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National Bicycle Dealers Association Appoints Andrew Feenstra of Cyclesmith Halifax as First Vice Chair of NBDA Board

Published April 16, 2024

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Irvine, CA, April 14, 2024 - The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) proudly announces the appointment of Andrew Feenstra, owner of Cyclesmith Halifax, as the First Vice Chair of the NBDA Board. This appointment underscores the NBDA's commitment to fostering leadership within the bicycle retail industry.

Andrew Feenstra brings a wealth of experience and passion for cycling to his new role. Born to Dutch immigrants in Canada, Feenstra's affinity for bicycles began in childhood, igniting a lifelong dedication to the industry. His journey in the bicycle business commenced in 1986 when he started as a technician at a small repair shop, later joining Cyclesmith in 1994 during his university years. After a brief hiatus, Feenstra returned to the industry in 1999 as co-owner of Cyclesmith, eventually assuming full ownership in 2016.

Throughout his career, Feenstra has championed numerous initiatives to enrich his community, including supporting charity rides, hospital foundations, immigration services, and youth advocacy programs. He is also a founding member of the NBDA P2C Group, showcasing his commitment to advancing the interests of Canadian bicycle retailers.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the new role, Feenstra remarked, "I am very pleased that the NBDA Board of Directors has recently appointed me as the First Vice Chair. I'm thrilled about the opportunity to contribute to the exceptional work the NBDA has been doing for the bicycle industry in North America."

Feenstra's vision for the industry aligns with the NBDA's mission to strengthen specialty bicycle retailers. He aims to elevate bicycle retailing as a respected profession, ensuring that industry professionals earn a sustainable livelihood while pursuing their passion.

The NBDA, founded in 1946, serves as a beacon for specialty bicycle retailers, offering education, research, communication, and advocacy to enhance their businesses. Through educational programs, research initiatives, and advocacy efforts, the NBDA empowers retailers to thrive in a dynamic marketplace.

In a significant move to better serve the Canadian cycling community, the NBDA has expanded its member benefits, appointing two Canadian board members and a dedicated Canadian membership staff member. Additionally, the NBDA formed a Canadian Specific Retailers "P2" Group to offer a peer mentoring solution.

The NBDA invites retailers, distributors, and Canadian suppliers to join the association and take advantage of specific Canadian membership benefits. By uniting industry stakeholders, the NBDA continues to lead bicycle retailers to excellence across North America.

As the First Vice Chair, Feenstra joins a dedicated team of industry leaders on the NBDA Board of Directors. Together, they will steer the organization towards its goal of leading bicycle retailers to excellence.

For more information about the National Bicycle Dealers Association and its initiatives, visit NBDA's website.

About the National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA):

The NBDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting independent bicycle dealers. Through various initiatives, education programs, and networking opportunities, the NBDA strives to elevate the bicycle retail industry and empower dealers for long-term success. For more information about the NBDA and its initiatives, please visit

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