QBP is a values driven business. Our strategic anchors guide our decisions and help us prioritize what we do as a company.

Bike’ify America

Grow bicycling in America so that riding is a mainstream form of transportation, recreation, health, and fun.

 

Deliver Compelling Brands & Products

Advance bike-kind by providing the best lineup of products and most sought-after brands in the bike world

 

Be a Great Workplace

Provide a workplace where employees thrive.

Advance Specialty Retailers

Create and deliver tools, services, and value to help specialty retailers thrive as an engine of economic and social growth.

 

Be an Extraordinary Business

Ensure that all key stakeholders succeed and we make a positive difference in the world.

Active In Our Community And Yours

Through our Advocacy, Community, and Environment (ACE) program, we advocate for expanding the presence of bicycles in American culture, empower employees to do volunteer work, and develop and participate in environmental initiatives.

QBP donates

6%

of after-tax profits to
bicycle-related charities.

Advocacy

Working to Get Every Butt on a Bike

Creating new places to ride is one of the most important things we do. We lobby for federal funds in Washington, D.C. and work with state departments of transportation as well as create and strengthen local advocacy groups to work on grass root efforts:

Regional Organizations

QBP supports regional and statewide organizations that promote bicycle advocacy in cooperation with local governments

Trail Networks

Whether for shredding singletrack or getting around town, it’s been proven that the presence of trails increases participation in cycling

Community Building Efforts

QBP believes in supporting local projects that have a high ratio of cost to impact. By promoting cycling, we are fighting poverty, overcoming transportation and employment issues, and promoting a healthy lifestyle in underserved communities

Transportation Policy

QBP believes in helping fund and guide efforts to ensure that bicycles are an essential part of balanced transportation policy

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We believe in this transformative power of the bicycle—that communities and people can get healthier, and that schools and businesses can use cycling as an economic driver so the community itself gets financially healthier.

Gary, QBP Advocacy

Community

Contributing To The World Outside These Walls

QBP’s Community Service Program supports employee volunteer time, matches donations, and collects goods for charitable organizations. Collectively, our staff gives thousands of hours and dollars for the betterment of our community—locally and around the world.

  • The Common Wheel

    In QBP’s Lancaster location, this community bike shop works with youth and low-income individuals to spread the love of cycling. QBP has donated tools, labor, and resources to help the cause.

  • Harrisburg Trails

    The Q-East advocacy team, in partnership with the local IMBA chapter, worked to bring more than ten miles of singletrack to Pennsylvania’s capital city. After two years of meetings and trail building, the trail network opened Fall of 2016.

  • Loaves and Fishes

    QBP regularly sponsors Loaves and Fishes, a local nonprofit that provides food to those in need. Volunteers from Q-Central cook and serve hundreds of hot meals each year.

  • Strider Trail at Bijou Bike Park

    QBP donated funds to create a kids balance bike trail at Bijou Bike Park near the Q-Reno facility. Upon completion of the trail, QBP further donated Striders and helmets.

  • iCan Bike

    iCan Bike helps kids with disabilities learn to bike on their own. QBP provides bike parts and volunteers for the Minneapolis/St. Paul camps. Since 2007 iCan Bike (a program of iCan Shine) has taught over 20,000 kids to ride a bicycle. View video

  • Trailbuilding

    Volunteers from all four QBP locations regularly donate their free time building and maintaining mountain bike trails for the local community to enjoy.

Environment

Making Responsible Choices

Sustainable business practices are deeply connected with the health of our planet. QBP constantly works to reduce waste, lower energy consumption, and find more efficient ways to get and distribute goods.

Shrinking Our Footprint With LEED

QBP built our distribution centers in Minnesota, Utah, and Pennsylvania to LEED standards established by the U.S. Green Council. The buildings are designed to save energy and resources and minimally impact the environment. Our facilities feature solar panels, comprehensive recycling, buildings made with repurposed materials, and even on-site vermiculture composting.

Not only are these buildings environmentally friendly, they're kind to the bottom line, too. Square foot for square foot, the energy-frugal facilities generate bigger long-term return on investment than conventionally built structures. Almost all of our sustainable features have an ROI of less than 10 years.

Take a closer look at LEED certification

Working Out to Work

QBP’s Bike Commuting Program

The benefits of commuting by bike are far greater than saving money on gas and taking in some pleasant scenery. People who regularly bike to work enjoy better health, experience less stress, and are happier and more productive—at work and beyond. They are also doing their part to create a more sustainable environment. And what better way to experience the pure joy and freedom of cycling than gliding past traffic jams on your way to work?

QBP - Working out to work

That's why QBP does much more than encourage employees to bike to work. We actively support cycling as a way of life by providing:

  • Indoor and outdoor parking for hundreds of bikes
  • Lockers, showers, and towel service on site
  • Commuter credits for purchasing bike parts, accessories, and apparel
  • Pro deals on bike products
  • Maps and route information for novice commuters
  • Free breakfast or lunch on Bike to Work Days