Seminar Schedule (Note:This is the 2018 Schedule, update due in mid-2019.)

Friday, October 12 - (Dealer & Industry Members Only)
10:00 AM  Digital Smarts and Your Bike Shop - Presented by modern media maestro Bryon J. Ball, of Bentrider Online fame.

11:00 AM  Electric-assist for recumbent bikes and trikes - Roundtable discussion/demonstrations will include Rakesh Dhawan of FALCO eMotors, and Christy Jensen, from Superpedestrian/Copenhagen Wheel.

12:00 PM  Increased profits by Touring? - How can a tour operation help drive your recumbent sales via the intersection of tours and sales and how they can help drive your buisness. In addition to being a recumbent dealer, San Antonio Bike Tours’ Steve Wood’s years of experience guiding folks on recumbents give him plenty of insight to share.

1:00 PM    Marketing to the Touring Trade - Touring gear and equipment your cross-country customers count on. Presented by author and bike touring authority Neal Hanson.

2:00 PM   Adaptive Cycling & Meeting the Retail Challenges - 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.

3:00 PM   Lessons on running a Successful Recumbent Retail Store - Mickey O’Brien’s Fair Oaks, California-based Laid Back Cycles is a shining example of a successful bike ship specializing in Recumbents. Learn valuable insights about starting a successful shop - and keeping it successful.
            
Saturday, October 13
10:00 AM Spokes Fighting Strokes / Adaptive Cycling - After suffering a massive stroke 12 years ago, a neurologist in Arizona told presenter Dan Zimmerman, "wheelchair for life and no talking.” He has since proved the doctor wrong, and will discuss the riding options and opportunities available to stroke survivors and others.

11:00 AM  Trike Touring in Texas - San Antonio Bike Tours’ Steve Wood’s years of experience as a guide in historic and bicycle-friendly San Antonio, Texas provides insights on how his company’s Recumbent Trike Tours have gained in popularity over the years.

12:00 PM  Basics of Unsupported Touring - Tour further and faster by taking advantage of these tips from Neil N. Hanson, author of a number of books for cyclist and touring cyclist.

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  How I Became A Trike Evangelist - And You Can Too! Joel Roberts, after a bad cycling accident, Joel rediscovered the joys of cycling on a recumbent trike, and has inspired many others to follow suit.

3:00 PM Electric-Assist Bikes, Trikes and You - An overview of electric-assist options available to retro-fit on your current recumbent bike or trike. Presented by Rakesh Dhawan of FALCO eMotors and Christie Jenson of Superpedestrian/Copenhagen.

4:00 PM  Minimalist Touring - “Bike Packing” and carrying only the bare essentials is a fast growing trend for cycle tourists. Author Neil M. Hanson will help you decide how little you really need to carry for safe, fun bike packing adventures.
    
Sunday, October 14
11:00 AM  Electric-Assist Bikes, Trikes and You - An overview of electric-assist options available to retro-fit on your current recumbent bike or trike. Presented by Rakesh Dhawan of FALCO eMotors

12:00 AM Recumbent Racing - The Older I Get, The Faster I Was - Thom Olinger, long-time recumbent racer & innovator shares some history.

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 ride is only the first step. Installing the right accessories can help increase your riding performance and enjoyment. Pat Franz and his company, T-Cycle, provides innovative accessories and cycling solutions for riders around the world.