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DENVER (BRAIN) — SloHi Bike has opened its second location in Denver, and it's in a space that has long been home to bicycle retail: the former Collins Bicycles building on Colfax Avenue, near Denver's City Park.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems will be hosting Dealer Certification Clinics at the CABDA Expo on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15. Dealers can also use the clinics to renew their certification, which expires 15 months from the date of their last training.

Tagged Electric bike / CABDA

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — After building frames independently for almost a decade, Portland-based framebuilders Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan came together to launch Breadwinner Cycles in 2013. The pair worked out of their garages until May of 2017 when they moved into a 3,000-square-foot building in North Portland.

ASHLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The United Bicycle Institute has announced an updated curriculum and manual for its 80-hour Professional Mechanics and Shop Operation class.

Tagged Retailer education
The IMBP group has more than 70 members and may form a trade association or co-op.

PLAISTOW, N.H. (BRAIN) — It's been less than three years since David Ricker launched his mobile bike repair business in Southern New Hampshire, Pedalin' Fools. But in that time, Ricker has seen the bike industry become increasingly accepting of businesses like his.

Tagged Mobile service / Advocacy/Non-profits

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Bike retailers up and down the East Coast are closing this week as the so-called "bomb cyclone" weather phenomenon dumped more than a foot of snow on eight states and knocked power out for tens of thousands of residents.

The cash register at Bicycle Way of Life in Eugene this week.

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — The word you hear most often when you ask Oregon retailers about the state's new bike tax is "hope."

The $15 charge is the nation's only state bike tax.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — During the weeks leading up to Christmas, the staff at Performance Bicycle in Santa Rosa, California, logged some long hours building kids’ bikes. But this wasn’t to keep up with the usual holiday rush.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jenson USA continued a long tradition of donating bikes to elementary school students in Riverside in its annual East Hills Holiday Bicycle Giveaway, held earlier this month.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Gazelle Bicycles recently hosted a dealer event at their U.S. headquarters here to reveal its 2018 model line.

Tagged Electric bike

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stradalli Cycle, a ten-year-old bike brand based in Florida, plans to open a small showroom and bike shop in North Boulder in February.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — A guest opinion piece by industry veteran Dan Sotelo was the most read article of 2017 on BicycleRetailer.com. 

Tagged BRAIN News

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Following the departure of its president, Todd Grant, in late November, the National Bicycle Dealers Association is looking to continue its programs but running on a tighter budget. The move to cut expenses is in response to income loss from its traditional sources and over-investment in capital spending.

Still from Outside Television video.

SAGUACHE, Colo. (BRAIN) — A Colorado district judge has sentenced Charles M. Gonzales to two life sentences without parole for the murder of Michael Rust. Rust, was a racer and design pioneer in the early days of mountain biking in Colorado's high country.

Photo by customer @TipsyRider.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — On Saturday, Dec. 9, 42 bike shops in 23 states and one in Stavropol Kai, Russia, held community events, fundraisers, sales and group rides in honor of the first-ever Bike Shop Day.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —  The National Bicycle Dealers Association is partnering with Quality Bicycle Products to support and facilitate its Profitability Project (P2).

STURGIS, Mich. (BRAIN) — Retailers Carol Ann and Phil Pattengale will retire in early 2018 after running their store, The Kickstand, for 37 years. Located in this small town about one hour from Kalamazoo, The Kickstand is a full-service shop that carries Trek, Schwinn and Haro.

Keener at a presentation in Boulder last month.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new 20-video series to help retailers teach staff the basics of customer interaction is now available online. The one-minute Customer Satisfaction Training videos cover everything from basic greetings and manners to more specific topics like merchandising and selling service.

Tagged Retailer education
The Civic Cyclery van at an event this year.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Civic Cyclery, a brand-new retailer here, had its mobile service van stolen last weekend from outside the storeowner's home.

The company also reported a 40 percent sales growth and has added 24 new stores in 2017.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — With a store count that continues to tick upward at a swift pace, Pedego's dealer event gets bigger every year.

Tagged Electric bike

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