LA CAÑADA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The owner of Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob's Stores has agreed to buy the California-based retail chain Sport Chalet, creating one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the U.S., with more than 150 stores and $800 million in total sales last year. EMS and Sport Chalet each sells bikes and bike accessories at some of their locations.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The July 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has landed in mailboxes.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Join the BRAIN crew on the roads and bike paths of the Beehive State in the June 15 issue, featuring our Salt Lake City Dealer Tour.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is conducting a reader survey to better understand what is important to our readership.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Vancouver bike retailer Paul Dragan is in the hospital in critical but stable condition, according to news reports, after being shot Tuesday at a Starbucks across the street from one of his stores.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Australian athletic apparel brand 2XU recently celebrated the opening of its new retail store in Orange County. The company, known for its compression apparel and accessories, has also appointed its first president of 2XU USA.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland's Community Cycling Center, the city's first nonprofit bike shop, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month.
This week, the Center launched an anniversary campaign video (below) featuring its founder, Brian Lacy.
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (BRAIN) — Students in Northeast Ohio rode 41,179 miles in last month's Century Cycles Bike To School Challenge, which is sponsored by a local bike retailer and Raleigh Bicycles.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Mike's Bikes Foundation, a non-profit founded by retailer Ken Martin, has teamed up with San Diego specialty retail chain Bicycle Warehouse to send more than 400 donated bikes to Africa.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — As executive director of the National Bicycle Dealers Association, Fred Clements had a chance to reflect on issues facing the 13 dealers visited during a three-day tour of Utah's Wasatch Valley.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Brompton welcomed U.S. retailers from nine states at its London factory last weekend to discuss plans to invest and grow the brand in the North American market.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The Bike Shop in Calgary, Alberta, has become the first store in North America to receive a new customized Rocky Mountain merchandising program.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pro Peloton Cyclery, a longstanding shop in Boulder, Colo., is closing its doors. The shop put up a sign Monday announcing the closure. In business since 1998, Pro Peloton offered professional fitting, bike rentals and custom-built bikes.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Any city set against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and hemmed in by two rivers is bound to be an outdoor recreation mecca — even only if by proxy.
DRAPER, Utah (BRAIN) — The valley south of Salt Lake City is simultaneously one of the fastest changing regions of Utah and one where the old ways stubbornly persist.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group is holding a two-day course for store owners, managers and trainers June 12-13 in Denver, Colorado.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 on Friday celebrated the opening of its new retail store in Chicago, the fourth U.S. location for the bag and accessories brand and first east of the Mississippi.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Endurance House, a specialty retailer catering to triathletes, runners and walkers, has opened its first store in the Southeast. The new store in the Atlanta area joins four other stores in Wisconsin, California and Colorado.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (BRAIN) — Former Orbea USA general manager Tony Karklins, who operated an IBD for almost two decades before founding the Spanish bike brand’s U.S. office in 2001, is returning to retail, joining Florida-based chain BikeStreet USA as executive vice president of merchandising and business development.