Our most polarizing guest returns to discuss some recent kinda-controversy and give a state of the union. Sit down and enjoy two and a half hours of wisdom from the one and only Chris Moeller.
Shop name: 805 Bicycles
Location: Simi Valley, California
Time in business: 1 Year
What made you buy a bike store recently?
805 Bicycles: The timing was perfect & we simply had an offer that we couldn't refuse. 805 Bicycles was already an established business with a previous owner for 6 years. As it was an already established Shop with great clientele, the opportunity made sense.
On the first day off in Bogotá the plan was to meet up with Hiroshi Euhara and the Palencia brothers to see what the local BMX freestyle scene had to offer. When Esteban and Sebastian told me there were at least 10 core BMX shops I was surprised to hear that. We first stopped at Fuel BMX Distribution. They import brands like Federal, Tallorder and Fiction BMX and have 'core products from several other brands available at their shop. Entering the shop it felt like a real BMX shop which offered only BMX Freestyle products. Fuel distro has been supporting the scene for many years and it was a good first stop of the day.
Up next was a shop called Stike, located at Cra 52a #45a-29sur in Bogota. Also here the feeling was
Thomas talks business, bikes, oldschool and more randomness.
Have you always wanted to turn your hobby into your job? Then this is your chance!
Soulcycle Amsterdam are looking for new colleagues for both their store and their warehouse.
Can you make young and old enthusiastic for BMX and would you like to provide the scene with the right parts?
GT Bicycles welcomes Jason Schiers as Managing Director. In his new role, Jason will oversee the strategy that continues GT Bicycles’ current progress, and he will also create the roadmap for the brand’s future vision. An entrepreneur, Jason came into the bicycle business from a machine shop background in the 1990s, where he machined composite tooling for bike and automotive part manufacturers.
After working for Reynolds Cycling in the early 2000s, he founded ENVE Composites in Utah. Most recently Jason led R&D for the Selle Royal brands, with a particular focus on Crank Brothers product development and quality. Jason’s experience in product design, sourcing, brand building,
Ride On talks to Mark Noble by Neil Waddington
Vista Outdoor Inc. (“Vista Outdoor”) (NYSE: VSTO), the parent company of 39 renowned brands that design, manufacture and market sporting and outdoor products to consumers around the globe, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Irvine, Calif.-based Fox Racing, a global icon in performance motocross, mountain bike and lifestyle gear for adventure seekers. The purchase price is $540 million, with the potential for an additional $50 million earnout based on Fox Racing’s financial performance.
For 50 years, Fox Racing has been a leading voice in the motocross and adventure community, with a dedicated consumer following and talented group of employees that embody the brand’s mission to “honor yesterday, conquer today, and invent tomorrow.” Fox Racing’s deep history of producing innovative gear that enables racers and explorers to reach new heights aligns perfectly with Vista Outdoor’s existing portfolio of leading outdoor brands. Fox Racing grew net sales by a compound annual growth rate of approximately 20% from calendar year 2019 to 2021 and is expected to grow in excess of that in calendar year 2022.
Name: Jimmy Mac Mcneal
Hometown: Camden, NJ, USA.
Occupation: CEO/founder Union Square shoes
Let's start with your BMX background. Give us a short history.
Jimmy Mac McNeal: I've been BMX for very long time since the early '80s, I started competing in BMX racing at an early age and my love started with a mix of BMX and freestyle especially during that time period of the early '80s. I already started riding, but a friend was reading a BMX Action mag in 4th grade and loaned it to me. I was hooked. And it never stopped. I've been riding 45 plus years. Committed and always moto/skated for fun…
Did you learn much by doing Bulldog Bikes?
Jimmy Mac McNeal: Bulldog bikes was a great learning experience. We had a lot of success, and we had a lot of challenges. I had to get very creative because there was a lot of blocking going on where people didn't like exactly what we were doing. So it made me be able to innovate in distribution and sales and marketing. Using a hip hop approach like emcees like Too Short and other independent artists where they went direct to the consumer. Also being one of the early BMX sites starting our site in 1998 and being able to order on the phone and online, I basically modeled what Dan's was doing.
Job opening: BMX Freestyle Pathways Coach at AusCycling Limited
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