LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Sport Chalet Inc. posted fourth-quarter earnings Thursday, reporting a 6.8 percent increase in comparable store sales for the quarter ended March 31 compared with the same period in 2012.
PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods reported net income of $60.5 million for its fiscal first quarter ended May 4, up 5.8 percent from the comparable period in 2012.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN) — Widespread tornado warnings issued throughout the Plains states over the weekend became reality Sunday across parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.
PITTSFIELD, MA (BRAIN) — Berkshire Bike and Board has opened a second store in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Like the original Berkshire Bike and Board located 20 miles away in Great Barrington, the 3,000-square-foot store was designed as a Giant Partner Store.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Benjamin Cox says that sourcing a line of accessories from Taiwanese, Chinese and Vietnamese manufacturers for his single-location store is a big investment of capital and time.
GUELPH, Ontario (BRAIN) — Longtime retailer and cycling enthusiast George Vettor passed away last week. He was 77.
SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes continues to expand its reach by opening its seventh Pedego-branded store in less than three months in Southern California. Pedego Santa Monica opened its doors in early May, and will have a grand opening party this Sunday.
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (BRAIN) — Cosmic Cycles, a well-known retailer in Flagstaff, has recently reopened in a new location with a new owner.
MOBILE, AL (BRAIN) — Working with Giant USA’s merchandising team, Cadence 120 Bicycles recently underwent a remodel and celebrated its grand reopening as a Giant Partner Store.
BEACONSFIELD, Quebec (BRAIN) — Gordon Campbell-Kelly brings years of industry and retail experience to his new family-oriented shop on the Island of Montreal, Golden Sports.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative added 16 new members in the off season, bringing total membership to 311 locations for the retailer-owned co-op.
DEWITT, MI (BRAIN) — When the winter weather finally relented in this town north of Lansing, retailer Jon Vandercar looked forward to selling some of his inventory of 2013 model road bikes, which he received just before his region’s long cold season began last fall.
ROCKY RIVER, OH (BRAIN) — Some 1,183 students biked to school on Monday in Northeast Ohio. That set a daily record in the 6-year-old Bike to School Challenge. Monday's numbers were a third higher than on the first day of the weeklong challenge last year.
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — By the end of summer, Erik’s Bike Shop should have opened its 20th location in a onetime autoworkers’ union hall across from the defunct Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plan right on the Mississippi River in St.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — High-end road and tri retailer Cadence Cycling & Multisport Center will have a grand reopening this Saturday, May 4, under its new ownership.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — After 42 years serving Austin-area cyclists, retailer Freewheeling Bicycles will close its doors at the end of May.
GREENWICH, CT (BRAIN) — Cannondale’s planned mid-summer move of its headquarters from Bethel, Connecticut, a few miles down Route 7 to Norwalk has local dealers cautiously optimistic.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Top 100 retailer Roll: has opened a fourth location, its first outside of Ohio.
CRANFORD, NJ (BRAIN) — Hilltop Bicycles of Summit, New Jersey, opened a second, larger location in nearby Cranford on Saturday, April 20. A grand-opening celebration is planned for the first weekend in May.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Snow in the Northeast and the Rockies—even in Phoenix—along with rain and flooding in the Midwest have created late-winter challenges for bike retailers and their suppliers.