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Posted April 13, 2015

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Southern California retailer Mark Smits has announced his partnership with Sho-Air Cyclery and Ridebiker Alliance, marking the first expansion into Orange County for Smits' Incycle Bicycles.

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Posted April 13, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Women’s-specific bike shop Pedal Chic will host a series of events for female riders during the Bikeville Classic Pro Criterium and Team Trial in Greenville, S.C., April 17-19.

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Posted April 8, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) – Construction begins this week at Now Bikes and Fitness in St. Paul, marking the official start of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News' Retail Remodel Project.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted April 7, 2015

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Online retailer CompetitiveCyclist.com is encouraging its customers to link their store accounts to their Strava activity tracking accounts, and will award them $1 in store credit for each hour of riding recorded on Strava, up to $40 a month maximum. The credit expires on the last day of the following month.

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Posted April 1, 2015
Rendering of Epic Cycles' new 10,000-square-foot location

CLERMONT, Fla., (BRAIN) — Epic Cycles in Central Florida will move to an expanded 10,000-square-foot location on the waterfront in Clermont this summer that will include a full-service shop, coffee and juice café and training studio.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 1, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest print edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News includes coverage of Interbike's "Manifesto," a document that came out of this winter's IBD Summit in Arizona.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted March 31, 2015

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Midnight Tuesday is the deadline for bike shops to apply to be considered for the 2015 America's Best Bike Shops awards, a program of the National Bicycle Dealers Association.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Awards
Posted March 23, 2015

SEATTLE (BRAIN) – Outdoor retailer REI has reported record revenue of $2.2 billion dollars for 2014, up 9.9 percent from 2013. It also reported the highest ever dividend payout, returning $168 million to its 5.5 million active co-op members last year.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 18, 2015
A blog by the NBDA's executive director.

Independent bike shops are an "essential component of the bicycle infrastructure that makes a community bicycle friendly," according to a March 9 resolution from the League of American Bicyclists.

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Posted March 13, 2015

WACO, Tex. (BRAIN) – Texas Endurance Sports, which operates five Bicycle World and BW Multi-Sport Pro Shop retail locations throughout the state, has completed a merger with Austin multisport retailer Jack Murray, owner of Jack & Adam’s Bicycles.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted March 11, 2015

WINDEMERE, Fla. (BRAIN) — G3 Development Group and The Bike Cooperative will offer Co-op members a webinar Thursday on retail best practices.

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Posted March 6, 2015
Cycling-inspired bar The Wheel opened in Austin last month.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Longtime bike retailer Jack Murray, owner of Jack & Adam’s Bicycles, recently opened his second bar in Austin.

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Posted March 6, 2015

BALTIMORE (BRAIN) — World champion mountain biker Marla Streb has announced that she will open HandleBar Cafe and Bike Shop with her husband, Mark Fitzgerald, in Baltimore this summer.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted March 5, 2015

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For an 18th consecutive year. Ranked No. 58, REI is one of five companies listed annually since the recognition began in 1998, and one of three companies headquartered in Washington state.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards
Posted March 5, 2015

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has opened up applications for its annual list of America’s Best Bike Shops.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards
Posted March 4, 2015
Atlanta Cycling knows how to make guests feel at home.

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — The second day of BRAIN's Dealer Tour of Atlanta took BRAIN editors, tour sponsors and guests on a hilly 36-mile route as we visited four shops.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted March 4, 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group has added Mercedes Ross from Merchandising Werxs as an adjunct professor for the March session of its Mann University retail education program.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted March 3, 2015

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — The 2015 Dealer Tour of Atlanta got underway Tuesday as BRAIN editors, tour sponsors and guests visited four bike shops and one running retailer  in Atlanta and Decatur, Ga.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted March 2, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has expanded options for its wooden countertop displays and is offering retailers a seasonal margin boost on the sets with its “Spruce Up for Spring” program.

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Posted February 24, 2015

An industry veteran says the industry needs to come together to meet the needs and wants of consumers.

Posted in Retail News Tagged MAP

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