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Some local Trek Bicycle Stores planning Pride Rides on June 27.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will donate $75,000 to several regional LGBTQIA+ organizations and host national Pride Ride events on June 27. More than 78 Trek Bicycle Stores in 25 cities are participating with some hosting the rides. 

Tagged DEI and Sustainability

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Domenic's 2 Wheelers, an area landmark bike shop for 41 years, will close this month.

How shops can welcome the LGBTQ+ community.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — June is Pride Month. BRAIN reached out to LGBTQ+ consumers and shop owners to gauge how our industry's doing. Can we take pride, or is there room for improvement in our shops?

The dealer association will produce breakout sessions, dealer receptions, and other events at the three events.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Organizers of the CABDA Expos announced a new agreement with the National Bicycle Dealers Association on Monday.

Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences / CABDA
Charles Harper, center, wife Jean and son Greg.

MUSCATINE, Iowa (BRAIN) — Charles Harper, who owned Harper's Cycling and Fitness for the past 55 years and was a well-regarded Iowa cycling advocate, recently died following a stroke. He was 85.

Fog comes to the war against smash-and-grabs. With mixed results.
Security video screen shot from Click2Houston.com TV report.

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (BRAIN) — A smoke deterrent didn't prevent a smash-and-grab at a Houston area bike shop early Sunday morning, but it clearly gave retailer Fred Rebollido some notoriety after a

Tagged Smash and Grab

EASTON, Pa. (BRAIN) — What if your shop was named Genesis and people who bought Genesis bikes from Walmart called you every day looking for help?

Photo credit: First Due Photography

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (BRAIN) — A four-alarm fire destroyed Pro Bike + Run's entire inventory of bikes and accessories at its Monroeville location Tuesday and closed the store indefinitely.

No employees or customers were injured in the afternoon fire.

Alex Carroll photo.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Organizers of the CABDA Expo have opened attendee registration for their fall 2021 trade shows, which include shows in Southern California, Chicago, and the New York City areas.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / CABDA

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (BRAIN) — With bike demand high and more low-cost e-bikes entering the market, Mike Fritz said retailers need to be aware of increased risks of a battery fire.

Tagged Electric bike

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is working with Locally, an e-commerce service provider, to allow its retailers to integrate their inventory data with Trek's website. That allows online shoppers to see which brick-and-mortar retailers have their desired product in stock.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycles and Liv Cycling are the latest brands partnering with The Pro's Closet in a trade-up program.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is working with Fixture Lab to study break-ins at bike shops nationally.

Tagged Smash and Grab
Karen Malogorski

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our May magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What are your best practices and challenges with electronics sales? Are they growing or shrinking in your store?

Tagged State of Retail / From the Magazine
The new location, on April 22.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Erik's Bike Board Ski is rebranding Rasmussen Bicycle Shop — better known as Rassy's — as an Erik's store and re-opening it in a new building next Friday.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — REI Co-op expands its Brompton Bicycle lineup at select stores today with the addition of an electric model.

Tagged Electric bike

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Santa Cruz Experience Center with a "fly-through" drone video of the store and nearby trails.

Mobile phone carrier senior director of operations David Dentry takes over.

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (BRAIN) — When Ron Kiefel began looking for a buyer for Wheat Ridge Cyclery, he made it known he wouldn't sell to a bike brand, according to General Manager Steve Heal. Kiefel wanted to maintain the family dynamic that's been the hallmark of his successful business.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Phil Blomquist (left) and Chad VanSolkema.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Specialized is guaranteeing financing and providing legal support to help a Utah retailer sell his store to its longtime manager.

The former America's Best Bike Shops program becomes the Bicycle Retailer Excellence Awards as barriers to participation are reduced.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has overhauled its retailer award program, formerly called America's Best Bike Shops. The new program is called the Bicycle Retailer Excellence Awards. It continues the ABBS program's use of the application program as a learning tool for retailers.

Tagged Retailer education / Awards / The Big Gear Show

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