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

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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

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.

Tagged Distributor news

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.

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.

Tagged Media/Publishing / BRAIN News / Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales
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.

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.

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.

Tagged Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales

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.

Tagged Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tagged BRAIN News

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.

Rendering of Epic Cycles' new 10,000-square-foot location

CLERMONT, Fla., (BRAIN) — Epic Cycles in Central Florida will move to an expanded 10,000-square-foot location on the waterfront in Clermont this summer that will include a full-service shop, coffee and juice café and training studio.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest print edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News includes coverage of Interbike's "Manifesto," a document that came out of this winter's IBD Summit in Arizona.

Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Midnight Tuesday is the deadline for bike shops to apply to be considered for the 2015 America's Best Bike Shops awards, a program of the National Bicycle Dealers Association.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Awards

SEATTLE (BRAIN) – Outdoor retailer REI has reported record revenue of $2.2 billion dollars for 2014, up 9.9 percent from 2013. It also reported the highest ever dividend payout, returning $168 million to its 5.5 million active co-op members last year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
A blog by the NBDA's executive director.

Independent bike shops are an "essential component of the bicycle infrastructure that makes a community bicycle friendly," according to a March 9 resolution from the League of American Bicyclists.

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