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Posted February 3, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Despite lackluster holiday sales due to unseasonably mild winter weather in the Western U.S., Sport Chalet’s fiscal third quarter was its most profitable quarter since 2007, the sporting goods chain reported Monday.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 3, 2014
RockNRoad partner Jeff Renteria at the retailer’s Laguna Niguel store

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has installed its first store-in-store display at Southern California’s RockNRoad Cyclery, featuring custom flooring, handmade display platforms, window graphics and in-store signage.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 3, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Charlie Cooper, former president of research firm Leisure Trends Group, joins the senior management team at PeopleForBikes this week as vice president of membership and development.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted February 3, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — On the heels of the vote to include triathlon as the next NCAA Emerging Sport for Women, USA Triathlon has launched the Women in Sport Webinar Series. The series comprises six presentations from accomplished female athletes and coaches, including 2012 Olympian Gwen Jorgensen.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 3, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has introduced a new monthly magazine for dealers, titled Call Up, to update them on fresh product, emerging categories, tech advice and business issues.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 1, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling Association is now accepting submissions for its new Youth Touring and Leadership Scholarship. Two candidates will be selected to participate in one of Adventure Cycling's 2014 educational courses.

Posted in North America
Posted January 31, 2014
Inside Triathlon's January/February 2014 issue

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — After the final March/April 2014 issue hits newsstands February 11, current subscribers will begin receiving Triathlete magazine in its place.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 31, 2014
Renovation in progress at District Bicycles' new building

STILLWATER, Okla. (BRAIN) — When District Bicycles completes its move in late February, the retailer will gain 1,300 additional square feet of space and a more inviting storefront.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 31, 2014
Skip Hess

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Twenty-five days after Trek announced its purchase of Electra, Skip Hess, who led the brand’s development for almost five years, stepped down Friday telling Electra’s staff his decision to leave is effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 31, 2014

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V. is selling its Hercules bike brand to Germany’s largest retail cooperative, Z.E.G. The acquisition includes transfer of the Hercules brand, corporate premises in Neuhof and working capital to Z.E.G.

Posted in International
Posted January 31, 2014
Boardman’s new SLS endurance road platform

PALOS VERDES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highlights from our final day of visits with suppliers at Winter PressCamp. Look for additional coverage in the March 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer:

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 30, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Car rack manufacturer RockyMounts has hired Simon Hall in its engineering department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 30, 2014

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Adrian Montgomery recently left online retailer Backcountry.com where he was director of brand marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 30, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN) — After five years of doing business on Albuquerque’s east side, The Kickstand bike shop will close its doors on Feb. 8.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 30, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired three people to fill vacancies in its sales department, and promoted one employee in quality assurance.

Eric Woods of Denver has been hired as regional sales manager for the Southwest.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 30, 2014

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Boating retailer West Marine is recalling about 4,600 folding bikes sold in its stores and on it's website. The bike frames can break during use, the retailer said.

Posted in Recalls
Posted January 30, 2014
Campagnolo's Daniel Large shows how to install a Campy power unit.

PALOS VERDES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry chatter mixed with Hollywood dreams Wednesday as the inaugural winter edition of Lifeboat Events’ PressCamp event got under way sharing the grounds of swank Southern California resort Terranea with the celebrity hosts and aspiring divas of TV’s “American Idol,” filming on location.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 29, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool, its president Eric Hawkins and its trademark Park Blue color made an appearance on national television Tuesday evening. 

Posted in North America
Posted January 28, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Primal donated more than $1 million to the cycling community in 2013, including more than $300,000 in cash and more than $800,000 in product donations.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 28, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Athletes, volunteers and sponsors were honored at the 2013 National Interscholastic Cycling Association Awards, held this weekend in Berkeley.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition / Awards

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