Symposium, a free educational track for registered independent bicycle retailers and their fit specialists. The theme of this year’s edition of the popular symposium is ‘The Golden Rules of Fit’. Additional bike fitting education will be available from the Serotta International Cycling Institute for a fee at the conclusion of the show.
Interbike Marketweek will take place in the Reno Tahoe region beginning with the Northstar Free-Ride Festival in North Lake Tahoe, CA, on September 14-16, 2018 (with bike demos taking place on September 15-16). OutDoor Demo will run from September 16-17, 2018 for members of the trade, followed by the Interbike Expo in Reno, NV on September 18-20, 2018.
“As always, our goals for the Fit Symposium are to teach the latest trends in bicycle fitting and deliver practical takeaways that attendees can use the day they get back to their shops,” said Justin Gottlieb, Vice President and Group Show Director for Interbike. “This year, we’re taking it up to another level with the overlay of Serotta’s certification course. Together, these events are an unparalleled educational opportunity for bike fit specialists.”
Interbike has once again partnered with Curtis Cramblett, LPT, CFMT, CSCS, and Medicine of Cycling, a unique non-partisan platform for information sharing among retail and medical bike fitters, to deliver informative Fit Symposium sessions. This year’s topics address the benefits of bike fitting, bike fitting as a source of shop revenue, fitting for the beginner to intermediate fitter, as well as a selection of equipment that’s appropriate for the rider’s needs, and more.
The Fit Symposium content is designed for all levels of fit technicians, from beginner to advanced. In addition to Cramblett, some of its expert presenters include John Higgins, the owner of Fit Kit Systems; Paraic McGlynn, founder and Chief Technologist of Cyclologic; and Kit Vogel, MS, DPT, a physical therapist with BikeFit.
The schedule for the 2018 Fit Symposium, which is conveniently co-located at the Interbike tradeshow at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, is across two consecutive mornings: Wednesday September 19 from 09:00-11:15 PDT, and Thursday September 20 from 09:00-11:45. Registration to the Fit Symposium is free for Interbike retailer attendees, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required.
To expand opportunities for bike fitting instruction in Reno during Interbike week, the Serotta International Cycling Institute (SICI) will offer its three-day Personalized Class, which teaches basic Serotta fitting methodology, at the Atlantis Hotel starting on the final day of Interbike, Thursday September 20, and continuing through Saturday September 22. Registration for this course is separate from Interbike show registration and is available online. Those who register before August 20 will enjoy an early bird discount.
A limited number of free sponsorship opportunities are available for the Fit Symposium. For more information, contact Andria Klinger, andria.klinger[at]interbike.com or +1 949-226-5745.