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TORONTO (BRAIN) — Don Watterson, the founder of Curbside Cycle and Fourth Floor Distribution, died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was 71 years old.

Specialized founder Mike Sinyard and Donny Perry at the grand opening.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has opened a company-owned store in Costa Mesa, California, which the company said it considers "an investment to support the growth of the cycling community in Southern California and to test opportunities and experience learnings first-hand to better support retail partners."

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon has officially launched sales to consumers in the United States.

The Germany-based company began taking orders for road, mountain, triathlon, and commuter bikes on canyon.com. The first orders were processed Tuesday.

First Flight Bicycles remains open for business.

STATESVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — In the months following retailer Jeff Archer's death after being struck by a car while crossing the street last July, the fate of his shop, First Flight Bicycles, remained uncertain.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes signed five new franchise agreements during the second quarter of the year to develop 25 new mobile shops across eight new territories — the brand's most successful quarter to date, Beeline stated.

Tagged Mobile service

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Peter Henry, the president of the New England retail chain Landry's Bicycles, has joined the National Bicycle Dealers Association's board of directors.

Including the super secret link for retailers.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — If you are only reading BRAIN online, you aren’t getting the full story.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN)
 —Endurance House, a 14-store retail chain, is now working with Bike2020.com, an online marketplace for new, closeout and overstock bikes. Bike2020 provides a marketplace for bikes that are then picked up at brick-and-mortar locations. 

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Amid a continued woeful start to the year for the industry as a whole, e-bike sales are a sole bright spot, and the newest issue of BRAIN takes a look at the growing market.

Survey respondents eligible for prize drawing.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) – USA Cycling Foundation has partnered with Bicycle Retailer and Industry News to get retailer feedback on what youth and junior cycling programs exist in your area, how you're involved in them, and what impact they have on creating future cyclists.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for retailers to participate in our 2017-2018 State of Retail panel. Shop owners, if you have opinions and want to your voice to be heard, this is the place for you.

Tagged BRAIN News

SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — Retailers will take on a new burden come January 1, 2018, as a new bike excise tax takes effect in Oregon.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling has announced its 2017 Dealer Awards, given to dealers "for support of the Stages brand by growing the power category at retail, continuing to expand the Stages business into new product categories, supporting education initiatives and excellence in product presentation at ret

SIMSBURY, Conn. — As it nears its 10th anniversary, Pedego Electric Bikes celebrates the opening of its 100th retail store, in Simsbury, Connecticut.

Tagged Electric bike

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — John Strojny, who has operated three New Balance athletic footwear stores for 20 years, purchased an existing Delaware shop, Brandywine Cyclery, and recently reopened it as a Giant Partner Store under the new name of Brandywine Bikes.

Sanborn bought Bicycle Outfitters in Seminole and reopened it David’s World Cycle.

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — David Sanborn opened his first shop, which is still housed in the same location in Orlando's College Park neighborhood, in 1989.

The number of bikes on the sales floors has been reduced, opening up space to improve customer flow. Kevin McIlwaine photo.

RIVERTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Taylor’s Bike Shop, a group of stores in the Salt Lake City, Utah, region with locations in Riverton, Taylorsville and Provo, have remodeled and become Giant Retail Partner stores.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle said it’s adding 100 new retail jobs to the Philadelphia-area as the company looks to bolster its employee base after its recent acquisition of 12 Bike Line locations. The positions — which include various sales and service roles — are new and will be an addition to the current employee base at Bike Line’s locations.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

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NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — Shimano is opening a pop-up concept store here next week, where it will feature 33 bikes using the brand's new urban component groups, Metrea, Alfine and Steps. 

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