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New BRAIN looks at bike share boom, sporting goods chain bankruptcies

Published June 1, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The new June 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News features articles about the growth in bike share programs nationally, and the recent spate of bankruptcies among sporting goods retail chains.

In her cover story about the share bike explosion, BRAIN's Val Vanderpool looks at growth in the programs in New York, Chicago, Washington, Boston and other major cities. She looks at how the programs are increasing bicycle use in many cities and examines the long-term sustainability of the programs. In a companion piece, BRAIN's Matt Wiebe looks at the technology used on share bikes.

In the same issue, BRAIN's editor in chief, Lynette Carpiet, reports on the recent bankruptcies of Sport Chalet and Sports Authority. Each bankruptcy left some major bike suppliers, including Accell NA and ASI, as unsecured creditors. 

The new issue also includes a look at the merger of SmartEtailing and Harvest Retail Marketing, the retirement of Specialized's Roger Minkow, and the pledge by IMBA and startup organization the Sustainable Trails Coalition to work together.

The new issue also contains our usual array of columns and features that have never been seen online, including Life Cycle, State of Retail, Global Briefs, Mad Dog Unleashed, Trade Watch, Tech Briefs and Through the Grapevine.

Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is published 18 times a year. It is available in print and electronic editions. More information on our subscription page.

Topics associated with this article: Bikeshare

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