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Posted September 30, 2011

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

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted September 29, 2011

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.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 29, 2011

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

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 29, 2011

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

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 29, 2011

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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 29, 2011

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.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted September 28, 2011

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

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 28, 2011

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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 28, 2011

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.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2011

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.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 27, 2011

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.

Posted in International
Posted September 27, 2011

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—E-commerce site Little Independent is seeking independent bike dealers that want to promote their stores and get discounted merchandise in front of a broader market of consumers.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 27, 2011

JACKSON, WY (BRAIN)—After 10 years in Jackson, Wyoming, Fitzgerald’s Bicycles will relocate 25 miles away to Victor, Idaho, in 2012.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 27, 2011

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.

Posted in North America
Posted September 27, 2011

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.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted September 26, 2011

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.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 26, 2011

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

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 26, 2011

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.

Posted in North America
Posted September 26, 2011

RICHMOND, CA (BRAIN) — Spokeshop Bike Lounge, a nonprofit community bike shop and gathering place for cyclists in the Bay Area city of Richmond, California, will hold its grand opening and fundraiser Oct. 2.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 26, 2011

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Duke’s Cycles hosted a showcase of Cannondale’s 2012 road and mountain bikes last Thursday night in its new building along Toronto’s historic Queen Street West.

Posted in Retail News

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