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

February 13, 2019

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (BRAIN)— As the CABDA Midwest trade show opened here Wednesday, BRAIN's intrepid reporter Ray Keener chatted up the attending retailers, asking about their hopes and fears for the 2019 season.

Posted in Retail News
January 17, 2019

DEL MAR, Calif. (BRAIN) — On the second and final day of the inaugural CABDA West trade show, BRAIN contributor Ray Keener asked retailers, "What's in store for 2019?"

Posted in Retail News
Spoiler: "E-bikes, lots of e-bikes."
March 10, 2016

The industry veteran seeks to debunk myths on participation, advocacy and the danger of cycling.

Posted in Industry News
February 25, 2015

A blog by Ray Keener.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
October 22, 2014
Scary.

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

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
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

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