Demerly climbs the Col de Vence in the 23rd
Isostar Nice Triathlon in Nice, France during the
2004 season. Bikesport founder
Tom Demerly has raced on all seven continents.
Founder and owner of Bikesport, Inc. , of Dearborn,
Michigan, United States is a veteran of 28 years in
the cycling industry. Demerly is a certified bike
fitter from the prestigious New England Cycling Academy
and a certified triathlon bike fitter from the Fit
Institute of Slow Twitch (F.I.S.T.). He has also worked
as a coach and ride leader at Doug Stern’s Triathlon
Clinic in Curacao, Dutch Antilles and attended the
Walden School of Cycling in Orlando, Florida. He has
performed bike fitting for U.S. Olympic Triathlon
Team Member and 2004 Triathlon World Champion Sheila
Taormina as well as two other world triathlon champions
and numerous elite level athletes, Tour de France
riders and Olympic cyclists. Demerly has fit over
3,500 athletes in last decade alone and has consulted
on bicycle fit to bicycle component manufacturers,
frame builders, bike companies and pedal companies.
He has been an instructor in the Rodale Press Bicycling
Magazine Rider Development Program and a Bicycling
Magazine Ride Leader.
Demerly has been a frequent
contributor to cycling publications including Velo-News,
Triathlete, Inside Triathlon, Triathlon Today!, Outside,
Bicycle Guide and others. He has written hundreds
of equipment reviews and editorial features on endurance
sports published around the world.
As an athlete, Tom Demerly
has participated in endurance sports on all seven
continents. He has completed over 200 triathlons including
the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona,
Hawaii, The Nice Triathlon (Nice, France), The Laguna
Phuket Triathlon (Thailand), The Escape from Alcatraz
Triathlon. He was ranked third in Michigan in his
age category in 2004. Demerly is four time USCF/USA
Cycling State Champion for in the time trial and road
events. He raced in Europe with the Nike/Velo-News/Gatorade
Cycling Team as a Category 1 amateur cyclist. In 1990
Demerly was part of the United States Cycling Federation
Resident Athlete Development program and lived at
the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado
under the coaching direction of Chris Carmichael.
Demerly has competed in
the four of the longest adventure races in history,
The 2002 Raid Gauloises in Vietnam, the 1996 Discovery
Challenge Eco-Challenge in British Columbia, The 1999
Marathon des Sables in the Sahara, Morocco and the
2001 Jordan Telecom Desert Cup world Championship
of Desert Racing in Wadi Rum, Jordan, where he was
the top American finisher. He has also climbed the
highest mountains on four continents and the highest
mountain in the western hemisphere.
He is the former Technical
Representative for Time Sport USA and the former International
Sales Manager for Aerospoke Composites.