September 20 - 22, 2017
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas

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Fit Symposium Returns to Interbike with New Content for All Levels of Fit

05/22/2017

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – May 22, 2017 – Interbike, the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America, today announced the content for the 2017 Fit Symposium, to be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Tuesday, September 19, from 12:00pm-5:45pm. The 2017 edition of the Fit Symposium will be curated in cooperation with Medicine of Cycling. The Symposium is designed to bring together North America’s bike fit technicians from the IBD channel for a dynamic 5+hour interactive symposium featuring some of the top names in bike fit today.

Medicine of Cycling is a unique academic symposium led by Curtis Cramblett, PT, and serves as the non-partisan platform for information-sharing of valuable content for retail and medical bike fitters alike, with presenters from all fields of expertise. The symposium covers a variety of topics that includes hands-on training in managing acute cycling injuries and bike fitting.

“This will be the 3rd annual Fit Symposium at Interbike and we’re glad to be working once again with Medicine of Cycling, and bringing some new sessions for the fit community,” said Pat Hus, Vice President of Interbike. “Of particular interest is a session that Curtis developed which mimics the format of our most popular session at the 2017 IBD Summit. Fit Technicians will be able to submit their favorite accommodation to Medicine of Cycling in advance of the show, with 6-8 being chosen to present those ideas at the Fit Symposium. The winning idea, chosen by their peers immediately after the session, will win some great prizes.”

The 2017 Fit Symposium agenda incorporates general sessions for all levels and separate breakout sessions for beginner and advanced fit technicians, including:

  • (General Session)    Nuts & Bolts – Pairing and Adjusting Components to Bodies
  • (Beginner Session)  Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Cyclist
  • (Advanced Session) Evidence-Based Bike Fitting
  • (Beginner Session)  Sizing and Quick Fitting
  • (Advanced Session) Normative Bike Fit Values: Competitive vs. Non-Competitive Cyclists
  • (General Session)    When the Foot Smashes the Pedal
  • (General Session)    Ideas Contest: Best Fit Practices / Strategies for Fit
  • (Panel Discussion)   Bike Fit & The Racer                           
  • Q&A with all presenters

Presenters for the sessions were hand-picked by Curtis Cramblett, LPT, CFMT, CSCS and Chair of Medicine of Cycling. He will moderate and speak at the event along with:

  • Paraic McGlynn, Founder and Chief Technologist, Cyclologic
  • Wade Hall, Specialized master teacher, Co-Chair of Medicine of Cycling Bike Fit Task force; Owner, Spokesman Bicycles
  • Dr. Brian Adams, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Adams Sports Medicine
  • John Higgins, Owner, Fit Kit Systems
  • Jon Iriberri, CEO, Custom4.us
  • Greg Robidoux, Founder, The Cycling PT

There are a limited number of seats available to attend this free Symposium. Only registered Interbike retailer attendees are eligible to attend, and must pre-register to attend. More information about the event including a link to sign up can be found here:

https://www.interbike.com/conference/fit-symposium/.

A limited number of free sponsorship opportunities are available for the Fit Symposium. For more information, please contact andria.klinger@interbike.com or 949-226-5745.

Interbike returns to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center beginning with OutDoor Demo in Boulder City, Nev., September 18-19, 2017, followed by the Interbike Expo September 20-22, 2017.

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About Interbike

Interbike is the largest bicycle trade event in North America, bringing together manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of cycling. Established in 1982, the show gathers more than 1,200 cycling-related brands, over 20,000 total attendees annually and is considered one of the most important global trade events for the bicycle industry.

Interbike is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of its shows dating back several decades. The company operates more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Emerald Expositions’ events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.7 million NSF of exhibition space. The company has been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect industry leadership as well as the importance of its shows to the exhibitors and attendees they serve.

More information about Interbike can be found at www.interbike.com

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Justin Gottlieb
Interbike
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Uwe Weissflog
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International PR/Sales Consultant
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