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PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Showers Pass, known for its wind and waterproof cycling garments, recently consolidated product development and warehousing under one roof. The company has moved into a 6,000-square-foot building just outside of downtown Portland.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Selling Cycling web- and DVD-based staff training program recently set a new record by surpassing its 300,000th training incident for the 2008 season, according to Ray Keener, Growth Cycle President.

The success is the result of several factors, Keener said.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Selling Cycling web- and DVD-based staff training program recently set a new record by surpassing its 300,000th training incident for the 2008 season, according to Ray Keener, Growth Cycle President.

The success is the result of several factors, Keener said.

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—Pearl Izumi has begun operations from its new U.S. headquarters located in Louisville, Colorado.

Louisville is located in Boulder County where Pearl Izumi was launched in the U.S. 27 years ago.

Previously, Pearl Izumi was located about five miles away in Broomfield.

BY JASON NORMAN

PHOENIX, AZ—For nine years Arizona’s Slippery Pig Bike Shop has been hosting night mountain bike rides, with much of its longevity and success owed to the climate it calls home.

“It gets busier as the temperatures rise,” said Eric Angermeier, owner of Slippery Pig in Phoenix.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling 2008 consists of 28 three-to-five-minute training modules, available either on DVD or online.

There is also online Product Category training for 32 different bike and accessory categories, and over 4,000 individual product SKUs from 75 top brands.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling 2008 consists of 28 three-to-five-minute training modules, available either on DVD or online.

There is also online Product Category training for 32 different bike and accessory categories, and over 4,000 individual product SKUs from 75 top brands.

BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec (BRAIN)—Canada's The Cycle Néron Specialized Concept Store opened in late May. It's located at 513 Samuel-de-Champlain Street in Boucherville.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling 2008 consists of 28 three-to-five-minute training modules, available either on DVD or online.

There is also online Product Category training for 32 different bike and accessory categories, and over 4,000 individual product SKUs from 75 top brands.

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

HOUSTON, TX—At Houston’s Bicycle World and Fitness, sales processed through the shop’s consumer financing program spiked 100 percent in March and April compared with the first two months of the year, according to owner Chris Holmes.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Selling Coasting staff training program, extolling the virtues of Shimano's Coasting concept and Coasting bikes from seven manufacturers, went live in early April.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Selling Coasting staff training program, extolling the virtues of Shimano's Coasting concept and Coasting bikes from seven manufacturers, went live in early April.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling 2008 consists of 28 three-to-five-minute training modules, available either on DVD or online.

There is also online Product Category training for 32 different bike and accessory categories, and over 4,000 individual product SKUs from 75 top brands.

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong’s new bike shop opened with fanfare on May 10 as hundreds of people flocked to downtown Austin to check out Mellow Johnny’s.

AUSTIN, TEXAS (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong’s Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop is set to open tomorrow (Saturday, May 9) in downtown Austin, Texas.

The grand opening celebration starts at 7 a.m. and includes book signings, special guests and giveaways, according to the Mellow Johnny’s Web site.

EDINA, CA (BRAIN)—Time Sport USA has moved its headquarters from California to Minnesota. Time was located in Montecito in Santa Barbara County.

GRAND JUNCTION, CO—Six years ago when Mavic’s pre-built wheel offerings took the market by storm, many expected wheel-building knowledge to die out as dealers gave up trying to compete with their own store-built wheels.

Contrary to expectation, however, custom wheelbuilding is going strong.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Online retail trainer 3point5.com and the Board Retailers Association (BRA) have partnered to build and promote Web-based training for the board sport industry.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling 2008 consists of 28 three-to-five-minute training modules, available either on DVD or online.

There is also online Product Category training for 32 different bike and accessory categories, and over 4,000 individual product SKUs from 75 top brands.

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

PARKER, CO—James Modrell competed in triathlons for three years before he decided to turn his hobby into a full-time career.

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