Owner of Johnny Velo Bikes, John Robinson has recently been elected to the board of the National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA), representing over 4,000 bicycle retailers in the United States.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2019
LOCAL BIKE SHOP OWNER ELECTED TO NATIONAL BIKE DEALERS ASSOCIATION BOARD
Columbus, Ohio – Johnny Velo Bikes owner, John Robinson, has been elected to the National Bike Dealers Association (NBDA) Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning October, 2019. Robinson is one of three bicycle dealers in the United States elected to the seven-person board for the upcoming term.
NBDA president Brandee Lepak says, “Robinson’s past experience in strategic marketing and efficiency consulting in the banking industry helped him launch a bike shop that quickly become a vital part of the community. We look forward to his insight as the board works together to ensure the NBDA serves the needs of independent bike dealers and their customers across the country.”
Robinson is excited for this opportunity to serve the bike industry. “I opened a bike shop because I wanted to be the kind of shop I needed when I bought my first road bike--friendly, welcoming, eager to help new cyclists get started.”
The NBDA believes that the local bicycle dealer adds significant value to the selection, assembly, fit, and ongoing maintenance of a new bicycle. That value cannot be duplicated by any outlet that trades a bike in a box for a customer’s money. The team at Johnny Velo Bikes shares this belief.
“The NBDA is an important source of support and education for new bikes shops and those who’ve been around for decades,” says Robinson. “ I’m looking forward to increasing membership, creating a shop standards certification, and finding ways to mentor new shop owners in the industry.”
About the National Bike Dealers Association:
The NBDA has represented specialty bicycle dealers in the United States since 1946. The non-profit association offers numerous programs for dealers, with an emphasis on education, research, communication and advocacy. There are currently 559 member shops, ranging in size from multi-store operations to mobile-only operators, hailing from all 50 states. For more information on the NBDA, visit their website at www.nbda.com.
About Johnny Velo Bikes:
Founded in 2017, Johnny Velo Bikes is a local, family-owned and community-based bike shop in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio that’s committed to serving cyclists of all types, from the casual rider to the racing enthusiast. Johnny Velo Bikes, proudly carries Giant, Liv, Bianchi, All-City, Surly, Civia and Kona bikes, while offering a full-service repair department for all makes and models. We want you to Enjoy Your Ride™!
If you would like more information, please call 614-333-0012 ext. 2 to hear a bike bell, ext. 3 for a team leader or email [email protected].