Saturday, Nov. 4th. 8:44 AM Start: Amtrak 30th Street Station, 30th & Market Sts., gather at main info booth.

A ride just for Brompton Folder bike owners–includes free admission to the Philly Bike Expo. We’ll meet at 8:44 a.m. for a quick group photo, then ride at 9:01 SHARP. Easy-paced roll around Center City ends at the Philly Bike Expo right around opening bell, where our Brompton riding group will enjoy free admission AND secured valet bike parking inside the Convention Center. • Sponsored by Trophy Bikes. Reminder: this is a Brompton-only ride.

Bicycles for Social Justice: How One Company is Making A Difference

Presented by Brandale D. Randolph, The 1854 Cycling Company

Brandale will begin by telling his story and how 1854 came to be. This will be followed by exploring 3 important points:

1) The impact of poverty on the cycling industry
2) The impact of social injustice on the cycling industry
3) Ways in which the cycling industry can enter the fight for social justice.

Saturday, November 4th, 10:30 AM, Seminar Room 123


Bike Fitting

Presented by Happy Freedman - Bike Fitting Specialist, HSS Department of Rehabilitation, Prosthetics & Orthotics

Happy Freedman is passionate about bicycling and creating a synergy between the cycling and medical communities, advancing the science and art of bike fit, to help riders of all abilities to achieve their performance goals. He has been instrumental in developing the first multi-disciplinary hospital-based state-of-the-art Bike Fit program of its kind, here at HSS, where he has worked in a range of capacities for over ten years. He works in close cooperation with physical therapists and investigators in the motion lab, and the new bike fit program will advance performance, clinical bike fit evaluations, and research.

Happy has presented on bike fit at the International Cycle Fit Symposium in London and numerous events throughout the US. He is a founding faculty member of the Medicine of Cycling Conference held annually at USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, where he presents both on Bike Fit as well as on Medical Emergencies in Cycling. He is on the advisory committee of IBFI, the International Bike Fit Institute, and formerly faculty at the Bike Fit school, established by Ben Serotta. He is an experienced cycling coach, including over ten years for the Columbia University D1 Cycling Team, as well as having been a certified coach and official for the United States Cycling Federation.

Happy focuses on fitting the cyclist, not the bike, to address the individual needs of the rider, and collaborates with staff in Performance Services to develop an evidence-based protocol for bike fitting.

Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th, 1:30 PM, Demo Area, Booths 1076-1079


Bikepacking Basics

Presented by Hillary Washburn, Ortlieb USA

You have probably seen the word “bikepacking” all over cycling products and reports. What exactly does it mean to be “bikepacking”? Is this bike travel style for you? Join us to learn about the history of bikepacking, current applications, what to look for in your gear, and a demonstration of how we choose to pack our bags.

Saturday, November 4th, 4:30 PM, Seminar Room 123



A CyclingSavvy Course will be held in conjunction with the Philly Bike Expo. No on-site registration; you must pre-register here. You can take either the entire 3-part course (spaces are limited), or the classroom session only.

American Bicycling Education Association CyclingSavvy will be presenting several other seminars and workshops that are included in your Expo admission:

CyclingSavvy for Clubs & Racers
presented by Gary Cziko, American Bicycling Education Association CyclingSavvy An overview of the origins, development and successes of our club/racer program in Southern California.
Saturday, 4:30PM, Seminar Room 125

CyclingSavvy Lite
presented by Mighk Wilson, American Bicycling Education Association CyclingSavvy Introduction of course principles and explains what other things students would learn and experience.
Sunday, 10:30AM, Seminar Room 125

CyclingSavvy Architectural Tour
From Rittenhouse Square to the Delaware: Philadelphia Historical Architecture Bike Tour.
Led by Harold Karabell
Saturday, Nov. 4th, 1:30 - 4:30 PM.
NE corner of Market & 12st


Cyclist’s Journey: Four Stories on How They Got from There to Here  

Presented by Janney Montgomery Scott and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP).

Cycling at any life stage can have a great impact on personal goals and development or even impact one’s career path and professional success. Join this session on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 12:00pm to hear four stories from local cyclists about their experience and how their choice to ride has impacted their personal or professional journey. This dynamic panel will bring women leaders from different sectors and backgrounds together to share their love of cycling and to inspire others. Our panel will be moderated by Ronnie Polaneczky, Metro columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. Join us to hear from:

Karen Bliss, Chief Marketing Officer for Advanced Sports Enterprises

•Tamia Santiago, a rising freshman at Drexel, and exceptional bicycle racer

Kiera Smalls, Marketing Manager, Chair of Leadership Team of Diversity & Inclusion, Bicycle Transit Systems

Michelle Lee, Product Lead, Protocol Labs and co-director of the Women Bike PHL DEVO Team

Since 1972, BCGP has partnered with community, governmental, public and private actors in order to effect change that makes our streets safer for everyone. In 2017, BCGP began a partnership with Janney Montgomery Scott, a Philadelphia-based financial planning firm, to promote financial literacy and investment education to the members of the Women Bike PHL community through monthly coffee clubs, educational events and discussions. They proudly partner to deliver this inspirational panel of leading women cyclists.

