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Posted January 16, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI has been named to Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the 17th consecutive year.

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Posted January 16, 2014
Helvie and Clark

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Bicycle Garage Indy/BGI Fitness is transitioning ownership from company founder and president Randy Clark to Scott Helvie, the retailer announced. 

Helvie, 37, worked five years at BGI and also worked in manufacturing, sales and distribution for nine years. 

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Posted January 13, 2014

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (BRAIN) — SR Suntour North America is inviting retailers to a suspension and drivetrain clinic at Ray's Indoor Bike Parks in Milwaukee, Wis., and Cleveland, Ohio, in February. 

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Posted January 9, 2014
Pedego Irvine opened in mid-December.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes recently celebrated the opening of its 30th store in the company’s hometown in Orange County, California. Pedego Irvine is owned and operated by longtime Irvine resident and cyclist Bob Bibee.

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Posted January 9, 2014

ALBANY, Calif. (BRAIN) — San Francisco Bay Area distributor and service center Cycle Monkey has expanded its suspension service business under the new name Suspension Lab, offering retailers quicker processing on overhauls of shocks, forks and dropper seatposts.

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Posted January 8, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Transit Cycles, slated to open at the end of January, will be the first shop in Tucson to focus solely on transportation cycling. Owner Duncan Benning, a 19-year veteran of the bike industry, has wanted to open a shop since he was in high school.

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Posted January 7, 2014
Non-Trek dealers fear being frozen out of the cruiser brand, while some Waterloo faithful see upside.

ROCKY RIVER, OH (BRAIN) — When Scott Cowan learned about Electra’s ownership change Monday, he was both stunned and concerned. The owner of three family-oriented shops in Ohio also sells Raleigh and Giant, but Electra is one of his main brands.

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Posted January 7, 2014

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Total IBD sales grew to $139 million in November, a 1 percent increase compared with a year earlier, according to Leisure Trends Group’s RetailTRAK IBD sales summary. While unit sales declined by 5 percent, average retail selling prices rose 6 percent.

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Posted January 7, 2014
Peachtree Bikes lost all its inventory, fixtures and memorabilia.

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — Peachtree Bikes will reopen in a new location after its flagship store was destroyed by a fire in early December that also damaged several other businesses occupying a historic building located in Atlanta’s Buckhead district. Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the fire.

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Posted January 7, 2014

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) The National Bicycle Dealers Association is now accepting nominations for its America’s Best Bike Shops list for 2014. The program identifies and honors bicycle stores in North America.

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Posted January 3, 2014

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — Seldom, if ever, has a good word been written about Amazon.com in the National Bicycle Dealers Association’s newsletter — in print or online. Nor has the NBDA’s retail forum had much good to say about the Seattle online retailer.

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Posted December 30, 2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (BRAIN) — Scott Scudamore, a mountain bike athlete, advocate, event organizer and retail store employee, died Dec. 28 from complications from a mountain bike accident he suffered in September.

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Posted December 30, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Power meter maker Stages Cycling is offering dealers a new point of purchase display that can be mounted on slatwall or countertops, and features a modular display.

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Posted December 27, 2013
The new store was designed by Jack DeBartolo.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (BRAIN) — Phoenix area cycling boutique Bicycle Haüs has opened in its new location in Scottsdale. The 6,700-square-foot building is more than twice the size of the shop’s previous location, and was designed by award-winning Arizona architect Jack DeBartolo III. 

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Posted December 23, 2013
A holiday display at Penn Cycle in Blaine, Minn.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — As the holiday shopping season comes to a close, retailers are still feeling the effects of the 100-year flood that ravaged Colorado’s front range in mid-September. Heavy rain and catastrophic flooding took a toll on life, property and industry.

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Posted December 20, 2013

GRAFTON, WI (BRAIN) — Erik’s Bike and Board’s 21st store is slated to open on Saturday.

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Posted December 11, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Sports Chalet has reported a strong start to holiday shopping season showing healthy Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales growth.

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Posted December 11, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Multi-sport retailer REI has announced plans to open its second store in the Last Frontier. In spring of 2014, REI will open a 30,000-square-foot store in Fairbanks.

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Posted December 11, 2013
Cyclists at the grand opening party in Monrovia.

MONROVIA, CA (BRAIN) — Just a little over one year after Empire Bikes opened in Chino Hills, California, owner Rock Sanchez had his sights set on a second location. With a 25-year career in the bike industry, Sanchez said he knew he had to get it while the gettin’ was good.  

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Posted December 10, 2013

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — In collaboration with Diamondback Bicycles, Jenson USA has awarded 20 BMX Session bicycles to students at Mark Twain Elementary in Riverside County, Calif.

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