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STATESVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — First Flight Bicycles has begun to sell off its remaining inventory ahead of a closure later this month.

Cyclists 4 Community plans fundraiser dinner Friday.
An illustration of the kind of sign that C4C would like to buy.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Recreational road cyclists in this cycling-crazy city are opening their wallets and taking an active approach to improving rider safety and community relations on the roads.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle said Friday that it has reached an agreement to acquire the Philadelphia-area bike shop chain Bike Line. The company announced the new partnership at a Bike Line staff meeting Friday morning.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Jared Fisher, who owns Las Vegas Cyclery and the Escape Adventures bike tour company, is running for the GOP nomination for the governor's race in Nevada.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest issue of BRAIN features a look at a growing trend in the bike media world: podcasts. Retailers, suppliers, media organizations and industry gadflies all are launching the downloadable audio shows, and many are seeing growth in recent years, Doug McClellan reports.

DALLAS (BRAIN) — The first franchise location of Playtri, a Dallas-based multisport retailer, will open next month in Fort Worth, Texas.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix has sold its 100th mobile bike service franchise, with a multi-territory deal in the Atlanta area.

Tagged Mobile service
Company says its Beeline2U program is ideal for brands that don't have technology to integrate systems.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) – Beeline Bikes has launched a new program that allows speciality product brands to use its network of mobile bikes shops for fulfillment.

Tagged Mobile service

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN)—The message to retailers is simple: Embrace changes in the marketplace, especially consumer fixation with e-commerce, or your business could be in jeopardy.

Tagged Omnichannel / Web/Internet / Bicycle Leadership Conference

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It was the last sentence in a magazine review of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that caught Clyde Fessler's eye. The reviewer described riding a Harley as like riding a hog through a doorway.

Tagged Bicycle Leadership Conference

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises has hired Rebecca Metz & Associates to lead the search for president of Performance Bicycle. ASE is the parent company of Performance and ASI, the owner of Fuji Bicycle and other brands.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Pro's Closet is rolling out a new pre-owned bicycle program, that will provide bike tuning and customer service making it easier for suppliers to sell demo and overstock bikes.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BRAIN) – Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, retailer Stuart Hunter, who owns four Roll: Bicycle Company shops in Ohio, has begun delivery of his new line of custom bikes.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — After six years in its Pearl District location here, Western Bikeworks COO Mike Urness decided it was time to modernize the 10,000-square-foot store in order to up its retail game and deliver the upscale shopping experience Portland shoppers have come to expect. 

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Does your shop do custom bike or wheel builds? Do you work with any local frame builders?

The newest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News asks those questions in our regular State of Retail column.

DreamBikes Knoxville staff.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — DreamBikes — a nonprofit organization that provides hands-on, paid job training to teens in underserved communities at its used bike shops — has expanded with four new locations.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Giant Little Rock recently celebrated its grand opening, and the Giant and Liv dealer has designs on becoming a hub for Central Arkansas' booming cycling community and network of renowned trails.

Marla Streb

BALTIMORE (BRAIN) — After working on the project for more than two years, renowned mountain bike champion Marla Streb has opened HandleBar Cafe and Bike Shop with her husband, Mark Fitzgerald.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Do you rent bikes? Is there a high demand for rentals in your market?

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Motostrano, an e-bike retailer with two stores in the greater Bay Area, has launched a pilot mobile e-bike repair and service program. The service allows e-bike owners to have their e-bike serviced at their home or office.

Tagged Electric bike


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