CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN) — During National Bike Month in May, Performance Bicycle and its customers raised $17,522 for the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy via a combination of customer donations and matching funds from the retailer.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group, a retail sales and management training firm, is repackaging its GEAR sales training for the bike industry.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix says it has passed the 50-franchise benchmark for its mobile repair business. With the recent sale of multiple franchises in Southern Florida, the company has now sold 55 locations and said it is on track to hit 100 by year's end.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Starting in July, qualified brick-and-mortar dealers will be able to sell brand-new Fuji bikes online through their e-commerce sites for in-store pickup as parent Advanced Sports International enhances the brand’s website to drive customers to Fuji dealers. Previously, approved Fuji dealers could only sell old stock two model years or older online.
MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — On a cool, sometimes blustery day, the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Montréal wrapped up Thursday with visits to four stores: a third-generation powerhouse retailer, a basement-level store that began just a few years ago as a bike tour operator, a new, elegantly designed store that serves commuters and win
LEOMINSTER, Mass. (BRAIN) — When the only bike shop in Leominster, Gear Works Cyclery, closed in March, Nate Jones decided it was finally time to open his own store.
MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — David Bryson has been a specialty retailer since the 1980s, first riding the windsurfing craze from boom to bust and then running a well-regarded ski shop that sold Specialized bikes in the summer.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association will offer 16 new NBDA Super Seminars at this year’s Interbike expo, with sessions planned Sept. 20-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center’s South Pacific ballrooms A and B.
KAILUA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — The Bike Shop has moved its store in Kailua three blocks south to a more spacious and visible location. The retailer, which also operates stores in Honolulu and Aiea, has served Oahu since 1970 and Kailua since 1987.
MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — On our first day touring bike shops in this proud and historic city, the BRAIN Dealer Tour saw a mature market and riding community, with stable, long-standing retailers who serve passionate roadies, commuters and adventurers.
NAPA, Calif. (BRAIN) — When Brad Dropping, owner of Napa Valley Bicycle Tours, learned that a section of Napa Valley’s first separated bike path would open this summer, he began looking for a space for another location.
MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer's first Dealer Tour of 2016 begins Tuesday morning in Montréal as editors set out on bikes to visit a dozen bike shops in this francophone city.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nominations are now being accepted for two of the six retail categories for the IB Awards to be presented at the third annual Interbike Awards Gala.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The new June 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News features articles about the growth in bike share programs nationally, and the recent spate of bankruptcies among sporting goods retail chains.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Seattle-based action sports and outdoor retailer Evo has acquired two Denver businesses owned by Matt Hupperts: the Edgeworks ski shop and The Bicycle Doctor bike shop.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Donny Perry, the retail educator at Specialized Bicycles, author and speaker, is working with Myagi to offer 11 "Leading Out Retail" training videos and quizzes.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest BRAIN print issue looks at first-quarter inventory levels, the national growth in cycling infrastructure, and Electra’s move into an expanded softgoods and helmets line, among other stories.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Halifax retailer Barry Misener, a fixture in the Nova Scotia cycling community for more than 20 years, has teamed up with Giant Canada to open Giant Halifax. The 2,500 square-foot store, which opened in April, is located in downtown Halifax, close to the cities' two universities.
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (BRAIN) — Retailer Kelli Kavanaugh will open her second shop in the Detroit metro area in mid-June. Wheelhouse Detroit's new store is located in Hamtramck, which lies about six miles north of Detroit.