Saturday Nov. 2nd, 12:00 PM
Presented by Lee Caparas, Vice President of T3 Philly Triathlon Club and Ed Chang, Chair of the Board of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. Additional panelists TBA.
If you are a cyclist thinking about getting into triathlons, or a triathlete looking to get faster, then this seminar is for you! Our panel of experienced coaches and athletes will discuss swim training, open water mental strategies and technique, tips on the bike and run, as well as equipment and nutrition choices.
Sunday Nov. 3rd, 10:30 AM
The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is capturing the imagination and hearts of kids across the country with dirt, knobby tires and dedicated coaching volunteers. With 27 leagues across the country, including leagues in Pennsylvania/Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland, NICA’s mission of building strong minds, bodies, character and communities thru cycling is getting traction, but more trail blazing is needed.
Come to this seminar to learn more about NICA and their mountain bike centric race, adventure, environmental stewardship, camp and coaching development programs. The seminar will be a mix of NICA Short Stories from local PA/NJ/MD coaches, athletes and league administrators. Be sure to also check out NICA, the PA/NJ/MD Leagues and local teams at their table in the exhibition hall.
Sunday Nov. 3rd, 3:00 PM
Russ Roca and Laura Crawford from PathLessPedaled will give a fun and informative presentation on being moderately successful Youtubers. Why do it? Life lessons from posting 800 videos on their channel. Also simple practical tips and advice for those interested in starting a bicycling youtube channel.
Saturday Nov. 2nd, 1:30 PM
Presented by Mary Gersema & Ed Felker and Pat & Cecily Gaffney, Paris-Brest-Paris veterans
This seminar will cover how to approach long-distance cycling on tandem, in particular randonneuring rides. Topics will include bike setup, captain and stoker considerations, how to manage the inevitable annoying tandem hecklers, and the riding preparation needed to successfully take on rides as long as 1200Ks. Ride long and make it work for two!
Saturday Nov. 2nd and Sunday Nov. 3rd, 1:30 PM
Presented by Ruchama Bilenky, Certified Yoga Instructor and Therapist
Sunday Nov. 2nd, 1:30PM
Presented by Mike Kone, Boulder Bicycle
The market has largely moved past the classic 70’s road bike. Yet the right examples with lively steel frames, ample room for wider tires, and widely available replacement parts can provide astounding performance for the dollar. What to look for, with emphasis on geometry, frame tubing, and set-up will help guide riders to find affordable machines that provide amazing comfort on paths, gravel roads, and quieter paved roads. Best of all, many great vintage machines can be found at an affordable price! Specific brands and models will be discussed. But if you lust for a new custom bike, the tips on geometry and frame tubing will be equally valuable in guiding your journey with the custom builder of your choice.
Saturday Nov. 2nd, 3:00PM
Presented by @ultraromance
Tires : There is nothing that can further dictate how and where your bike can ride. But what size? What casing?? What tread and compound??? 650b? What is that??? As the bicycle becomes more technically specific than ever before, how does one make sense of these ever morphing standards and how they apply to every day riding styles? Moderated by bicycle culture attaché, @ultraromance, industry professionals from Schwalbe and WTB dive deep into the most important choice of every build…your tires, obviously.
Saturday Nov. 2nd, 10:30AM
Presented by Megan Dean, Moth Attack; Jackie Mautner, Untitled Cycles; Julie Ann Pedalino, Pedalino Bicycles and Danielle Schön, Schön Studio
The bicycle industry has long been challenged by a lack of diversity. For underrepresented groups, becoming a successful and supported contributor to this wonderful industry can be more difficult. In order for the industry to thrive, conversations and actions that support inclusivity, equity, and diversity are paramount. This panel discussion features four framebuilders who are recipients of the PBE Inclusivity Scholarship and is moderated by SRAM’s Eileen Mulry and PBE’s Taylor Kuyk-White.
Saturday Nov. 2nd, 1:30PM
Presented by Brook Fowler, SRAM
– Compatibility (and what’s a mullet bike?)
– SRAM AXS App overview: features including Control Assignment, Enhanced Shift Modes, and more
– Brake adjustment and customization
Sunday Nov. 3rd, 12:00PM
Panelists: Anne Barnes, ABBikefit
Danny Singles, Elite PT
Happy Freedman, Hospital for Special Surgery
Isaac Denham, Befitting Bicycles
Steven LeBoyer, Savile Road
Victoria Edwards, Befitting Bicycles
In this self-help age of apps, articles, and armchair experts cyclists miss out on true comfort and performance advantages by DIYing their bike fit. A panel of bike fitters and a physical therapist will highlight what professionals bring to the rider’s experience. The floor will also open up for a thorough question and answer session.
