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What is The Bike Collective?

Nigel Groce-Wright

The Bike Collective is a group of like-minded retailers interested in saving money and expanding their businesses. The Bike Collective provides independent bike shops payment processing and other discounted business services.

My name is Nigel, an avid down-hill rider and an even more avid bike store visitor. In my decade of down-hill I have been in bike shops all over the country. Of my time in bike stores, one thing I know is common, owners are tired of paying extra for being independent. 

In this post, I will talk about what The Bike Collective is, how you can join, and the benefits of getting involved. I will also go over the resources available on our website. Finally, I will discuss what you can do to get started today.

Let’s jump in!

Key Takeaways

  • The Bike Collective is a membership organization for independent bike shop owners to save money on common expenses.
  • The Bike Collective provides independent bike retailers an exclusive opportunity to save on services like payment processing.
  • You can take your bike shop to the next level by joining The Bike Collective.

The Bike Collective recognizes the rich history of local bike shops in American communities and envisions a future where these shops can stand together, succeeding as a collective force in the industry. We offer an extensive list of services to help with virtually every aspect of business operations.

By becoming a part of this collective, individual retailers can create a scale that helps level the playing field, allowing them to grow and prosper using modern tools and efficiency measures. This network gives them an edge and a chance to excel in a highly competitive market.

To help members increase profits, The Bike Collective equips bike shops with the tools needed to keep more profit while adapting to changes in the industry. We also provide ways to drive traffic to their stores through a range of marketing solutions aimed at increasing market share and fostering repeat business. Additionally, The Bike Collective merges modern technology with top-tier training resources, giving each member the tools they need to improve year over year.

How Do I Join?

Joining The Bike Collective is a straightforward process, crafted to be as easy as riding a bike. As an independent bike shop owner, you’re uniquely positioned to benefit from the host of opportunities and resources we provide. 

Here’s how you can start the journey:

  1. Register Your Interest: Visit the ‘Join Us’ page on our website and fill in the online form with your shop’s details and your contact information. This helps us understand your business and your specific needs.
  2. Schedule a Discovery Call: After you’ve registered your interest, our team will reach out to you for a Discovery Call. This is an opportunity to have all your questions answered, discuss the potential benefits in detail, and explore how The Bike Collective can help your business thrive.
  3. Receive Your Welcome Pack: Once your application is approved, you’ll receive a Welcome Pack brimming with detailed information about our services and a roadmap for how you can start benefiting from the collective’s resources.
  4. Start Growing with Us: From here, you’re officially a member of The Bike Collective! You now have access to our full range of services, discounts, training materials, marketing solutions, and more. Plus, you become part of a vibrant network of fellow bike shop owners who share your passion and commitment to excellence.

What Are The Benefits?

As a member of The Bike Collective, you stand to gain a multitude of benefits that are meticulously curated to boost your business’s success and growth. One of the most substantial advantages is cost savings. Our collective’s considerable buying power allows us to negotiate discounts on common expenses such as payment processing, marketing services, and critical supplies, resulting in substantial cost savings for your shop.

In addition to monetary savings, you also gain access to a rich reservoir of expertise and knowledge sharing. Our member network allows you to connect with other independent bike shop owners, share experiences, discuss business strategies, and obtain solutions to your most challenging questions.

Another significant benefit is marketing support. We provide an array of marketing services aimed at boosting your visibility and drawing more customers to your store. Whether it’s SEO, social media marketing, or local advertising, our goal is to drive traffic to your store, thereby enhancing your market share and encouraging repeat business.

We also equip your store with cutting-edge technology to streamline your operations and boost efficiency. This encompasses state-of-the-art payment processing systems, inventory management tools, and more, putting your business at the forefront of retail technology.

Access to top-tier training resources is another perk of joining The Bike Collective. We provide resources that cover a wide array of topics, from managing finances to enhancing customer service, arming you with the knowledge and skills to run your business more effectively.

Furthermore, The Bike Collective serves as an advocacy platform, giving independent bike shops a stronger voice. We lobby for the interests of local bike shops at the municipal, state, and national levels, ensuring your needs are heard and met.

But perhaps the most invaluable benefit of all is the sense of community. As a member of The Bike Collective, you’re no longer dealing with the industry’s challenges on your own. You become part of a vibrant network of individuals sharing your passion for cycling and your commitment to keeping local bike shops alive and thriving. Joining The Bike Collective is not just about becoming part of an organization; it’s about integrating into a community dedicated to shared growth and success.

It’s time to ride into a more profitable future! Don’t let the opportunity to be part of this incredible collective slip by. Join The Bike Collective today, and let’s pedal towards success together.

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Any bike shop owner in the United States is invited to join the collective. We offer service discounts on common line items like payment processing, insurance, and other business services.

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