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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour is visting stores and suppliers here this week, pedaling between stops in glorious sun and cold rain. So far.

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LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) – When it comes to retail, Chris Kelly has always been one to think outside the box.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) – Giant Bicycles Canada has announced the opening of its newest retail store, Giant Whistler, located in Whistler, B.C. The new store will hold a grand opening on Friday, May 19, the same day Whistler Bike Park opens for the season.

Bike display at the Grand Junction airport

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) – Bicycle Retailer & Industry News staff is returning to Colorado, but this time editors and sponsors will visit shops in Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade.

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AUSTIN, Tex. (BRAIN) — Through its latest survey, the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association hopes to gain insights into shop demographics. The short survey is open to retail shop owners and employees and will run until June 15.

DANVILLE, Calif. (BRAIN) — People often ask Dave and Sue Dalton, owners of 6Fifteen Cyclery, about their shop's name: think 6:15 p.m. It's the roll-out time for the daily group ride with friends. 

STATESVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — First Flight Bicycles has begun to sell off its remaining inventory ahead of a closure later this month.

Cyclists 4 Community plans fundraiser dinner Friday.
An illustration of the kind of sign that C4C would like to buy.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Recreational road cyclists in this cycling-crazy city are opening their wallets and taking an active approach to improving rider safety and community relations on the roads.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle said Friday that it has reached an agreement to acquire the Philadelphia-area bike shop chain Bike Line. The company announced the new partnership at a Bike Line staff meeting Friday morning.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Jared Fisher, who owns Las Vegas Cyclery and the Escape Adventures bike tour company, is running for the GOP nomination for the governor's race in Nevada.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest issue of BRAIN features a look at a growing trend in the bike media world: podcasts. Retailers, suppliers, media organizations and industry gadflies all are launching the downloadable audio shows, and many are seeing growth in recent years, Doug McClellan reports.

DALLAS (BRAIN) — The first franchise location of Playtri, a Dallas-based multisport retailer, will open next month in Fort Worth, Texas.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix has sold its 100th mobile bike service franchise, with a multi-territory deal in the Atlanta area.

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Company says its Beeline2U program is ideal for brands that don't have technology to integrate systems.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) – Beeline Bikes has launched a new program that allows speciality product brands to use its network of mobile bikes shops for fulfillment.

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MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN)—The message to retailers is simple: Embrace changes in the marketplace, especially consumer fixation with e-commerce, or your business could be in jeopardy.

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MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It was the last sentence in a magazine review of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that caught Clyde Fessler's eye. The reviewer described riding a Harley as like riding a hog through a doorway.

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PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises has hired Rebecca Metz & Associates to lead the search for president of Performance Bicycle. ASE is the parent company of Performance and ASI, the owner of Fuji Bicycle and other brands.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro's Closet is rolling out a new pre-owned bicycle program, that will provide bike tuning and customer service making it easier for suppliers to sell demo and overstock bikes.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BRAIN) – Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, retailer Stuart Hunter, who owns four Roll: Bicycle Company shops in Ohio, has begun delivery of his new line of custom bikes.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — After six years in its Pearl District location here, Western Bikeworks COO Mike Urness decided it was time to modernize the 10,000-square-foot store in order to up its retail game and deliver the upscale shopping experience Portland shoppers have come to expect. 

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