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OMAHA, Neb. (BRAIN) — Harvest Retail Marketing will begin offering its services to all independent bicycle retailers beginning with the holiday 2015 season.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Applications are being accepted through the end of the day Monday for Bicycle Retailer's second Retail Remodel Project, in which the magazine and several partners provide a free store remodel using current best practices.

Kevin Chudy

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Kevin Chudy, owner of three Bike N Hike stores in Beaverton, Milwaukie and Hillsboro, plans to retire from the business after 31 years. Chudy is putting the three stores on the block as he transitions into retirement by the end of this year.

FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop is planning a grand opening Saturday for its new Fort Worth location, which is being operated as the bicycle component of The Trailhead Cycling and Fitness Center.

FOLSOM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycles Plus owner and founder John Crews has announced that after 40-plus years working in the bike industry, he is retiring to focus on his marketing and communications company.

Crews recently sold Bicycles Plus to Mike’s Bikes owners Ken Martin, Mike Gabrys and Matt Adams.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The electronic editions of BRAIN's 2015 Interbike Show Daily are still available at the following links:

Tagged BRAIN News / Interbike
Ross Horsley in the remodeled store.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — Owner Ross Horsley has re-opened an expanded Middletown Cycling as a Giant Partner Store.

The new store is nearly triple the size, at nearly 4,000 square feet.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — The partners behind Herriott Sports Performance are opening a "new athletic training and lifestyle destination" in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood next month.

WOLVERHAMPTON, U.K. (BRAIN) — E-commerce retailer Wiggle is officially opening its distribution center with a short ceremony on Friday.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (BRAIN) —   Virginia-based Conte's Bike Shop is opening three new locations, owners David Conte and Wayne Souza have announced. The new shops will be in Falls Church, Va. (7121 Leesburg Pike); Newport News, Va. (The Marketplace at Tech Center); and Arlington, Va. (3449 N. Wilson Boulevard). 

The Boston-based chain Landry's Bicycles received this year's Retailer of the Year award at Thursday night's second annual Interbike Awards Gala.

Tagged Interbike Awards

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The mobile bike repair franchise operation, Velofix, has added nine new franchises in the U.S. and is predicting it will have 55 U.S. locations within a year.

The Interbike Show Issue also features our annual POS system comparison.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Makers of offroad touring equipment — from bikes to frame bags — as well as retailers are taking notice as mountain bikers and gravel road riders go looking for specific gear and knowledge of this growing category.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Retailer Bob Sumada was proud to report that not only had he not hung any more bikes from his store’s ceiling, he had also taken most of the empty hooks down. By the end of winter, he said, the rest of the “ceiling bikes” would be gone.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Trek’s decision to begin online bike sales is covered in depth in the latest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

The new issue, dated Sept. 1, is arriving in mailboxes now and is being distributed at this week’s Eurobike show in Germany.

Tagged Distributor news / Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has released its third annual list of America's Best Bike Shops. 

Tagged Awards / Interbike
Retailers being asked for feedback on the Industry Directory, a project of BRAIN and PeopleForBikes.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News and PeopleForBikes are again partnering to update and publish the annual Industry Directory.

Tagged BRAIN News

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Todd Grant will join the National Bicycle Dealers Association as its new executive director on Sept. 1. 

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Bicycle Habitat will close its original store on Lafayette Street in New York's SoHo neighborhood Sept. 30. The store is consolidating into another location three doors down on the same block.

Aug. 15, 2015 issue.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The newest Bicycle Retailer & Industry News edition contains a special report on the growing market for fat- and plus-sized mountain bikes, including a look at the growing number of "mid-fat" bikes, a look at retailer inventory of fat bikes and the growing phenomenon of el

Tagged BRAIN News

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