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

April 14, 2021

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — There are lists of America's best bike shops and of the "top 100" bike shops. But, BRAIN being a dollars-and-cents kind of business magazine, we set out to identify America's largest: The Big BRAIN Ten.

Posted in Retail News
February 10, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Smash-and-grab thefts from bike shops have risen dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the phenomenon has led shop owners in several markets to start organizing and cooperating to share information. Some also are working more closely with local law enforcement, with mixed results.

Posted in Retail News
January 26, 2021
A screenshot from the Microsoft ad featuring Priority Bicycles.

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — A 30-second commercial for Microsoft Teams, which aired for the first time during the Green Bay-Tampa Bay NFL game on Sunday, featured the direct-to-consumer bike brand Priority Bicycles and its founder and CEO David Weiner. The industry veteran couldn't be more pleased.

Posted in Industry News
January 14, 2021
Today: Brian Hackford of Keswick Cycle in Philadelphia.
Brian Hackford, Keswick Cycle, Philadelphia, Pa.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Posted in Retail News
January 14, 2021
Today: Dan Shuman of Salem Cycle in Massachusetts.
Dan Shuman, Salem Cycle, Salem, Mass.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Posted in Retail News
January 13, 2021
Today: Jeff Milbauer of Valley Bike & Ski in Apple Valley, Minnesota.
Jeff Milbauer, Valley Bike & Ski, Apple Valley, Minn.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Posted in Retail News
January 13, 2021
Today: Stuart Hunter of roll: bicycle company in Columbus, Ohio
Stuart Hunter, roll: bicycle company, Columbus, Ohio

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Posted in Retail News
January 12, 2021
Today: Hal Honeyman of The Bike Rack, St. Charles, Illinois.
Hal Honeyman, The Bike Rack, St. Charles, Ill.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Posted in Retail News
January 11, 2021
Tomias Hinchcliff of Genesis Bicycles in Easton, Pennsylvania.
Tomias Hinchcliff, Genesis Bicycles, Easton, Pa.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Posted in Retail News
January 8, 2021
Today: Ilene and Eric Marcos of Bicycle World in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
 Ilene and Eric Marcos, Bicycle World, Mt. Kisco, N.Y.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Posted in Retail News

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