HOUSTON, TX —Sun & Ski will kick off cyclists’ training for the BP MS150 charity bike ride with its annual “Bike University” Open House Friday, January 23, 5–10 p.m. and Saturday, January 24, noon-6 p.m. at Sun & Ski in Houston, Texas.
The free event, open to the public, will feature customized bike fit sessions, cycling courses, clinics and hands-on demonstrations to enhance cyclists’ safety and overall bike riding experience.
“Whether you’re a longtime cyclist or brand new to the sport, Bike U provides the latest product information and safety, nutrition and maintenance clinics that help keep everyone safe on the road,” said Dale Mikulan, Sun & Ski merchandise manager-bikes, whose stores sell more bicycles in Houston than any other bike shop in the city.
“Bike University” will feature close to thirty 30-minute presentations led by cycling, fitness and nutrition experts on road safety, maintenance, bike fit analysis, training, nutrition and women’s specific cycling clinics. The program will offer a detailed “on your bike” fit evaluation at the store’s customized fit station. Sun & Ski’s permanent fit station customizes the bike’s seat height, cockpit length and knee-to-pedal relationship to allow for the customer’s ultimate comfort and power on his or her bike, enabling them to ride further and faster while expending less energy.
There will be cycling-oriented door prize give-aways every hour.
Instructors include representatives from such premier manufacturers as Marin Bicycles (Houston exclusive of Sun & Ski), Masi Bicycles, Orbea Bicycles, Raleigh Bicycles, Fuji Bicycles and Shimano; with cycling apparel by Pearl Izumi, Zoot and Canari Cyclewear; and accessories by Thule, Mavic, Continental Tires, Serfas, Easton, Bell, Giro, Blackburn, Shebeest, Clif,