MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Brompton welcomed U.S. retailers from nine states at its London factory last weekend to discuss plans to invest and grow the brand in the North American market.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The Bike Shop in Calgary, Alberta, has become the first store in North America to receive a new customized Rocky Mountain merchandising program.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pro Peloton Cyclery, a longstanding shop in Boulder, Colo., is closing its doors. The shop put up a sign Monday announcing the closure. In business since 1998, Pro Peloton offered professional fitting, bike rentals and custom-built bikes.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Any city set against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and hemmed in by two rivers is bound to be an outdoor recreation mecca — even only if by proxy.
DRAPER, Utah (BRAIN) — The valley south of Salt Lake City is simultaneously one of the fastest changing regions of Utah and one where the old ways stubbornly persist.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group is holding a two-day course for store owners, managers and trainers June 12-13 in Denver, Colorado.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 on Friday celebrated the opening of its new retail store in Chicago, the fourth U.S. location for the bag and accessories brand and first east of the Mississippi.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Endurance House, a specialty retailer catering to triathletes, runners and walkers, has opened its first store in the Southeast. The new store in the Atlanta area joins four other stores in Wisconsin, California and Colorado.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (BRAIN) — Former Orbea USA general manager Tony Karklins, who operated an IBD for almost two decades before founding the Spanish bike brand’s U.S. office in 2001, is returning to retail, joining Florida-based chain BikeStreet USA as executive vice president of merchandising and business development.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has added Osprey Packs to its supplier network, meaning the co-op's members will now earn rebates on their purchases of Osprey products.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Charged Up media event set to take place next week at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, N.J., will open to retailers on May 15 from 2-5 p.m. For local dealers it's a chance to meet with sponsors, test products and learn more about e-bikes and wearable technology.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) —Chrome Industries has opened a new retail store in Seattle — the sixth Chrome HUB for the urban bag and apparel maker.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Gladys Bikes, a women's-focused shop in Portland, Oregon, moved into a larger space two miles away from its original home with the help of about 70 locals who rode or carried the store's inventory and store displays and belongings on bike trailers and cargo bikes last Saturday.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For the first time in 2014, IBDs posted growth in sales dollars and units in March.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is extending the deadline for retailers to participate in its Supplier Scorecard program to May 16.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — It’s possible, in some distant future, that an e-commerce customer support specialist with literary and dramatic aspirations will write a stage musical set in her cube farm.
MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — After just over a year in business, Coast In Bikes is the first IBD in Milwaukee to add a café space to its retail store.
FOLSOM, Calif. (BRAIN) — A Trek demo trailer containing 36 high-end bikes was stolen from behind a California shop last week and was later found missing the bikes and on fire alongside a high miles away.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The April 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, arriving in mailboxes this week, features an in-depth examination of retail bike pricing, inspired by the reduced pricing promotion announced by Giant USA last month.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wisconsin retailer Wheel & Sprocket and Pennsylvania-based Strategic Solutions - S2 are releasing a new analytics tool for single- or multi-store bike retailers.