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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

DECATUR, Ga. (BRAIN) — Fred Boykin, founder and owner of Bicycle South outside of Atlanta, has announced that he is selling his shop to manager Brian Dunne and will retire at the end of the year.

Tagged People

NILES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Joe Reichert, owner of Amling’s Cycle Shop and a longtime proponent of recumbents and trikes, suffered a brain aneurysm in mid-November. Reichert was in a coma for two weeks following the aneurysm and remains in the hospital on what is expected to be a long and difficult road to recovery.

Tagged People

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The December 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is arriving in mailboxes this week, containing our coverage of the recent Taichung Bike Week and our BRAIN Dealer Tour of Los Angeles, among other features.

Retailer hopes to exceed last year's donation of 30 Buffalo bikes.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jenson USA plans to repeat the World Bicycle Relief campaign it held last year after Thanksgiving.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — 718 Cyclery is sponsoring what it claims is the first fat bike race in New York City, to be held Jan. 23 in Queens.

The "Fat and Frozen" race will be held at Cunningham Park.

FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Texas retailer Bicycle World is the presenting sponsor of the new Elevate Cycling team, which is making the leap from USA Cycling's elite amateur ranks to become a UCI continental team in 2016.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — A memorial service is being planned for Friday for John Pavlisin, Sr., the owner of Orange Cycle, who died on Veterans Day. He was 89 and died from the complications of pneumonia. 

Tagged People

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro will shut down its online store next Friday and will encourage its customers to participate in outdoor activities that day, the brand announced Monday.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN — We traded palm trees, cityscape and Hollywood stars for the scenic and suburban Conejo Valley on Thursday, the third and final day of the L.A. Dealer Tour.

Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Spokes, Etc.'s Bob Fadel (left) and Jim Strang (right) with Leesburg Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd.

VIENNA, Va. (BRAIN) — Northern Virginia-based Spokes, Etc. held a ribbon cutting this week for its new store in Leesburg, Virginia. Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd and other town officials attended the ceremony.

Employees plan to donate their pay to a local charity.

EASTON, Pa. (BRAIN) — Genesis Bicycles will close its store on Black Friday, and the shop's employees have decided to donate their salaries for the day to a local charity.

Store owner Tomias Hinchcliff concedes it's a risky move to close his shop on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Time tables and a detailed itinerary went out the window Wednesday on Day 2 of Bicycle Retailer’s Dealer Tour Los Angeles as the group of editors and sponsors made the 37-mile journey from the coast at Marina Del Rey and headed across the City of Angels to its ultimate destination in Pasadena.

Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
More bike lanes and shops feed into growing cycling culture.
Our group rode along the Venice Beach bike path north to neighboring Santa Monica.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Riding on palm tree-lined bike paths and green lanes in Los Angeles’ Westside on the first day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour, it’s clear that even though this region is renowned for its car-choked streets, a cycling oasis has sprung up in some of its affluent neighborhoods.  

Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Austin retailer Division 1 Bicycles has closed after three years in business, and its remaining inventory will be auctioned off Nov. 21 through Austin Auction Gallery.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailers looking to make a splash with their window displays can project nearly anything — including videos or websites — onto their front window with technology from ProDisplay USA. An optional touch screen feature would allow passersby to interact with the display.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer’s final dealer tour of 2015 rolls out Tuesday morning in Los Angeles as editors, sponsors and guests set out on bikes to visit shops in several neighborhoods and cities along the sprawling Southern California region.

Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour

CINCINNATI (BRAIN) — Oakley Cycles, a 34-year-old retail business, will move to a new location in January, and will change its name, as well. 

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