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Revolution sells Surly, Raleigh, Santa Cruz and other bike brands.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Besides gaining a better location and more space, Revolution Cycles also has also added taps to its store following a recent move. Owner Watts Dixon moved the shop about a mile down the road in May, putting it closer to a college campus.

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association recently welcomed new retailers to its board of directors. The seven dealers will serve two-year terms and include three returning directors, four first-timers and one advisor.  

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SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Located a stone’s throw from the original Starbucks and the Pike Place Market on Seattle’s waterfront, Elliott Bay Bicycles will close its doors at the end of September. Framebuilder Bill Davidson and retailer Bob Freeman opened Elliott Bay in 1983.

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A reception for honorees to be held at Interbike.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The results are in and official for the National Bicycle Dealers Association's America's Best Bike Shops. The retail association will celebrate the nearly 300 shops that made its annual list, now in its second year, at a reception Wednesday night at 6 p.m.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — A fixture in the Southern California bike retail scene for more than two decades, Sean Flynn announced this week that he has sold his two stores to Specialized. Flynn opened the original Surf City Cyclery location as a Specialized concept store in Huntington Beach in 2006.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After being shuttered for most of the summer, Boulder's Pro Peloton is open for business again.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Employees of retail stores that sell NiteRider products are eligible to enter a contest to win a free trip to the lighting brand's 25th anniversary celebration in San Diego this fall.

August 1 issue includes annual statistics package.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The U.S. bike industry employs more than 71,000 people and generates $6.5 billion in annual sales. Bike advocates are wielding numbers like that when they visit Capitol Hill in search of support.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has expanded its retail education schedule for this year's show.

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Liv supporting a separate women's industry race this year.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Registration will open Aug. 5 for the industry races at the Clif Bar CrossVegas. The annual Wheelers & Dealers Race presented by Road Bike Action will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10, after the first day of the Interbike Expo.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — ­­One of Portland's long ­established and largest shops will close its doors on July 31. Bike N ­Hike staff is in the process of liquidating inventory and preparing to disperse all leftover bike, parts, accessories and fixtures among its three remaining Portland metro ­area stores.

MIDDLETON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Endurance House, a chain of franchised retail stores that serve triathletes, runners and other endurance athletes, is now constructing two new stores in Orlando, Florida. Endurance House has five locations that are open and five more in the works, including the two in Orlando.

ROWLAND HEIGHTS, Calif. (BRAIN) — After years spent working in bike shops and on the supplier side of the industry, Hank Ku has finally realized his dream of opening his own store. Ku's Giant Store in Rowland Heights, located 23 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, opened in early May.

Our new print issue features a special report on the women's market and an in-depth look at sales trends for the first half of this year — and a look ahead.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for retailers to participate in the magazine's 2014-2015 State of Retail panel.

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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — BRAIN is asking its readers to nominate the top stores in five retail categories to determine the candidates for the 2014 Interbike Awards.

The winners will be announced at an Industry Awards Gala on Thursday, Sept. 11.

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LA CAÑADA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The owner of Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob's Stores has agreed to buy the California-based retail chain Sport Chalet, creating one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the U.S., with more than 150 stores and $800 million in total sales last year. EMS and Sport Chalet each sells bikes and bike accessories at some of their locations.

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July 1, 2014 BRAIN cover.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The July 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has landed in mailboxes.

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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Join the BRAIN crew on the roads and bike paths of the Beehive State in the June 15 issue, featuring our Salt Lake City Dealer Tour.

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New reader survey is online.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is conducting a reader survey to better understand what is important to our readership.

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