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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News features our staff's recent tour of Colorado's Grand Valley, home to a thriving retail community and a growing list of bike industry companies.

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MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Boutique bike brand Canfield Brothers has opened an official demo center at the new Double Down bike shop here. The shop uses Canfield Brothers bikes exclusively in its demo and rental fleet.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) —The self nomination period has opened for the new Interbike Innovation Awards for retailers.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — All 106 Performance Bicycle stores are now accepting used bike trade-ins via Bicycle Blue Book's program, which provides customers with store credit in exchange for their old bikes, which are shipped to BicycleBlueBook to resell. 

Three-day workshops planned for Denver, Portland and Washington, DC.-area.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association has opened registration for three-day technical workshops to be held this fall and next spring in three cities.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Drawing on more than 25 years of experience working as a mechanic in the U.S. and internationally, Ben Chournos has opened Shiftworks, a service and repair shop here.

SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — Bike retailers in Oregon are being urged to contact state lawmakers over a proposed 3 to 5 percent tax on new bikes retailing for more than $500. The tax proposal is part of statewide transportation funding package.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The stock market has been on the upswing in the last year, but many publicly traded companies in the bike business have had a tougher time as sluggish sales and excess inventory took a toll.

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