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Posted September 21, 2011

By Nicole Formosa

BALLYCLARE, Ireland—As the industry’s largest online retailer, Chain Reaction Cycles catches flak for selling discounted out-of-season product, and is often the brunt of brick-and-mortar shops’ complaints about competition from Internet sales straining their businesses.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted September 21, 2011

By Matt Wiebe

HATTIESBURG, MS—Internet sales are the largest challenge to brick-and-mortar shops. And many shop owners respond by doing what they do best: face-to-face communication with customers.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted September 15, 2011

MISSION VIEJO, CA (BRAIN)--An 85-year-old woman drove her Cadillac Deville through a plate glass window at Rock N' Road's Mission Viejo (CA) location.

Customers encountered a close call on Tuesday, but no one was injured.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 7, 2011

CRANBURY, NJ (BRAIN)—When Pete and Stephanie Garnich started looking to expand Knapp’s Cyclery beyond their Lawrenceville, New Jersey shop, they didn’t have to look too far down the road to Cranbury before they knew they had the perfect spot.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 1, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—Bicycle Garage Indy (BGI) is opening a new downtown location as part of the Indy Bike Hub YMCA.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 25, 2011

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (BRAIN)—While Hurricane Irene bears down on the Eastern seaboard many retailers are already bracing for its impact—and not just the possible physical toll.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 22, 2011

BUENA VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Cat Gruener-Goss has joined The Trailhead and Trailhead Cycle & Ski as general manager.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 21, 2011

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Bicycles and Cap's Westwood Cycle are opening the first Norco Partnership Store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 17, 2011

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Speedgoat.com has hired Andy Clark as its new head of operations.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted August 16, 2011

MISSION VIEJO, CA (BRAIN)—Celebrating its 20th year in business, Orange County mainstay Rock n’ Road Cyclery is renovating and expanding its Mission Viejo location to become a Specialized Concept Store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 15, 2011

HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Bicycle World of Houston has expanded with a third store focused solely on triathlon products including swimsuits and goggles, running shoes and apparel as well as tri bikes and accessories.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 14, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is once again compiling its Top 100 list of retailers and, like last year, opening up the process so retailers, especially those in smaller towns or who own smaller shops, have an equal opportunity to participate in the process.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Top 100
Posted July 14, 2011

WINDSOR, CO (BRAIN)—David Roberts has enlisted a small local army of friends and customers to help him ride the bikes over from his current Spokes Inc. store to a larger space on Main Street in Windsor, Colorado, tomorrow, in a quasi “bike parade.”

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Posted July 14, 2011

STARKVILLE, MS (BRAIN)—Much has transpired since Jan Morgan, co-owner of Boardtown Bikes, was biking on Mississippi’s Highway 50 when a car struck her from behind, carrying her 200 yards on the car's hood before stopping.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 13, 2011

BELFAST, Ireland (BRAIN)—Chain Reaction Cycles will open its new store at the end of August in Belfast, Ireland, as an expansion to its brand and as a way to increase its reach to the customer, company director Chris Watson said in a recent interview with Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 5, 2011

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative is introducing an “IBD friendly” approach to eCommerce with the launch of its new website, BikeStoreGuys.com.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 22, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has selected Leisure Trends Group to develop its annual list of Top 100 Retailers, one of the most popular annual features in the magazine.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Top 100
Posted June 2, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle will now carry Cycles Devinci models in select markets across the U.S.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 27, 2011

STAFFORD, VA (BRAIN)—After seven years in its current location at 100 Susa Drive, Revolution Cycles in Stafford, Virginia will be relocating to 2773 Jefferson Davis Highway, Unit 111, within the Aquia Park Center.

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Posted May 25, 2011

JOPLIN, MO (BRAIN)—A block-and-a-half was all that separated Bicycle Specialists from what has been labeled the deadliest single tornado since 1950.

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