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Posted November 10, 2015

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailers looking to make a splash with their window displays can project nearly anything — including videos or websites — onto their front window with technology from ProDisplay USA. An optional touch screen feature would allow passersby to interact with the display.

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Posted November 9, 2015

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer’s final dealer tour of 2015 rolls out Tuesday morning in Los Angeles as editors, sponsors and guests set out on bikes to visit shops in several neighborhoods and cities along the sprawling Southern California region.

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Posted November 9, 2015

CINCINNATI (BRAIN) — Oakley Cycles, a 34-year-old retail business, will move to a new location in January, and will change its name, as well. 

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Posted November 6, 2015

MANHATTAN, Kan. (BRAIN) — Big Poppi Bicycle Company owners Aaron Apel and Jeff Koenig have announced plans to close the store at the end of December. After serving Manhattan and surrounding rural communities for seven years, the partners decided it was time to switch gears.

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Posted November 2, 2015
New BRAIN issue looks at growth in retail chains nationally, the NBDA's list of America's Best Bike Shops, a Florida retailer's lawsuit against Giant, and more.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Some of the biggest bike retailers in the U.S. are getting bigger, adding new locations even as the number of bike shops in the country is on a steady decline.

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Posted October 27, 2015
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SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Outdoor co-op REI will not open its stores on "Black Friday," Nov. 27 this year. Instead of promoting retail consumption on the day after Thanksgiving, REI is channeling the attention the move is getting toward promoting increased outdoor activity that day.

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Posted October 22, 2015

WORCESTER, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Alley owner David Kahn is retiring and has closed his 10,000-square-foot store after 23 years in business. Kahn had sought a buyer but was unable to find one. Sunday was the shop's last day open.

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Posted October 15, 2015

SEATTLE — Hedrick Cycles owner Carson Hedrick has opened a new retail showroom in Seattle, where the road brand is headquartered. Hedrick began making carbon road frames in 2009 as a tribute to his father and launched the brand at Interbike in 2014 with his Version4 frame.

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Posted October 15, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After operating a mobile repair business for the past year and a half, Jim Steffen, known as The Bikesmith, is joining the ranks of the brick-and-mortar IBD.

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Posted October 13, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. (BRAIN) — Revolution Cycles, a four-store chain in the District of Columbia, has moved its Rockville, Md., store to a bigger and more customer-friendly location near the Twinbrook Metro.

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Posted October 7, 2015

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Guru and 51 Speedshop will host bike fit training seminars at the Guru Academy Oct. 21-22 and in Denver at Define Cycling Nov. 10-11.

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Posted October 7, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (BRAIN) — Harvest Retail Marketing will begin offering its services to all independent bicycle retailers beginning with the holiday 2015 season.

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Posted October 5, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Applications are being accepted through the end of the day Monday for Bicycle Retailer's second Retail Remodel Project, in which the magazine and several partners provide a free store remodel using current best practices.

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Posted October 2, 2015
Kevin Chudy

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Kevin Chudy, owner of three Bike N Hike stores in Beaverton, Milwaukie and Hillsboro, plans to retire from the business after 31 years. Chudy is putting the three stores on the block as he transitions into retirement by the end of this year.

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Posted September 29, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop is planning a grand opening Saturday for its new Fort Worth location, which is being operated as the bicycle component of The Trailhead Cycling and Fitness Center.

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Posted September 25, 2015

FOLSOM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycles Plus owner and founder John Crews has announced that after 40-plus years working in the bike industry, he is retiring to focus on his marketing and communications company.

Crews recently sold Bicycles Plus to Mike’s Bikes owners Ken Martin, Mike Gabrys and Matt Adams.

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Posted September 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The electronic editions of BRAIN's 2015 Interbike Show Daily are still available at the following links:

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Posted September 24, 2015
Ross Horsley in the remodeled store.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — Owner Ross Horsley has re-opened an expanded Middletown Cycling as a Giant Partner Store.

The new store is nearly triple the size, at nearly 4,000 square feet.

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Posted September 23, 2015

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — The partners behind Herriott Sports Performance are opening a "new athletic training and lifestyle destination" in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood next month.

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Posted September 22, 2015

WOLVERHAMPTON, U.K. (BRAIN) — E-commerce retailer Wiggle is officially opening its distribution center with a short ceremony on Friday.

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