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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

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Retailer NYC Velo is helping to increase the registration discounts available to female racers at next month's CrossVegas race in Las Vegas.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is hosting The Mariposa Challenge on to get more women on mountain bikes during the month of August. The company is teaming up with 31 retailers on the challenge, which is free for any female to join.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has named Pro Patch its custom accessories provider. The co-op's member retailers will earn rebates on all of their Pro Patch purchases effective immediately.

A blog by the NBDA's executive director.

Sales tax reform may have new life, as a new bill has been introduced in the House that would level the playing field between brick-and-mortar stores and online sellers related to sales tax collection.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles is sponsoring the National Bicycle Dealers Association's "America's Best Bike Shops" program for 2015. The program highlights and promotes bicycle retailers that provide the industry with the best customer support, knowledge, operational excellence, and bicycle advocacy.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries was established in Boulder, Colo., in 1995, but is now based in San Francisco. The bag company is returning to its roots with the opening of a new store in Denver in its 20th anniversary year.

Video is below the story.

VICTOR, Idaho (BRAIN) —  When it came time to list their store, Fitzgerald's Bicycles, for sale earlier this year, retailers Scott and Janine Fitzgerald took an unconventional approach.

A blog by the NBDA's executive director.

The number of bike shops continues to drop each year, but a new survey shows that several other dealer metrics are trending up.

WOLVERHAMPTON, U.K. (BRAIN) — The U.K.-based e-commerce retailer Wiggle will let its customers pick up orders at Doddle's 35 parcel store locations, which are located near railway stations and other commuter hubs across the country.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Fixie and singlespeed brand State Bicycle Co. has rolled out a three-tier system for its dealer network, offering enhanced benefits to key retail accounts.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News' lastest print issue, the July 15 edition, features coverage of the retail scene in Vancouver, where recent improvements to cycling infrastructure are leading to growth in bike sales.

Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine


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