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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.

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.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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