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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.

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

LAGUNA HILLS, CA—Wading through the intricacies of a comprehensive liability insurance policy causes huge headaches for specialty retailers, but shrugging off the task can turn into a nightmare if a claim is filed against your business.

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule is giving away $10,000 in the months of May and June and bike shop employees can get some of the cash by “Just Saying Thule."

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—Six more retailers have signed on with The Biking Solution in recent weeks as the company continues to expand since relaxing membership requirements last year.

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.

EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycling and Mountain Bike magazines have moved their West Coast office from Burbank to Valencia.

Bicycling editor-in-chief Steve Madden said Valencia is a better location for testing and meeting with people in the industry.

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Raleigh America, owner of Diamondback Fitness, will close Diamondback’s Camarillo, California, offices and move the operation to its facility in Kent, Washington, said Steve Meineke, Raleigh’s president.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Retail staff training for Shimano’s Coasting concept and the 2008 Coasting bike models is now live at www.sellingcoasting.com (click on link).

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Backcountry.com, a highly successful and arguably the biggest online retailer of outdoor gear for climbers, hikers, skiers, snowboarders and paddlers, has begun selling bike parts, accessories and clothing through its online bike store.

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.

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