SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Northern California chain Mike’s Bikes is set to open its 10th store in April, offering an especially cozy atmosphere for shoppers: The shop’s customer waiting area will include a fireplace left over from the building’s previous incarnation as a restaurant.
RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN)—Marking its 40th anniversary, South Dakota retailer Two Wheeler Dealer moved its Rapid City store to a new, 4,900-square-foot location and reopened as a Specialized elite-level store.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—REI is set to enter two new markets, with plans to open a store in San Antonio, Texas, this fall and its first Florida location, in Jacksonville in spring 2013.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Mar 6 2012 1:26 PM MT—They say what’s bad for snow sports retailers is good for bike retailers.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN) Feb 29, 10:22 MT — Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness North has reopened in a newly constructed building that increases the retailer’s floor space by 50 percent to 18,000 square feet and doubles its upstairs office and storage space.
SUMMIT, NJ (BRAIN) Feb 29—Co-owners Sam Cooper and Tom Dunn bring nearly 20 years of bike retail experience to Hilltop Bicycles, their new shop in Summit, New Jersey, that will have its soft opening Saturday.
MARYVILLE, TN (BRAIN) Feb 23 MT—After 39 years in the industry, Mountain View Bicycles owner Thom Thaldorf is closing his family-focused shop and retiring at the end of March.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) Feb 15, 12:52 MT—Cascade Bicycle Studio is transitioning from appointment-only hours to standard retail hours at its Fremont location beginning Thursday.
CARMEL, IN (BRAIN) Feb 3, 13:42 MT —The Bike Line, a second-generation family-run retailer, will move from its current Carmel, Indiana, location this spring into the Carmel City Center residential, retail and entertainment development.
DANA POINT, CA (BRAIN) Feb 2, 16:40 MT —In preparation for a potential relocation, Revo Cycles has begun liquidating its 2010 and 2011 inventory and consolidating 2012 product into its newer and larger store in Lake Forest.
LOVELAND, OH (BRAIN) Jan 31, 04:39 MT —Husband-and-wife team Tom and Sarah Swallow met while working at Cycle Sport, an 8,000-square-foot bicycle retailer that occupied three storefronts in this Cincinnati suburb.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) Jan 30, 06:14 MT —Chris Brown, owner of Brown Cycles, now has a half-hour monthly radio show on KAFM in which he lists the local race and ride calendar and trail and path maintenance dates and conducts interviews with cyclists.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Jan 30, 04:13 MT — Joselyns Bicycles, a presence in Monterey, California, since the 1940s, closed on Jan. 15.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) Jan 27, 14:03 MT — Emphasizing locally made transportation bikes, cycling accessories and food, combination bike shop/café Her
WILMETTE, IL (BRAIN) Jan 27, 11:09 MT—Chicago's Wilmette Bicycle & Sports Shop was featured in a four-minute segment on NBC's Today show this week, held up as an example of how old-school retailing can thrive despite the odds.