Press

2014

QBP Moves East Coast Facility To Serve Retailers

Road Bike Action On How QBP Falls Forward

QBP Announces New App, ScanToCart

Quality Bicycle Products To Open Taichung Office

New Publication from QBP Helps Dealers Stay Ahead

Garmin Named QBP Vendor of the Year

QBP Awards Winner of 2014 Clay Mankin Award

QBP Working To Advance Women’s Cycling

4th Annual Global Fat Bike Summit Jan. 23 - 25, 2015

2013

QBP Expands Pennsylvania Distribution Center

QBP Co-Sponsors 2014 Global Fat Bike Summit

QBP Creates Territory Upper Midwest Sales Team

QBP Adds Western Regional Sales Manager

QBP Will Carry Subrosa Bikes and Parts

QBP Expands Multisport Lineup

QBMX Adds New Brands to Assortment

Clif Bar Name QBP Vendor of the Year

QBP Boosts Inventory at Eastern and Western Warehouses

Fat Bike Summit Wins New Allies for Recreational Access

Fat Bike Summit Attendance Strains Local Hotels

Admission for Fat Bike Summit Set at $99 Dollars

2012

Salsa Cycles will Sponsor 2013 Fat Bike Summit and Festival

Fat Bike Winter Summit Slated for January

QBP Takes Action Against Illegal Underselling

Sjoquist Elected to Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

QBP Expands National Sales Force

Outside Magazine Names QBP Top Work Place

QBP Doubles Solar Power Capacity

Q-West DC Earns LEED Gold

QBP Named to Star Tribune’s Top 100 Workplaces

Q-Outdoor and Jetboil Partner

L.H. Thomson Receives QBP 2012 Vendor of the Year Award

Scott Fitzgerald Receives 2012 Clay Mankin Award

QBP Mechanic Institute Teaches the Fine Art of Wrenching

Fat Bike Summit Explores Winter Cycling on Public Lands

High Demand Closes Frostbike 2012 Registration

2011

QBP Helps Launch Venture North Bike, Walk & Coffee

QBP Debuts New QBP.com

QBP Exclusive Source for Mt. Borah

QBP Adds More Zipp Inventory for 2012

QBP STC Wins X-Fusion Service

QBP Now Distributes Spot GPS Units

45North Offers Unparalleled Cold Weather Performance

QBP Named Top Work Place by Outside Magazine

Senator Franken Visits QBP

Jason Gaikowski Joins QBP as Director of Marketing

QBP Adds 15MM to Pre-Season Inventory Levels

Frostbike 2011 Fills in Record Time

QBP Opens New Distribution Center in Ogden

QBP Will Launch Two New Events

QBP Launches Whisky Parts Company

QBP to Unveil Major Brand Initiatives at SaddleDrive

QBP Shock Treatment Center Expands Services

QBP Rolls Out Foundry Cycles

QBP Makes Star Tribune’s Top 100 Work Places

QBP Expands Midwestern Sales Force

QBP Hires New Brand Manager for Ridley

2010

QBP Launches Distribution for Outdoor Retailers

QBP Hires New Purchasing Manager

Mike and Claudia Nix Receive Clay Mankin Award at Frostbike 2010

SRAM Receives First Annual QBP Vendor of the Year Award

QBP Catalog Cover Contest Winners Announced

QBP Named as One of America’s Best Places to Work by Outside Magazine

QBP to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony in Ogden

QBP Offers Camping Gear to Bike Dealers

QBP Launches Will-Call Service at Utah DC

QBP Introduces of Point-of-Sales Electronic Ordering

Problem Solvers Launches Revamped Website

QBP to Host Summer Expo

2009

Ridley Names QBP as Exclusive US Distributor

New POS Software from ARS Integrates with QBP Pricing and Labeling Service

James Moore Receives 2009 Clay Mankin Award

Putting the Quality in Your Bicycles
Velo News explores how QBP grew from a tiny office in St. Paul to a national leader in distribution, bicycle advocacy, community service and environmental business practices.

