SUMMIT, NJ (BRAIN) Feb 29—Co-owners Sam Cooper and Tom Dunn bring nearly 20 years of bike retail experience to Hilltop Bicycles, their new shop in Summit, New Jersey, that will have its soft opening Saturday.
MARYVILLE, TN (BRAIN) Feb 23 MT—After 39 years in the industry, Mountain View Bicycles owner Thom Thaldorf is closing his family-focused shop and retiring at the end of March.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) Feb 15, 12:52 MT—Cascade Bicycle Studio is transitioning from appointment-only hours to standard retail hours at its Fremont location beginning Thursday.
CARMEL, IN (BRAIN) Feb 3, 13:42 MT —The Bike Line, a second-generation family-run retailer, will move from its current Carmel, Indiana, location this spring into the Carmel City Center residential, retail and entertainment development.
DANA POINT, CA (BRAIN) Feb 2, 16:40 MT —In preparation for a potential relocation, Revo Cycles has begun liquidating its 2010 and 2011 inventory and consolidating 2012 product into its newer and larger store in Lake Forest.
LOVELAND, OH (BRAIN) Jan 31, 04:39 MT —Husband-and-wife team Tom and Sarah Swallow met while working at Cycle Sport, an 8,000-square-foot bicycle retailer that occupied three storefronts in this Cincinnati suburb.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) Jan 30, 06:14 MT —Chris Brown, owner of Brown Cycles, now has a half-hour monthly radio show on KAFM in which he lists the local race and ride calendar and trail and path maintenance dates and conducts interviews with cyclists.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) Jan 30, 04:13 MT — Joselyns Bicycles, a presence in Monterey, California, since the 1940s, closed on Jan. 15.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) Jan 27, 14:03 MT — Emphasizing locally made transportation bikes, cycling accessories and food, combination bike shop/café Heritage Bicycles General Store
WILMETTE, IL (BRAIN) Jan 27, 11:09 MT—Chicago's Wilmette Bicycle & Sports Shop was featured in a four-minute segment on NBC's Today show this week, held up as an example of how old-school retailing can thrive despite the odds.
RICHMOND, VA (BRAIN) Jan 26, 10:29 MT—Ann “Spike” Toller views Coqui Cyclery as part business, part community service project.
OCALA, FL (BRAIN) Jan 26—When Top Gear Bicycles opened in November 2011, the owners couldn’t imagine they’d outgrow their space in less than two months.
SANTA BARBARA, CA (BRAIN) Jan 25, 08:37 MT—After three years in business, “urban mobility” specialty retailer Wheelhouse Bikes is closing Jan. 31.
McHENRY, IL (BRAIN) Jan 25—Mike Mrachek hasn’t been in the bike business since his college days helping run a shop in Bloomington, Illinois—which is why last week found him at the Barnett Bicycle Institute in Colorado Springs getting a wrenching refresher and boning up on the latest
Editor's note: Former BRAIN managing editor Jill Janov happened to be vacationing in Seattle last weekend and, homesick for journalism and the bike industry, volunteered to check in with some of the city's bike retailers to see how they were dealing with the snow storm.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) Jan 23, 06:55 MT — To serve the surging triathlon market, Portland, Oregon-area chain Bike Gallery has converted the upper floor of its Beaverton location into a separate store, Epic Tri Shop. A grand opening is set for this Wednesday evening.