Features and guests

Stages

Performance Arena

Main Stage

Raleigh Stage

Special Presentations

Performance Arena 

Learn-2-Ride Session

Saturday 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Join the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation and members of Team Group Health Cycle Team. Bikes will be provided, but parents must sign waiver form. This event is for riders 10 and under only.  

 

World Champion artistic cyclists from Germany

Corrina Hein, Stefan Musu and Lukas Matla
 

Saturday 11 - 11:20 a.m.; 1:20 - 1:45 p.m.; 3 - 3:15 p.m.; 5 - 5:15 p.m.

Sunday 11:15 - 11:35 a.m.; 1:15 - 1:30 p.m.; 3 - 3:15 p.m.

Artistic cycling is a form of competitive indoor cycling in which athletes perform tricks (called exercises) for points on fixed-gear bikes in a format similar to ballet or gymnastics. The sport, although new to most of us in the US, has been popular in Europe for quite some time. The first official artistic cycling World Championships were held in 1956. This sport is most popular in Germany, where there are no fewer than 10,000 license holders! At the Seattle Bike Expo  expect to see a special show that highlights all the best this sport has to offer. Just like at the 2010 and 2011 Seattle Bike Expos, these world- class athletes are guaranteed to amaze, entertain and enthrall you with their athletic skill and artistic expression!

Corinna Hein hails from Darmstadt, Germany, and has been the UCI world ranking women's singles points champion and world champion multiple times. Stefan Musu and Lukas Matla, from Duisburg, Germany, won the German Championships several times. 

 

Northwest Trials Show

with Robbie Pfunder, Brian Cornman & guests

Saturday: 11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.; 2:15 - 2:35 p.m.; 4:30 - 4:50 p.m.

Sunday: 12:05 - 12:20 p.m.; 2:15 - 2:35 p.m.

Trials riding is an extreme test of bicycle handling skills, over all kinds of obstacles, both natural and man-made. In competition, riders have to make their way through an obstacle course without putting their foot down. Each time your foot touches the ground is a point. Trials is a great spectator sport: you will see a lot of moves on the back wheel, with the front hardly touching the ground at all. All shows will feature pro-riders Robbie Pfunder, Brian Cornman, Tanner Blake and local rider (and unicycle specialist) Josh Seibold.

Robbie Pfunder has been riding trials since the tender age of 14 and has been to numerous national competitions, including an appearance at 16 years old in the 2001 UCI World Championships. In 2012 he ranked second overall in the North American Trials Series. He's also the number-one-ranked rider in the Mountain States region. Robbie rides on the Ripstoke Mountain Bike Stunt Team, based out of Colorado, in which he performs trials demonstrations and clinics, yearly, at events ranging from the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, to Breckenridge Bike Week.  


 

Main Stage (top floor)

Saturday, March 1

“Look Ma, No Car!”… An Intro to Transportation Bicycling for Families

Morgan Scherer


10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

As Seattle continues to improve its bicycling infrastructure, it is becoming appealing to more and more families to get out of the car and onto bicycles to get around town. But getting started can be daunting and questions beg to be answered. How do I start? What kinds of equipment could work for my family and situation? What about hills/rain/cold? Is it safe?

Come to this engaging and interactive presentation by Familybike Seattle founder Morgan Scherer as she presents safe and exciting ways to get started, as well as stories from the road.

Morgan Scherer has been creatively biking her family and friends around Seattle since 2000. She started with a recumbent bike and a trailer, added an electric assist motor, and moved through a variety of interesting passenger/cargo carrying systems from there. Having gathered so much equipment, experience and knowledge, Ms. Scherer put on the first Family Bike Expo in 2007 and officially started the nonprofit Familybike Seattle in 2012.

 

STP Seminar                                                                                            

Will Chin

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Do you have what it takes to ride the Pacific Northwest’s top bicycle ride? Find out ALL you need to know about the 2014 Group Health Seattle To Portland Bicycle Classic in one informative information-packed hour. Hosted by longtime STP Committee member, Will Chin.

 

Customizing Beyond Fit

Rob Vandermark, Seven Bicycles Founder & President

12:30  - 1:15 p.m.

