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Today: Ilene and Eric Marcos of Bicycle World in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
 Ilene and Eric Marcos, Bicycle World, Mt. Kisco, N.Y.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Tagged Crystal Ball
Today: Scott Cowan of Century Cycles in Cleveland.
Scott Cowan, Century Cycles, Cleveland, Ohio

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Tagged Crystal Ball
Today: Evan Robinson of Steady State Cycles in Pittsburgh.
Evan Robinson, Steady State Cycles, Pittsburgh, Pa.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Tagged Crystal Ball
Today: Chris Koos of Vitesse Cycle in Normal, Illinois.
Chris Koos, Vitesse Cycle, Normal, Ill.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Tagged Crystal Ball
Today: Charlie Fetzer of LakeShore Bicycles in Jacksonville, Florida.
 Charlie Fetzer, LakeShore Bicycles, Jacksonville, Fla.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Today: Mike Jacoubowsky, the owner of Chain Reaction in Redwood City, California.
Mike Jacoubowsky, owner, Chain Reaction, Redwood City, Calif.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Tagged Crystal Ball
Today: David Howard of Pedal the Peaks in Durango, Colorado.
David Howard, Pedal the Peaks, Durango, Colo.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Tagged Crystal Ball
Today: Larry Black of Mt. Airy Bicycles in Maryland.
Larry Black, Mt. Airy Bicycles, Mt. Airy, Md.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Today: Rich Sherman of Now Bikes in St. Paul, Minn.
Rich Sherman, Now Bikes, St. Paul, Minn.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — We touched base with 16 retailers to get their take on the 2020 season and their predictions for 2021. We'll be sharing snapshots from those interviews online over the next two weeks.

Tagged Crystal Ball

RICHLAND, Wash. (BRAIN) — Charles Conte has the bike business in his family tree. His father Charles Sr. opened a small neighborhood shop in Newport News, Virginia, in 1957. Charles started working there when he was 12, cleaning, servicing, and selling the shop's trade-ins.

Tagged From the Magazine

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — With Congress finally agreeing to additional COVID-19 funding, retailers in need of financial assistance should begin preparing now.

Tagged Coronavirus

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — This time last year, Hill Abell was contemplating some big changes at his five Austin stores. Drastic changes.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Some retailers say this was the year to quit while they were ahead. Some are getting some help from Trek Bicycle.

FLOWER MOUND, Texas (BRAIN) — This year's bike boom left many retailers with empty shelves, bulging bank accounts, and greatly reduced debt. It also left many exhausted. More than a few have decided this was the perfect time to get out of the retail grind, one way or another.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Abell and Agnew in a photo from the store blog.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Hill Abell and Laura Agnew, the owners of Bicycle Sport Shop, have agreed to sell the business to Trek Bicycle. 

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our December magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: “How has COVID-19 affected your service department in terms of revenue, cost, hiring, and training?”

Tagged State of Retail / From the Magazine
Stanfill and Kallista at CABDA in 2018

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — James Stanfill is stepping down as president of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Assocation, a group he helped form in 2016.

Tagged Retailer education
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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bicycle retailers on the SmartEtailing platform had record-setting conversion rates, revenue per session numbers, and year-over-year sales growth on Cyber Monday.

A pre-holiday display Wednesday at Longmont (Colo.) Bicycle & Coffee Co.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bicycle online sales volume on Black Friday through Cyber Monday is projected to be higher than the surge in May, when the COVID-19 pandemic sparked the industry boom.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Bike Shop Day 2020 will take place after all.

Justyna Frank of Cosmic Bikes in Chicago took the organizational reins from event creator Joe Nocella of 718 Cyclery and will mark the event Dec. 5.

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods reported third-quarter revenue increased 22.9% year-over-year led by a continued rise in e-commerce, which grew 95%, and record store sales.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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