MINNEAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's new Dealer’s Choice program is an early step in building what company president Rich Tauer called the Q Ecosystem at this weekend's Frostbike open house and expo. “That's a powerful business strategy for both dealers and suppliers to thrive and survive today and into the future. It's a partnership between suppliers, QBP and dealers," he said.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — At its Frostbike event last weekend, QBP bestowed its 2015 Clay Mankin Award on Mike Cachat, the CEO of Jenson USA in Riverside, Calif. The Mankin award recognizes retailers who inspire others with their commitment to bicycle advocacy, industry growth and their passion for cycling.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Old man winter played Minnesota nice and released his icy grip on the Midwest just in time for QBP's annual Frostbike event, which kicked off Friday at its Twin City headquarters.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will open a new office in Taichung, Taiwan, in June to better support its bike manufacturing partners on the island.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —Highlights of what we saw at Quality Bicycle Products' 2014 open house and expo. Look for more coverage in the March 15 issue of BRAIN.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Dealers and suppliers flocking to Quality Bicycle Products’ Frostbike were greeted by the harshest winter storm to hit Minnesota this season, dumping as much as a foot of snow overnight Thursday to Friday in the Twin Cities and prompting widespread school closures as well as traffic snarls on icy highways. But QBP said there has been only mild disruption to its annual open house, which started Friday morning.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — WTB released a new, gravel-specific tire named the Nano 40c during the first day of QBP's Frostbike. The tire has a high volume 40mm casing, rounded profile, and centerline tread pattern designed for speed, consistency, and ample cushioning for the gravel market.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Velocity USA is introducing its first disc-specific road rim at QBP's Frostbike event this weekend.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has chosen its next state for expansion of its high school mountain bike race program: Wisconsin. And Trek Bicycle will be a major sponsor of the league in the company's home state.
DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will become the only U.S. distributor of Dahon folding bikes and accessories, the companies announced Friday. Dahon will also continue to sell direct to dealers and provide parts and warranty support to dealers.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—With snow shutting airports and icing up Interstates, Quality Bicycle Products expects little impact on attendance at Frostbike which opened today with various seminars. Tomorrow QBP’s Frostbike expo opens with over 130 vendors showing their newest products.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) Feb 21, 10:49 MT—Quality Bicycle Products honored an Idaho retailer and a Georgia component maker at its VIP event during last weekend's Frostbike event here.
Editor's note: The following is an update correcting information about Quality Bicycle Products’ “Buy Local Buy Now!” initiative:
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—The focus quickly shifted from bikes to weather at Frostbike this past weekend as a harsh winter storm wreaked havoc on the roadways and canceled air travel in and out of Minnesota.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products will no longer offer walk-in registration for its annual Frostbike gathering due to an at-capacity crowd expected in Bloomington later this month.
BY NICOLE FORMOSA
BLOOMINGTON, MN—Strengthened by lessons learned from a challenging 2009, retailers roaming the warehouse at Quality Bicycle Products’ Frostbike open house had recovery on the mind with some even projecting double-digit growth this year.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—With the lessons learned from a challenging 2009 still fresh on the mind, the mood among retailers and vendors gathered at Frostbike over the weekend was nonetheless one of optimism heading into the 2010 selling season.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Temperatures dipped into the single digits as the industry’s largest distributor wrapped up its annual three-day expo yesterday in Bloomington, Minnesota.
BY NICOLE FORMOSA
BLOOMINGTON, MN—Nearly 1,500 retailers and vendors brushed aside Minnesota’s single-digit temperatures to meet and mingle at Quality Bicycle Products annual trade fair.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Temperatures hovering near zero degrees didn’t deter hundreds of bicycle retailers and product vendors from flocking to Bloomington, Minnesota over the weekend for Quality Bicycle Products’ annual Frostbike trade show held Feb. 15 to 17.