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Bicycle Industry

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    February 14 & 15, 2018
    Schaumburg, IL

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    February 15-17, 2018
    Bloomington, MN

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Latest Bicycle Industry Insurance & Risk Prevention Information

Foreign Manufacturers Liability- How to Protect yourself and your bike shop
December 13, 2017 - As the bicycle industry continues to evolve, we have seen a tremendous increase in foreign-based eBike manufacturers entering the North American marketplace. How can you protect your bike shop?
MMA Offers Standard Insurance Coverage on e-Bike Retail
MMA is now offering the same coverage and its partner carriers are now using the same underwriting guidelines for e-bike retail shops as for traditional bike shops.
Bike Rental and Test Ride Liability - How to Protect Yourself and Your Bike Shop
Retail bike shops that rent out bicycles should use waivers to reduce their risk. Image used under Creative Commons from markhogan ( rentals and test rides are great ways to add revenue or help seal a deal on a bike, but they also deliver added risk to the retail bicycle shop owner. There are two primary procedures that should be followed to help protect yourself.
2016 Bicycle Industry & Shop Trends & Observations
Insurance and risk management services for the bicycle industryWhile looking ahead to what 2016 has in store, I found myself reflecting on the things I saw and learned last year about this great industry.
2015 Interbike Drawing Pre-Registration
Pre-register for Marsh & McLennan Agency's 2015 Interbike Giveaway - a $500 credit to QBP.
What Makes a Destination Trail System?
Copper Harbor is one of the best destination trail systems in the country for singletrack bicycling.Aug. 5, 2015--What is it that separates a few great local trails from a “destination trail system?” I was thinking about this while riding singletrack on the Makwa Trail near my home of Hayward, Wis.
Reducing Sponsorship Risk For Bike Shops
July 23, 2015--Many bike shops sponsor various kinds of events and some even sponsor athletes. While sponsorships can be effective for a bike retailer to promote and market itself, it can also present risks to the shop and the shop owner.
Unique Perspective Uncovers Trends in Bike Retailing Industry
There are many trends bike shop owners should watch including the growth of touring operations. (Image used under Creative Commons from Mike Juvrud - 1, 2015--Many of these trends recently became more clear to me, so I wrote an email commenting on six of my observations. Interestingly, it struck a chord with at least a few, including Fred Clements, executive director of NBDA.
Protecting Your Bike Shop and Yourself When Hosting Events
Reducing liability to yourself and your retail bike shop is important when hosting shop events to protect yourself, your business and your employees.Feb. 13, 2015--Bike shop events can be a great marketing and branding opportunity for your business. But there are risks associated with this kind of activity, and you should take measures to limit your liability.
Retail Bicycle Industry Observations
Jan. 8, 2015--To get 2015 started, I thought I’d summarize some of the trends I’ve been seeing over the past year while working with retail bike shop owners across the country. Most of these revolve around differentiating and branding.