independent bike dealers (IBDs)

113: chris guillemet, ceo, velofix, the future of bringing the bike shop to the consumer

Velofix CEO, Chris Guillemet and I discuss this evolution in the context of the future of the mobile bike shop. Where the channel is headed in the near future is not what you might expect.

episode 107: embracing the opportunity of click and collect for holiday and more with ryan atkinson

After a wide reaching webinar with the National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA), Ryan Atkinson talks to us about the importance of evolving when it comes to how consumers purchase not only bicycles, but other products as well.

episode 88: Blair Clark, Canyon Bicycles

Today I speak with Blair Clark, president of Canyon Bicycles USA. We talk about the challenges of DTC online bike sales, and importantly, the solutions to those friction points. We discuss the importance of doing what you can, when you can for your consumers, then working endlessly to protect and nurture the loyalty that develops. It’s not just good for the consumer and Canyon, it’s good for the cycling community as a whole.

45: On the Sharp End of Retail with Erik’s Bikes Founder Erik Saltvold

Today I talk with Erik Saltvold about the state of the bike industry, the rise of e-bikes, the curious catch-22 of bike share programs, and how cycling literally saved a town.