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PBMA will repeat its 3-day technical workshops next off-season

Published March 30, 2018
The organization is making plans for events in Phoenix, Atlanta and Philadelphia.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association will continue its technical education conferences this coming fall and winter.

The group began its three-day workshops late last year and held events in Denver, Portland, and outside Washington, D.C. The combined events attracted 255 mechanics.

The upcoming series will have participation from returning companies SRAM, DT Swiss, SR Suntour, Campagnolo, Stan's No Tubes, Full Speed Ahead, Enduro Bearings, and Magura. New to the program are Bosch, Rotor Bike Components and Maxxis.

In addition to the manufacturer technical sessions, the PBMA, alongside Winged Wheel, are developing new seminars with a focus on professional development, aimed at bolstering mechanics' personal business development skills.

Early sponsors for the next round of workshops include Park Tool, Kryptonite, Prestacycle, Efficient Velo Tools, Feedback Sports, Silca, Finish Line, and United Bicycle Institute.

For the 2018/2019 season, the PBMA is eyeing events in Phoenix, Atlanta, and Philadelphia, with dates and full details to be announced soon.

PBMA Members save $100 on course registration, which includes a reception, lunches, and snacks. New this year will be a product showcase where presenters and sponsors can present their latest tech and products to those in attendance without a tech training

Attendance is limited to 96 participants per location with registration opening to members of the association exclusively for the first 30 days. Workshops will begin Monday evening and continue through Thursday afternoon in each location.

Brands and manufacturers that want to get involved can contact PBMA's president, James Stanfill, at A limited number of presentation and sponsorship spots are still available.

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