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CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—E-commerce site Little Independent is seeking independent bike dealers that want to promote their stores and get discounted merchandise in front of a broader market of consumers.

JACKSON, WY (BRAIN)—After 10 years in Jackson, Wyoming, Fitzgerald’s Bicycles will relocate 25 miles away to Victor, Idaho, in 2012.

RICHMOND, CA (BRAIN) — Spokeshop Bike Lounge, a nonprofit community bike shop and gathering place for cyclists in the Bay Area city of Richmond, California, will hold its grand opening and fundraiser Oct. 2.

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Duke’s Cycles hosted a showcase of Cannondale’s 2012 road and mountain bikes last Thursday night in its new building along Toronto’s historic Queen Street West.

MEMPHIS, TN (BRAIN) — Victory Bicycle Studio is set to move only three miles from its current home next month, but the new location opens the year-old retailer to a whole new world of possibilities.

AMERICAN FORK, UT (BRAIN)—Three Utah retailers were hit within weeks of each other by bike thieves who targeted high end models, according to police.

"You're just sick. You're heartbroken. You feel violated," said Jeff Nolte, owner of Trek Bicycle of American Fork, to a Utah news outlet.

By Nicole Formosa

BALLYCLARE, Ireland—As the industry’s largest online retailer, Chain Reaction Cycles catches flak for selling discounted out-of-season product, and is often the brunt of brick-and-mortar shops’ complaints about competition from Internet sales straining their businesses.

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By Matt Wiebe

HATTIESBURG, MS—Internet sales are the largest challenge to brick-and-mortar shops. And many shop owners respond by doing what they do best: face-to-face communication with customers.

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MISSION VIEJO, CA (BRAIN)--An 85-year-old woman drove her Cadillac Deville through a plate glass window at Rock N' Road's Mission Viejo (CA) location.

Customers encountered a close call on Tuesday, but no one was injured.

CRANBURY, NJ (BRAIN)—When Pete and Stephanie Garnich started looking to expand Knapp’s Cyclery beyond their Lawrenceville, New Jersey shop, they didn’t have to look too far down the road to Cranbury before they knew they had the perfect spot.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—Bicycle Garage Indy (BGI) is opening a new downtown location as part of the Indy Bike Hub YMCA.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (BRAIN)—While Hurricane Irene bears down on the Eastern seaboard many retailers are already bracing for its impact—and not just the possible physical toll.

BUENA VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Cat Gruener-Goss has joined The Trailhead and Trailhead Cycle & Ski as general manager.

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Bicycles and Cap's Westwood Cycle are opening the first Norco Partnership Store.

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CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)— has hired Andy Clark as its new head of operations.

MISSION VIEJO, CA (BRAIN)—Celebrating its 20th year in business, Orange County mainstay Rock n’ Road Cyclery is renovating and expanding its Mission Viejo location to become a Specialized Concept Store.

HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Bicycle World of Houston has expanded with a third store focused solely on triathlon products including swimsuits and goggles, running shoes and apparel as well as tri bikes and accessories.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is once again compiling its Top 100 list of retailers and, like last year, opening up the process so retailers, especially those in smaller towns or who own smaller shops, have an equal opportunity to participate in the process.

WINDSOR, CO (BRAIN)—David Roberts has enlisted a small local army of friends and customers to help him ride the bikes over from his current Spokes Inc. store to a larger space on Main Street in Windsor, Colorado, tomorrow, in a quasi “bike parade.”

STARKVILLE, MS (BRAIN)—Much has transpired since Jan Morgan, co-owner of Boardtown Bikes, was biking on Mississippi’s Highway 50 when a car struck her from behind, carrying her 200 yards on the car's hood before stopping.


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