Show #411 – July 28, 2018

Guests: Sabra Davison; Marc Sani

Sabra Davison from Little Bellas joins me for a joyful and fun conversation!

From a ski and mountain bike background, Sabra and her sister Lea co-founded the organization – now with 17 chapters in 15 states – to give girls between the ages of 7 and 13 a most unique and focused experience through mountain biking.

Then, Marc Sani from Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, just returned from Outdoor Retailer, the largest outdoor trade show in the U.S. and wrote an article about the effects being felt by all from the tariffs, freight costs, and more.

We talk about all that plus take a look at the state of the industry from the uncertainty of the administration’s wishy-washy policies to the lack of product at the most crucial time of year.

And, there’s even some news this week!

Show #306 – July 30, 2016

Guests: Marc Sani; Leah Shahum

This week Diane talks with Bicycle Retailer and Industry News‘ Marc Sani about “Future Shock” and how Alvin Toffler‘s seminal work might give us some insight into the dilemmas faced by bicycle dealers today.

With a decision by Quality Bicycle Products to move one of their lines, Salsa Bicycles, into REI, the proverbial poop storm was kicked up by a bevy of dealers and Marc has some great insight into what the industry might want to do to move forward – without kicking and screaming.

After our break and some news, including a fabulous video with Chris Froome and the “Minis”, we head on out to San Francisco to speak with Vision Zero Network‘s Leah Shahum.

Leah, who has a deep understanding of transportation, especially as it relates to the bicycle and pedestrian world, gives us some solid information about what it might take to reach the “Zero Vision” goal.