This is a challenging time for all of us. As more and more events go virtual, trade shows are canceled and travel within our industry at a standstill, I am concerned about the depth of connection within our industry and to our customers.

Other competitors try to beat the biggest players at their own game. But Cannondale is flipping the script in a way that benefits both dealers and itself.

Sold through lots of old inventory? Seeing your shop in a new light? This couldn't possibly be the best time to start a project like this – or could it?

It's amazing how much has changed in just one year.

Tagged Electric bike

We have read plenty of articles now about this "bike boom." We still have no idea when it will end, if it will end and what the end even looks like. If this is the new normal, even for a while, I'll take it.

Excuse me for moving beyond COVID-19—at least for a few moments.

A deeper dive into the new dealer numbers reveals some interesting truths about brands, dealer populations and the industry's shifting balance of power.

Jenn Dice

PeopleForBikes' COO says that when it comes to bikes, every day brings more than just some good news.

Ellen Kast.

Talking to your landlord is one of the last things you want to do right now. Rent is likely your largest monthly expense and since you have a lease, it’s not going away.

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As we struggle to understand What Happens Next, it's critical that we first understand What's Already Happened.

Shawn Small, the owner of Ruckus Composites, says: If there can be certainty about anything at all, it is this: Our communities need us to succeed.

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... for the actions being taken by shop owners, managers and staff to stay open on a limited basis to get and keep their customers rolling through these trying times.
Jenny Moore of Moore's Bicycle Shop

If you've ever questioned your value as a professional or to your community, that's in the past now.

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Due to the changes in our global environment; we are on the edge of a huge upswing. Even with a change to our normal business operations, independent bicycle retailers should expect cycling demand to increase and stay there.

Tagged Coronavirus

I read those three words and laughed, wishing I had come up with that clever phraseology.

Retailers who are on shaky ground will have a very hard time weathering the storm.

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Tough Love in the time of coronavirus: when everything's on sale all the time, your MSRP isn't a price. It's a joke.

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Photo by Daniel van den Berg on Unsplash

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The scale of the COVID-19 outbreak extends from the individual to the global, across medical, political, and economic spheres. The bicycle industry has its own specific concerns within the developing crisis. 

Tagged Coronavirus / North American Handmade Bicycle Show / Sea Otter Classic / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Stock art from unsplash.com/@austindistel.

I see a few clear growth opportunities for growth for IBDs, that I’ll mention. But instead of chasing the Next Big Thing, many retailers would benefit by getting a handle on their business and building or preserving your store’s ability to react to trends quickly and painlessly.

As I reflect on the conversations, I had at CABDA, I believe authenticity begins with your values and purpose.

Theo Jorno

The Dutch promotor of some of the Europe's largest bike events, as well as next month's E-bike Challenge in Minneapolis, says the American e-bike market needs to redirect itself away from a speedy image.

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