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Bicycle Retailer's annual Industry Directory goes digital and you can get it now

Published January 4, 2018

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The industry's source for contact information for manufacturers, distributors, events, nonprofits, service providers, and other bike companies and brands is now available as a digital flipbook.

Bicycle Retailer has previously included the Industry Directory as a printed publication, mailed with the January 1 issue. But times are changing, and retailers will now be able to download the listings and print, view and search them online.

The 2018 Industry Directory also includes an index that shows each listing with its category and subcategory assignment. This should increase the overall usability of the directory, because in each listing readers can get a sense of what the company does more specifically. For example, a company such as RockyMounts was previously categorized as an accessories manufacturer, but this year readers will be able to discern that they make vehicle racks.

Each company listed will now be found under its single, best-known product or service. This categorization is not intended to be the complete representation of a company's goods and services (following the RockyMounts example, they also make locks, and that is not reflected in our current categorization system), however, given constraints of time and space, it's how we have approached the categorization/indexing process.

The 2018 Industry Directory contains listings for 150 bike-related distributors, more than 2,000 bike-specific manufacturers, and over 450 industry affiliates (events, media, nonprofits, POS providers and other service providers).

Manufacturers include accessories, apparel, bicycles, components, fitness, nutritional, raw materials, retail equipment providers, skateboards and scooters.

This year's listing saw more listings in bike subcategories including custom bikes, electric bikes and full-line suppliers.

Companies who would like to be added to the directory or wish to update a listing for 2019's directory, should email Julie Kelly and JJ Trout.

The Industry Directory is an annual supplement produced by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News in collaboration with PeopleForBikes.

More information: 2018 Industry Directory download.

Topics associated with this article: BRAIN News

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