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4 Easy Ways To Promote Your Bike Shop Early This Cycling Season

Brace yourself; it’s almost March. And yes, while the vernal equinox, college basketball, and shamrock shakes are all good things, perhaps the month’s most appealing attribute is the fact that it represents the unofficial start of the cycling… Read More

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Bird Legs Bicycles: A Fresh, Beachside Take On Jacksonville Bike Shops

There’s just something about seaside communities that brings out the beach cruiser in all of us. Just ask Kearstin Rew, manager of the recently opened Bird Legs Bicycles on Jacksonville’s 3rd Street South. “I was excited to explore… Read More

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Experiential Travel: Adventure Tourism And The Bike Rental Market (Pt 1)

If you own a rental shop, there’s a two-word combination that ought to elicit a Pavlovian response from your inner businessman. That magical expression is experiential travel. This has actually been a catch phrase in the tourism industry… Read More

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Bike Sharing Disruptor: One Dallas Shop’s Innovative Spin On A Familiar Idea

Dallas Unveils World’s Saddest Bike Sharing Program. That was the headline put forward by the Dallas Observer late in 2014, lampooning the inaugural debut of the city’s two (yes, two) B-Cycle stations. Mayor Mike Rawlings’ perfunctory bike ride,… Read More

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Manhattan’s Seasonal Cycling Getaway: Biking Governors Island Park

Every year from May to October, New Yorkers can escape the bedlam of the big city and escape to their own scenic island getaway. No, you won’t find leafy palm trees or sandy beaches here; it’s not quite… Read More

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Better Cycling Images: How The Right Photography Can Help Rent Your Bike

Didn’t you hear? Airbnb is going bust. Or at least it was. That was back in 2009: the year the founders of the now $30-billion company made a discovery that, one could reasonably argue, simultaneously saved the sharing… Read More

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Pretty Damned Fast: Giving Voice To A New Generation Of Female Cyclists

Anna Maria Wolf never set out to change the face of women’s cycling. Growing up in Miami, she was drawn to the world of vogue, relocating to New York City after graduation to help channel her passion and… Read More

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Prelude to the Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen: Biking E Sycamore St to Mt. Washington

The Dirty Dozen. No, we’re not talking about Robert Aldrich’s 1967 American war classic. We’re talking about the Chew and Gottlieb version – Pittsburgh’s signature cycling challenge that dates back to 1983. It’s composed of 13 of the… Read More

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5 Strategies To Make A Returning Customer Out Of A First Time Renter

As the saying goes: “Rent a man a fishing pole, and you’ve made a customer for a day. Send him a follow up email and an in-store coupon, and you’ve made a customer for a lifetime.” Okay, so… Read More

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Embracing the Showroom Effect: Western Bikeworks and Spinlister

In the startup world, the story of Lou Doctor and his box of discolored bike tires is a relatively familiar one. Having recently entered the road biking scene in 2001, the Silicon Valley businessman was in the habit… Read More