Yesterday, at about 4pm, our PBMA Facebook group surpassed 5000 members...and that is a huge milestone. When I created the Facebook group back in March I never thought that just two month (8 weeks!) later there would be so many people. I though surely by the end of the year perhaps a few thousand would of found their way to our community.
There are an estimated 4000 independent bicycle dealers in the United States alone. If we imagine just for a moment that, on average, each has about 3 employees. If that is indeed true, we are reaching a bit more than 1/3 of those out there in just two months.
I have a personal request for you. Please take just a minute, scroll through your friends and add them to the group. I'd love to see a 1,000 more next month!
As we move forward, the website is coming along very rapidly. Please bookmark it and subscribe to the RSS feed here for all the latest official information delivered directly to your inbox.
We will soon begin the pre-sale of our 4 new t-shirt designs to help us raise funds and pay some bills. Some of the proceeds from these shirts also support a great cause with our friends at World Bicycle Relief and their efforts to outfit mechanics with the tools and parts necessary to fix the now world famous Buffalo Bikes.
Now about those shirts (yes shirts, as there will be 4 available) please wear them to Interbike. Show your support, show your pride and show that you are part of something new and necessary. What's happening at Interbike? You'll have to stay tuned for that, but it's going to be fun!
Thank you again to all involved in front and behind the scenes, without your support none of this would be possible. I look forward to much much more.
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