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DENVER, CO (BRAIN)--The folks at BikeSource are opening their seventh site as a Specialized concept store.

LITTLE ROCK, AR (BRAIN)--Leading online retailer Competitive Cyclist recently announced its plan to show a series of four television commercials each day throughout the duration of the Versus Channel coverage of the Tour de France.

LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Attention suppliers: SmartEtailing needs your 2008 product information. SmartEtailing is already offering a growing selection of 2008 products in the company’s master online catalog library, used by over 850 of America and Canada's top bicycle retailers for their Web sites.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)--A dispute between Specialized and a retailer with five stores in the hyper-competitive San Diego market sparked a lawsuit in June over $412,000 in inventory that’s either been sold or is still on the floor.

BATAVIA, IL (BRAIN)—The inaugural Sigma Dealer Rebate Program has proven to be a huge success.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Following its most successful season ever in 2007, with over 1300 participating retailers and 75 supplier brands, Selling Cycling is undergoing a thorough upgrade for 2008, with all-new content in every area.

Stop by the SmartEtailing booth at Interbike for retailer program details.

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Bike Spring Bicycle Shop, a Specialized concept store, has filed for bankruptcy so that the owner can reorganize his operations.

Boulder, CO (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing recently announced that it is partnering with Norco, Canada's largest bicycle and accessories supplier, to bring SmartEtailing's Web site services to bicycle retailers in the English-speaking provinces of Canada.

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MISSION VIEJO, CA (BRAIN)—Matt Ford of Rock N’ Road Cyclery and Scott Tedro of Team Sho-Air have teamed up to offer this sponsorship contest to one man and one woman to race for Team VeloSport for the 2008 season.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Cadence Cycling and Multisport Centers opened its Manhattan training facility and began giving media-exclusive tours earlier this week.

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule is expanding its business-to-consumer e-commerce presence with a dealer-fulfilled sales program powered by Shopatron.

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) will offer its one-day educational seminars in six different markets this year, up from five last year, stretching from late October into late January of next year.

BY JASON NORMAN

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—A dispute between Specialized and a retailer with five stores in the hyper-competitive San Diego market has sparked a lawsuit over $412,000 in receivables.

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

SAN JOSE, CA—Bike Spring Bicycle Shop, a Specialized concept store, has filed for bankruptcy so that the owner can reorganize his operations.

ATASCADERO, CA (BRAIN)—Promo Logic recently moved from the hustle and bustle of L.A. to the relative calm of San Luis Obispo County.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Mike Simmons, owner of Bicycle Warehouse in San Diego, is in intensive care after being hit by a car while riding his bike Saturday. He suffered a broken neck, ribs, leg and wrist.

ST. LOUIS, MO (BRAIN)-The Biking Solution (TBS), the industry’s leading provider of marketing, operational, and training tools, is now offering their services to the best bike retailers in America, regardless of brand.

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Bike Spring Bicycle Shop closed its Mountain View store on Sunday, Sept. 30.

On Monday, Oct. 1, Bike Spring filed a motion with the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, to convert its previous Chapter 11 reorganization to Chapter 7 liquidation.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling recently announced partnerships with three retailer groups: the National Bicycle Dealers Association, The Biking Solution and Mobeus.

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply recently announced its Top Ten Redline BMX dealers in the United States for the 2007 model year.

A special recognition plaque was awarded to these dealers at Interbike in Las Vegas, with a hand shake and pat on the back from their respective sales rep.

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