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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling 2008 consists of 28 three-to-five-minute training modules, available either on DVD or online.

There is also online Product Category training for 32 different bike and accessory categories, and over 4,000 individual product SKUs from 75 top brands.

BEREA, OH (BRAIN)—Endura has moved to a new office just around the corner from the old one.

The technical clothing company was expanding and needed more space.

Its new address is: 8059 Lewis Road #313, Berea, Ohio 44017.

SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—In an effort to assess how independent businesses fared this holiday season, the National Bicycle Dealers Assocation has teamed up with several other associations representing independent businesses to disseminate an Independent Business Holiday Sales Survey for retailers.

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Biking Solution continues to add members at a brisk pace.

The cooperative recently welcomed another nine new members into the fold.

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Andreis Concept Store opened its doors for the holidays, becoming the first Specialized concept store in Italy.

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Crave Sports recently moved its sales and warehousing operations to Tempe, AZ.

The company's main headquarters is in San Jose, CA.

RENTON, WA (BRAIN)—When owner Dave Groom and his Center Cycle staff built a pump track behind their shop, Groom never thought it would flood, especially with a drainage system.

But that’s exactly what happened as a result of the massive flooding that has hit the Northwest in recent days.

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

TEANECK, NJ—When Brian Dyches got a call from Michael Kastner about designing a new retail store, he had one condition: it had to look different than existing specialty retail.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (BRAIN)—Soma Cycle (Zigo) has added 14 new
dealer locations for its innovative Zigo Leader carrier bike, including three businesses from this year's Bicycle Retailer Top 100 Dealer list.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Internet Retailer has announced its Hot 100 online retailing Web sites with Dick's Sporting Goods and REI making the cut.

GREENWICH, CT (BRAIN)—Signature Cycles is opening a new location in the heart of downtown Greenwich. The new custom bicycle studio will officially open Dec. 1.

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA (BRAIN)—Neal Todrys is the proud new owner of a bank, but he won’t be lending money. The owner of Todson is moving his company into an old bank building next month.

Todrys had been looking to buy an office building with character. Todson previously rented its office space.

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Biking Solution is on a growth spurt.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Louis Garneau opened its first “mini-boutique” at Lombardi Sports in the City by the Bay.

WHEAT RIDGE, CO (BRAIN)–Wheat Ridge Cyclery is expanding its reaches into the world of fitness.

The Wheat Ridge Cyclery Fitness Center will feature yoga, spin classes and various other cardio and core related classes.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—To generate maximum staff interest and credibility, the all-new Selling Cycling 2008 program will feature industry veterans with special expertise, training shop sales people and mechanics about what they know best.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)--Does a week in Senegal or Ghana talking shop with bicycle retailers about marketing and sales issues and back shop inventory control sound like a great weeklong vacation? If so the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) has a $2,300 vacation package to sell you.

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.

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