International Bicycle Centers ended operations, closed their stores, and sold their business assets to Landry’s Bicycles in January 2015. InternationalBike.com now redirects visitors to this welcome page on Landry's website.
WELCOME to Landry's Bicycles!
We are happy to welcome you to Landry’s Bicycles. When International Bicycle Centers (IBC) ended operations in January 2015, everyone at Landry's worked to ensure a smooth transition:
- Landry’s signed a long-term lease to occupy IBC's former store location in Newton Highlands, which re-opened as Landry’s Newton store. We have since upgraded and remodeled Landry's Newton store to make it more efficient and inviting for customers.
- Although IBC permanently closed their Allston/Brighton store and sold that building to a private developer, Landry's Boston store is located nearby on Commonwealth Ave.
Founded in 1922, Landry’s Bicycles is now ranked as one of America's Best Bike Shops — with a growing family of local bicycle stores in Massachusetts. As an employee-owned company since 2010, all Landry's core staff are now co-owners with a vested interest in both exceptional customer service and the company's future.
IBC customers invited to Landry's
You are warmly invited to contact or visit your nearest Landry's Bicycles store for follow-up service and further assistance.
"We look forward to providing Landry's high-quality customer service to the local cycling community around Allston, Brighton, Newton, and surrounding towns," says Tom Henry, Landry's general manager. "We planned for a smooth transition, and Landry's staff are committed to welcoming and serving all customers in our local stores. We are also pleased to report that a number of former IBC employees have been hired to join Landry’s store teams."
We look forward to welcoming you in Landry's local store sometime soon!
Remembering IBC's legacy
January 19, 2015:
Since its beginnings in 1969, International Bicycle Centers had an amazing ride in the metro-Boston bicycle market. Joe Knochin started IBC in Brighton with assistance from his father. Joe’s younger brother, Harold, later joined the company part-time while still in high school, and the two brothers eventually became bike-business partners. Joe retired from the business in 2013.
IBC had a long tradition of featuring European racing frames, and IBC signed on to become one of the Boston area’s first Trek bicycle dealers in the early 1980s. IBC also helped to launch the Boston Road Club and its long-standing Wells Ave Training Criterium series in Newton. More recently, IBC supported Boston’s Roll It Forward bike-recycling program to help make bicycling a more accessible transportation option for low-income communities.
With his lifetime’s work at IBC now behind him, Harold Knochin says that he’s looking forward to healthy retirement, taking some time off, and spending more time with family. "I’ll surely miss my customers," he said, but he is encouraged that Landry’s Bicycles will take good care of everyone and carry on IBC’s legacy.
Photos above: Looking back on 45 years at IBC ... Joe Knochin looks reflective at IBC's counter (left), and Harold Knochin enjoys a friendly visit with bike-racing legend Greg LeMond (right).