Industry News 9/12/2013

B$Z: The Bike Cooperative Adds Currie Technologies to Supplier Roster

The Bike Cooperative Adds Currie Technologies to Supplier Roster
Press Release from the Bike Cooperative

Manchester, NH (Wednesday September 11, 2013) – The Bike Cooperative has added eBike leader Currie Technologies to its roster of brand partners.  Effective immediately, members of The Bike Cooperative will earn additional rebates on all purchases of Currie products, including eFlow®, IZIP™, and their newest German engineered e-mountain bike, Haibike electric bicycles.

“As the eBike market emerges in the US, we have been asked by our members to be aligned with the best and most experienced partner for the category,” said Bike Co-op president Scott Barrett.  “The assets that Currie Technologies brings to the table are unmatched in experience, development and execution of product.” 

Bike Co-op director of supplier relations Nat McAllister added, “This partnership gives Co-op members, who may have been hesitant to dip their toes into the eBike market, an opportunity to jump in, knowing that Currie will provide all of the dealer support they could ask for.  Our members will have access to the eBike technology leaders to train them on this category, and Currie’s nationwide fleet of ‘Road Show’ vans can handle demo events to help Co-op retailers develop the untapped market.”

Rob Kaplan, Currie vice president of sales and marketing, said, "All of us at Currie Technologies are very pleased to be aligned with the strong group of retailers that are part of The Bike Cooperative.  After more than fifteen years in business, focused exclusively on eMobility, Currie is the most experienced and most qualified supplier partner in the US eBike industry today. We have a complete package of products and services that are sure to exceed dealer expectations and establish our dealers as the most relevant eBike retailers in the market.”

ABOUT THE BIKE COOPERATIVE
The Bike Cooperative is a member-owned cooperative with a mission of improving the profitability of independent bike retailers. The Bike Cooperative provides members with exclusive product specials and rebates, consumer financing and credit card processing programs, comprehensive customer loyalty and marketing services, and training in management and sales. For information on becoming a Co-op member, call TBC Member Services at 1-800-450-7595 or visit
www.thebikecooperative.com.

ABOUT CURRIE TECHNOLOGIES
Currie Technologies, an Accell Group company, is renowned for their large selection of stylish, premium quality and technologically advanced electric bicycles marketed under the IZIP and eFlow brand names. The company is also the exclusive distributor of Germany’s Haibike electric bikes. Since 1997, Currie has been one of the oldest and most established U.S. developers and distributors of E-Bikes with a network of dealers nationwide, offering a selection of models to meet every riders need for cost-effective transportation alternatives, recreation, exercise and just plain fun. Currie Technologies of Southern California holds various patents on its products including their Electro- Drive™ Propulsion Systems, unique electric drive systems that provide superior performance and durability at a reasonable price. To learn more about Currie Technologies® product lines, please visit
www.currietech.com.