Retailer education

Posted June 19, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association plans two new e-bike training programs for retailers. 

The BPSA board approved the programs at a recent meeting here.

Posted June 15, 2018

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.  (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the addition of a new educational track whereby key retailers will share their experiences on specific topics relevant to all IBDs today.

Posted June 12, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — In preparation for a panel discussion at Interbike, the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association is surveying bike shop owners and managers about the pay and benefits they offer their technical staff. 

Posted June 8, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Barnett Bicycle Institute has announced new partnerships with Bafang and Light Electric Vehicle Association. The brands will be joining BBI's E-Bike Fundamentals class, which kicks off June 25. 

Posted May 23, 2018
Level 2 certification adds more hands-on training with e-bike components.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems has partnered with two leading professional bicycle mechanic training schools to offer a new advanced Level 2 eBike Technical Certification.

Posted May 10, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association is now offering bike shops — including mobile and service-only operations — the opportunity to be designated as PBMA Certified Shops.

Posted May 10, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Barnett Bicycle Institute will launch a new multi-day course on e-bikes next month.

Posted May 9, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association is forming an education committee with Shimano's Andrew Kempe as chair.

Posted May 7, 2018

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus' new ABUSAcademy.com is available to all bike shop employees in North America.

Posted May 1, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Members of the Profesional Bicycle Mechanics Association can now register for its 2018 / 2019 PBMA Technical Workshops. The three-day workshops are planned for Philadelphia, Peachtree City, Georgia; and Phoenix. 

Posted April 30, 2018
Company also adds consumer-direct sales of ProTaper bars, stems and pedals.

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Components has spun off its Protaper line of mountain bike components, formerly housed within the Answer brand, as its own stand-alone brand of handlebars, stems and pedals. The company has also expanded its Hayes Road Show dealer education program.

Posted March 30, 2018
The organization is making plans for events in Phoenix, Atlanta and Philadelphia.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association will continue its technical education conferences this coming fall and winter.

Posted March 26, 2018

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima is expanding its retail training program, which includes hands-on training at clinics and events across the country, and online training through the Yakima Garage and Brandlive platforms.

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