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Posted July 24, 2012

SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday July 24 2012 3:07 PM MT—E-bike manufacturer Currie Technologies has relocated its brand-exclusive IZIP Store from Venice, California, up the coast to Santa Monica.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 24, 2012

Eric Schutt joins Hayes • McClendon joins Ellsworth • Pacocha leaves Future • Giant adds regional manager • Swagman hires new Midwest rep • OIWC hires new executive director • Osprey adds Southwest reps

Tagged People
Posted July 24, 2012

RICHMOND, VA (BRAIN) Tuesday July 24 2012 8:27 AM MT—When Rowlett’s Bicycles closed its doors after 95 years in business, Randy Bohn jumped at the chance to expand his own thriving bicycle shop, Pedal Power.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 24, 2012

OREGON CITY, OR (BRAIN) Tuesday July 24 2012 8:21 AM MT—Up-and-coming Oregon City gains a full-service bicycle dealership with the opening of First City Cycles.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 23, 2012

DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN) Monday July 23 2012 5:09 PM MT—Charlie Cooper, president of Leisure Trends Group, delivered some good news at Raleigh’s dealer meeting Monday—year-to-date unit sales for retailers are up 3.5 percent, with dollar sales up a strong 9.5 percent.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 22, 2012

PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN) Monday July 23 2012—CJ Culley, new owner of Cactus Bike, has reopened the shop at one of its original locations in Ahwatukee, a neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona.

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Posted July 22, 2012

SNOWBASIN, UT (BRAIN) Monday July 23 2012—Mike Clark has sold more than two-dozen Pugsleys and Moonlanders this year at Velo City Bikes, and so it was no surprise to see him at the Surly exhibit at 9:30 Sunday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Distributor news
Posted July 22, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO(BRAIN) Monday July 23 2012 6:13 AM MT—USA Cycling on Friday unveiled uniforms for the Olympic cycling teams. The road, mountain bike and track teams will wear traditional stars-and-stripes kit made by USAC sponsor Skins.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 22, 2012

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) Monday July 23 2012—This is the final reminder to have your say as the industry prepares to honor the best in bicycle retail for 2012.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Top 100
Posted July 20, 2012
Bespoke Bicycles

Down the East Side and up the West Side, from Hell's Kitchen to Tribeca, the BRAIN Dealer Tour wrapped up a three-day journey around New York City on Thursday.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour / Events
Posted July 19, 2012

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN)—If Trek was looking for more space to showcase its 2013 products to European retailers when it opted out of Eurobike this year, it certainly found what it was looking for.

Posted in International Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 19, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) Thursday July 19 2012 6:22 AM MT—The BRAIN New York City Dealer Tour's second day included some triple-digit temperatures, an uncontested visit to Coney Island's Nathan's Frankfurters, and a late-day cloudburst that brought a bit of adventure to our 40-mile jaun

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour / Events
Posted July 19, 2012

SNOWBIRD, UT (BRAIN) Thursday July 19 2012 6:51 AM MT—Wheel out Specialized’s sizzling red electric Turbo and it quickly attracts a crowd of dealers tossing out questions, voicing opinions and, in general, wanting take it for a spin.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 18, 2012

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN)—Campagnolo has brought on former U.S. pro track racer James Hibbard as its new public relations manager.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted July 18, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) Wednesday July 18 2012 8:13 AM MT—The BRAIN Dealer Tour hit the Big Apple Tuesday, racking up nearly 40 miles of riding around Manhattan and over the George Washington Bridge to New Jersey to visit a shop in New Jersey.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour / BRAIN News / Events
Posted July 17, 2012

SNOWBIRD, UT (BRAIN) Wednesday July 18 2012 12:12 AM MT—Mike Sinyard is on a mission, and it’s simple: Buy bikes, components, accessories and apparel from companies that aggressively police online sales by discounters.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 17, 2012

MARTINEZ, GA (BRAIN) Tuesday July 17 2012 7:08 AM MT—Chain Reaction Bicycles is making the move to a larger location in the coming months.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 17, 2012

SNOWBIRD, UT (BRAIN) Tuesday July 17 2012 6:16 AM MT—Here’s an idea on how to handle those pesky Cat. 4s who come to your store seeking sponsorship: Ask them if they’re ready to volunteer their time to help out at the store in exchange for bikes, parts or apparel.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 16, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Monday July 16 2012 5:50 AM MT—Interbike is reaching out to tbe BMX industry with several new features at this fall's expo in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted July 16, 2012

SNOWBIRD, UT (BRAIN) Monday July 16 2012 5:47 AM MT—Specialized’s annual Dealer Event kicks off today with 529 retailers arriving at this Utah resort to take a look at 2013 bikes, sit through a variety of product presentations and ride the trails and roads in Little Cottonwood Canyo

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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