Retailer education

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 9, 2017
The winners.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — The 16 recipients of the 2017 Women's Bicycle Mechanics Scholarship have been announced by the program's organizers: QBP and co-title sponsors SRAM, Park Tool, Michelin and UBI.

Posted December 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association e-bike committee, chaired by Larry Pizzi of Raleigh Electric, approved a budget this week to create 10 two-minute training videos to help e-bike retail staff better serve this emerging market.

Posted November 22, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Beeline and Velofix, the two fastest-growing mobile bike service franchise businesses in the U.S., have signed on to enlist all of their mechanics as mechanic members of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association.

Posted October 28, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association says it wants to work with the industry to develop a universal professional mechanic certification that would be recognized throughout the industry.

Posted October 4, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Applications are now being accepted for the fourth annual QBP Women's Bike Mechanic Scholarship Program.

QBP, SRAM and other sponsors are offering 16 scholarships for an all-women's class of Professional Repair and Shop Operations at UBI.

Posted September 28, 2016
Pat Cunnane of ASI was the first to say YES to Jennifer and Ray.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Community Cycles of Boulder, Colorado, America's third-largest community bicycle organization, is raising funds to purchase a new $1.5 million building.

Posted September 14, 2016

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Dr. Stacy Sims, a co-founder of the Osmo Nutrition company, is now working with Nuun and Co. on hydration education, product innovation and clean living initiatives.

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