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The e-bike brand's latest location is in Glendale, Arizona.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The newest Pedego Electric Bikes store, the company's 110th store, is being opened by co-owners Steve "Spike" Pike and his wife Sherry Roueche in Glendale, Arizona. The couple plans a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday and a Grand Opening event on Saturday.

Tagged Electric bike
UPDATED: At least three CamelBak employees lose houses as fires damage homes and trails, force evacuations.
Leipheimer at his former house in Santa Rosa, from his Instagram feed.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailers, industry suppliers and other members of the cycling community in California are living through scary times as multiple wildfires scorch some of the country's most popular riding areas, including the Napa Valley.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The October 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer included our regular State of Retail feature, where we ask our panel of retailers from around the country about an issue facing the industry. In the October issue, we asked about Interbike's decision to hold its next trade show in Reno, Nevada.

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association announced Wednesday that Brandee Lepak, co-owner of Arizona's Global Bikes, has been elected as board chair by the NBDA Board of Directors during their annual meeting held at Interbike.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

DRAPER, Utah (BRAIN) — After 24 years in business, the four Canyon Bicycles stores in the Salt Lake City area are sporting a new name — Hangar 15 — following an agreement with the German consumer-direct brand Canyon.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Giant Las Vegas held its grand opening last weekend at its store just off Highway 160, which serves as the southern entrance to Red Rock Canyon and Cottonwood Canyon, two of the most popular riding areas in the Las Vegas region.

Shops are hosting a "state championship tournament" with the Glory Gears board game.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — More than two-dozen Front Range bike shops are hosting a cycling board game competition this fall, using the Glory Gears game. 

The series winner will take home a Colnago road bike worth $9,000.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mobile bike shop franchiser Beeline Bikes has launched its first location in Indiana in an agreement with the well-known regional retailer Bicycle Garage Indy.

Beeline Bikes Powered by Bicycle Garage Indy is owned and operated by Randy Clark and Scott Helvie.

The mobile franchiser is considering smaller vans or "Velofix Light" operations.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mobile service franchiser Velofix may depart from its usual practices as its eyes expansion into the core of the Big Apple.

Tagged Mobile service

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has announced the winner of a women's scholarship for the Professional Bicycle Mechanic Association workshop. The company announced the scholarship last month.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Brick, a subsidiary of Darby Communications, is a new digital marketing service designed to help specialty retailers drive foot and online traffic, and increase their competitive advantage by promoting products, services and brands they represent via one or more digital channels.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association rolled out its Bikes Build ... campaign at Interbike last week. The organization says the phrase tailored for dealers' particular markets and needs, all working off the concept that, like Lego blocks, bikes can be used to build almost anything.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Victor van Eijk is opening two Velofix mobile service franchises in the New York Metro area.

Tagged Mobile bike apps

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Brandon Dwight, the former co-owner of Boulder Cycle Sport here, has launched a software program that allows shops to easily gather feedback from customers who received technical service at their stores.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes continues to grow its Retail Partner Program, expanding into Virginia by signing two-store dealer The Bike Lane and reaching a deal with prominent Midwest retailer Wheel & Sprocket to roll out mobile bike shops in the Chicago market.

Tagged Omnichannel
Jared Fisher owns Las Vegas Cyclery, Moab Cyclery and touring company Escape Adventures. He’s vying for the Republican nomination in the Nevada governor’s race.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Las Vegas bike shop owner Jared Fisher says his experience in retail and running a bike touring company — and the connections he has made in 25 years in those businesses — are a key advantage to his run for the Republican nomination for Nevada governor.

Tagged Interbike

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Mechanics who attend the new three-day technical workshops being offered by the pro mechanics association this fall and winter can count on receiving education from seven brands, in addition to a session on e-bikes and several devoted to business development and profitability.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro's Closet has completed a $9 million round of funding. The investment round was led by Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group with participation from Ridgeline Ventures, an existing investor in TPC.

Owner Anne Watson outside Pedego Acadia.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — A Pedego Electric Bikes store has opened in Bar Harbor, Maine, near Acadia National Park. Pedego Acadia is the 107th Pedego store to open worldwide.

Store owner Anne Watson said e-bikes are ideal for riding Bar Harbor's historic quaint streets as well as the park.

A customer alert on Mack Cycle's Facebook page.

MIAMI (BRAIN) — On the heels of flooding and devastation in Texas following Hurricane Harvey, Florida businesses are bracing for what is being forecasted as a Category 5 storm set to hit the state this weekend.

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