Retailer education

Posted September 13, 2021
Claudia Wasko.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The third annual E-Bike Future Conference will be held Oct. 11-15 and feature 30-plus entrepreneurs and e-bike business representatives.

Posted July 2, 2021
Park City, Utah's Main Street.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Next month's The Big Gear Show will include a range of retailer education opportunities, including presentations, panels, and small group discussions covering a wide range of topics. The show is Aug. 3-5 at the Deer Valley Resort.

Posted May 25, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling will once again hold an in-person four-day Race Mechanics Clinic, this October in Colorado Springs. 

The class is hosted by the Professional Bicycle Mechanic Association and is held at USA Cycling's headquarters.

Posted April 15, 2021
The former America's Best Bike Shops program becomes the Bicycle Retailer Excellence Awards as barriers to participation are reduced.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has overhauled its retailer award program, formerly called America's Best Bike Shops. The new program is called the Bicycle Retailer Excellence Awards. It continues the ABBS program's use of the application program as a learning tool for retailers.

Posted April 14, 2021
Burns Hall on the NWACC campus.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — The Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation has made a $1 million-plus grant to a community college here, allowing the school to launch an accredited two-semester Bicycle Assembly and Repair Technician program, with classes planned for the fall 2021 semester.

Posted December 9, 2020
Stanfill and Kallista at CABDA in 2018

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — James Stanfill is stepping down as president of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Assocation, a group he helped form in 2016.

Posted December 2, 2020
The Bentonville, Arkansas, program will be the new group's second accredited technician program. Seven regional programs are planned.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Industry Employers Association, a new group that launched a year ago, is working with NorthWest Arkansas Community College on what will become BIEA's second accredited bicycle technician program.

Posted April 16, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — As the industry continues to suffer from a shortage of qualified mechanics, a new organization, the Bicycle Industry Employers Association, has established a curriculum of college-level classes, scheduled to launch in September 2020 at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

Posted March 8, 2020

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products notified registrants Friday that a Service Summit tech education event has been canceled because of COVID-19 concerns.

Posted August 5, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has agreed to acquire Barnett Bicycle Institute from the National Bicycle Dealers Association for an undisclosed amount.

Posted June 11, 2019

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mobile service franchiser Velofix has hired industry veteran Donny Perry as its senior vice president of retail strategy and operations.

Posted May 23, 2019

CLEVELAND (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association has announced a series of four manufacturer-direct training workshop, running from October this year through February 2020.

Posted October 4, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has opened registration for its first Service Summit, to be held Jan. 27-29, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. 

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