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Latest Bicycle Industry Insurance & Risk Prevention Information

Unique Perspective Uncovers Trends in Bike Retailing Industry
There are many trends bike shop owners should watch including the growth of touring operations. (Image used under Creative Commons from Mike Juvrud - https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikejuvrud.)April 1, 2015--Many of these trends recently became more clear to me, so I wrote an email commenting on six of my observations. Interestingly, it struck a chord with at least a few, including Fred Clements, executive director of NBDA.
Protecting Your Bike Shop and Yourself When Hosting Events
Reducing liability to yourself and your retail bike shop is important when hosting shop events to protect yourself, your business and your employees.Feb. 13, 2015--Bike shop events can be a great marketing and branding opportunity for your business. But there are risks associated with this kind of activity, and you should take measures to limit your liability.
Retail Bicycle Industry Observations
Jan. 8, 2015--To get 2015 started, I thought I’d summarize some of the trends I’ve been seeing over the past year while working with retail bike shop owners across the country. Most of these revolve around differentiating and branding.
The Importance of Getting Out There
A picture of Scott Chapin's foot following his 2014 accident that brought him a renewed love of bicycling.July 31, 2014--Many of you don't know a lot about me, other than I like bicycling and that, professionally, I support the bicycle industry with tailored insurance programs. Well, here's a very personal post, so if you want to know me more, read on.
Differences Between the European e-Bike Marketplace and the Emerging US Market
May 13, 2014--I recently attended the Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey, Calif. One of the more interesting seminars was titled “E-bikes: From Europe to America.” Here's an overview of what I learned.
IMBA Liability Insurance Program No Longer Available Through Marsh & McLennan Agency
Feb. 14, 2014--Marsh & McLennan Agency is no longer accepting applications for insurance coverage to member clubs, chapters and coaches under the IMBA liability insurance program.
Studying the Economic Impacts of Active Silent Sports Enthusiasts
Learn about the economic impact of bicycling and other silent sports in a recently-released study by the University of Wisconsin.January 20, 2014--A study I worked on with the University of Wisconsin called "The Economic Impacts of Active Silent Sports Enthusiasts: A Case Study from Northern Wisconsin" is now published.
Bike Industry Trade Show Season Begins
Marsh & McLennan will be exhibiting at Interbike 2013 and Trek World 2013.July 31, 2013--We will be traveling to a couple great trade-shows in the next 6 weeks: Trek World and Interbike. It is an exciting time for me because these shows are a lot of fun.
Why Insurance Companies Shy Away from the Exploding E-Bike Industry
 things are quickly changing.July 2, 2013--When we started our bike shop insurance program, we did not see a lot of e-bike dealers. Once they were introduced to us however, our insurance program underwriters really needed some lessons on what e-bike were and the risk involved.
The Importance of Bike Rental Waivers to Retailers
Retail bike shops that rent out bicycles should use waivers to reduce their risk. Image used under Creative Commons from markhogan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markhogan/6139613974/)March 21, 2013--Since most bike shops rent bicycles, it isn’t surprising that I get asked a lot of questions pertaining to the importance of waivers. They are absolutely important for any bicycle retailer renting out bikes.