The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association is pleased to announce three regional workshops designed to bolster individual mechanics’ skills while growing their business acumen. The Denver, Portland, and Washington D.C. areas will each host a three-day workshop starting in November of this year and continuing through February 2018.
Each of the three PBMA Workshops will feature hands-on technical training from Campagnolo, DT Swiss, Full Speed Ahead, Magura, SRAM, SR Suntour and Stan’s No Tubes. The PBMA is also collaborating with several e-Bike technology companies to offer a broad overview of e-Bike mechanical training at each Workshop.
In addition to technical training, each workshop will also feature two presentations focusing on service-related growth, profitability, and efficiency. Park Tool Company, and Winged-Wheel Development will conduct these presentations.
“One of the goals with training needed to be beyond the basics of nuts and bolts. Service is an upward trend of profitability for many retail locations. The more we as a cycling community can do to bolster our service staff, the better off we will all be in the future” said PBMA President James Stanfill.
In addition, PeopleForBikes’ DRAFT Meetups will be coming to PMBA workshops beginning in 2017. Focused on stimulating innovation and growth the in the bike industry, DRAFT: PBMA will feature talks and announcements on the latest, cutting-edge ideas from the association, in addition to great beer and food.
Thanks to the generous support of additional workshop sponsors Park Tool Company, Abbey Bike Tools, BiciSupport, Feedback Sports, Pedros and Presta Cycle, the PBMA is able to offer four scholarships for each workshop with a focus on gender diversity, which will cover the recipients’ attendance and meals.
Costs to attend the workshops are in favor of PBMA members. Individual Mechanic Members save $100 off the cost of registration, and Shop Members save $125 per person when registering two or more participants. Registration is open to PBMA Mechanic and Shop Members only until July 1st.
Locations and Dates of PBMA Technical Workshops:
Denver, Colorado – November 7 to 9, 2017
Portland, Oregon – January 9 to 11, 2018
Ashburn, Virginia – February 6 to 8, 2018
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