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NBDA July e-News Update

07.19.2007
Costa Mesa California

NBDA Super Seminar Series is Back!

Linda Armstrong Kelly Headlines Super Seminars as Interbike Keynote.
The 2007 NBDA Super Seminar series roars out this September at Interbike Las Vegas with mother of seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, Linda Armstrong Kelly presenting her captivating keynote presentation based on her book "No Mountain High Enough - Raising Lance, Raising Me."

As a young single mom, Linda vowed to raise Lance with all the advantages she did not have. Her positive influence as a parent was the driving force in encouraging him to fulfill his destiny as one of the greatest athletes in history. Included in her speech are life skills such as:

  • Maintaining a positive attitude
  • Improving leadership skills
  • Achieving peak performance
  • Creating work/life balance
  • Developing and delivering strong work ethics
  • Setting and achieving goals both personally and professionally
  • How to turn a bad choice into a life-learning opportunity

In addition to Linda, the NBDA has scheduled many other top-notch educational retail sessions. There is no cost and no registration necessary for all Interbike Las Vegas sessions. For details and the complete NBDA Super Seminar Schedule of sessions at Interbike in Las Vegas visit: http://nbda.com/page.cfm?pageID=36. For more information on Linda Armstrong Kelly visit www.lindaarmstrong.com.

Retailer Education Scheduled for Six More Regional Locations.

  • Chicago, IL
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Seattle, WA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Dallas, TX

Regional one-day seminars are open to all bicycle retailers, and require pre-registration (soon to open online) - with NBDA members able to attend for free and nominal fees for attending non-member retailers. Manufacturers, suppliers and industry affiliates are encouraged to participate and take advantage of exciting promotional opportunities. More information and registration information can be found online at NBDA's online Think Green best practice list from several Portland, Oregon bike shops who put their heads together recently to share their "best practices" on recycling and other ways to be "green" businesses.

  • Recycle paper and cardboard: helmet boxes, shoeboxes, juice boxes, receipts, etc. "We save the best bike boxes, complete with all the packaging to protect the bikes in shipping. We sell over 100 used bike boxes each year to customers."

  • Recycle metals: pop cans, other aluminum, tin, and steel. "We generally accumulate our steel and aluminum in one location and haul it off in the slow season to a recycling center that pays for it."

  • Recycle inner tubes: Alchemy Goods, www.alchemygoods.com makes inner tubes into messenger bags with straps from recycled seat belts.

Do you have "green" best practices to share with other retailers? Click here to submit them online today!

MEMBER BENEFITS

B.M.R.I.'s U.S. Marketrac 2007 Annual Bike Market Brief The "2007 Annual Bicycle Market Brief" was created for the NBDA by the Bicycle Market Research Institute (BMRI), a division of Sports Market Research Group, Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts who has conducted research on bicycles and bicycle accessories since 1987. This report provides a detailed and up-to-date strategic overview of the U.S. bicycle market, with a focus on the specialty retail channel of trade and special focus on bicycles with wheel sizes 20-in. and above. Released in June 2007 and focusing on the year 2006, questionnaires were mailed to 100,000 households, with a 55% response rate representing 55,191 households in the contiguous 48 states. Included in this report are those who purchased a bicycle or related cycling product within the last six months of receiving the questionnaire. NBDA Member Price $299, or $399 for non-members. Click here for more details and to order today!

Three New Dealers Nominated for NBDA Board of Directors

DEALER MEMBERS: Cast your vote! An election ballot will arrive shortly by mail. Each year retailer - dealer members have the opportunity to elect representatives to serve on the all-volunteer NBDA Board of Directors. The NBDA Nominating Committee, comprised of bicycle dealers currently serving on the board, has completed its work and successfully nominated three new dealer candidates to serve for two-year terms. Candidates are not running against each other, but will be approved based on majority of membership support. Overall, there are six candidates up for election for six seats this year:

New nominees
James Moore: Moore's Bicycle Shop, Hattiesburg, MS
Jim Carveth: Bike Rack, Lincoln, NE
Tom Jessup: Chainwheel Drive, Clearwater, FL

Incumbent nominees
Chris Kegel: Wheel and Sprocket, Hales Corners, WI
Dale Brown: Cycles de Oro, Greensboro, NC
Bruce Heidlauf: Mill Race Cyclery, Geneva, IL

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Contacts
National Bicycle Dealer Association
949-722-6909
info@nbda.com
www.nbda.com

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