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DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The Denver suburbs are home to small clusters of shops, each with a unique formula to stay in business.

Tagged BRAIN News

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Products has teamed with SmartEtailing to launch Norco Sync, where retailers get a broader inventory for their online consumers using Norco's warehouses.

Trek and QBP have already teamed with SmartEtailing and are doing similar ventures.

Tagged Distributor news

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—DealerCamp has introduced new and enhanced activities as well as revised hours for 2012.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling has unveiled a new direct-to-dealer business model for the U.S. market.

Tagged Distributor news

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—A bicycle master plan calling for more than 170 miles of new bike routes and upgrades in Greenville, South Carolina, was approved by city leaders Monday.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—In Boulder, there are more bike shops than grocery stores, quipped one of the five dealers visited during the BRAIN Dealer Tour Wednesday.

Tagged BRAIN News

PAAL-BERINGEN, Belgium (BRAIN)—Ridley’s house accessories brand 4ZA is expanding its distribution in the United Kingdom through Moore Large.

Tagged Distributor news

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—It’s the first Saturday of October this weekend, and that can mean just one thing: Thousands of young cyclists will be hitting the trails for IMBA’s annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Bradley Woehl, owner of San Francisco’s oldest bike shop, American Cyclery, had an idea 10 years ago.

Woehl asked his suppliers if they could start making steel frames. The problem was no one was listening.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Preliminary attendance numbers for Interbike 2011 showed nearly 4,000 unique stores represented at the show and the total number of buyers at more than 11,000.

International buyer attendance from outside the United States was more than 1,300.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

BALLYCLARE, Ireland (BRAIN)—Irish online retailer Chain Reaction Cycles reported pre-tax profits of 13.3 million British Pounds ($20. 8 million) last year and sales of 109.4 million pounds ($171 million), according to British media reports.

WATERLOO, WI/JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle will now be the official bike supplier of Team MTN-Qhubeka, the largest multi-discipline professional cycling team in Africa.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors are rolling out this morning on a three-day tour of bike shops in the Denver metropolitan area.

Tagged BRAIN News

MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN)—Matthew Bianchi is moving from his technical service/neutral support position in Washington state to the Denver area, where he will manage FSA's new Rocky Mountain territory offering sales and technical support to retailers, and neutral support at local races.

Tagged People

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—Hawley is now distributing Light & Motion.

Tagged Distributor news

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (BRAIN) — Faster, a combination retail and training facility whose features include a cycling-specific wind tunnel, will have its grand opening Oct. 1.

A total of 34 teams from 10 states entered the Oregon Manifest Constructor's Design Challenge. The bikes were displayed at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in the Pearl District.

RICHMOND, VA (BRAIN)—Richmond, Virginia, has been selected to host the World Cycling Championships for 2015.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant global director of product development Dennis Lane has decided to leave the company at the end of September.

Tagged People

PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—BMX rider Rickey Bates died last week in a car crash. He was 23.

Tagged People

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