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Posted May 11, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 8:25 AM MT—Flying Pigeon LA is packing up its city and cargo bikes and moving down the road to a new location next to a popular café that co-owner Josef Bray-Ali sees as a better fit for his business.

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Posted May 7, 2012

DANA POINT, CA (BRAIN) Monday May 7 2012 2:48 PM MT—Bike Religion is expanding to a third Orange County location, taking over the space in Dana Point that was most recently home to Revo Cycles. A June 1 soft opening is planned, co-owner John Tzinberg said.

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Posted May 7, 2012

EKE, Belgium (BRAIN) Monday May 7 2012 9:29 AM MT—BMC will open its first concept store this month in Eke, a town close to Ghent in the middle of Belgium’s Flemish Ardennes region.

The Swiss company announced its plans on its Facebook page back in February.

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Posted May 3, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) Thursday May 3 2012 11:43 AM MT—Rapha's only permanent retail location started as a temporary "pop-up" store that the clothing company planned to operate for three months last spring and summer.

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Posted May 2, 2012

NORTH SALT LAKE, UT (BRAIN) Wednesday May 2 2012 9:28 AM MT—Online cycling parts and accessories seller Bikewagon is expanding into brick-and-mortar retailing with a grand opening May 4 and 5 for its new full-service bike shop.

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Posted May 1, 2012

OAKVILLE, Ontario (BRAIN) Tuesday May 1 2012 8:56 AM MT—Continuing a growth streak, Canadian retailer Gears recently held a grand opening for its third location.

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Posted April 18, 2012

DIEPPE, NB (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 2:44 PM MT— — Mike’s Bike Shop is expanding in the Dieppe Business and Technology Park on a 2.56 acres lot that is being acquired from the City of Dieppe.

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Posted April 18, 2012

Editor's note: The following article appears in the April 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

By Ray Keener

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Posted April 13, 2012

SANTA CRUZ CA (BRAIN) Friday April 13 2012 2:23 PM MT—Epicenter Cycling in Aptos, California, has expanded to a second location in Santa Cruz. A grand opening is planned for May 5.

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Posted April 12, 2012

FT. COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) Thursday April 12 2012 3:20 PM MT—Big Shot Bikes, a three-year-old company that allows consumers to build and order custom fixie bikes online, is now opening dealers.

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Posted April 10, 2012

OSHKOSH, WI (BRAIN) Tuesday April 10 2012 4:10 PM MT—If the groundhog sees his shadow in February, there are six more weeks of winter. If he can see his reflection in retailer Chris Kegel's head in April, does it forecast a strong season for bike sales?

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Posted April 9, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) Monday April 9 2012 6:14 AM MT—It’s been a whirlwind three months for Sky Boyer.

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Posted April 4, 2012

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 4 2012 6:56 AM MT—The National Bicycle Dealers Association is hosting a free webinar Thursday, "Master the Art of the Up-Sell."

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Posted April 2, 2012

POTTSVILLE, PA (BRAIN) Tuesday April 3 2012 7:00 AM MT—John Brock is a long way from the Hollywood film and TV sets he used to work on as a set designer and technical adviser, not to mention the crowded Southern California lifestyle.

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Posted March 30, 2012

BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) Friday March 30 2012 2:42 PM MT— Online donations are being sought to help cover living expenses for 718 Cyclery mechanic Krys Blakemore, who was hit by a car while riding her bike March 15.

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Posted March 28, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (BRAIN) Wednesday March 28 2012 2:39 PM MT—Within days of opening Central District Cyclery early this month, owner Nate Phelps had an enviable problem: Business was a little too good.

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Posted March 26, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Monday March 26 2012 2:34 PM MT—Daffodils are blooming in Minneapolis, cherry blossoms in D.C. In Chicago, "We're having May temperatures in March!" said Uptown Bikes' Peter Anderson.

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Posted March 19, 2012

LOS ALTOS, CA (BRAIN) Monday March 19 2012 4:52 PM MT—Vendor-Link Cycling is working on a consumer site that will allow online shoppers to find specific products that are currently in stock at their local specialty bike shops.

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Posted March 15, 2012

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek is expanding its Retail Design Lab in its hometown, experimenting with new packaging, merchandising and environmental design. The store is completely powered by wind.

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Posted March 14, 2012

WOODLAND HILLS, CA (BRAIN) Mar 14, 14:28 MT—With Southern California drivers once again hemorrhaging money at the gas pump, Santa Monica Mountains Cyclery is rolling out a promotion whereby customers can trade in their cars for credit toward a new bicycle purchase.

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