About IBD Summit
The IBD Summit combines high level retail education with a chance to network among the top IBD’s in the bicycle industry. We bring dynamic speakers, industry leaders and retail experts in to offer tangible profitability tools and strategies to help your business grow. Watch video from the 2013 IBD Summit.
Time to Cut Out the On-Line Clutter – Keynote Address
Why Defriending and Unfollowing Will be the Next Trend Among Social Media Users – David Shing
David Shing, AOL’s Digital Prophet has told his bosses that defriending and unfollowing are going to be the next big thing as users realize that the increasing "noise" on social networks is counterproductive.
- Calmar Bicycles, Santa Clara, CA.
- Don's Bicycles, Rialto, CA.
- Cambria Bicycle Outfitter, San Luis Obispo, CA
- Metro Bikes, New York, NY
- Bicycle Village, Boulder, CO
- Global Bikes, Phoenix, AZ
- Century Cycles, Rocky River, OH
- Gus' Bike Shop, North Hampton, NH
- Danny's Cycles, Scarsdale, NY
- Flying Fish Bikes, Palma, Ceia, FL
- Hi-Tech Bikes, San Diego, CA
- Sport Systems, Albuquerque, NM
- Bucks County Bicycle Company, Levittown, PA
- M & M Cyclery, Mundelein, IL
- Spoke-N-Sport, Sioux Falls, SD
- Bicycle Habitat, New York, NY
- Helen's Cycles, Santa Monica, CA
- Black Mountain Cycles, San Diego, CA
- The Bike Way, Omaha, NE
- Trek Bicycle Superstore, San Diego, CA
- Strictly Bicycles, Fort Lee, NJ
- Downtube Bicycle Works, Albany, NY
- Conte's Bicycle & Fitness, Albany, NY
- Bike Gallery, Portland, OR
- Motion Makers Bike Shop, Asheville, NC
- Bicyclespace, Washington DC
- Bicycle World of Houston, Houston, TX
- Nytro Multisport, Encinitas, CA
- Rock N' Road Cyclery, Lake Forest, CA
- Wheel & Sprocket, Hales Corner, WI
- Palo Alto Bicycles, Palo Alto, CA
- Free Flite Bicycles, Marietta, GA
- Gran Fondo Cycles, Nashville, TN
- Metro Bicycle Store, Bronx, NY
- Mike's Bikes, Walnut Creek, CA
- Rock N' Road Cyclery, Mission Viejo, CA
- The Bike Shop, Honolulu, HI
- Lee's Cyclery, Fort Collins, CO
- Revolution Cycles, Arlington, VA
- Erik’s Bike Shop, Bloomington, MN
- Athletes Lounge, Portland OR
- Bert's Bikes & Fitness, Williamsville, NY
- Sunnyside Bicycles, Fresno, CA
- Southwest Bikes, Las Vegas, NV
- B & L Bike Shop, Davis, CA
Consumers today have unlimited access to retailers. Thanks to smartphones, they can walk into a store, experience the product or service, but then actually make the transaction online--where products might be 10% to 15% cheaper--with the added bonus of having it delivered to their doorstep. This process is called “showrooming”--and it’s causing a lot of businesses to scramble.
The IBD Summit will be held at the Portola Hotel & Conference Center at Monterey Bay. The Portola is located in the heart of Monterey within walking distance of many of the areas's world-famous attractions such as historic Fisherman's Wharf, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row. Attendees can take in the beauty of the Monterey coastline with group rides along the famed 17-mile drive.
Bikes Belong is the national bike industry non-profit that works to put more people on bikes more often. From protected bike lanes to urban mountain bike parks—anything that helps bicycling reach a wider range of Americans is what we do. With your investment in our work, we can help the industry thrive.