Bike fits are not one-size fits all.
They are a snapshot in time.
Fit the cyclist first,
then adapt the bike.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS / CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS ON BIKE FIT
"Bike fit unplugged" is the philosophy behind Happy Freedman's revolutionary approach to bike fitting, driven by the rider's anatomy, medical history, cycling experience, and riding goals. Going beyond gadgets and software, bike fit unplugged redefines what a bike fit is, and in the process places the cyclist in their best position yet.
Happy Freedman is an innovator and internationally recognized expert in the field of bike fit.
Over the past 15 years, Happy has been instrumental in developing the first hospital-based clinical bike fit program in North America, during his tenure at Hospital for Special Surgery. There, he also worked with exercise physiologists, physical therapists, and medical researchers in the motion lab.
Happy's approach focuses on posture, breathing, and the use of antagonist muscles, and benefits riders at all levels, from professionals to recreational cyclists.
He has presented on bike fit at the International CycleFit Symposium in London, numerous events throughout the US and is a founding faculty member of the Medicine of Cycling Conference held annually at USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, CO. He is on the advisory committee of IBFI, the International Bike Fit Institute.
Happy fits the cyclist first, then adapts the bike, to address the individual needs of the rider and to develop an evidence-based protocol for bike fitting.
New York Bike Expo | 2014-2019
Philly Bike Expo, Philadelphia, PA | 2014-2019
New York Cycle Club, NYC, NY | 2017-2019
New York Bike Summit, Saratoga Springs, NY | 2018
An evening with Century Road Club Association, NYC | 2018
NAHBS, North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Hartford, CT | 2018
CABDA, Chicago, IL | 2018
Treating the Multipart and Endurance Athlete, Hospital for Special Surgery | 2017
Interbike, Las Vegas, NV | 2016
Medicine of Cycling Conference,
Colorado Springs, CO | 2012-2017
Asphalt Green Triathlon Club, NYC, NY
Columbia University Cycling and Triathlon Teams, NYC, NY | Coaching
Cooper Union College, New York, NY
Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid, NY
Bike Fit Unplugged: Working towards the next level of Bike Fit, Science in Cycling - Tour de France Grand Depart, Brussels, Belgium | 2019
International Cycle Fit Symposium, London, UK
Bike Fit Unplugged | Lower Extremity Review | May 2020
Bike Fit Clinic | Magazine | Premiere Issue | May 2020
COVID-19 tips for retailers and fitters | with Andrea Myers | Bicycleretailer.com | March 2020
COVID-19 tips for retailers and fitters | HSS Newsroom | March 12, 2020
What is Bike Fitting? Live from the Philly Bike Expo | Bikefit.com | BikeFit PodCast | October 2019
Bike Fitting Will Come Out From the Shadows and Into Rehab Armamentarium | Lower Extremity Review | June 2019
The Outspoken Cyclist | 40:00 | 04/06/2019
BenSerotta.com | June 2017
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News | May 2017
Bike Fitting vs Bike Sizing, Cycling Industry News | April 2017
The Outspoken Cyclist | 40:32 | 02/27/2016
What is Bike Fitting? | YouTube | HSS | Rio 2016 Olympics
HSS, Echo, October 2015
HSS, Echo, October 2011
Full day on-bike on-trainer evaluation for triathletes training for full Ironman competitions
BIKEFIT UNPLUGGED SESSION
Evaluation and recommendations for posture, breathing technique, equipment changes, necessary to make you efficient and comfortable on your current bike (road, tri, mountain, hybrid, commuter, cyclocross, gravel, bicycle polo).
Session includes measuring your bike, flexibility and balance evaluation, discussion of riding technique and style, identifying sources of discomfort when riding.
As follow up, you will receive an overview of our session, including equipment suggestions, and recommendations to improve your cycling.
(90 minutes or more)
PELETON, ZWIFT, STATIONARY BICYCLES
With cycling often taking place indoors, proper fit will improve your experience.
Schedule a home visit or tele visit (via zoom or facetime).
Sometimes we can resolve smaller issues via a phone call or zoom consultation.
Pre-fit evaluation with an exercise physiologist or a physical therapist prior to your bikefit and possibly make recommendations. (Does not need to take place on the same day.)
Please inquire for additional details so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.
No additional fee between 57thand 96thStreet
Greater New York area – additional fees may apply based on time and distance.
Please inquire for rates and schedule.
STRICT COVID PROTOCOLS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT
MASKS MUST BE WORN THROUGHOUT IN-PERSON FIT SESSION
BIKE MUST BE WASHED DOWN PRIOR TO FIT
To schedule an appointment for an evaluation with a bike fit, workshops, classes, speaking engagements, and all other inquiries please use this form.
Thank you for your interest!