Interbike To Host First Bike-Fit Symposium


Interbike To Host Its 1st Fit Symposium This Year – Leading Experts & Brands In Fit Technology Scheduled To Participate   

Interbike, the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America has announced the addition of a new Fit Symposium, set to take place on two separate days at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during the Interbike International Expo. The Fit Symposium is designed to gather the nation’s leading bike fit specialists for a 4-hour interactive summit that will feature some of the top names and brands in dynamic bike fit today.

“It’s no secret that dynamic fit has become an incredibly important aspect of the IBD’s business over the past 15 years,” said Pat Hus, Vice President of Interbike. “We view fit as one of the biggest advantages IBD’s have over online retailers and therefore wanted to help elevate this aspect of our show. There are some great companies at Interbike that are leading the way in terms of technology and philosophy and we will be gathering them all in one place for retailers to arm themselves with the latest information.”

The event will cover relevant topics including the following:

  • Origins of Modern Bike Fitting (static vs. dynamic)
  • How to Prescribe Bikes for Purchase From a Fit Session
  • What’s Common & What’s Different About Bike Fit Protocols
  • How Pedal/Shoe Interface Analysis Yields Retail Sales That Can Not Be Duplicated Outside the IBD
  • Bike Fitting as a Business

Presenters and panelists include some of the most well-respected people leading bike fit technology today, including Ben Serotta, Jane Pearson (GURU), Paraic McGlynn (Purely Custom, Trek Precision Fit), Ian Murray (F.I.S.T, GURU, Level III USA Triathlon coach), Dan Empfield (Slowtwitch, F.I.S.T., GURU), Curtis Cramblett (Revolutions In Fitness), Paul Swift (Bikefit Systems) and more.

The 4-hour Interbike Fit Symposium will be repeated over 2 days, and will take place on Tuesday, September 15th from 1-5pm, and Friday, September 18th from 9-1pm. Planned networking breaks are scheduled during the symposium to allow fitters and retailers to connect with leading brands in fit technology, pedal/shoe interface, bar/stem/saddle brands, etc – all within the conference room itself.

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

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available for the Fit Symposium. For more information, please contact Andria Klinger, Sales Director at [email protected] or 949-226-5745.

Interbike returns to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center beginning with OutDoor Demo in Boulder City, Nev., September 14-15, 2015, followed by the Interbike Expo September 16-18, 2015.

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 25,000 total attendees annually and is considered one of the most important global trade events for the bicycle industry. More information about Interbike can be found at


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