This interactive session will break down the aspects of custom bike building that go beyond the geometry of the bike, explaining how deep personalization of the riding experience can have value for any and every rider. Understanding the bike in this way will help riders evaluate their riding needs more clearly and clarify priorities as they dream of their next bike

Rob Vandermark founded Seven Cycles in 1997 with the intention of creating a new kind of bike company, one that would put the rider first. Seven’s revolutionary approach to custom building asks the rider what the bike should be and then delivers that vision on a short timeline, uniting the values of quick-to-market retail and refined craft manufacturing.

 

A Guide to Falling Down In Public

Joe "Metal Cowboy" Kurmaskie

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

The Metal Cowboy is back at Expo with a full slate of new tales and laughs ranging from the pleasures and pitfalls of night riding around the globe to how to become the ringleader of an army of cargo bike riding dads. A potent mix of humor, pathos, advocacy and absurdity, this time around Joe offers up his tales on what to do when a cell phone distracted driver asks you to wait for their call to end - after hitting you! And the proper etiquette when leading theme rides with Smurfs, zombies and 5,000 naked Portlandians. A Q&A and gear giveaway will also be part of the festivities.

Joe Kurmaskie, dubbed the "Metal Cowboy" by a blind rancher he encountered one icy morning in Idaho, has been addicted to the intoxicating freedom and power of the bicycle for more than 40 years. Joe offers up infectious and big-hearted collections of true adventures and misadventures, chronicling his time touring the world on his bicycle. Metal Cowboy was recently optioned by Alsea Entertainment for feature film and television series rights. His books include Metal Cowboy, Mud, Sweat and Gears, Momentum Is Your Friend, Riding Outside The Lines, Joyride, and the long awaited new collection, A Guide To Falling Down In Public.

 

Developing U-23 Riders for the World Tour

Todd Herriott & Dave Richter

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Being strong and having incredible endurance is required to race at the highest level in cycling. But these are not the only attributes needed to succeed. Teaching rider’s sportsmanship, media training, etiquette, tactics, fundamentals, nutrition and wellness are a few things that are often overlooked or assumed. The exciting new Seattle–based Hagens Berman U-23 Cycling Program is designed to prepare riders for the top level of cycling much like a college prepares students to become successful doctors, lawyers and teachers. Find out how they put the team together; their innovative coaching strategies and whole lot more from team manager Todd Herriott, plus Sports Director David Richter of Herriott Sports Performance.

Todd Herriott is founder/co-owner of Herriott Sports Performance, where he specializes in coaching and strength and conditioning for endurance athletes. A former domestic pro cyclist, Todd is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has more than 15 years of coaching and teaching experience.

David Richter is the co-owner of Herriott Sports Performance. He began his cycling career as a BMX champion at ten years of age. Since then, he has excelled in the professional ranks of mountain biking, cyclocross and road racing. David is a natural leader, teacher, and coach and has not only won national championships (NORBA Hill-Climb, Mammoth and AMBC Cross-Country), he has coached national champions and is committed to building champions.

 

"Bicycling's Big Year in Seattle is Now"

Holly Hauser (Puget Sound Bike Share), Fredy Young (Alta Planning & Design), & David Herlihy, moderated by Brock Howell (Cascade Bicycle Club)


3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Big things are happening in Seattle in 2014. Along with Vancouver, BC, and Portland, Seattle is launching a new bike share program. And Seattle is designing protected bike lanes downtown and several other key transportation corridors. First, you'll hear a short history of bike transportation and bike share from renowned author David Herlihy, followed by a lively panel discussion from the current players in Seattle's exciting new projects.

 

Sunday, march 2

Cycling wisdom by women, for women

Kari Studley, P.T., Jan Acuff and Windsor Lewis, hosted by Gina Kavesh


11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Calling all ladies! This presentation is specifically geared toward answering all things bike riding that might be intimidating to ask at a group ride or bike shop. Topics include:

  • What parts of a bike can be adapted to insure a better/more comfortable fit?
  • Why cycling is more fun with friends and how/where to find other women to ride with.
  • Saddles/Shorts and why we love to hate them and what can we do to not hate them.
  • How to overcome internal fears that may keep you off your bike or intimidated by riding alone.
  • And lot’s more!

Please bring every question you have that you've always wanted to ask an experienced female cyclist. This talk will feature four female expert guests from the local bicycle community, including Gina Kavesh.

