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Posted December 10, 2013

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — In collaboration with Diamondback Bicycles, Jenson USA has awarded 20 BMX Session bicycles to students at Mark Twain Elementary in Riverside County, Calif.

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Posted December 5, 2013
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NEW YORK CITY, NY (BRAIN) — Bert Cebular, founder of the NYCeWheels retail shop, died Wednesday in a paraglider accident, according to local news reports.

Cebular founded the shop on Manhattan's Upper East Side in 2001. It specializes in folding and electric bikes and scooters.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted December 5, 2013

HERCULES INLET, ANTARCTICA (BRAIN)—Utah retailer Daniel Burton has left his base camp in Antarctica in an attempt to be the first person to ride a bicycle to the South Pole. If he succeeds, he’ll cover 1,500 miles roundtrip from the coast inland to the pole and back.

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Posted December 5, 2013

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Backcountry has purchased Bergfreunde.de, an outdoor equipment e-commerce retailer that serves Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Backcountry, which owns CompetitiveCyclist.com, said the purchase marks its entry into the European market.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet / Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted December 4, 2013

TUSTIN, CA (BRAIN) — Despite deep discounts and sales that started earlier than ever, Thanksgiving weekend sales were down for the first time in seven years, according to the National Retail Federation.

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Posted December 3, 2013

NEW YORK, NY and GREENWICH, CT (BRAIN) — Retailer Signature Cycles raised almost $80,000 for World Bicycle Relief last month with help from industry donors—and a huge assist from an individual benefactor.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 2, 2013

DETROIT, MI (BRAIN)—Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop and Detroit Bikes have partnered to open a retail residency in collaboration with Eastern Market Corp.'s Thanksgiving market. The bicycle boutique is housed in a shipping container located in Shed 4 of Detroit’s Eastern Market shopping district.

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Posted December 2, 2013

OCEANSIDE, CA (BRAIN)—Specialty retailer Endurance House continues its expansion with the opening of a fourth store in mid-November.

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Posted November 26, 2013

LANCASTER, OH (BRAIN) — Dan Peters, owner of Lancaster Bicycle, passed away Nov. 22 after a long battle with cancer. He was 41.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted November 25, 2013

LA CAÑADA, CA (BRAIN) — Sport Chalet recently announced that it has partnered with First Bankcard, a leading national credit card issuer and division of First National Bank of Omaha, to launch a new Sport Chalet MasterCard.

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Posted November 21, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Chrome Industries is partnering with Los Angeles retailer Orange 20 Bikes to bring a Chrome Hub pop-up store to the City of Angels—Chrome 20.

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Posted November 21, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Registration is now open for Interbike’s IBD Summit, returning for a third year to Monterey, California, just ahead of the Sea Otter Classic. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged IBD Summit
Posted November 20, 2013

Garrett Hein, the service manager at McLain Cycle & Fitness in Traverse City, Mich., attended last week's USA Cycling Bill Woodul Race Mechanic's Clinic and agreed to write about his experience for BicycleRetailer.com.

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Posted November 15, 2013

FAIRFIELD, CT (BRAIN) — Zane’s Cycles president Christopher Zane is offering a $2,000 reward for information that may lead to the arrest of shoplifters who he said are responsible for taking a 2013 Trek Domane 5.9 from his Fairfield, Conn., store. Zane’s Cycles flagship store is in Branford, Conn.

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Posted November 15, 2013

FRESNO, CA (BRAIN) — Steven’s Bicycles has been a Fresno fixture at its Palm and Shields location since 1955, but the retailer will be closing its store there Nov. 22 to move to the Figarden Loop in Northwest Fresno at Brawley.

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Posted November 11, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Southwest retailer Sport Chalet saw sales fall 5.2 percent in its more recent quarter, although the chain’s online retailing was up 32 percent. The company showed a net loss of $3 million in its second quarter.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 11, 2013

OMAHA, NE (BRAIN) — The Velogear.com website will be shut down Friday and its operations merged with that of a site owned by the same company: trekbicyclestores.com. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted November 11, 2013

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano is releasing the 100th module in its online retailer training program on Monday. The 100th module is devoted to the company's new hydraulic road disc brakes. 

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Posted November 7, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has joined with six other organizations to launch Advocates for Independent Business, a coalition of trade associations and other groups dedicated to ensuring that locally owned, independent businesses succeed and thrive.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 6, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is hosting a free webinar on Thursday that will focus on holiday season marketing and strategies for bike shops.

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