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Posted July 22, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BRAIN)—Mike Olson has expanded his successful San Diego Trek Bicycle Superstore chain to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Posted July 21, 2010
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—It’s hard to believe but Interbike is just around the corner. And this year, for the second time, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News will announce its Top 100 Retailers for 2010 at the industry’s leading North American trade show.

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Posted July 15, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle is introducing its own line of kids bicycles.

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Posted July 13, 2010
ORLANDO, FL (BRAIN)—4th of July weekend not only brought fireworks to the sky, but also to the IBD sales floor.

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Posted June 30, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Revolution Cycles has hired Angela Koch to the newly created of events and advocacy coordinator.

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Posted June 24, 2010
DEER VALLEY, UTAH (BRAIN)—Orbea plans to open a company-owned concept store this fall in Little Rock, Arkansas, home of the Spanish brand’s U.S. headquarters.

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Posted June 21, 2010
GENT, Belgium (BRAIN)—Business for European bicycle dealers started turning around late in the first quarter of the year after many experienced falling sales in 2009, according to a study released last Friday by the European Twowheel Retailers’ Association (ETRA).

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Posted June 20, 2010
LITTLETON, CO (BRAIN)—Giant’s first venture in company-branded stores opened in Littleton, Colorado Saturday morning.

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Posted June 15, 2010
GULFPORT, MS (BRAIN)—Robert Driskell is well versed in natural disasters, but with the Gulf oil spill Driskell is now becoming better acquainted with man-made catastrophes.

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Posted June 15, 2010
BY JASON NORMAN

GIG HARBOR, WA—Debit cards, credit cards, rewards cards—to the consumer the type of plastic they use to make purchases isn’t a life-changing decision. But to some retailers that choice significantly affects their bottom line since transaction fees vary widely between each of them.
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Posted June 10, 2010
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—A district court judge this week awarded Trek nearly $300,000 in a breach of contract and breach of personal guaranty case against the former owner of an Illinois concept store.

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Posted June 8, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The owners of Marin County’s Paradigm Cycles have purchased City Cycle, the venerable San Francisco shop founded by the late Clay Mankin.

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Posted June 1, 2010
ARLINGTON, VA (BRAIN)—The new operators of the Conte’s franchise have finalized the Freshbikes name for six Conte’s stores and will transition to the new brand by August 2012.

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Posted June 1, 2010
BY JASON NORMAN

DENVER, CO—Ken Gart’s formula for turning around Colorado’s Bicycle Village stores nine years ago was simple.

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Posted May 6, 2010
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—When Windsor Bicycle Center owner Mike Stollmeyer decided he wanted a new retail location with a completely new look for his Sonoma County, California business, he decided to partner with Giant Bicycle's retail merchandising team.

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Posted May 4, 2010
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (BRAIN)—Following two months of dedication, hard work and infinite passion, the doors of the Nordic Region’s first Specialized Concept Store called Ride 4 Fun recently opened in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Posted May 4, 2010
BY MATT WIEBE

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Headlines kept the health care debate front and center for months, but in spite of political posturing its passage should have little immediate impact on small retail stores or businesses.

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Posted May 3, 2010
NASHVILLE, TN (BRAIN)—Nashville has been the hardest hit when it comes to the torrential rainfall that rolled through over the weekend, causing massive flooding to the area.

Most Nashville bike retailers reported minor damage to their shops, but Gran Fondo Cycles wasn’t so fortunate.

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Posted May 2, 2010
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—It was a “bittersweet” moment for the Gart family knowing that their long and successful run as Colorado sports retailers, including five Bicycle Village locations, had officially come to an end.

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Posted March 14, 2010
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—As of March 1, non-Colorado based retailers selling to Colorado customers must keep records on how much sales tax those Coloradans owe the state.

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