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Posted June 8, 2009
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)— REI is launching the Bike Your Drive mobile iPhone application, a free interactive tool that helps cyclists track, view and share their bicycling experiences.

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Posted June 3, 2009
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—After 23 years in business Colorado's High Gear Cyclery is closing in the next couple of weeks due to the tumultuous economy.

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Posted May 31, 2009
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI (BRAIN)—KLM Bike and Fitness celebrated its “Grand Reopening” at its Rochester Hills, Michigan, store on Saturday, May 30. The store is the 16th Giant Retail Partner (GRP) Podium store in Giant’s growing list of retailers employing the brand’s business approach.

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Posted May 25, 2009
RIVERVIEW, FL (BRAIN)—Just Ride Bicycles in Riverview, Florida, the newest bicycle store in the Tampa Bay area, is inviting all bicyclists for its grand opening event on June 4.

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Posted May 21, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Backcountry.com has launched two new bike stores: HuckNRoll.com, dedicated to mountain bikers; and RealCyclist.com, the world's first exclusive road cycling shop online.

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Posted May 11, 2009
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group (LTG) now has open enrollment for independent bicycle stores that want to join the nearly 200 dealers that have signed up for the new information service, which will begin publishing reports this summer based on point-of-sale transactional information beginning in June.
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Posted May 5, 2009
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Cadence Cycling & Multisport will close its Manhattan studio on May 17, citing slow sales due to the fall of the financial sector in the city.

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Posted April 30, 2009
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—More than a year after Canada’s Mountain Equipment Co-op announced its intentions to enter the bicycle business, tensions continue to mount between the co-op and the country’s independent bicycle retailers.

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Posted April 30, 2009
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (BRAIN)—Eastern Mountain Sports has opened a new store in SoHo at the corner of Spring and Broadway.

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Posted April 24, 2009
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (BRAIN)—The fires that have ravaged more than 30 square miles of land have not affected local retailers.

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Posted April 20, 2009
EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Upland Sports Group, exclusive distributor of Capo Cycling Apparel and Capo Custom Apparel, has moved from Oakland, California.

Their new address and phone/fax number is:

5909 Christie Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel: (510) 652-4074
Fax: (510) 652-4082
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Posted April 15, 2009
FORT WAYNE, IN (BRAIN)—After 96 years in business, longtime Indiana retailer Koehlingers Cycling and Fitness has closed its doors.

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Posted April 7, 2009
LADERA RANCH, CA (BRAIN)—Ladera Cyclery closed its doors on Sunday after more than four years in business. The Orange County, California, shop fell victim to a combination of factors including plummeting sales in February and March, low cash flow and sky-high rent.

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Posted April 6, 2009
PORTLAND, ME (BRAIN)—The newest Giant Retail Partner Podium store, Gorham Bike and Ski in Portland, Maine, celebrated its official grand opening this past Saturday.

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Posted March 30, 2009
HUTCHINSON, KS (BRAIN)—Kansas felt more like Chicago this past weekend, burying parts of the Jayhawk State in more than two feet of snow and knocking out power to at least 17,000 homes and businesses.

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Posted March 24, 2009
GREENWICH, CT (BRAIN)—A group of high-end retailers with expertise in fit techniques have formed an association to more effectively advertise their services.

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Posted March 11, 2009
BAY SHORE, NY (BRAIN)—In keeping with a 20-year tradition of creating innovative marketing tools to support the efforts of its retailers, Finish Line now offers free-to-dealer hang tags like the one included in the March 15 edition of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

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Posted March 8, 2009
CORONA, CA (BRAIN)—The Corona, California Jenson USA shop lost nearly $27,000 worth of high-end bikes in a burglary last week.

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Posted March 5, 2009
ST. LOUIS, MO (BRAIN)—Retailers probably won't mind the dark morning rides into work if it means the extra daylight (DST starts this Sunday) translates into more cash in their registers.

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Posted March 2, 2009
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Rudy Project will launch the “Rudy Project Gear Deal” this month. The innovative promotion will give dealers the opportunity to offer a $220 package that holds over $450 in value, making it an attractive deal for consumers in today’s economy.

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