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

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

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
A blog by Ray Keener

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
March 26, 2014
A blog by Ray Keener

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
March 14, 2014
A blog by BPSA executive director Ray Keener

Selling used bikes as a way to serve lower-priced demand isn't the best option for every shop.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
October 2, 2013

I am troubled by three recent negative experiences with IBDs. One each of the warranty, special-order and rental varieties.

Posted in Opinion/Analysis
September 23, 2013

There were many questions awaiting the industry as we all arrived at Interbike last week. Would the new hall and hotels be an improvement? Would Consumer Day resemble a plague of locusts? Would any of this matter if we get an early Spring in 2014?

Posted in Opinion/Analysis