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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is responding to increased interest in digital delivery of industry news and information by hiring Colin O'Brien as digital director.

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HOUSTON (BRAIN) — Several bike industry suppliers are pitching in to help the hurricane recovery in Houston, including efforts to help bike shop employees whose homes were damaged or destroyed.

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has published its 2017 list of America's Best Bike Shops.

iCycle Bike Shop suffered a few inches of water damage.

HOUSTON (BRAIN) — A massive slice of southeast Texas is essentially shut down for business as Hurricane Harvey continues to drench the region in rainfall. Several shops were heavily flooded, according to second hand reports, while a handful in Central Houston have re-opened.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — When REI announced that it would send 16 female employees to Barnett's Bicycle Institute for a women's-only course, the outdoor retailer received more than 350 applications. The two-week course was held at BBI's campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado, earlier this month.

TUCSON, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Following what retailer Seton Claggett described as a brutal five-year legal battle with his bank, is closing.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes has opened a location in Fort Collins, Colorado, that will serve customers in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley and surrounding communities.

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WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel’s Cycling Sports Group has a new training and education arm, Cycling Prophet, which launched Selling Sessions — a new 13-video certificate series and in-person training program focused on techniques to help IBDs connect with riders and close the deal in their shops.

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Don Watterson, the founder of Curbside Cycle and Fourth Floor Distribution, died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was 71 years old.

Specialized founder Mike Sinyard and Donny Perry at the grand opening.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has opened a company-owned store in Costa Mesa, California, which the company said it considers "an investment to support the growth of the cycling community in Southern California and to test opportunities and experience learnings first-hand to better support retail partners."

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon has officially launched sales to consumers in the United States.

The Germany-based company began taking orders for road, mountain, triathlon, and commuter bikes on The first orders were processed Tuesday.

First Flight Bicycles remains open for business.

STATESVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — In the months following retailer Jeff Archer's death after being struck by a car while crossing the street last July, the fate of his shop, First Flight Bicycles, remained uncertain.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes signed five new franchise agreements during the second quarter of the year to develop 25 new mobile shops across eight new territories — the brand's most successful quarter to date, Beeline stated.

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LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Peter Henry, the president of the New England retail chain Landry's Bicycles, has joined the National Bicycle Dealers Association's board of directors.

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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — If you are only reading BRAIN online, you aren’t getting the full story.

 —Endurance House, a 14-store retail chain, is now working with, an online marketplace for new, closeout and overstock bikes. Bike2020 provides a marketplace for bikes that are then picked up at brick-and-mortar locations. 

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Amid a continued woeful start to the year for the industry as a whole, e-bike sales are a sole bright spot, and the newest issue of BRAIN takes a look at the growing market.

Survey respondents eligible for prize drawing.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) – USA Cycling Foundation has partnered with Bicycle Retailer and Industry News to get retailer feedback on what youth and junior cycling programs exist in your area, how you're involved in them, and what impact they have on creating future cyclists.

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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for retailers to participate in our 2017-2018 State of Retail panel. Shop owners, if you have opinions and want to your voice to be heard, this is the place for you.

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SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — Retailers will take on a new burden come January 1, 2018, as a new bike excise tax takes effect in Oregon.


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