Saturday Nov. 2nd, 12:00PM
Presented by Isaac Denham
Having spent the past ten years bike fitting Isaac Denham, owner of a mainline fit studio Befitting Bicycles, explains saddle pressure mapping and how a proper saddle can make or break your biking experience. He shows the fundamental advantages of finding the right saddle for increased comfort and power.
Sunday Nov. 2nd, 12:00PM
Presented by Kurt Boone and Brad Quartuccio
Kurt Boone noted author on street cultures will have a conversation with co-founding editor of Urban Velo Magazine about the growing global culture of urban cycling in all aspects from city commuting, street racing, riding clubs, innovation in cycling fashion, branding, urban cycling culture theme events and more. In addition to a discussion on why Urban Velo Magazine didn’t survive in spite of urban cycling global expansion.
Sunday Nov. 3rd, 9:00 AM
Presented by Hazel Gross
Bookkeeping basics- how to read Profit and Loss and Balance Sheets. How to decide if you need a bookkeeper.
Sunday Nov. 3rd, 3:00 PM
Presented by Tenzin Namdol
A growing community of women, trans, femme, and gender non confirming/ gender-queer/non-binary cyclists are changing the imagination of what an adventure cyclist looks like. The second WTF Bikexplorers Summit saw a gathering of 150+ people from around the world to connect, support, and celebrate this growing, inclusive community. How does this movement speak to the needs of people not traditionally represented in cycling? How can these inclusive principals be developed and incubated within your own cycling community? What is currently missing from a movement like this?
Saturday Nov. 2nd, 10:30 AM
Presented by Benjamin Brewer
Ben Brewer, a sociology professor at James Madison University, has been studying bicycle framebuilders in the U.S. for a number of years, looking at how artisan, craft or small batch producers try to make a living within the context of a larger global bike trade, and the particular challenges they face in doing so. To provide a more systematic snapshot of the field, he has also been running a comprehensive online survey of U.S. framebuilders (bit.ly/framebuilders), which will be closed at the end of September. In this seminar, he will present some preliminary results from that survey, focusing on topics of interest to framebuilders themselves as well as fans and consumers of handmade bikes: levels and types of output, demographics of builders, income from framebuilding, common challenges identified by builders, etc. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion – all of which will provide useful feedback in the ongoing analysis of the survey data.
Saturday Nov. 2nd, 3:00 PM
Presented by Jonathan Hine
Travel enriches our lives. For most people, traveling involves breaking away and coming back. We take vacations, then come “home” until we can go out for the next holiday.
Have you ever dreamed of your “normal life” being on your bicycle? Based on a four-year experiment living on a bicycle (https://freewheelingfreelancer.com/), this presentation provides basic principles and tips for deciding whether the life of the digital nomad (who burns the bridges) or the location-independent worker (who keeps a base somewhere) is right for you. We will discuss communications, types of work that travel, keeping healthy, budgeting, managing the business, etc. and answer questions about working abroad.
This is not bicycle touring, and it is not for everyone, but it is an achievable dream for many. Only the backpacker has more serious space and weight issues than the cyclist; the lessons from this presentation can be scaled up to other ways to travel.
If you have ever wondered about being able to live on the road, this presentation should be helpful – whether your ticket is one-way or round-trip.
Saturday Nov. 2nd, 1:30 PM
Panelists: Lori Barrett, Rotor; Dan Chabanov, Pointway Performance Coaching; Samantha Fox, Philly Bike Expo Elite Women’s Team; Nate Keck, QUARQ/SRAM. Moderated by Ed Chang. Additional panelists TBA
A power meter can be one of the best training tools to add to your bike. Come hear from our panel of industry experts, coaches and elite athletes to learn about power meter choices, how to incorporate power into your training regimen, and how to use power to optimize your race performance. See how you can use a power meter to immediately improve fitness, training and racing.
At THE 2019 PHILADELPHIA BICYCLE EXPO, over the course of two days, we will shine the spotlight on mechanics from the MID-ATLANTIC region. The competition will allow consumers and hobby mechanics to challenge professional and seasoned mechanics, or “PROS’, in a series of head to head challenges. Any amateur who beats a pro will take home a series of prizes (based on which pro they beat) and a year’s worth of bragging rights.
Sign up here: https://forms.gle/GVKtLtqErcUApsej8
Saturday Nov. 2nd and Sunday Nov. 3rd, 1:30 PM, Exhibit Hall E Demo Area
Presented by Jessica Brousseau from Bikeroom.ca