Civia Partners with Bicycle Sport Shop for the Austin Commuter Challenge

QBP to Distribute GORE RideOn Cable Systems in the US

Where the Web Meets the Asphalt: Civia Challenges the Bike Industry to a Showdown

QBP to Distribute Complete Builds from Ridley Bikes

Civia to Introduce the New Loring Bicycle at Upcoming Hub Bicycle Co-op Fundraiser

(Re)Cycling Revolution
QBP’s commitment to environmentalism is setting new standards for the bike industry and beyond. With its environmentally sustainable distribution center, aggressive recycling and waste reduction, and innovative bike commuter program, the company is showing the business world how green and profitability go hand in hand. Read the full story in Enterprise Minnesota Magazine.

All-City to Show New Frameset and Bike at First Interbike Appearance

Dimension Introduces Value Series Wheels at Interbike

QBP Receives Bicycle Friendly Business Award at Interbike

QBP Selects Site for New Distribution Center

QBP Donates $10,000 to Ogden Bicycle Collective

QBP Launches Freeride Initiative

2008

Frostbike ‘08 Defies Wind Chills as Bike Industry Heats Up

QBP and Full Cycle Use Bikes to Help Homeless Youth

QBP Receives Minnesota Governor’s Award

QBP Achieves Energy Savings with Architecture and Technology
The winter 2008 edition of LHB Performance Perspectives, an architectural journal, explores how QBP’s green office and warehouse complex utilizes design, construction and solar power to save energy and help reduce its carbon footprint. It also explores up-front costs and long-term return on investment.

Salsa Announces New Distribution Model

QBP Awarded 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

QBP Now Distributing SmartWool Cycling Apparel & Accessories

Salsa Introduces Two New Full Suspension Trail Bikes

QBP Partners with ARS Business Solutions

QBP Launches Handspun Wheels

QBP Introduces All-City Brand

Salsa Cycles Creates Dealer-Only Website

Filling Orders at Quality Bicycle Products
Warehouse management, conveyors and carousels work together to move inventory through QPB's facility.

Quality Bicycle Products: Shifting Gears Toward Green
QBP applied its commitment to the environment by constructing a green building when it expanded its distribution facility.

Parts Come Together
QBP’s sales are on a huge roll as the bike business booms. Published in the Star Tribune.

QBP Recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business

QBP Announces Espresso Fund Bike Commuters of the Year

Flagg Named Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year 2008

ACE Teams Up with Local Organizations to Provide Families with Bikes

2007

QBP is Exclusive Distributor for Hope Headsets in US

QBP Names Kim Brown Director of Distribution

Going For Gold - Architecture Minnesota January/February 2007

QBP Taps Barry Schmitt to Direct Race Face Sales

Frostbike Melts Mid Winter Bicycle Blues

QBP Cyclists Endure Arctic Conditions in Arrowhead 135 Ultramarathon

QBP and Tri-Technical Systems Announce New Online Purchase Order Software

Fred Boykin Receives QBP Clay Mankin Award

QBP Exclusive Distributor for Race Face Clothing

QBP and GE Launch Consumer Credit Program for Biker Dealers

Giant New Sculpture Celebrates the Spirit of Cycling

QBP Receives Gold LEED Certification for Distribution Center

QBP Forms Commuter Bike League

Specialized Announces Commute Cup Challenge Winners

New Online Survey from QBP Asks the “Ultimate Question”

Senator Klobuchar Tours Green Building at QBP

Adding Up the Cost of Commuting

QBP Launches Civia Brand

QBP Receives Carbon Buster Award from Senator Klobuchar

QBP Announces 5000Bikes Campaign

QBP Partners with WTB to Benefit Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

Paving the Trails with Greenbacks

Governor Pawlenty Says QBP is on “Front Edge” of the Nation’s Clean Energy Future

Minnesota Business Magazine
Minnesota Business Magazine looks at how Steve Flagg, president of QBP, turned his passion for bikes into a values-driven company that is the largest distributor in the bicycle industry. How does his vision—and values—keep the company on the road to success? - from Minnesota Business Magazine