2016 Seminar Schedule

Friday, October 7 - (Dealer & Industry Members Only)
11:00 AM    Touring profits for shops and operators. From specialty bikes, to gear, to selling tours, how you can profit with this growing segment of the cycling market. Jay Townley is a partner in the Gluskin Townley Group, business consultants specializing in the bicycle industry.

12:00 PM    Schwalbe Tires Pizza Party. Free pizza for dealers and exhibitors courtesy of Schwalbe Tires.

1:00 PM    Adaptive Cycling - How Does Your Shop Fit In? Investing time and energy into this important segment can be more than just financially rewarding. David Black has spent more than twenty years addressing the needs of the adaptive cycling community.

2:00 PM    What’s the worst that could happen? The ‘Bicycle Lawyers’s Advice to Dealers. Insurance may cover your shop, but avoiding risk in the first place can be an invaluable investment of time and effort. Steve Magas is an Ohio-based attorney specializing in bicycle related law.

3:00 PM    Selling and installing accessories. Fulfilling your customer’s riding needs only begins with that new bike. Stocking, selling, and installing accessories can lead to greater profits, and keep bringing customers back into your shop.  T-Cycle’s Pat Franz brings years of experience designing, manufacturing and marketing specialty cycle accessories to bear, providing valuable insights to cycling dealers.
        
Saturday, October 8
11:00 AM    Selling a used ‘bent? Here’s how. Sometimes getting that hot new ‘bent needs to be financed by selling your old ride. Here’s how to maximize your resale efforts. Bryan Ball is the majordomo of BentRider Online.

12:00 PM    Accessorizing your ride. Getting that new bike is only the first step. Installing the right accessories can help increase your riding performance and enjoyment. Pat Franz and his company, T-Cycle, have provided innovative accessories and cycling solutions for riders around the world.

1:00 PM    Adaptive Cycling-How Do You Fit In? Adaptive cycling encompasses a wide and diverse world of people seeking the joys of cycling. There are challenges, but the rewards are great. David Black has spent more than twenty years addressing the needs of the adaptive cycling community.

2:00 PM    Touring tips for newbies. Your first one-night campout may lead to longer and greater adventures, but getting the first one right is important. Learn cycle touring and camping tips and tricks that will help ensure a great start. Diane Jenks is “The Outspoken Cyclist” on WJCU radio in University Heights, Ohio. Brian Jenks builds custom bikes. They travel together through life and on bikes.
     
3:00 PM    “Oh, my aching . . .”  Riding can be pleasurable, but sometimes painful. Learning strategies and methods to cope with occasional discomfort can make any day on the road (or after) rewarding. Dr. Hal Blatman is the author of, the book “Winners’ Guide to Pain Relief” published by Danua Press.

4:00 PM    The joys of Ohio cycling, and Ohio House Bill 154. This bill requiring that Ohio motorists leave at least 3 feet of space in passing Ohio bicyclists now includes trikes and even 4-wheeled human-powered vehicles as "bicycles" thanks to OBF legislative actions. Chuck Smith is chair of the Ohio Bicycle Federation.
        
Sunday October 9
11:00 AM    The joys of Ohio cycling, and Ohio House Bill 154. This bill requiring that Ohio motorists leave at least 3 feet of space in passing Ohio bicyclists now includes trikes and even 4-wheeled human-powered vehicles as "bicycles" thanks to OBF legislative actions. Chuck Smith is chair of the Ohio Bicycle Federation.

12:00 PM
Touring tips for newbies. Your first one-night campout may lead to longer and greater adventures, but getting the first one right is important. Learn cycle touring and camping tips and tricks that will help ensure a great start. Diane Jenks is “The Outspoken Cyclist” on WJCU radio in University Heights, Ohio. Brian Jenks builds custom bikes. They travel together through life and on bikes.

1:00 PM    Adaptive Cycling-How Do You Fit In? Adaptive cycling encompasses a wide and diverse world of people seeking the joys of cycling. There are challenges, but the rewards are great. David Black has spent more than twenty years addressing the needs of the adaptive cycling community.

2:00 PM    Accessorizing your ride. Getting that new bike is only the first step. Installing the right accessories can help increase your riding performance and enjoyment.    Pat Franz and his company, T-Cycle, have provided innovative accessories and cycling solutions for riders around the world.