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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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SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes, a Seattle-based direct-to-consumer electric bike company, has joined Velofix's bike delivery program, Velofix Direct. Consumers now have the option of having their new e-bike assembled, tuned, and delivered by a Velofix mobile service provider, where available.

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WEAVERVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group, a retail sales and management training firm specializing in bike, outdoor, running, ski, flyfishing and photography, is providing its GEAR bike training online. The company has teamed up with Myagi, an online training website.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (BRAIN) — Barmer Enterprises, which owns the eight-location Bike America retail chain in Florida, has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization, telling the court it had at least $5 million in debt. 

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix has now sold 104 mobile service franchise territories in North America, putting it just shy of Performance Bicycles' 106 shop total for the highest number of bike shops under the same name here.

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LEWISBURG, Pa. (BRAIN) – Earl’s Bicycle Store, which is located in Central Pennsylvania, has co-branded with Giant and reopened as Giant Lewisburg-Earl’s Bicycle Store following a complete remodel. Owners Earl and Lisa Rissler joined forces with Giant after carrying the brand for 11 years. 

PALISADE, Colo. (BRAIN) — BRAIN's Dealer Tour braved rain and even a bit of snow pedaling the small town of Palisade on Thursday. While Palisade is known now for its wineries and peaches, some local retailers are working to build a new trail that might put it on the map of major mountain bike destinations.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour is visting stores and suppliers here this week, pedaling between stops in glorious sun and cold rain. So far.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) – When it comes to retail, Chris Kelly has always been one to think outside the box.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) – Giant Bicycles Canada has announced the opening of its newest retail store, Giant Whistler, located in Whistler, B.C. The new store will hold a grand opening on Friday, May 19, the same day Whistler Bike Park opens for the season.

Bike display at the Grand Junction airport

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) – Bicycle Retailer & Industry News staff is returning to Colorado, but this time editors and sponsors will visit shops in Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade.

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AUSTIN, Tex. (BRAIN) — Through its latest survey, the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association hopes to gain insights into shop demographics. The short survey is open to retail shop owners and employees and will run until June 15.

DANVILLE, Calif. (BRAIN) — People often ask Dave and Sue Dalton, owners of 6Fifteen Cyclery, about their shop's name: think 6:15 p.m. It's the roll-out time for the daily group ride with friends. 

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