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OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Drawing on more than 25 years of experience working as a mechanic in the U.S. and internationally, Ben Chournos has opened Shiftworks, a service and repair shop here.

SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — Bike retailers in Oregon are being urged to contact state lawmakers over a proposed 3 to 5 percent tax on new bikes retailing for more than $500. The tax proposal is part of statewide transportation funding package.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The stock market has been on the upswing in the last year, but many publicly traded companies in the bike business have had a tougher time as sluggish sales and excess inventory took a toll.

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SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes, a Seattle-based direct-to-consumer electric bike company, has joined Velofix's bike delivery program, Velofix Direct. Consumers now have the option of having their new e-bike assembled, tuned, and delivered by a Velofix mobile service provider, where available.

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WEAVERVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group, a retail sales and management training firm specializing in bike, outdoor, running, ski, flyfishing and photography, is providing its GEAR bike training online. The company has teamed up with Myagi, an online training website.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (BRAIN) — Barmer Enterprises, which owns the eight-location Bike America retail chain in Florida, has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization, telling the court it had at least $5 million in debt. 

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix has now sold 104 mobile service franchise territories in North America, putting it just shy of Performance Bicycles' 106 shop total for the highest number of bike shops under the same name here.

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LEWISBURG, Pa. (BRAIN) – Earl’s Bicycle Store, which is located in Central Pennsylvania, has co-branded with Giant and reopened as Giant Lewisburg-Earl’s Bicycle Store following a complete remodel. Owners Earl and Lisa Rissler joined forces with Giant after carrying the brand for 11 years. 

PALISADE, Colo. (BRAIN) — BRAIN's Dealer Tour braved rain and even a bit of snow pedaling the small town of Palisade on Thursday. While Palisade is known now for its wineries and peaches, some local retailers are working to build a new trail that might put it on the map of major mountain bike destinations.

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour is visting stores and suppliers here this week, pedaling between stops in glorious sun and cold rain. So far.

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LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) – When it comes to retail, Chris Kelly has always been one to think outside the box.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) – Giant Bicycles Canada has announced the opening of its newest retail store, Giant Whistler, located in Whistler, B.C. The new store will hold a grand opening on Friday, May 19, the same day Whistler Bike Park opens for the season.

Bike display at the Grand Junction airport

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) – Bicycle Retailer & Industry News staff is returning to Colorado, but this time editors and sponsors will visit shops in Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade.

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AUSTIN, Tex. (BRAIN) — Through its latest survey, the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association hopes to gain insights into shop demographics. The short survey is open to retail shop owners and employees and will run until June 15.

DANVILLE, Calif. (BRAIN) — People often ask Dave and Sue Dalton, owners of 6Fifteen Cyclery, about their shop's name: think 6:15 p.m. It's the roll-out time for the daily group ride with friends. 

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.

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