"The idea that values and business can combine to give us outstanding yearly results and a great work environment filled with wonderful people is almost too good to be true. I love the fact we have created a company that makes a positive difference in the world. And we are happy to share what we know with anyone."

Steve Flagg, Founder and President of QBP

Our Business

Serving more than 5,000 independent bike dealers, QBP is widely regarded as the best wholesale distributor to the cycling industry. We believe that's because our focus on serving customers serves their own businesses so well. By staying focused, we fulfill our purpose of transforming the world through business. Can business really save the world? We think so—when it's done right. That's why we share profits with employees, and give back to the community, and lead the way as an environmentally progressive company.

It also doesn't hurt that we're in one of the most people and planet-friendly industries in the world—the bike business.

How we do what we do

Act with Integrity
We behave with the highest sense of ethical conduct; we live and act with integrity and honesty so that we do what we say we will do and are honest about ourselves and our actions. We are deeply trustworthy and honorable.

Be a True Partner
We seek deep partnerships based on trust and respect. We create solutions and benefits that have all parties thrive, win and grow. We prefer transformational partnerships over transactional ones.

Create Something Special
We care immensely about our personal contribution. We work hard, smart, and effectively! We deliver high performance results, we constantly work to improve and get better results. We set goals high and we celebrate success.

Deliver Greatness
We seek deep partnerships based on trust and respect. We create solutions and benefits that have all parties thrive, win and grow. We prefer transformational partnerships over transactional ones.

Keep the Customer First
In every decision and action, we consider the customers first. We never lose our focus on our customers; we exist to serve them.

Established in 1981, QBP is headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota

Watch how your parts get inside the box.

Bikes Make Life Better

We believe bicycles make people's lives better by improving their health, saving them money, and helping them do their part to create a more sustainable environment.

Bike Business Builds Communities and Economies

As a company, we harness the power of our business to spur economic development in communities large and small; promote social change that supports bike riding as a way of life; and ultimately improve the health and economic vitality of our nation.

Every Butt on a Bike

By getting every butt on a bike, we can create meaningful benefits for individuals, businesses, communities and nations that can truly change the world.

Businesses Building a Better World

Of course, we don't have a monopoly on doing business right. We partner with other like-minded companies that share our values and are committed to making a positive difference in their communities. We provide living proof that a business can be profitable while making the world a better place.

Weaving a Better Bike Basket—And Way of Life—in Ghana

At QBP we believe the power of business can make a positive difference in the world. So does Kate Herzog, a native of Ghana who runs House of Talents, a St. Paul-based business that imports hand-made baskets and other artisan-crafted products from her homeland. When Kate approached QBP with a proposal to create traditionally woven baskets for bicycles, President Steve Flagg eagerly accepted the small vendor's proposal.

"We saw this as more than an ordinary business opportunity," said Flagg. "It was a chance to align with a company that is making a genuine difference in the lives of people in communities throughout Ghana."

Intensely proud of their efforts, the weavers call their baskets Asungtaba, which means "helping each other succeed" in Frafra, the language of northeastern Ghana. The colorful, durable baskets were an instant hit with bike dealers and their customers. Product quickly sold out.

Demand for the baskets is so high that Kate hired more than 200 Ghanaian women, and plans to enlist more in the near future. In a nation plagued by poverty and unemployment, the new source of income has made a profound impact on hundreds of families.

"Our partnership with QBP has made a tremendous impact for our business and the community," said Herzog. "When I asked the community about the impact, the answer was "we have no words to describe how you have changed our lives."
House of Talents Website

QBP Events

Frostbike and SaddleDrive Snow Basin Demo Day

Always innovating ways to create value for our community of dealers and vendors, QBP hosts two major industry events each year. By combining education, expo and meaningful experiences, we provide our partners the opportunity to learn, make personal connections, and expand their business potential.

Frostbike: Education & Expo

Sharpen business and technical skills and kickoff the coming sales season at our open house
Frostbike Website

SaddleDrive: Ride & Write

Ride our latest bikes and plan purchases for the next model year
SaddleDrive Website

QBP Awards

Gold LEED Certification and Minnesota Governors Award

2011

Star Tribune Names QBP as One of the Twin Cities’ Top Workplaces

QBP Named to Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work

2010

Entrepreneur of the Year Presented by the University of Minnesota

QBP Named to Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work

2009

2009 Bicycle Friendly Business Award—Platinum Level Presented by the League of American Bicyclists

2008

Bicycle Friendly Business Award—Gold Level

Minnesota Governor’s Award for Environment

Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year Presented to Steve Flagg, president of QBP

2007

QBP Receives Carbon Buster Award from Senator Klobuchar

More Awards

Press

Senator Franken Visits QBP and QBP Rolls Out Foundry Cycles

2014

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

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

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