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February 13/07 11:00 am - Seminar Series and Bike Instruction at the Vancouver Bike EXPO

Posted by Editoress on 02/13/07

Seminar Series and Bike Instruction at the Vancouver Bike EXPO

Join us at the Vancouver Bike EXPO, in the Outdoor Adventure show, this weekend February 17th and 18th. Two of the new features include free kid's mountain bike camps and a new cycling seminar series that have been added to enhance your Bike EXPO experience.

Does your child love to ride? This is their opportunity to learn great riding skills in their own mini "Flowshow". We supply the coaches, helmets and bikes and your kids supply the enthusiasm, in camps available for kids aged 5 - 7 and 8 - 14 categories. For the more experienced rider, a mini "Flowshow" competition at 2:30pm both days. All camps and competitions are "first come - first served" status and must be accompanied by a parent with a signed waiver.

The Vancouver Bike EXPO series features an amazing list of World Class presenters. A full schedule, including camps and seminars can be found by clicking Vancouver Show Schedule. The following are some of the highlights and remember all seminars are free and seating is limited.

Free Speed: How to minimize aerodynamic drag in cycling.
A seminar presented by Len Brownlie, PhD, Aerodynamics Consultant to NIKE Inc., covers the aerodynamics of cycling, with his insight on reducing aerodynamic drag through tactics, body position, clothing and equipment improvements. Len has acted as an aerodynamics consultant to Lance Armstrong's U.S. Postal Service and Discovery Channel Team's 2001 - 2006 Tour de France races and NIKE Inc.'s Project SWIFT, which provided advanced SWIFT suits to track, swimming and cycling athletes at the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games

Power Meters for Training
Why are the top cyclists using power as their primary training feedback mechanism? Information on the use of power meters and the SRM power system is presented by Andrea Wooles, M.Sc. Andrea was the Physiologist for the 2000 - 2005 Great Britain Olympic Cycling Team. As an independent consultant to high performance sports, Andres provides technical writing on strategy and support services. Her recent contract written on a new SRM manual is based on her experience managing more than 130 sets of SRMs for the British Team, and working closely with the SRM Company. She also co-developed a static calibration method for the SRM PowerMeter.

Optimal Suspension Set-up
Presented by James Wilson owner of Obsession: Bikes (formerly Dizzy Cycles) in North Vancouver and Ken Maude Local Freeride and Suspension Guru, covering the "how to" of mountain bike suspension set up. These pro's will cover tips for all kinds of riders from North Shore Rippers to X-Country racers.


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