October 2016

Norco Bicycles: A Worldwide Canadian Brand – Overview of Design, Geometry, Frames, Material, Testing and More…

Organized by the APEGBC Sea-to-Sky Branch

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This event is SOLD OUT! Due to the large number of attendees currently registered, drop-in registrations at the door will NOT be accepted. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For more information and space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 5:30 - 9:00 PM
Location: Holiday Inn - 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC
Presenter: P.J. Hunton, P.Eng.
Engineering Manager, Norco Bicycles
Credit: 1.25 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $35 + GST for members and guests who register online.
$25 + GST for EIT’s or GIT’s who register online
$20 + GST for student members who register online
Due to the large number of attendees currently registered, drop-in registrations at the door will NOT be accepted. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Vadim Airiants, P. Eng., Chair Sea-to-Sky Branch
[email protected] or [email protected]

Note: In order for us to best predict our catering needs, please register online by Monday, October 24, 2016. Thank you!
P.J. Hunton, P.Eng., Engineering Manager for Norco Bicycles will present an overview of modern bicycle design, specific geometry for various bike types, frame design, materials, suspension systems, mechanical properties, machine testing, modern bicycle components, and drivetrains. He will make particular reference to design philosophy for road, city, mountain, dirt/street, and BMX.

Norco Bicycles is a Canadian Company that has grown since 1964 into a global brand delivering more than 125 different models to cyclists worldwide. View more info and the the company’s timeline here:


5:30 - 6:00 PM: Registration, Networking and Cash Bar
6:00 - 6:15 PM: Announcements and Introductions
6:15  - 7:00 PM: Buffet Dinner, Dessert, Coffee & Tea and Cash Bar
7:00 - 8:15 PM: Presentation
8:15 - 8:45 PM: Q & A and Discussion
8:45 - 9:00 PM: Closing


P.J. Hunton graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B Esc, Mech in 2001.  His lifelong love of bicycles led him into his fourth year thesis project, “An Automatic Suspension Lockout System for Mountain Bikes”.  This guided him into a Design Engineer role with Multimatic Technical Center where he initially continued the development of the MTB suspension system, before moving on to some design projects involving race car chassis and suspension design, snowmobile suspension and ultimately a suspension component for a high volume production car. 
After this, he made a lifestyle changing decision to move from the hustle and bustle of Toronto to the very small, old mining town of Bralorne, B.C. where he spent the majority of his time recreating on bikes, snowmobiles and snowboards, paying for it all through tree planting, carpentry/construction jobs and some adventure hosting activities.  After five years in Bralorne he came across his dream job of a Design Engineer with Norco Bicycles where he has been for the last five years, now as Engineering Manager, where he oversees the engineering design and development of Norco’s bicycle frames


  • Please register by Monday, October 24, 2016 to assist us with our catering order. Thank you.
  • If you are not a member of APEGBC, you can register online by quickly creating a 'non-member' account. After clicking on the 'REGISTER' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
  • DISCLAIMER: This event is intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age. Please do NOT drink and drive.

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