PeopleForBikes and Bicycle Blue Book collaborate to promote National Trade-in Your Bike Month

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Blue Book and PeopleForBikes are promoting a self-declared National Trade-in Your Bike Month in June. PeopleForBikes recently promoted bike trade-ins on its blog and included Bicycle Blue Book’s directory of retailers who participate in its trade-in program

NSGA: Bike units, dollar sales up in 2015

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association found that consumer-reported sales of sporting goods equipment, athletic footwear and athletic apparel was up 4 percent in 2015.

Online applications open for America’s Best Bike Shop awards

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailers can apply online now to be included in the National Bicycle Dealers Association America’s Best Bike Shops 2016 awards. Applications are being accepted through March 31.

Giant announces bike line aimed at a new generation of riders

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle is adding a new bike brand, Momentum, aimed at new bike recreational riders. The company said the new brand is inline with recent research on bicycle use in America

LEDs brighten otherwise lackluster year for Taiwan exports

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — While exports of Taiwan-made bicycles took a minor dip in 2014, the export of LED cycling lights registered a 41 percent increase as cyclists paid more attention to their safety, according to government data released at the opening of Taipei Cycle on Wednesday. Cyclists, particularly in Europe, are replacing old halogen-style lights with more modern and efficient LED units. And Taiwan, a leading producer of LED products, leveraged its extensive supply chain to produce high-value products that could compete with China.

Fred Clements: Independents battle Internet and rising costs – in many industries

A blog by the NBDA's executive director.

Fred Clements: Are bikes the black hole of IBD profitability?

A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.

Fred Clements: Bike shop metrics are on the rise

A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements. Editor’s note:   This blog post was written by  Fred Clements , executive director of the  National Bicycle Dealers Association

Fred Clements: Are lower price points the next big thing?

A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements.

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Fred Clements: Sales down? Watch the demographics

A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements Editor’s note:  This blog post was written by Fred Clements, Executive Director of the National Bicycle Dealers Association. Clements’ previous blogs can be read on bikedealerblog.wordpress.com