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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.

Tagged Mobile service

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

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.

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