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Posted June 11, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., (BRAIN) — Performance Bicycle raised $13,448 for PeopleForBikes during May, National Bike Month. The total is a mix of donations directly from customers and Performance Bicycle matching funds.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 9, 2015

PLYMOUTH, U.K. (BRAIN) — U.K.-based e-commerce retailer Wiggle has announced changes and additions to its senior marketing team, including the departure of Derek Bouchard-Hall, whose final day at Wiggle will be Friday.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted June 4, 2015
Reckless owner Paul Dragan.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — As the Vancouver bike scene has evolved, successful shops have had to do so as well.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted June 4, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is boosting retail education at the 2015 trade show with a revamped NBDA Super Seminar series and a new area on the show floor called the Retail Resource Initiative.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted June 3, 2015
Sasha Tomchenko, Cove's general manager.

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)  — Like Vancouver, which the BRAIN Dealer Tour visited Tuesday, the North Shore bike retail scene is crowded, competitive and apparently profitable.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted June 2, 2015
BSP Studio carries Trek and Cannondale exclusively.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Vancouver is a city of neighborhoods separated by waterways and connected by bridges and a crazy love of bicycling. The water makes it a challenging city to traverse by bike or other means.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted June 2, 2015

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (BRAIN) — Conte’s Bike Shop was recognized as Retailer of the Year by The Retail Alliance, a nonprofit trade association serving retailers in greater Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards
Posted June 2, 2015
Follow along on #braindealertour

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors are in Vancouver this week. The magazine’s first dealer tour outside of the U.S. kicks off Tuesday with visits to five shops in the downtown area.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour / Events
Posted May 27, 2015

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI will stop selling Scott bicycles as soon as its current stock is depleted, the companies announced Wednesday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 27, 2015

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jenson USA is kicking off its annual bike donation program on Thursday with a group employee bike commute and breakfast.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has published a 28-page report on how bike shops can better welcome women customers.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 20, 2015

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Competitive Cyclist is giving away bikes to three riders chosen at random for among those who entered the e-commerce site's Strava Connect promotion last month.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 19, 2015
Same-store sales up 1.8 percent

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. reported a sales increase of 8.8 percent in its first quarter, which ended May 2. The company's net sales were $1.6 billion, or $0.53 per diluted share; same store sales were up 1.8 percent from the same time in 2014.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 15, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — A year after a near-fatal shooting near one of this bike shops, long-time Vancouver retailer Paul Dragan is about "60 percent" recovered, he told the

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 15, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News includes an in-depth, 16-page look at the remodeling of Now Bicycles in St. Paul, which was chosen to participate in BRAIN's first Retail Remodel Project.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 15, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Now Bikes and Fitness hosted a party Thursday night to officially reveal the dramatic transformation of its store to customers. Festivities included food, live music, door prizes, discounts and Gold Sprint roller races, which replaced its regular Thursday Night Ride due to weather.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 12, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Alistair Corkett, a salesperson at The Bike Gallery's Clackamas store, is recovering from surgery after being struck by a truck while riding Sunday morning at a busy and dangerous intersection in Southeast Portland.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 11, 2015
A blog by the NBDA's executive director.
Members of Congress like to say nice things about small businesses in this country, but the track record shows it routinely favors big corporations.
Posted in Retail News
Posted May 11, 2015

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailer Over the Edge Sports will have a grand opening for its newest location, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., on Friday, May 22.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 8, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Outdoor sports retailer REI is donating $100,000 to PeopleForBikes to expand its Green Lane Project.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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