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Endurance House Westminster's grand opening attracted cycling fans of all ages.

WESTMINSTER, CO (BRAIN) — Specialty retailer Endurance House has opened its third store, and first in the western U.S. The Colorado location joins the company’s two stores in Wisconsin. 

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN) — In line with the ethos upon which the Society of People Who Actually Make Their Own Sh*t (SOPWAMTOS) was founded, frame and component builder Bruce Gordon is set to open his first brick-and-mortar store this month.

BAR HARBOR, ME (BRAIN) — On this critical Columbus Day weekend, auto traffic and hotel vacancies are down — but the bike riding is great — in this harbor town that serves as the entry point to Acadia National Park.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Utility and sustainability intersect at Green Machine Cycles, which opened in late September in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood. With a focus on cargo bikes and accessories for everyday use, owner Ezra Hozinsky also aims to reduce the shop’s environmental impact.

KONA, HI (BRAIN) — Retailer and former racer Oliver Kiel is launching an educational training camp program for triathletes, called Triathlon School Hawaii.

A pink Cadillac was the perfect vehicle for the drive-thru ceremony at Las Vegas' Little White Chapel.

WILLIAMSBURG, VA (BRAIN) — A Vegas wedding—or any wedding for that matter—wasn’t on retailer Sharon Oakley’s Interbike 2013 itinerary. But her partner in life and business, Robert Maye, co-owner of Red Barn Bicycles, had other ideas.

TUSTIN, CA (BRAIN) — Fifteen years ago this month, Tani Walling rented a 500-square-foot corner in a commercial building in Old Town Tustin.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News staff will visit retailers in Miami, Salt Lake City and Austin next year as part of the magazine’s popular Dealer Tour program, which first launched in the fall of 2008.

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TUCSON, AZ (BRAIN) — Lifelong cyclist Steve Morganstern is bringing Scottsdale’s Bicycle Ranch south to Tucson. The new store, located at the intersection of Oracle and Ina Roads in northwest Tucson, is set to open its doors on Saturday. 

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — With a goal of driving growth, Sport Chalet has announced its recent partnership with Cappello Capital Corp. as its exclusive financial advisor. Cappello Capital Corp.

GUELPH, Ontario (BRAIN) — Jason ‘Jay’ Filer, owner and lead instructor of Canada’s only bicycle mechanic certification school, has died. Even though Filer had been fighting a two-year battle with cancer of the esophagus, he passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 3. He was 43.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) —Emotional-marketing guru Graeme Newell will be the keynote speaker for the Interbike Industry Breakfast as the trade expo opens later this month.

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LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) — Colorado brewer Oskar Blues, which also owns a small custom bike brand, Reeb, is opening a combination restaurant and bike retail space here later this year.

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Debra Healy Deem, wife of Cycle Werks owner Paul Deem, died from injuries sustained in a collision with a minivan last month. She was 58.

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SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — REI has appointed retail veteran Jerry Stritzke as its new president and CEO, replacing Sally Jewell, who left the company in April when she was confirmed as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group recently released results from its Retail POS Survey conducted in August. Representatives from multiple sporting goods industries took the survey, with 237 IBDs participating—the most of any industry. 

TALENT, OR (BRAIN) — Flywheel Bicycle Solutions in southwestern Oregon’s Rogue Valley will soon become the area’s first bike shop to serve beer and wine. Owner Ian Bagshaw plans to put in six beer taps and pour mostly local brews during regular business hours. 

MOSCOW, ID (BRAIN) — New retailer Rolling Hills Bikes recently opened in downtown Moscow, home of the University of Idaho. Andrew Pratt and Collin Priebe moved to Moscow from Bellingham, Wash., where they both worked for several years at Kulshan Bikes.

VALLEJO, CA (BRAIN) — When Authorized Bicycle Shop owner Mike Kramer made the decision to retire, he didn’t want to sell the store to just anyone.

“I went to my employees and told them it was time for me to get out,” said Kramer. “And I proposed a plan that would make it easy for them to buy the shop.”

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods reported net income of $88.9 million for its fiscal second quarter ended Aug. 3, up 9.1 percent from the same period last year.


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