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FOLSOM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycles Plus owner and founder John Crews has announced that after 40-plus years working in the bike industry, he is retiring to focus on his marketing and communications company.

Crews recently sold Bicycles Plus to Mike’s Bikes owners Ken Martin, Mike Gabrys and Matt Adams.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The electronic editions of BRAIN's 2015 Interbike Show Daily are still available at the following links:

Tagged BRAIN News / Interbike
Ross Horsley in the remodeled store.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — Owner Ross Horsley has re-opened an expanded Middletown Cycling as a Giant Partner Store.

The new store is nearly triple the size, at nearly 4,000 square feet.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — The partners behind Herriott Sports Performance are opening a "new athletic training and lifestyle destination" in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood next month.

WOLVERHAMPTON, U.K. (BRAIN) — E-commerce retailer Wiggle is officially opening its distribution center with a short ceremony on Friday.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (BRAIN) —   Virginia-based Conte's Bike Shop is opening three new locations, owners David Conte and Wayne Souza have announced. The new shops will be in Falls Church, Va. (7121 Leesburg Pike); Newport News, Va. (The Marketplace at Tech Center); and Arlington, Va. (3449 N. Wilson Boulevard). 

The Boston-based chain Landry's Bicycles received this year's Retailer of the Year award at Thursday night's second annual Interbike Awards Gala.

Tagged Interbike Awards

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The mobile bike repair franchise operation, Velofix, has added nine new franchises in the U.S. and is predicting it will have 55 U.S. locations within a year.

Tagged Mobile service
The Interbike Show Issue also features our annual POS system comparison.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Makers of offroad touring equipment — from bikes to frame bags — as well as retailers are taking notice as mountain bikers and gravel road riders go looking for specific gear and knowledge of this growing category.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Retailer Bob Sumada was proud to report that not only had he not hung any more bikes from his store’s ceiling, he had also taken most of the empty hooks down. By the end of winter, he said, the rest of the “ceiling bikes” would be gone.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Trek’s decision to begin online bike sales is covered in depth in the latest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

The new issue, dated Sept. 1, is arriving in mailboxes now and is being distributed at this week’s Eurobike show in Germany.

Tagged Distributor news / Omnichannel

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has released its third annual list of America's Best Bike Shops. 

Tagged Awards / Interbike
Retailers being asked for feedback on the Industry Directory, a project of BRAIN and PeopleForBikes.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News and PeopleForBikes are again partnering to update and publish the annual Industry Directory.

Tagged BRAIN News

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Todd Grant will join the National Bicycle Dealers Association as its new executive director on Sept. 1. 

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Bicycle Habitat will close its original store on Lafayette Street in New York's SoHo neighborhood Sept. 30. The store is consolidating into another location three doors down on the same block.

Aug. 15, 2015 issue.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The newest Bicycle Retailer & Industry News edition contains a special report on the growing market for fat- and plus-sized mountain bikes, including a look at the growing number of "mid-fat" bikes, a look at retailer inventory of fat bikes and the growing phenomenon of el

Tagged BRAIN News

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Retailer NYC Velo is helping to increase the registration discounts available to female racers at next month's CrossVegas race in Las Vegas.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is hosting The Mariposa Challenge on to get more women on mountain bikes during the month of August. The company is teaming up with 31 retailers on the challenge, which is free for any female to join.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has named Pro Patch its custom accessories provider. The co-op's member retailers will earn rebates on all of their Pro Patch purchases effective immediately.

A blog by the NBDA's executive director.

Sales tax reform may have new life, as a new bill has been introduced in the House that would level the playing field between brick-and-mortar stores and online sellers related to sales tax collection.


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