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

July 6, 2021
Woehl outside American Cyclery.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — The sales surge during the pandemic had more than a few shop owners thinking, “Maybe it’s time to sell.” Low inventory, plenty of cash, over a year of working too hard, retirement age looming if not already here … what better time to sell?

Posted in Retail News
June 8, 2021
How shops can welcome the LGBTQ+ community.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — June is Pride Month. BRAIN reached out to LGBTQ+ consumers and shop owners to gauge how our industry's doing. Can we take pride, or is there room for improvement in our shops?

Posted in Retail News
May 27, 2021

EASTON, Pa. (BRAIN) — What if your shop was named Genesis and people who bought Genesis bikes from Walmart called you every day looking for help?

Posted in Retail News
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

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