-FOR PTs - NOW CPTA ACCREDITED FOR 2.4 CEUs
-2 NEW COURSES NOW OFFERED (see below)
CPTA *Bike Fit Education Accredited CEUs for PTs
*PTs can apply for Bike Fit Education CEU credits directly from your state PT boards
IBFI -Educator to teach Levels 1-4 online & Levels 1-4 in-house
You will need a trainer and a bike. Regarding the trainer, many mention "but I don't have a trainer." If you go to Craigslist and search "bicycle trainer", and look for Kinetic or Kurt Kinetic, there are many ranging from $10-$25. These make great starter trainers.
Don't worry, we are still involved in all aspects of education for both BFC and IBFI. We are one of the select few that have been authorized to teach all levels for IBFI.
BFC - since our course is accredited by the CPTA, we will continue to teach our course, all are welcome. APTA has stated that PTs who complete the course can apply for CEU credits directly through their state physical therapy boards. Currently, California authorizes 2.4 CEUs for this course.
IBFI - A link to the Online level 1-4 courses is provided. In-house level 1-4 courses are provided below.
CLASSES WILL BE THROUGH ZOOM.
MAR 1-3, 2024
JULY 19-21, 2024
OCT 25-27, 2024
APTA, PTs CAN EARN 2.4 CEUs
IBFI: 80 IBFI CEUs
LEVEL 1 - TBD
LEVEL 2 - TBD
LEVEL 3 - TBD
LEVEL 4 - TBD
LEVEL 1 - TBD
LEVEL 2 - TBD
LEVEL 3 - TBD
LEVEL 4 - TBD
We approach bike fitting from a biomechanics perspective. Rick, our master fitter, has an extensive engineering and project management background and is certified by the International Bike Fitting Institute (IBFI) as a level 4 fitter. Rick has also authored much of the IBFI courseware. Rick has thousands of successful bike fits under his belt and specializes in knee-pain-mitigation. Rick enjoys teaching his bike fitting classes since there is always an opportunity to learn something new and to help out the students that attend.
Rick is also a certified cycling coach with Hunter Allen’s Peaks Coaching Group and has certifications in power-based training, LEOMO real-time motion analysis, is a USAC Certified Skills Instructor teaching the Beginner Racer Program (BRP). Rick's bike fitting beliefs are to (a) place the body into its natural 'relaxed' state on the bicycle where the cyclist has the most stability and thereby the strongest, and (b) determine correct component lengths to mitigate pain and joint damage.
AMY - As well as being an elite female athlete and cat-2 cyclist, Amy, our senior bike fitter has an undergraduate degree in kinesiology & biomechanics from San Diego State University and is a specialist in physiology and anatomy. More importantly, she is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT - University California San Francisco UCSF) and holds a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certificate, and is a board-certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS). Amy's prior position was senior PT at Red Bull sports, and has now opened her elite-level gym and PT studio in Los Angeles, CA.
BOTTOM LINE - Unlike other bike fitting courses which only teach "HOW TO RUN THE MACHINE," we teach the basics, the How's and the How-To's and the Why's.
When you have completed the course, you will know what to change, why change it and what a change to the bike will cause.
If you want to then automate, you will actually know what the machines recommendations will do and/or if your client can actually absorb this change.
In order to provide the best in bike fitting courseware and application, we continually research the latest in industry standards, processes and procedures determined by physical therapists, physiologists, biomechanics and kinesiologists.
Knowing how the body moves and how it is supposed to move sets us apart from other bike fitters and other educational instruction. We leverage this understanding to tailor the bike fit to you, the individual – no two bike fits are the same since no two bodies are the same.
Our curriculum is constantly updated and always contains the latest processes based on the latest scientific research and input from the fields leading experts. Topics covered include,
Once you register. we will email you 'Day 0' coursework in PDF format. This will take a day or so to go through and will discuss what is needed for class as well as what is needed for you to start your own bike fitting business.
We were in search of a more formal bike fitting service to our shop. After researching several bike fitting programs, we decided to sign up with Bike Fitness Coaching. World of Bikes sent two members to Rick’s three-day, certification course.
This intensive course was extremely beneficial to World of Bikes. It allowed us to refine our bike fit skills and utilize our new found knowledge to help our clients. I can't speak highly enough about Rick’s experience and professionalism. The balance of physiology and the mechanics of bike fitting were relatable to the different professional backgrounds of the students. He managed to condense this complex course material into a format that was interactive and engaging.
I feel confident in recommending Rick’s courses to anyone interested in pursuing a greater depth of understanding of the dynamics of bike fitting.
Ryan Baker, President/Owner
World of Bikes, Inc.,
Iowa City, IA 52240
Rick's course was very informative. I wasn't sure how a virtual bike fit course was going to work but I walked away at the end of the weekend feeling confident on how to fit someone to a bike. Rick's course was really great and I would recommend it to anyone.
Julie Holt, MHS, LAT, ATC
Langford Sports & Physical Therapy
4400 Lead Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM, 87108
MoveTru at Langford
We are no longer in California. Setting up the business in another state. Please call us for more information. Thanks for understanding.