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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WACO, Tex. (BRAIN) – Texas Endurance Sports, which operates five Bicycle World and BW Multi-Sport Pro Shop retail locations throughout the state, has completed a merger with Austin multisport retailer Jack Murray, owner of Jack & Adam’s Bicycles.
WINDEMERE, Fla. (BRAIN) — G3 Development Group and The Bike Cooperative will offer Co-op members a webinar Thursday on retail best practices.
AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Longtime bike retailer Jack Murray, owner of Jack & Adam’s Bicycles, recently opened his second bar in Austin.
BALTIMORE (BRAIN) — World champion mountain biker Marla Streb has announced that she will open HandleBar Cafe and Bike Shop with her husband, Mark Fitzgerald, in Baltimore this summer.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For an 18th consecutive year. Ranked No. 58, REI is one of five companies listed annually since the recognition began in 1998, and one of three companies headquartered in Washington state.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has opened up applications for its annual list of America’s Best Bike Shops.
ATLANTA (BRAIN) — The second day of BRAIN's Dealer Tour of Atlanta took BRAIN editors, tour sponsors and guests on a hilly 36-mile route as we visited four shops.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group has added Mercedes Ross from Merchandising Werxs as an adjunct professor for the March session of its Mann University retail education program.
ATLANTA (BRAIN) — The 2015 Dealer Tour of Atlanta got underway Tuesday as BRAIN editors, tour sponsors and guests visited four bike shops and one running retailer in Atlanta and Decatur, Ga.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has expanded options for its wooden countertop displays and is offering retailers a seasonal margin boost on the sets with its “Spruce Up for Spring” program.
An industry veteran says the industry needs to come together to meet the needs and wants of consumers.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI now has Ghost bikes available at its stores and its website.
MIAMI (BRAIN) – Two Wheel Picker bike shop in Miami has moved into a larger location with better visibility. The new location is 20 percent larger than the old one.