The SGN Group, the Finnish-based owner of the Sportringen and Team Sportia voluntary groups, is now launching Bike Nation, a new store format that is intended to bring together the expertise in cycling of all of its affiliated retailers. Those that qualify to manage the new concept can choose whether they want to use the Bike Nations banner or their own banner. In order to join Bike Nation's chain, the store must have an in-store workshop and offer high-quality services and repairs. Currently 106 sports and bicycle retailers that are part of the SGN Group have signed up to trade under the Bike Nation banner.