Gina Kavesh has been actively following bike racing for 20+ years, both locally & nationally. Along the way, she has found a passion for reaching out to the cyclist who is just starting the journey. She primarily focused on teaching skills, mentoring, and encouraging women to become confident on their bike. During this time, she has been involved in creating and instructing women's specific cycling clinics, in Washington and California, that reach those just starting to ride their bikes through those that (may) want to start racing (and all those ladies in between). She is on the Board of Directors of USA Cycling and chairs the Women's Committee within this organization. 

 

“Best-of Willie” Special Presentation

Willie Weir

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Willie Weir is the author of "Travels with Willie" and "Spokesongs", a columnist for Adventure Cyclist magazine and is a regular contributor to KUOW in Seattle. His writings have appeared in newspapers across the country and earned him a gold and bronze Lowell Thomas Award, given by the Society of American Travel Writers. A perennial Expo favorite, Willie has cycled more than 60,000 miles throughout the world. He is working on a special talk just for this year’s Expo!

 

Allen & Sachteben’s 1891: Round the World Adventure

David Helrihy


1:45 - 2:45 p.m.  

Historian David Herlihy will present newly available photos of Asia Minor taken in 1891 by two celebrated "round the world" cyclists, William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr. Shortly after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, these bold adventurers set off to impress upon the public the practical advantages of two revolutionary and compatible technologies: The compact Kodak camera, which used celluloid film rather than conventional glass plates, and the so-called "safety" bicycle (the "modern" bicycle) that was rapidly supplanting the "Ordinary," or High Wheel bicycle.

David V. Herlihy is the author of Bicycle: The History (Yale University Press), winner of the 2004 Award for Excellence in the History of Science and The Lost Cyclist (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), the story of Frank Lenz’s ill-fated bicycle trip around the world in the 1890s, a Publishers Weekly 100 Best Books of 2010.

 His seminal work has greatly clarified the origins of the bicycle. He is responsible for the naming of a bicycle path in Boston after Pierre Lallement, the original bicycle patentee, and for the installation of a plaque by the New Haven green where the Frenchman introduced Americans to the art of cycling in 1866.


Raleigh Stage

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

The Best of the West-Cycling Oregon & Yellowstone

Jim Moore


10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Sure, Washington has great cycling but everyone gets the itch to explore beyond the borders. Portland-based cyclist and writer Jim Moore is ready to help you expand your riding horizons. In his presentation he’ll share photos, route insights and mostly-true tales from the back roads of Oregon, Montana and Wyoming, covering everything from scenic family rides in the Columbia Gorge to epic suffer-fests in the Central Cascades to week-long tours through the Yellowstone ecosystem.

Jim Moore is a freelance travel writer and the author of “75 Classic Rides: Oregon”. He also has done marketing for Cycle Oregon for eight years and is the executive director of the Cycle Greater Yellowstone Tour that debuted in 2013. 

 

Ouch!...How to Avoid Common Bicycle Injuries

Kari Studley, PT, DPT

12:15.-1:15 p.m.                

Most common bicycle-related injuries are preventable. Corpore Sano Physical Therapy’s Kari Studley PT will share her secrets to staying healthy on and off the bicycle. Tips will include critical cycling stretches from head to toe to make your next ride more comfortable. Kari’s accolades include professional bike racer, Masters World and multi-National Cyclocross Champion, certified yoga instructor and Gold-Certified BikePT bike fit practitioner.

Kari’s racing accolades include Masters World and multi-National Cyclocross Champion. Off the bike, Kari loves to share her passion for cycling through founding and promoting Washington Women of Cross and as a Gold-Certified BikePT bike fit practitioner.

 

Lose ten pounds (and keep it off!)

Craig Undem & Mary Craig


1:45. -2:45 p.m.

Learn all the tips and secrets to losing weight, and thus getting faster and stronger from top cycling coach and Cycle University founder, Craig Undem. If you follow his advice, he guarantees you will lose weight and feel fantastic. Joining Coach Craig will be nutrition expert and cycle coach, Mary Craig.

Since beginning with a collegiate race in 1983, and eventually racing in the Cyclocross World Championships, winning a World Cup medal in mountain bike racing, placing second in the United States in Elite Criterium Championships, racing track and triathlon, he has earned the equivalent of a doctorate in cycling.

Off the bike Craig has been a professional cycling coach since 1996, and is the CEO and founder of Cycle University.

