December 12th, 2012

Great River High Performance is scheduling pedaling efficiency assessments from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Center for Rehab and Clinics, 1401 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, Iowa.

Whether riding for pleasure or competition, bicyclists can ride faster and farther when using a full pedal stroke. The pedaling efficiency assessment is a real-time computer-assisted test of how well a cyclist applies pressure to the pedals for each leg throughout the pedal stroke.

Each session is about 45 minutes. After a 15 minute warm-up, staff will use a Computrainer SpinScanTM to measure the pedal stroke. Great River High Performance staff will use the real-time SpinScan results to show participants how to improve efficiency. Participants also will be videotaped during their pedal-stroke assessment. The session will conclude with a review of the video to assess any knee movement that may be robbing pedal-stroke power.

The fee for the pedaling assessment is $35. Participants do not need to bring their bikes; two stationary bikes will be available for warm up.

To register or for more information, please call Great River High Performance Supervisor Chris Reed at 319-768-4112.