Interbike opens registration for 2018 Mechanics Challenge

By Stephen Frothingham

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has opened registration for the third annual Mechanics Challenge presented by Park Tool.

The event will take place on the Interbike show floor with qualifying heats on Sept. 18-19 and the semi-final and final rounds held from 2-5 p.m. on Sept. 19.

“This event is a ton of fun! It’s the mechanics’ time trial,” said nine-time Tour de France competitor and broadcast personality Frankie Andreu, who has emceed the event since its first year. “Mechanics are the heart and soul of every shop and the talent and speed that’s on display at the Challenge is just phenomenal. People should come to see it – and any mechanic who’s coming to the show should definitely register.”

The qualifying heats of the Mechanics Challenge feature an all-new series of four timed stations that test the mechanics’ ability to complete standard bicycle repair and assembly tasks quickly and accurately. The four competitors with the best times face off to complete a different set of four timed tasks in the semi-final round. For the final, two mechanics go head-to-head on five tasks, in a race to finish first. Andreu provides live commentary for spectators, who can …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News