Retailer education

Posted May 11, 2016

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) —The National Bicycle Dealers Association says it has reached out to the newly formed Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association to offer its support.

Posted May 2, 2016
Bike Fitting Solutions offers to train retailers on bike fit at their stores or in Santa Cruz.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sean Madsen, who has performed thousands of bike fits on world-class athletes using the most cutting-edge equipment available, has formed a new company with the aim of teaching bike shop employees how to do fits on everyday riders, using whatever equipment is available.

Posted April 25, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association is getting off the ground with its first board of directors, elected during a conference call last week.

The association has named five board executives and confirmed an additional four members-at-large.

Posted March 22, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — More than 1,200 people have already joined a new Facebook group that provides a forum for bike shop mechanics and could lead to the formation of an association. 

Posted January 8, 2016

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Guru has released its global 2016 bike fit education course schedule for the Guru Academy's headquarters in Connecticut as well as Guru Academy Education Centers around the country.

Posted November 23, 2015

Editor's note: John Barnett is president and founder of Barnett Bicycle Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He supplied this detailed "how-to" on adjusting a quick release following the industrywide recall action in late September.

Posted October 29, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool's redesigned website, www.parktool.com, has expanded product information with an increased educational section focused on helping professional and home mechanics diagnose and repair bicycles.

Posted August 13, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced several new and returning retail education opportunities at this year's show.

Posted June 4, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is boosting retail education at the 2015 trade show with a revamped NBDA Super Seminar series and a new area on the show floor called the Retail Resource Initiative.

Posted April 1, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — TrainingPeaks has entered into a partnership with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association to provide discounted training software and educational content for interscholastic mountain bike team coaches.

Posted July 29, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has expanded its retail education schedule for this year's show.

Posted July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has launched a new website that includes interactive features to help cyclists connect with local riding clubs, bicycle-friendly businesses, bike educators and other resources in their area.

Posted May 29, 2013

ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN) — The Mann Group has launched a new training program for retailers in the cycling, outdoor and running industries. Mann University is a five-module curriculum that will run in four sessions in 2013.

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