BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — QBP founder and chairman Steve Flagg will be honored with the BPSA Lifetime Achievement Award at the Interbike Awards Night on Thursday, September 22 in Las Vegas.
The annual award will be given to one person “whose career has greatly contributed to the advancement or promotion of the bicycle industry.”
Factors considered in the award selection process include: span and scope of career, lives touched through the individual’s work, awards and honors received, and more. The BPSA proposed honoring Flagg this year. “In light of all that he has done for this industry and the legacy he is leaving at QBP, we couldn’t think of a more deserving person than Steve,” said Adam Micklin, BPSA president.
A respected cycling businessman and advocate, Flagg started out in the industry over 40 years ago. After founding Minneapolis’ first bicycle co-op, he and wife Mary Henrickson created QBP to help independent bike dealers acquire hard-to-find parts, resolve technical problems, and learn how to set themselves up for success. In 1981, QBP had just seven customers. Under Flagg’s stewardship, the company is now the largest distributor of bicycle parts and accessories in the industry.
Over the next three-plus decades, Flagg established a …read more