(Boulder, CO | March 3, 2020) — USA Cycling today announced a new partnership with The Pro’s Closet, the world’s largest and most trusted brand in pre-owned bikes and components. As the Official Supplier of USA Cycling, The Pro’s Closet is excited to help shape the future of cycling by offering high-quality gear at affordable prices to make it especially easy for youth to be a part of the sport of cycling
“As part of our Certified Pre-Owned program and Buyback Guarantee, we look forward to supporting all USAC members, especially fast-growing junior racers, by removing the high cost and rapid depreciation of buying new bikes,” said Matt Heitmann, Chief Marketing Officer at The Pro’s Closet. “After all, bikes are meant to be used.”
This partnership offers purchase incentives for USAC members. Licensed riders will benefit from The Pro’s Closet Certified Pre-Owned program which includes a 141-point inspection and parts replacement service so that every bike purchased is in near-as-new condition. Whether riders are looking for a new race rig or, as is the case for many junior racers, have simply outgrown their current bike, the Guaranteed Buyback program offered by The Pro’s Closet gives cyclists a no-hassle way to buy, sell, or trade-in within the first 18 months of ownership.
"USA Cycling is proud to work with The Pro’s Closet in our efforts to lower the barrier to entry for racing for all riders,” said Rob Demartini, President and CEO of USA Cycling. “Our goal is to enable more people to experience the joy of riding a bike, and partnering with The Pro’s Closet allows us to help cyclists obtain the gear they need, whether they’re getting started or going for the top podium spot.”
The Pro’s Closet has grown rapidly since its inception as an eBay store in 2006. By removing the risk and uncertainty around buying and selling pre-owned bikes, the Boulder-based company has grown its ability to process bikes, currently maintaining a ready-to-ship inventory of more than 800 bikes at any time. This recent partnership with USA Cycling is The Pro’s Closet’s latest step toward making bicycling more accessible for everyone from first-time riders to pro-level racers and supports its mission to promote sustainability through cycling.
About The Pro’s Closet
The Pro’s Closet Inc. (TPC) is the world’s largest and most trusted brand for pre-owned bikes. We purchase new and pre-owned bikes and accessories from manufacturers, retailers, and individuals. Each bike undergoes a rigorous Certified Pre-Owned inspection and top-to-bottom service to ensure every bike is delivered in next-to-new condition. Our innovative Buyback Guarantee gives customers full transparency by offering guaranteed trade-in values for 18 months after purchase. With nearly 1,000 bikes to choose from on our website, we offer the world’s largest and most diverse selection of high-quality road, mountain, gravel, cyclocross, triathlon, and e-bikes.
About USA Cycling
USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. With a mission to develop the sport of cycling in the United States at all levels and to achieve sustained international racing success, USA Cycling supports cyclists from enthusiasts just beginning in the sport to seasoned professionals. They may be best known for the identification, development, and selection of cyclists to represent the United States in international competition, but equally important is our support of amateur bike racing through grassroots development programs and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. Recently, they have broadened our mission to support enthusiasts and the events in which they participate like gran fondos and fun rides.
The mission of USA Cycling is to develop the sport of cycling in the United States at all levels and to achieve sustained international racing success while fostering a shared commitment to safety, integrity, and the joy of cycling. Their vision is that the sport of cycling in the United States is safe, fun, and locally accessible for a vibrant community of racers, enthusiasts, supporters, and event directors, and is represented by highly successful athletes competing with integrity on the world stage.
For information on USA Cycling, please visit www.usacycling.org.
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