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Posted May 25, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — Bankrupt sporting goods chain Sports Authority has begun plans to wind down its 463 stores.

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Posted May 23, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Donny Perry, the retail educator at Specialized Bicycles, author and speaker, is working with Myagi to offer 11 "Leading Out Retail" training videos and quizzes.

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Posted May 16, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest BRAIN print issue looks at first-quarter inventory levels, the national growth in cycling infrastructure, and Electra’s move into an expanded softgoods and helmets line, among other stories.

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Posted May 12, 2016

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Halifax retailer Barry Misener, a fixture in the Nova Scotia cycling community for more than 20 years, has teamed up with Giant Canada to open Giant Halifax. The 2,500 square-foot store, which opened in April, is located in downtown Halifax, close to the cities' two universities.

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Posted May 12, 2016

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (BRAIN) — Retailer Kelli Kavanaugh will open her second shop in the Detroit metro area in mid-June. Wheelhouse Detroit's new store is located in Hamtramck, which lies about six miles north of Detroit.

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Posted May 11, 2016
COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) —The National Bicycle Dealers Association says it has reached out to the newly formed Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association to offer its support.
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Posted May 11, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer is looking for retailer feedback for an editorial package slated for our June 15 issue. We're taking a deep look at the bike retail compensation landscape, how it's changing and how a proposed higher federal hourly wage might affect small businesses.

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Posted May 10, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Clark Butcher, owner of Victory Bicycle Studio in Memphis, has teamed up with local nonprofit Carpenter Art Garden founder Erin Harris to open the Carpenter Street Workshop, a community bike shop.

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Posted May 6, 2016

LIVERMORE, Calif. (BRAIN) — New retailers Chris Beratlis and Chris Bourguet recently celebrated the opening of My Buddy's Bike Shop in Livermore.

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Posted May 6, 2016
Guettler (left) and DiStefano.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — River City Bicycles has hired industry veteran Chris DiStefano to handle marketing and public affairs. DiStefano has more than 20 years of experience in the bike industry, most recently as communications director for Rapha North America.

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Posted May 5, 2016
The new Pro Peloton showroom.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — It's been a busy spring for the owners of Boulder Cycle Sport and Pro Peloton. They have re-branded one of their BCS locations as Boulder Cycle Sport Outlet, where it will offer discounted products.

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Posted May 2, 2016

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Poison Spider Bicycles, a longtime Moab retailer with a national following, is suing Tap Manufacturing, which markets various clothes and collectibles under the Poison Spyder Customs brand.

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Posted May 2, 2016
Bike Fitting Solutions offers to train retailers on bike fit at their stores or in Santa Cruz.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sean Madsen, who has performed thousands of bike fits on world-class athletes using the most cutting-edge equipment available, has formed a new company with the aim of teaching bike shop employees how to do fits on everyday riders, using whatever equipment is available.

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Posted April 25, 2016
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN) — Performance Bicycle is offering a $20 discount and a free bike inspection to customers with Sport Chalet loyalty cards.
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Posted April 18, 2016
Vestis says it has a buyer for EMS and Bob's, but has little hope for Sport Chalet.

MERIDEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — Vestis Retail Group, the owner of Sport Chalet, Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob’s Stores, filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware on Monday, saying it has liabilities of more than $100 million.

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Posted April 18, 2016

ATLANTA (BRAIN) —  Atlanta triathlete and entrepreneur Matt Cole has taken over ownership of the All3Sports retail store from Morgan Clark Schnur and her husband, Sean. 

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Posted April 13, 2016
Robbie Kellman Baxter wants you to eliminate your customers and replace them with members. And she's written a book to tell you why you should do it, and how.
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Posted April 8, 2016
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — With help from neighbors, the city and the bike industry — including a chastened Specialized Bicycle — G&O Family Cyclery is coming back with a new, temporary location a month after a gas-line explosion nearly destroyed its shop.
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Posted April 7, 2016

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retailers Rick and Jill Emerson, who own Bike-n-Hike in Longmont, are welcoming Colorado's spring season with open arms this year. As recipients of BRAIN's second Retail Remodel Project, the Emersons are already seeing positive results all around.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted April 7, 2016
Mobile repair franchise offers to assemble and deliver bikes ordered online.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mobile bike repair franchiser Velofix is offering to assemble and deliver new bikes that consumers order online. Velofix, which has nearly 50 franchise operators in North America, is looking to make agreements with brands in the markets where it has franchises.

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