E342 – David K’s Inclusive Sales Floor



David Kurushima is the Retail Manager for the Community Cycling Center, a nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon that aims to broaden access to bicycles for everyone, working to remove barriers that might keep someone off their ideal bicycle.  To that end, how do they design the bike shop experience for the best results?  David tells us about what he considers in this effort as he guides their staff and shop layout!

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2 thoughts on “E342 – David K’s Inclusive Sales Floor

  1. Bike Exmuss in June is sort of messed up. Sure, a good LBS should get the love anytime but when I was a boy racer working in bike shops, business would always take a big downturn in February and then we’d get laid off (January was good cuz there was lots of xmas money floating around and new kids bikes needed fixing and accessorizing).

    Streaming services – I’m fabulously wealthy but I don’t pay for streaming. Your local library offers the Hoopla streaming service for e-books, music, and video that you’re already paying for through your ( or someone elses’s if your not lucky enough to owe taxes) taxes.

    Speaking of Rocket Man, savor this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lul-Y8vSr0I

    I’d didn’t see a link for Nathan Jones’ great feat, here’s some:

    https://www.gofundme.com/nathanjonesWCR2017
    http://trackleaders.com/njearth17

  2. Just heard you guys mention Upcycles on the podcast in relation to the northernmost bike shops! Thanks for the shout out and yes we may be moving but we’ll still be slightly farther north than the CCC.

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