Why is bike fit so important?

Are your knees bumping into your chin? Do you risk serious injury every time you try to get off the seat of your bike? It is important that you can adjust your seat so that there is only a slight bend in your knee when your foot and pedal are both at the 6 o'clock position. You should also be able to stop and get off your bike without injuring yourself. Bikes come in all sizes, and the seat post can be adjusted somewhat to ensure the height of your bike is correct for you. There are other important factors to consider, for example: Does your seat need to be adjusted forward or back? Is your seat level? Are the handlebars too far away or too close? If your bike is not fitted properly for you, you risk serious injury after prolonged riding. Take your bike in to a local bike shop and have them take a look for you. 

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1. What if someone is caught wearing another person's number?
2. What about bad weather?
3. What happens to my bike while I'm swimming and running?
4. What does transition mean?
5. What is a wave start?
6. May I use my own timing chip instead of the provided timing tag?
7. What do I do with my race bib number after the event?
8. What is it like to swim in open water?
9. Why do I have to race in the swim cap I was given?
10. I have a mountain bike. Is it OK to ride that?
11. Why is bike fit so important?
12. Is there an additional fee for parking?
13. What is a race number belt?
14. Why is hydration so important?
15. Why can't I have someone pick up my packet?
16. What about refunds or credits?
17. What do I get in my packet?
18. Will the race be capped?
19. How early should I arrive?
20. What should I bring with me?
21. Can I listen to a music device while I am biking or running in the race?
22. Where are the pre/post race restrooms located?
23. Where is the start & finish line?
24. Will food and drink be available after the race?
25. Where will the Post-Race Party be?
26. What do I need to get into the Post-Race Party?
27. Can I switch my shirt size?
28. Where should spectators go to watch?