Retailer education

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. 

Posted August 15, 2018

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the schedule for the 2018 edition of its Electric Theatre, which includes e-bike education sessions offered each day during the trade show. The Electric Theatre's presenting sponsor is Bosch.

Posted August 8, 2018

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced plans for the second installment of its short-form retailer education series, The Forum, which will be held each day of the tradeshow in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

Posted August 7, 2018

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — The CyclePoint's Kit Vogel will be presenting at The Interbike Fit Symposium and the company will offer its Advanced Foot-Pedal Bike Fit class in Sparks, Nevada, on Sept. 21, the day after Interbike closes. The class will be conducted by CyclePoint owner Paul Swift. 

Posted July 30, 2018

We should consider charging a consulting fee that is relevant and fair but should also be disclosed up front.

Posted July 23, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association will present Tech Clinics again at this year's Interbike Expo in Reno. The association has also announced three education sessions focused on the current state of service in many shops.

The three sessions are:

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