February 12, 2010
Many of you may not realize that Adventure Cycling offers a membership specifically for bike shops. Local bike shops are key players in getting more folks on bicycles and we want to support them in that effort. We offer benefits that help bike shops connect with our members, stay informed about what's new in bike touring, and share their knowledge with the cycling community.
Here are just a few of the benefits we offer:
By encouraging your local shops to join Adventure Cycling, you can help them to be more aware of your needs as a bike tourist and introduce them to our organization. If they still aren't convinced, you can point them to the quotes below from a handful of our member bike shops, highlighting what they love about Adventure Cycling Association:
"We support Adventure Cycling because it supports and encourages bicyclists in their quest for human powered transportation and recreation. Adventure Cycling legitimizes the bicycle as an authentic vehicle for exploring our world."~Excelsior Cycle, Kellogg, ID
"Adventure Cycling allows us to dream about the possibilities of adventure on two wheels. Your magazine is, IMHO, the best cycle touring magazine and it provides inspiration for all of us wannabe cycle tourists. Those two reasons are enough for me personally, and they should certainly justify any bike shop's support. The promotion of cycling is tantamount to the promotion of our business."~Gear-To-Go Tandems, Saranac Lake, NY
"Almost all of my best customers dream of the day they can ride on a cross country tour. Adventure Cycling helps keep the dream alive and achievable."
~Mycle's Cycles, Georgetown, OH
"We're happy to support Adventure Cycling `cuz they are the #1 supporter, instigator & enabler for bicycle touring in this country and always have been, and we think that rocks!"
~Velo City, Holland MI
"For me Adventure Cycling is the 'Keeper of the Faith'. I rode Bikecentennial in '76 and went on to open a bike shop and tour with my family. Now my son works with me. Adventure Cycling continues to develop routes, tours and leaders and keeps all of us in touch with our cycle touring heritage."~Rock 'n' Road Cycle, Grand Haven, MI
MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS is typically posted every other Friday by Amy Corbin, Membership and Marketing Coordinator. Membership Highlights spotlights the various benefits of membership,our accomplishments thanks to member support, and even interviews with some of our most passionate and dedicated members, both individual and organizational.