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SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI now has Ghost bikes available at its stores and its website.

MIAMI (BRAIN) – Two Wheel Picker bike shop in Miami has moved into a larger location with better visibility. The new location is 20 percent larger than the old one.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Now Bikes and Fitness of St. Paul, Minn., has been chosen as the recipient of BRAIN's Retail Remodel Project. The inaugural project will illustrate the power of retail design and merchandising through the makeover of a bike shop.

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Updated with arrest details
Balestrini and Ridenour. Morgan Hill Police photos.

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — An employee at the Bicycle Outfitters store here was a key player in the quick recovery of two rare road bikes stolen from the Specialized headquarters in Morgan Hill, Calif., early this week.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News features articles about the increased number of motorsports brands entering the bike market, a look at proposed e-bike legislation and the second part of our series on the cycling media — including a look at an alleged “pay-for-play” scandal at a major cycling website.

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CHICAGO (BRAIN) – SRAM is launching a new all-in-one merchandising system designed to help retailers better display its road and mountain bike products.

NEWTON, Mass. (BRAIN) – Landry's Bicycles has purchased the assets of longtime Boston-area retailer International Bicycle Centers following the closure of IBC's two stores in early January.

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Triathlon Business International and have announced the top 50 multisport retailers in the U.S. for 2014. Compiled by publisher Dan Empfield, the top 50 was determined by consumer and supplier votes. 

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — More than 800 women applied for the Women's Bicycle Mechanic Scholarship launched by Quality Bicycle Products and 10 were selected to attend UBI's Professional Shop Repair and Operations Workshop in Ashland, Ore., this spring.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — After a nearly full-day vacation, came back online Wednesday morning. A hardware problem at the site's hosting service apparently caused the outage. 

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FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Mellow Johnny’s — the Austin, Texas, destination store co-owned by Lance Armstrong — is expanding to a second location to be housed in the new Clearfork Trailhead Cycling and Fitness Center in

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has released a list of stores that joined the retailer-owned co-op in the second half of 2014.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — California retailer Mike's Bikes has secured a "multi-million dollar" credit facility through Business Capital, a commercial finance and debt restructuring firm.

January 1 issue also contains the 2015 Industry Directory, the Sales Training Guide and a look at the Quebec cycling industry.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — It's been 12 months since Shimano American overhauled its U.S. distribution, cutting its roster of U.S. distributors and emphasizing its own dealer direct sales.

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A blog by the NBDA's executive director.

Casual cyclists sometimes feel intimidated in bike shops because they don't understand the equipment, the complexity or even the people working there.

Mystery no more.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — The untimely death of aero wheel innovator Steve Hed resulted in the most read article on in 2014. That story, published Nov. 26, shocked and saddened industry members and consumers alike.

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COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is accepting Supplier Scorecards from its members through the end of the day Wednesday, Dec. 31.

This excerpt and photos are used with permission from Bike Mechanic.

An excerpt from a new book from VeloPress, by Guy Andrews and Rohan Dubash with photography by Taz Darling.

Retailers can apply online now to be considered

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) – Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is launching a project designed to illustrate the power of retail design and merchandising through the makeover of a bike shop. Similar to popular home renovation and restaurant remodel TV shows, the Retail Remodel Project will document a hands-on redesign of a bicycle retailer.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Former retailer and longtime framebuilder Bill Davidson has announced his partnership with Maxwell Kullaway of 333fab to open Davidson-Kullaway Custom Bicycles early next spring.


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