Interbike announces first wave of IBD Summit speakers at fall show

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the initial wave of content and schedule for the IBD Summit at Interbike, the retail education track at the Interbike show this fall. The show said it sought to bring the same level of speakers that used to appear at the IBD Summit in its previous format, when it was held in Arizona in the winter.  Pat Hus, the vice president of Interbike, said, “We consulted with our Retailer Advisory Board, the NBDA and many others on the topics, and are confident that the sessions will be impactful for attendees

NBDA names America’s Best Bike Shops for 2017


Peter Henry joins NBDA board of directors

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Peter Henry, the president of the New England retail chain Landry’s Bicycles, has joined the National Bicycle Dealers Association’s board of directors.

NBDA sponsors Filmed by Bike festival


New program makes it easier to apply for America’s Best Bike Shops designation, but harder to make the cut

The application period for the fifth annual program is open until March 31.

NBDA launches research study of America’s bike shops

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) —The National Bicycle Dealers Association has launched what is said is the most comprehensive research study of bike shops in the industry. Todd Grant, the president of the NBDA, said, “In this time of changing consumer buying habits and disruptions in the retail landscape it is vitally important for as many bike shops as possible to participate in this research study by taking the time to complete the online questionnaire.

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NBDA elects new board leadership


NBDA hires Gluskin Townley to conduct 2016 Specialty Channel Study

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has hired The Gluskin Townley Group to conduct the 2016 edition of the association’s annual Specialty Channel Retailer Research Study. The 2016 study will be published at the end of the first quarter of 2017

Mechanics’ association calls for baseline certification program

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. The PBMA, which was incorporated this year, expects it will take several years to develop such a standard and said it hoped to cooperate with other industry trade organizations, suppliers and mechanic schools on the project

NBDA develops ‘Buy Where You Ride’ program

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is hoping to encourage web shoppers to visit their local bike shops with a new program called “Buy Where You Ride.” The program includes a new logo that suppliers are being encouraged to use on their websites along with their site’s dealer locator. The logo also is being made available to retailers for use in a variety of ways