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Posted June 24, 2016

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — E-bike maker Pedego is opening its fifth Colorado store on June 28, in Denver. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike
Posted June 22, 2016
Online voting for winners has now begun.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the first round of IB Award nominees for product, retailer and triathlon categories, including the bicycle retailer nominees, which were vetted by Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 21, 2016

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Protective gear brand Leatt has opened its first concept store, which it shares with the ski boot specialty store Surefoot.

The store is packed with Leatt DBX gear for mountain biking, including neck braces, helmets, gloves, body protection and hydration. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 20, 2016

ARNOLD, Md (BRAIN) — Brick-and-mortar retailer Bike Doctor has operated a franchise business for 24 years. Now the Maryland retailer is looking to take the franchise model to the road with mobile bike repair, called Bike Doctor Mobile.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 16, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Settlement talks have apparently stalled between the Moab retailer Poison Spider Bicycles and the California-based offroad vehicle supplier Poison Spyder Customs.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 15, 2016
New issue also examines Canyon's impending arrival in the U.S., and Shimano's pricing changes.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The June 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, landing in mailboxes and email inboxes this week, features our annual e-bike report, a 12-page package devoted to the fast growing market for electric bikes.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 15, 2016

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN) — During National Bike Month in May, Performance Bicycle and its customers raised $17,522 for the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy via a combination of customer donations and matching funds from the retailer.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 14, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group, a retail sales and management training firm, is repackaging its GEAR sales training for the bike industry.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 14, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix says it has passed the 50-franchise benchmark for its mobile repair business. With the recent sale of multiple franchises in Southern Florida, the company has now sold 55 locations and said it is on track to hit 100 by year's end.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 13, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Starting in July, qualified brick-and-mortar dealers will be able to sell brand-new Fuji bikes online through their e-commerce sites for in-store pickup as parent Advanced Sports International enhances the brand’s website to drive customers to Fuji dealers. Previously, approved Fuji dealers could only sell old stock two model years or older online.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 9, 2016
The view of Montréal's downtown from atop Mt. Royal, after which the city is named.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — On a cool, sometimes blustery day, the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Montréal wrapped up Thursday with visits to four stores: a third-generation powerhouse retailer, a basement-level store that began just a few years ago as a bike tour operator, a new, elegantly designed store that serves commuters and win

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted June 9, 2016

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (BRAIN) — When the only bike shop in Leominster, Gear Works Cyclery, closed in March, Nate Jones decided it was finally time to open his own store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 8, 2016
Cycle Neron

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — David Bryson has been a specialty retailer since the 1980s, first riding the windsurfing craze from boom to bust and then running a well-regarded ski shop that sold Specialized bikes in the summer.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted June 8, 2016

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association will offer 16 new NBDA Super Seminars at this year’s Interbike expo, with sessions planned Sept. 20-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center’s South Pacific ballrooms A and B.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 8, 2016

KAILUA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — The Bike Shop has moved its store in Kailua three blocks south to a more spacious and visible location. The retailer, which also operates stores in Honolulu and Aiea, has served Oahu since 1970 and Kailua since 1987.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 7, 2016

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — On our first day touring bike shops in this proud and historic city, the BRAIN Dealer Tour saw a mature market and riding community, with stable, long-standing retailers who serve passionate roadies, commuters and adventurers.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted June 7, 2016

NAPA, Calif. (BRAIN) — When Brad Dropping, owner of Napa Valley Bicycle Tours, learned that a section of Napa Valley’s first separated bike path would open this summer, he began looking for a space for another location.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 7, 2016

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer's first Dealer Tour of 2016 begins Tuesday morning in Montréal as editors set out on bikes to visit a dozen bike shops in this francophone city.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted June 2, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nominations are now being accepted for two of the six retail categories for the IB Awards to be presented at the third annual Interbike Awards Gala.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards / BRAIN News
Posted 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.

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