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This year's Interbike Fit Symposium to focus on ’The Golden Rules of Fit’

Published August 1, 2018

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — 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."

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Besides the symposium, additional bike fitting education will be available from the Serotta International Cycling Institute for a fee at the conclusion of the show.

"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 to produce a platform-agnostic event for information sharing among retail and medical bike fitters, to deliver timely and 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, 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 symposium will be held at the Reno Convention Center on two consecutive mornings: Wednesday Sept. 19 from 9-11:15 a.m., and Thursday Sept. 20 from 9-11:45 a.m. Registration to the Fit Symposium is free for Interbike retailer attendees, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required at app.smartsheet.com. More information about the Fit Symposium can be found at interbike.com/conference/fit-symposium.

Serotta International Cycling Institute will offer its three-day Personalized Class, which teaches basic Serotta fitting methodology, at the Atlantis Hotel in Reno starting on the final day of Interbike, Thursday, Sept. 20 and continuing through Saturday, Sept. 22. Registration for this course is separate from Interbike show registration and is available online at serottacyclinginstitute.com. Those who register before Aug. 20 will get an early bird discount.

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

Topics associated with this article: Interbike

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