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SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Amazon is increasing its minimum wage to $15 per hour for all full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees across the U.S., effective Nov. 1.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Supporters have raised over $25,000 to help retailer Annie Byrne, the owner of BFF Bikes. Byrne was injured in a bike crash during a cycling camp in Tucson, Arizona, last February.

This week we are featuring retailers who received Interbike Retailer Innovation Awards. Today we're looking at Babcock Bicycle in Endicott, New York.

Tagged Interbike Awards

(BRAIN) — Ten states will start collecting sales tax from out-of-state online retailers starting Monday, Oct. 1. The laws are in response to the South Dakota v. Wayfair case the U.S. Supreme Court decided in June.

This week we are featuring retailers who received Interbike Retailer Innovation Awards. Today we look at Absolute Cycles in Salida, Colorado.

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This week we are featuring retailers who received Interbike Retailer Innovation Awards. Today we look at 718 Cyclery in Brooklyn, New York.

Tagged Interbike Awards

This week we are featuring retailers who received Interbike Retailer Innovation Awards. Today we are looking at Bloomington Cycle & Fitness.

Tagged Interbike Awards

This week we are featuring retailers who received Interbike Retailer Innovation Awards. Today we are looking at Wheelhouse Detroit.

Tagged Interbike Awards

This week we are featuring retailers who received Interbike Retailer Innovation Awards at the show this month. Today we feature Level 9 Sports, which has four stores along Utah's Wasatch Front.

Tagged Interbike Awards
Colorado Springs' historic receipts on its $4-per-bike tax.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Each time retailer Nick Ponsor looks out from his store’s new café, he sees a bike path that owes at least part of its existence to a bike tax his store and others here have been collecting since 1988.

SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregon Department of Revenue has collected $288,738 from bike retailers for the state's $15 bike tax, which went into effect Jan. 1. Oregon has the only state bike tax.

This week we are featuring retailers who received Interbike Retailer Innovation Awards at the show this month. Today we look at Aaron’s Bicycle Repair of White Center, Washington.

Tagged Interbike Awards

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Boulder Cycle Sport and Boulder Nordic Sport are merging their business operations.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — For the sixth consecutive year, the NBDA has conducted a program that identifies and honors the most progressive bicycle stores in North America.

Tagged Interbike

KILLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — Beyond merely promoting the Italian bike brand, Bianchi's new U.S. women's ambassador program is designed to get more people into the sport — and into bike shops.

Tagged From the Magazine

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Jack DeVries, a veteran Bellingham retailer and collector of all things bicycling, died Tuesday, Sept. 11. He was 83.

A onetime bicycle newspaper delivery boy, DeVries began his career in the bike industry working for Times Bicycle Shop in Bellingham in 1950 at age 16. In 1969, he opened his own shop in town, Jack’s Bicycle Center. The shop moved to its current location in 1995.

‘Powered by Beeline’ is offered for a monthly fee to any dealer (no Beeline van required). Think of it as OpenTable for bike shops, the company says.
How scheduling will be displayed on a retailer's website.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a play to make it more affordable for bike shops to expand into mobile service and repair and to help them fulfill online purchases, Accell North America is making the software previously used by its Beeline franchisees available to any brick-and-mortar dealer.

Tagged Mobile service / Interbike
Updated with comments from suppliers Serfas, J&B, Defeet and Industry Nine.
City Bicycle Co.’s Southport location was due to open this week. Photo: Matt Jones.

SOUTHPORT, N.C. (BRAIN) — Tuesday was supposed to be the grand opening for Matt Jones' second store, which is in this community near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Instead, Jones spent the day boarding up the new location of City Bicycle Co. ahead of Thursday's expected arrival of Hurricane Florence.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is now working with The Pro's Closet to make its Trade-Up used bike trade-in program available to all its dealers.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Park City Bike Demos, a retailer offering rental and paid-demo bicycles that are available for sale, is selling the business's assets for $120,000. The money will be used to pay the company's debtors.

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