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Service-oriented shop Golden Pliers recently opened in North Portland.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Longtime mechanic Kevin Purcell and his wife Becky Newman recently opened Golden Pliers Bicycle Repair & Supply in North Portland.

KILLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — Following a major remodel, Alpine Bike Works has reopened as a Giant Partner Store. This is the third major change in as many years for this rapidly growing bike shop.

 PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Red Truck has signed up Velofix to provide on-site assembly of bicycles purchased on the online sports marketplace. 

Tagged Mobile service

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Barnett Bicycle Institute has announced a series of short-session classes that cover advanced topics. The one-day and two-day classes are offered to experienced mechanics who would like to extend their training without committing to a lengthy training program.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association is increasing its support of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association. The dealers association, which plans two trade shows next year, is providing six scholarships for bike mechanics to attend upcoming workshops conducted by the PBMA.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / CABDA

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for retailers to participate in our 2018-19 State of Retail panel. Shop owners, if you have opinions and want to your voice to be heard, this is your chance.

Tagged BRAIN News

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — BikeExchange, which claims to be the world's largest online marketplace for bike products, will launch this month in Canada, its 10th global market. 

BikeExchange, which opened U.S. operations in 2015, offers retailers custom e-commerce shops and an advertising channel.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retailer Bruce McGrew recently opened a second Pro Cycling store on Colorado Springs' east side. Located in a high-traffic retail development, the new store serves a growing part of the city, which is home to about 450,000 residents. The shop opened its doors mid-June.

Some see the decision as a victory for mom-and-pop store owners; but a challenge for those with small e-commerce businesses.
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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that states may require online retailers to collect sales tax revenue from online consumers who live in their states.

The National Retail Federation called the decision "a major victory" for retailers.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Lululemon, which invested in the cycling clothing brand 7mesh Industries last June, will be offering a selection of the clothes in 24 Lululemon stores and online this summer.

Guide will ship with BRAIN's July 15 issue.

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — What are the room rates for Interbike attendees at block hotels? What does it cost to eat in Reno? What are the transportation options? How far are host hotels from the Reno-Sparks Convention Center?

Tagged BRAIN News / Interbike
The Blue Moon bike museum.

SYCAMORE, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Krate Fest — a celebration of Schwinn Stingrays and other classic bikes — has been around longer than Blue Moon Bikes, the retailer that hosts the event.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.  (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the addition of a new educational track whereby key retailers will share their experiences on specific topics relevant to all IBDs today.

Tagged Interbike
Kingsley and Anne Stoken, and daughter Willa.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., (BRAIN) — The newest Pedego Electric Bikes store will open in Boulder, Colorado, with a grand opening celebration planned for June 22. The new store is Pedego's 133rd location worldwide.

Las Vegas Cyclery owner Jared Fisher lost to Trump-endorsed Adam Laxalt.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (BRAIN) — Las Vegas bike retailer Jared Fisher finished a distant third in the GOP primary for the Nevada governorship this week.

DALLAS (BRAIN) — Playtri Franchising LLC, a Dallas-based retailer and franchiser, has acquired Endurance House International LLC, a Madison, Wisconsin-based franchiser. 

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — In preparation for a panel discussion at Interbike, the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association is surveying bike shop owners and managers about the pay and benefits they offer their technical staff. 

CHEROKEE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Motion Makers Bicycle Shop, which has stores in Sylva and Asheville, is opening a third location, in Cherokee, on June 16. Motion Makers is partnering with Outdoor 76, an outdoor sports store, on the location on Big Cove Road.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Barnett Bicycle Institute has announced new partnerships with Bafang and Light Electric Vehicle Association. The brands will be joining BBI's E-Bike Fundamentals class, which kicks off June 25. 

Tagged Electric bike
Ann MacLennan, owner of Pedego Vancouver, with Don DiCostanzo, Pedego CEO

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes has opened six new stores across Canada, bringing the total number of Canadian Pedego stores to eight and the total worldwide to 132.

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