Bike Fitting Education -On Line
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Bike Fitting Education -In Person
Bike Fitting education in person is currently only available by booking a group with a minimum of 3 participants.
Recommended group size is 5 – 8 participants.
Cost is $1250 per workshop day and you provide or cover the cost of a training venue, as well as travel and accommodation for the instructor. 50% deposit of the training fee is required to secure a booking.
Our focus is on teaching the foundational skills of bike fitting. We place an emphasis on direct measurement, observation and interaction with the cyclist through a process driven methodology. This is an intentionally low-tech approach so that students develop a strong understanding of bike-body relationships, before overlaying a fit session with digital tools. i.e. learn to observe the cyclist directly before observing them on a video screen or 3D stick figure.
If you haven’t had any training in bike fitting, start here.
If you have only been trained in using a bike fitting technology (digital tools), learn how to be an “unplugged” fitter, which will enhance your ability to use your digital tool set.
Recommended for bike shop owners, sales staff, bike fitters, cycling coaches and sports therapists working with cyclists.
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Below is a listing of possible workshops. Content can be customized to best meet your needs. Contact to discuss.
Level 1: Bike Sizing
For: retail bike sales, service or rental staff who are involved in helping a customer purchase or rent a bike. This is a high recommend for new staff in a location that already uses the “Fit Kit” or want to learn to use it.
Pre Req: none, but solid personal experience cycling, selling bicycles or working with cyclists is recommended.
Duration: one day.
Content: How sizing differs from fitting; common approaches to sizing (static and dynamic); how to use the Fit Kit System for sizing, sizing in the sales / rental process, initial seat height and cockpit adjustments.
Outcome: to be able to quickly and confidently measure a rider, assess other physical factors and recommend a selection of suitable bike models in a size that allows for a good initial fit and subsequent refined fit.
IBFI credits: 10
Level 2: Fundamentals of Bike Fit
For: entry level bike fitters with none or limited training and experience; physical therapists, clinicians or coaches wanting a primer in bike sizing and fitting.
Pre Req: none, but basic bike wrenching and bike familiarity recommended.
Duration: 2 days
Content: sizing vs fitting, fitting skills, the bike fitting process (including pre fit interviewing and off-bike physical assessment, on bike measuring and observing), how to establish an initial fit position (including cleat, saddle and handlebar positioning), preventing future fit issues, common fit related issues.
Outcome: to understand the purpose and limitations of bike fitting, learn and follow a defined fitting procedure; establish an initial fit position.
IBFI credits: 40
Level 3: Diagnostic Fitting
For: bike fitters, coaches or clinicians wanting to build on basic experience and develop the skills to diagnose and resolve a cyclist’s comfort issues related to their bike fit.
Pre Req: Level 1 or 2 training from Fit Kit Systems or other bike fit education, or 10+ bike fits.
Duration: 1 or 2 days.
Content: identifying and resolving common cycling complaints; contact point management; intro to the use of video capture and analysis.
Outcome: to be able to diagnose and address a cyclist’s bike fit issues; make suitable equipment or out-referral recommendations; use additional fitting tools.
IBFI credits: 20 or 40