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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Internet Retailer has announced its Hot 100 online retailing Web sites with Dick's Sporting Goods and REI making the cut.

GREENWICH, CT (BRAIN)—Signature Cycles is opening a new location in the heart of downtown Greenwich. The new custom bicycle studio will officially open Dec. 1.

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA (BRAIN)—Neal Todrys is the proud new owner of a bank, but he won’t be lending money. The owner of Todson is moving his company into an old bank building next month.

Todrys had been looking to buy an office building with character. Todson previously rented its office space.

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Biking Solution is on a growth spurt.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Louis Garneau opened its first “mini-boutique” at Lombardi Sports in the City by the Bay.

WHEAT RIDGE, CO (BRAIN)–Wheat Ridge Cyclery is expanding its reaches into the world of fitness.

The Wheat Ridge Cyclery Fitness Center will feature yoga, spin classes and various other cardio and core related classes.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—To generate maximum staff interest and credibility, the all-new Selling Cycling 2008 program will feature industry veterans with special expertise, training shop sales people and mechanics about what they know best.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)--Does a week in Senegal or Ghana talking shop with bicycle retailers about marketing and sales issues and back shop inventory control sound like a great weeklong vacation? If so the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) has a $2,300 vacation package to sell you.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)--The folks at BikeSource are opening their seventh site as a Specialized concept store.

LITTLE ROCK, AR (BRAIN)--Leading online retailer Competitive Cyclist recently announced its plan to show a series of four television commercials each day throughout the duration of the Versus Channel coverage of the Tour de France.

LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Attention suppliers: SmartEtailing needs your 2008 product information. SmartEtailing is already offering a growing selection of 2008 products in the company’s master online catalog library, used by over 850 of America and Canada's top bicycle retailers for their Web sites.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)--A dispute between Specialized and a retailer with five stores in the hyper-competitive San Diego market sparked a lawsuit in June over $412,000 in inventory that’s either been sold or is still on the floor.

BATAVIA, IL (BRAIN)—The inaugural Sigma Dealer Rebate Program has proven to be a huge success.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Following its most successful season ever in 2007, with over 1300 participating retailers and 75 supplier brands, Selling Cycling is undergoing a thorough upgrade for 2008, with all-new content in every area.

Stop by the SmartEtailing booth at Interbike for retailer program details.

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Bike Spring Bicycle Shop, a Specialized concept store, has filed for bankruptcy so that the owner can reorganize his operations.

Boulder, CO (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing recently announced that it is partnering with Norco, Canada's largest bicycle and accessories supplier, to bring SmartEtailing's Web site services to bicycle retailers in the English-speaking provinces of Canada.

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MISSION VIEJO, CA (BRAIN)—Matt Ford of Rock N’ Road Cyclery and Scott Tedro of Team Sho-Air have teamed up to offer this sponsorship contest to one man and one woman to race for Team VeloSport for the 2008 season.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Cadence Cycling and Multisport Centers opened its Manhattan training facility and began giving media-exclusive tours earlier this week.

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule is expanding its business-to-consumer e-commerce presence with a dealer-fulfilled sales program powered by Shopatron.

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) will offer its one-day educational seminars in six different markets this year, up from five last year, stretching from late October into late January of next year.

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