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Haro is showing its new Saguaro line at CABDA West (Photo courtesy of Haro)

ONTARIO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Since its inaugural California show in 2019, CABDA West has almost always seemed to be buffeted by winter storms that hampered retail attendance. This year appears to be the exception, show organizer Jim Kersten told BRAIN on Tuesday.

Tagged Electric bike / CABDA

RICHMOND, Va. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle has filed a lawsuit against Coqui Cyclery for unpaid inventory, while a customer is suing the same shop saying the retailer took payment for a bike assembly that was never completed.

Tagged Lawsuits/legal

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI Co-op will close its Santa Monica, California, store in February because of the operation's rising costs.

The downtown location is 32,000 square feet and closes officially on Feb. 29.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has elected Clark Butcher, from Victory Bicycle Studio in Memphis, and Greg McDonald, from Ridleys in Calgary, to its Board of Directors.

ALBANY, N.Y. (BRAIN) — State Sen. Iwen Chu recently introduced four bills to address the growing threat of lithium-ion battery fires that have plagued New York City, including one that would require all e-bike and e-scooter shops in the state to have fire suppression measures in place.

Tagged Electric bike
Podcst host Diane Jenks is featuring retailers who have a holiday "kindness" story to tell.

(BRAIN) — John Robinson, the owner of Johnny Velo Bikes in Columbus, Ohio, is featured in the newest episode of the Outspoken Cyclist podcast.

Podcast host Diane Jenks said she is featuring retailers who are making a difference in their local communities during the holiday season.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For some retailers like Russ Chandler, the upcoming Small Business Saturday is a big deal following a trying year in the industry.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Earlier this year Joe Connors decided it was time that more people in the Bay Area knew what he did: That e-bikes can be integrated into anyone's everyday life as a means of transportation and a catalyst for positive change.

Tagged Electric bike

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods' third-quarter net sales increased 2.8% year-over-year to a record $3.04 billion.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — REI Co-op workers with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union filed 80 nationwide unfair labor practice complaints against the outdoor retailer for bad-faith bargaining practices.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI Co-op announced in an email to employees that it is cutting about 275 jobs in a restructuring of store roles — including the elimination of the sales leads — and revamping scheduling.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle's Red Barn Refresh program's e-commerce site is live, offering used road, mountain, electric, and kids bikes in the industry's first trade-in program.

WILDWOOD, N.J. (BRAIN) — Scott Chambers never made a claim for Zippy's Bikes in the five years he's been insured by Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association Insurance Company (PMA). While the rates increased somewhat, nothing prepared Chambers for the notice he received dated Sept. 13.

Tagged Electric bike

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods will close 11 Moosejaw locations, including the outdoor speciality retailer's headquarters in Madison Heights, Michigan, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments
Davey Oil

A decade old this month, G&O Family Cyclery and its outspoken owner Davey Oil have survived fire and industry turmoil to emerge as key influencers in the growing cargo bike movement.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BRAIN) — Roll: Bicycle Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday. Roll has three retail stores and its own bike brand that it sells wholesale and to consumers.

West Maui Cycles after the fire.

LAHAINA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — West Maui Cycles owner Jamie Boote awoke the morning of Aug. 9 to find the power out and winds whipping in his neighborhood. He and his wife, Dawn, went to the shop to secure loose objects before heading home through a tangle of downed power lines. That would be the last time the Bootes saw their bike shop.

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Magura USA is offering free online tech training for dealer mechanics as well as OE brands and distributors. For shops, the training can lead to stores being labeled as Magura Service Centers, which are promoted on the brand’s dealer locator.

Tagged Retailer education

VANCOUVER (BRAIN) — Bicicletta, which opened in 1984 as a small Italian road bike shop, filed for creditor protection but will continue operating its website and fulfillment center. Its Vancouver retail store, however, closed almost two weeks ago, CEO Graham Fox said.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has a new suspension service offering at some Trek stores. The program promises a 14-day turnaround on service and consumers are offered use of a demo bike for two days while their bikes are out of service.

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