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Ray Keener

Ray is a long-time friend of Bicycle Retailer and writes occasional columnsm blogs and articles for the website and magazine.

Ray's background includes stints as a bike retailer, executive director of the Bicycle Industry Organization, editor of a trade magazine, founder of Growth Cycle and now executive director of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association.

All articles by Ray Keener

October 22, 2014
Scary.

At great perceived personal risk, Keener wades into the "e-bikes on trails" debate.

Posted in North America
October 16, 2014

Are flat sales and participation really, "The single biggest issue facing the bike industry?"

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
May 9, 2014
Even speedy types like Hugh Walton come back all smiles!

What's life like with an e-bike in the stable?

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
April 22, 2014

If I Owned a Bike Shop, what three retail lines would I be drilling into my staff’s heads at this point?

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by Ray Keener
March 26, 2014

Car Appeasers take the lane when they have to. Car Haters take it much more often, as a matter of principle. Which are you?

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by Ray Keener
March 14, 2014

Selling used bikes as a way to serve lower-priced demand isn't the best option for every shop.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
A blog by BPSA executive director Ray Keener
October 2, 2013

I am troubled by three recent negative experiences with IBDs. One each of the warranty, special-order and rental varieties.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
September 23, 2013

There were many questions awaiting the industry as we all arrived at Interbike last week. Would the new hall and hotels be an improvement? Would Consumer Day resemble a plague of locusts? Would any of this matter if we get an early Spring in 2014?

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
August 14, 2013
Daughter Kate, knuckles on bars, looking forward to her 125-degree stem

I take my gal pals bike shopping. They like it better than I do.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
February 1, 2013
Photo-graphic by Peggy Price

One of the many lessons I learned in 1975 from my retail mentor Peter Davis from Champaign Cycle: “Never run out of inner tubes!” Of course, he could just buy more tubes, and I had to beg Tom French for mine. But that’s another story.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis

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