Retailer education

Posted August 14, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the addition of a new area on the show floor that will feature short presentations running all day on various topics related to small-business operations, merchandising, training and more.

Posted August 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises is now using Myagi to help train retail sales associates about its brands and product. ASE's brands include Fuji, Breezer, Kestrel, Oval Concepts, Phat and Tuesday Cycles.

Posted June 9, 2017
Three-day workshops planned for Denver, Portland and Washington, DC.-area.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association has opened registration for three-day technical workshops to be held this fall and next spring in three cities.

Posted May 15, 2017

AUSTIN, Tex. (BRAIN) — Through its latest survey, the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association hopes to gain insights into shop demographics. The short survey is open to retail shop owners and employees and will run until June 15.

Posted May 9, 2017

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel's Cycling Sports Group, the division that includes Cannondale, GT and Fabric, has expanded its retailer training program to Europe, the U.K. and Australia.

CSG also is adding more training modules to the program, which is called Cycling Prophet.

Posted April 28, 2017

Drive Revenue and Sell Service. One simple idea from James Stanfill.

Posted April 14, 2017
DreamBikes Knoxville staff.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — DreamBikes — a nonprofit organization that provides hands-on, paid job training to teens in underserved communities at its used bike shops — has expanded with four new locations.

Posted March 28, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has promoted Riki Bloomquist to the newly established technical training manager position. Bloomquist began with SRAM in 2010 as a dealer service representative and most recently served as a training specialist.

Posted March 23, 2017

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima has announced its 2017 schedule for its RackDawg retail technical program. The program, which the company has run since the 1990s, is designed to bring retail sales staff up to date on Yakima products. 

Posted March 22, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems is planning a sales support class for retailers to be held during the Sea Otter Classic next month.

Posted March 1, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has released a series of 10 two-minute video training sessions to help retail staff connect with and sell e-bikes.

Posted January 26, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The newly formed Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association is working with United Bicycle Institute to develop a standardized mechanic certification. Once completed, the certification process would allow instruction and testing by organizations including UBI and others.

Posted January 24, 2017
A contestant in the Mechanics Challenge at Interbike 2016.

PBMA president James Stanfill says the Internet challenges retail mechanics to keep it pro.

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