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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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Posted May 8, 2015

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

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Posted May 5, 2015

WORCESTER, Mass. (BRAIN) — Landry's Bicycles is expanding to seven stores with a new store opening in Worcester later this month.

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Posted May 4, 2015

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI announced Friday that it will open a third distribution center — located in the Phoenix-area suburb of Goodyear, Ariz. — to speed delivery of product to the outdoor co-op's stores and customers in the Southwest.

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Posted May 4, 2015

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — British folding bike maker Brompton and iconic U.K. music label and retailer Rough Trade have joined forces to open the Brompton Bike Café at Rough Trade NYC, a gathering place for cyclists in the trendy Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

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Posted May 1, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — You didn't have to walk far at the Sea Otter Classic expo earlier this month to find a European bike brand selling consumer direct in the U.S.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Media/Publishing / BRAIN News
Posted May 1, 2015
Ben's offers its own frame and bike brand, Milwaukee Bicycle Co.

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Ben's Cycle has recently made several key hires and promotions.

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Posted May 1, 2015

DETROIT (BRAIN) – Bike maker Detroit Bikes has announced plans to open its first retail location, named Detroit Bikes 1216 after its address on Griswold Street, Detroit.

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Posted April 29, 2015
Consumer-direct brand signing up IBDs to assemble, service and repair bikes.

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — YT Industries is looking for shops to assemble, repair and provide regular maintenance for its line of mountain bikes in the U.S.

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Posted April 27, 2015
SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The German bike brand Bulls Bikes has officially opened up its U.S. consumer direct business. The company announced last month that it was coming into the U.S. market with a consumer-direct program.
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Posted April 22, 2015
A blog by the NBDA's executive director.
Innovation doesn’t come naturally to human beings, according to Stephen Shapiro, author and keynote presenter at this year’s Bicycle Leadership Conference.
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Posted April 21, 2015
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — After getting a response that was about six times expectations, Competitive Cyclist is having to "pause" the store credit program with Strava that it launched earlier this month.
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Posted April 13, 2015

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Southern California retailer Mark Smits has announced his partnership with Sho-Air Cyclery and Ridebiker Alliance, marking the first expansion into Orange County for Smits' Incycle Bicycles.

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Posted April 13, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Women’s-specific bike shop Pedal Chic will host a series of events for female riders during the Bikeville Classic Pro Criterium and Team Trial in Greenville, S.C., April 17-19.

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Posted April 8, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) – Construction begins this week at Now Bikes and Fitness in St. Paul, marking the official start of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News' Retail Remodel Project.

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Posted April 7, 2015
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Online retailer CompetitiveCyclist.com is encouraging its customers to link their store accounts to their Strava activity tracking accounts, and will award them $1 in store credit for each hour of riding recorded on Strava, up to $40 a month maximum. The credit expires on the last day of the following month.
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