Mary Craig coaches athletes of all levels and abilities. Besides coaching, she is the director of the Cycle University Multisport Team. She provides nutrition coaching for athletes, weight loss training and assistance for individuals striving for overall health. Mary found competitive cycling at a later age and nutrition and whole foods have always been a passion. 

 

D.I.Y Bike Touring

Saul Kinderis & Sandie Smith

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

You enjoy riding your bike; you dream about riding through the wilderness or past countless castles, wineries and museums. Maybe you've done the STP and the RSVP every year for the last decade, you enjoy camping, you enjoy home stays, you like hotels except when the bill hits your meager savings. Please join us as we teach you the tools for planning a successful low-cost bicycle trip. Learn the skills you need, hear the funny stories while they open the door for a wonderful bike holiday.

Topics include proper route selection and planning, equipment and packing, training plans, logistics, accommodations, meals, weather, safety, and group compatibility.

Longtime Cascade member Saul Kinderis has more than 30 years bike touring experience and has toured a huge variety of U.S regions and many different countries.

Sandie Smith learned to ride her bike when she was five, and never stopped. She did her first multi-day ride through the Blue Ridge Parkway when she was only 16. A Cascade ride leader these days, she was new to bike touring in 2013 when she rode from Vienna, Austria, to Belgrade, Serbia.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 2

One million feet of climbing in one year!

Brian Ecker


11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.   

In 2013 Brian set a goal to climb one million feet on the bike. To accomplish this he broke down the project into smaller adventures, which on their own would be great "big" weekend-long adventures for the rest of us. This is the story of how he combined a bunch of small adventures and a few bigger ones to climb one million vertical feet in a single year—with a full time job and family obligations!

Brian has a long competitive resume including top 20 finishes at USCF Elite National Championships, top five finishes at the Duathalon National Championships, several multisport category wins, and several podium finishes at the Furnace Creek 508 ultra-marathon cycling race.

 

The Greenway to Travel

Cathy Tuttle, Dawn Schellenberg and Bob Edmiston.


12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

Seattle is transforming 250 miles of Seattle streets into safer, calmer, greener places for you, your family and your neighbors. Learn more about how a successful partnership between the city and the community is defining our Neighborhood Greenway system and how you can get involved in this exciting movement. This talk will be led by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Executive Director Cathy Tuttle, who will be joined by Dawn Schellenberg, Community Engagement Liaison, Seattle Department of Transportation and other special guests. 

 

Eddy Merckx: A Life, Career, and Love for the Bike

Peter Vanham


1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

We all know Eddy Merckx as the relentless Cannibal, the 5-time Tour de France winner, the greatest cyclist of all time. But what drove this man to become such a prolific winner? What made him be a perfectionist, on and off his bike? And how did he manage to become as successful in building his bikes as in riding them? In this session, Peter Vanham reveals insights from the man behind myth, and explains how his legacy lives on at the company he founded. He traces Eddy’s success back to his early life, and reveals how an accident that almost killed him, made him into the legend he is today.

 

Peter Vanham is the U.S. manager for Eddy Merckx, and a lifelong fan of Eddy. Before joining Eddy Merckx’ team, Peter worked as a journalist all around the world, and as a consultant for Bain & Company. Peter has been a cycling “amateur” since elementary school, cheering for riders in the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of France, and riding his bike on trips throughout Europe. 


 

Special presentations running throughout Expo

Classic Bike Show

This year's Classic Lightweight Bike Show will once again feature some of the most beautiful, rare and fancy-lugged  English, French, American and Italian bikes in the world. It always one of the areas at the show that brings the most smiles per attendee; so be sure to swing by to see a truly beautiful exhibit . Come see what the most knowledgeable and dedicated collectors anywhere are all excited about. 

Note that anyone with a suitable bike can exhibit at the Classic Bike Show and may bring as many bikes as they want. To participate, please contact exhibit director Bob Freeman of Elliott Bay Bicycles at ebbikes1@aol.com or (206) 441-8144.

*This show runs all weekend on the ground level near the front door.

 

Washington Indie Frame-Builders Showcase

Curated by Max Kullaway of 333fab

This is a special area set aside to display the work of some of our region's, small-scale frame builders.  It includes amateurs and professionals alike. Find out why Seattle's scene is gaining national attention and check out some of the bicycle frames and projects being produced locally.