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Posted February 5, 2013

NEVADA CITY, CA (BRAIN) — After Armstrong was charged with doping and had his race results nullified last year, Nevada City race organizer Duane Strawser — who also owns the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop and is mayor of the old Gold Rush town — was an obvious interview subject for the hordes of journalists sniffing around the story.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Competition
Posted February 1, 2013
American Cyclery's Bradley Woehl in the historic store's archives.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour of San Francisco wrapped up Thursday with a 20-mile jaunt around the city, ably led by folks from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, who for the most part managed to route us around the steepest hills

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted January 31, 2013
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour glided across the Golden Gate Bridge early Wednesday to start a day visiting bike shops in Marin County on a 35 mile-plus day of riding around the beautiful area.
 
Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted January 30, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Bike Fixtation partnered with Green Guru to provide simple and cost effective inner tube recycling services for bike rooms, repair kiosks and other public use bicycle repair stations. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 29, 2013
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour went multi-model on its first day Tuesday, visiting shops in Berkeley and Oakland by bike, with transfers across San Francisco Bay via ferry and the BART rail. The day wrapped up with a reception at the Chrome Industries headquarters back in The City.
Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted January 28, 2013
From the magazine

The following article is the first in a four-part series on industry succession planning. It appeared in the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Posted in Retail News Tagged From the Magazine / Succession Series
Posted January 25, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Multisport website Slowtwitch.com has released its list of the top 50 multisport retailers in the U.S., the Slowtwitch 50.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards / BRAIN Top 100
Posted January 24, 2013
Pat Sorenson, president of Penn Cycles, with Gary Sjoquist

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Retailer Penn Cycling is offering free bike repair and maintenance classes to all participants in the Minnesota High School Cycling League.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 24, 2013

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Triathlon specialty retailer Austin Tri-Cyclist is expanding to a second location in the Texas capital, home to several major tri events.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 24, 2013
Jax

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN) — Southern California chain Jax Bicycle Center is relocating its Mission Viejo store about five miles away to a new location in Laguna Niguel that will be more conducive to staging rides and demos directly out of the shop. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 16, 2013
Photo courtesy BelgianWerkx

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — With a focus on bike fit and high-end road — and inspired by a legendary “Cannibal” of the pro peloton — retailer and bicycle studio BelgianWerkx opened for business Monday outside of Milwaukee.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 9, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has officially handed off its long running Top 100 and Gold Star retailer recognition program to the National Bicycle Dealers Association. This year the NBDA will manage the annual list under the title, "America’s Best Bike Shops."

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards / BRAIN News / BRAIN Top 100 / Interbike
Posted January 7, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Indoor bike park The Lumberyard MTB will host its inaugural Sugar Showdown Women’s Weekend, a riding instruction event and competition for female  riders of all skill levels, from Jan. 25-27.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 27, 2012

PALOS VERDES, CA (BRAIN) — Steve Bowen, owner of Palos Verdes Bicycle Center, died Sunday of natural causes while riding in Malibu with a friend, according to the store.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted December 27, 2012

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (BRAIN) — A quickly growing startup retail chain in Florida is headed into 2013 with plans for rapid expansion outside its home state.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 27, 2012
Handsome Cycles’ She Devil mixte

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—In partnership with Minneapolis shop One on One Bicycle Studio, Handsome Cycles is opening its first branded retail location. The shop, set to open in March, will also serve as Handsome’s headquarters.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 26, 2012

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — After more than four decades in business, California Cyclery & Supply Riverside Schwinn in Southern California’s Inland Empire is closing as the shop’s rented building changes ownership to become a McDonald’s.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 24, 2012
Happy kids with new bikes. Photo courtesy Jenson USA

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Retailer Jenson USA has teamed up with Diamondback to donate 20 BMX bicycles to school children this holiday season. The giveaway, coordinated by the East Hills Business Council of Riverside, marks the third straight year of participation for Jenson USA.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 21, 2012

CHEYENNE, WY (BRAIN) — Outdoor gear close-out retailer Sierra Trading Post has been sold to The TJX Companies Inc. for $200 million, the companies announced Friday.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet / Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted December 19, 2012

LANCASTER, NY (BRAIN) — Tom’s Pro Bike Shop recently reopened as a Specialized Elite Shop in an expanded space four times the size of its previous store. 

Posted in Retail News

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