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COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailers can apply online now to be included in the National Bicycle Dealers Association America's Best Bike Shops 2016 awards. Applications are being accepted through March 31.

WOODS CROSS, Utah (BRAIN) — Online seller Bikewagon of North Salt Lake, Utah, has been acquired by winter sports retailer L9 Sports. 

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pricey niche bikes — everything from plus-sized mountain bikes to gravel road bikes — helped power increases in dollars and units at bike shops last year, according to stats from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association.

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Randy and Sally Pittaluga, owners of six shops in the Phoenix market, have rebranded their Bikes Direct store in Mesa as BikeMasters Mesa. The Pittalugas have also opened a second BikeMasters location in Mesa in the former DNA Cycles store site on North Power Road.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — The planning phase of Bicycle Retailer's second Retail Remodel Project is well underway at Bike-n-Hike in Longmont.

Tagged BRAIN News

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Husband and wife team Chase and Tami Spenst recently opened The Wheelhouse, a full-service bike shop and café, in the Los Angeles Art District.

Successful selling is a transfer of enthusiasm, not a transfer of product knowledge.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International and Slowtwitch.com have announced the Top 50 Multisport Retailers in the U.S.

Tagged Awards / Triathlon Business Conference
Moto industry execs share challenges and opportunities.
Moto industry panelists (left to right) Eric Anderson, Scot Begovich, George Gatto and Robert Pandya.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Motorcycle industry experts offered a glimpse of the challenges and opportunities in their market to a crowd of 250 bike industry members attending the IBD Summit this week in Tempe, Ariz.

Tagged IBD Summit

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — As of Jan. 1, Full Cycle Bikes, one of Boulder's oldest bike shops, has changed hands. Russ Chandler and business partners Ed Kuh and Adam Brodnicki bought the business from Kaj and Karli Gronholm, who owned it for 10 years.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has announced it will offer its Service Summit again, this time for central region retailers at its Bloomington, Minnesota, headquarters and distribution center.

Tagged Distributor news
Mobile repair service signs up 20 franchises throughout the Western US.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mobile repair service Beeline Bikes has opened its first two franchises and has signed a total of 20 franchises to date in markets including Denver and Boulder, Colorado; Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona; Los Angeles; the San Francisco Bay Area; and Northern California's Napa Valley.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Sixteen female bike mechanics received some good news this week, learning that they were recipients of the third annual Women's Bicycle Mechanic Scholarship, a program title-sponsored by QBP, SRAM, RockShox, Park Tool and the United Bicycle Institute (UBI).

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer has selected Bike-n-Hike of Longmont, Colorado, for its 2016 Retail Remodel Project.

Tagged BRAIN News

 

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Longtime industry leader Bill Austin is being remembered for his tireless work for the improvement of the IBD industry, as well as his mentorship to many across the industry and leadership at some of the industry's most storied brands.

A selection of the goods that could be included in the Platte Pack subscription box.

OMAHA, Neb. (BRAIN) — Dundee Cycles’ owner and founder Christopher Halbkat has launched a monthly subscription service for cyclists.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN)  — Selected from thousands of employers in Southern California’s Inland Empire region, online and brick-and-mortar retailer Jenson USA was named a “Top Workplace” by daily newspaper the Riverside Press-Enterprise in a special business section published Dec. 11. 

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (BRAIN) — A new web service called PriceLocal launched this week aimed at helping local retailers match Amazon Prime prices.

Tagged Web/Internet

NEW YORK — Retailer Paul Levine, owner of three Signature Cycles locations, has announced that he will close his 900-square-foot Manhattan studio on Dec. 31. Levine moved the store from its original Upper West Side location to SoHo last year when the building sold and his lease expired.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes recently opened five new stores in Delray Beach, Fla., Southlands (Denver), Colo., Bend, Ore., Portland, Ore., and Redding, Calif. The new stores bump the store count for Pedego-branded locations up to more than 75.

Tagged Electric bike

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