Free Bike-Fitting Clinic Puts Recreational Riders of all Ages & Abilities on the Right Path – While Supporting Local Schools and Sustainable Living

Danville, California (EastBayDaily) — The Studio in Danville is teaming up with Giant Bikes, Danville Bike Shop, Street Smarts and Sustainable Danville Area to host the GIANT Bike-Fitting Clinic on May 22, 2011 from 1-4pm at their group-fitness facility located along the Iron Horse Trail (in the Rose Garden retail center, 730 Camino Ramon at Sycamore Valley Blvd).

It’s easy to see why May is national Bike Month, since spring is an ideal time for bike riding. Yet most folks who are dusting off their bikes now (or wishing they had one) are wondering why they struggle with comfort, performance and overall enjoyment of cycling. This free community event goes far beyond helping adult and youth riders identify bike styles that best match their needs and goals. Bikers of all ages and abilities get the opportunity to experience a brand new model from the 2011 Giant Bike Collection that has been custom-fitted to complement their unique body mechanics, dimensions and strength, as well as their preferred riding style.

There will be a diverse selection of bikes to demo, ranging from casual beach cruisers to high performance race models. It will be easy to purchase any of these custom-fitted bikes, and it’s definitely encouraged since 10% of proceeds will be donated to a local school (of the customers’ choice) or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

“This Bike-Fitting Clinic is intended to be experiential,” says Dana Prieto, Fitness Director at The Studio. “The bikes will be set up on stands (trainers) so that the public can feel what it’s like to ride a racing bike versus a bike intended for cruising. It’s important to have your indoor fitness routine prepare you to enjoy an active lifestyle. Our studio cycling class is a perfect complement for outdoor cycling.”

Danville Bikes will be conducting expert bike fittings and demonstrations on clipless pedals, as well as offering advice about saddle and helmet fit. Giant Bicycle Representative and USA Cycling Coach, Kelli Poindexter, will be available to discuss women-specific bike issues and to guide people on apparel considerations that support year-round comfort and performance; a large selection of cycling clothing will be available for purchase. Team ClubSport will be on hand to provide information about local training and racing for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

Mike Stewart, Account Executive of Giant Bicycle adds, “This event is not only a great way to raise awareness of the benefits of cycling during National Bike Month, it gives people a chance to feel the dramatic difference that a properly adjusted bike makes for a riding experience. Giant Bicycle is here to help Diablo Valley residents find the appropriate bike to fit both their cycling lifestyle and their specific sizing requirements.”

Sustainable Danville Area (SDA) has organized an informal family-friendly ride that will start at 11:30am that day on the Iron Horse Trail near the San Ramon Valley High School. They’ve also negotiated some tasty lunch deals for folks who want to “refuel” on their way to/from the event, thanks to some of the Town’s newly-recognized sustainable businesses. Riders can indulge by simply showing their bike helmets when ordering at Norm’s Place on Hartz, La Boulange Bakery on Railroad or Jules Thin Crust in The Livery. SDA’s co-founders point out, “You couldn’t ask for a more ideal community to ride your bike in… Danville and its neighboring cities enjoy a mild climate, lush landscape and flat terrain makes it so enjoyable to ride all year around. And being located midway along the 18.5-mile Iron Horse Trail (in which one million people travel along each year), riders of all abilities can safely pedal to just about anywhere they need to go.”

All details about the Giant Bike-Fitting Clinic can be found at

ABOUT THE STUDIO THE STUDIO (by Leisure Sports): An upscale environment offering group-fitness based programs in a personalized and specialized fitness setting. The Studio is the latest addition to the Leisure Sports family of fitness clubs that include ClubSport and Renaissance ClubSport Fitness Resorts located in California, Nevada and Oregon.

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Christina Dort
Leisure Sports

Dana Prieto
The Studio