A question for bike riders

I can’t help but contemplate the ever changing face of retail.  It’s how I’ve made my living for most of my adult life.  That said, I have a question for those of you out there that ride bikes (bicycles).

Do you shop at locally owned bike shops?

If so, are you “loyal” to one, or do you shop several? (assuming you have more than one to choose from.)

Is there anything you would change about the store/stores?  This would include products or experiences.

You can leave your answers in the comments.  I thank you for taking the time to help me with this.

Ride on!

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The age of information

 

It’s no great revelation that the internet has caused disruption in the world of retail.  The bike business (my business) wasn’t the first, and it will not be the last.

People have, in their pockets, more information than has ever been available.  The issue, as I see it, is that this information is often times being mistaken for knowledge.

In the U.S. we are losing an average of 1 bicycle shop every two days.

When the dust settles, I wonder what my business is going to look like.

*Further reading if you’re interested.