Saturday, November 4th, 12:00 PM, Seminar Room 123

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E-Bike Forum

Panelists: Larry Pizzi, Raleigh Electric and Leonard Bonarek, Regional Planner, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Ted Wojcik, Ted Wojcik Custom Bicycles, Christy Jensen, Superpedestrian and Zachary Leon, Esq.
Moderator: David Wilson, Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles

Saturday, November 4th, 3:00 PM, Seminar Room 124


Future Circuit Connections: How the Circuit's Schuylkill River Trail and Chester Valley Trail will be extended and connected in Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties

Presented by Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP)

Since the 1970s, the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) has been growing section by section under the auspices of several counties and non-profit entities. This panel will provide updates on several key sections of the SRT in Philadelphia, Montgomery County and Chester Counties that are under various stages of planning, design and construction. Additionally, the extension of the Chester Valley Trail from King of Prussia Road to the SRT in Norristown will also be covered.

Moderated by Sarah Clark Stuart, Executive Director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Chair of the Circuit Coalition.

Joseph Syrnick - Schuylkill River Development Corporation

Henry Stroud - Montgomery County Planning Commission

Dave Stauffer - Chester County Department of Facilities & Parks

Through advocacy and education, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia leads the movement to make bicycling a safe and fun way to get around for anyone in Greater Philadelphia.

Saturday, November 4th, 3:00 PM, Seminar Room 123

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The Future of Your Local Bike Shop

Focus will be on how brick and mortar bike shops could survive in a digital market. Topics will include:

  • The changing definition of a bike shop. Manufacturer owned, concept stores, specialty boutiques, more focus on service/fitting/sales etc.
  • Internet Sales.
  • Direct sales from manufacturers.
  • Mobile Bike Shops.
  • Internet effect of better informed consumers.
  • Aging-out owners selling.
  • Changing roles in the industry - Manufacturers, Distributors, Retailers
  • New products & markets ex; eBikes? Disc brake road bikes?
  • Can a culture of passion and lifestyle survive in a world of reduced margin?

Steven LeBoyer - Panel Moderator - Owner-Savile Road-The Tailored Bicycle, Former Director-Serotta Fit Lab
Jay Tarrant - Industry veteran, Former Director of Retail Cannondale, Former General Manager Sids Bikes NYC
Pat Gore - QBP, Verge, North St. Bags, Ride 100%
Shelly Salamon - Fairmount Bicycles
Corey Piscopo - Moots

Saturday, November 4th, 10:30 AM, Seminar Room 124


GoodMorning Philly - Pre-Show Road Ride

Jon Knauer will serve as your tour guide. These are steady-paced group rides - your tour guide is out of shape and won't tolerate (physically or emotionally) those who try and bring the pain. Read the ride description below, arrive on time and ride safe.

Saturday - Chestnut Hill - Route
Start: 7:30am Saturday from Convention Center at Market Street
Pace: Steady ~15mph pace. Regroup after Manayunk. This is not a "no drop ride" please know the route. Print the queue sheet and use GPS. Wear a helmet.
Ride Description: Ride to Manayunk and up The Wall, through West Mount Airy before dropping into the Wissahickon Valley at Valley Green. Climb out of the valley on Wises Mill Road, down Shawmount Avenue, back to Manayunk on the Schuylkill River Trail, and returning to Center City on MLK/West River Drive.

Sunday - Lower Merion - Route
Start: 7:30am Sunday from Convention Center at Market Street
Pace: Steady ~15mph pace. Regroup after Manayunk. This is not a "not drop ride" please know the route. Wear a helmet.
Ride description: Ride through West Fairmount Park to Bala Cynwyd, then on to Gladwyne to do a lap around Rolling Hill Park on Mill Creek and Rose Glen before returning to Center City via River Road, West Manayunk, East Falls, and MLK/West River Drive.

How Team Rwanda Inspired a Culture of Cycling and Raised the Profile of African Cycling

Presented by Kimberly Coats

In 2006, when Jonathan "Jock" Boyer founded Team Rwanda, Rwanda had a zero presence on the Africa Tour. Rwanda did not show up with points on the UCI Africa Tour until 2009. A decade later Rwanda is 3rd in U23 and 4th in Elite in the Africa Tour. Countries such as Eritrea have also vaulted to the top of the rankings and countries such as Ethiopia and Kenya also now make up the rankings of the Africa Tour. The rise of a small country less than 20 years post genocide, in the cycling world, has inspired other countries to field cyclists and invest in the sport. From 15 countries with points in 2009 to 22 in 2017, the growth of cycling has been spurred by the growth of Team Rwanda.

Saturday November, 4th, 1:30 PM, Seminar Room 123