Editor's note: The following article appears in the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News (Subscribe!).
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)— Specialized president Mike Sinyard is warning the company’s retailers to beware of Amazon.com’s incursions into the bike market.
Editor's note: The following article appears in the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News (Subscribe!). Part 2 will be published here on Thursday.
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Brian Keate invites cycling community members to get in touch with their inner Urban Cowboy when he holds the grand opening for his second bike shop, Long Beach Cyclery, on Saturday, Dec. 3. “We’ll have free tacos and beer, and I have a mechanical bull,” he said.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—The national governing body USA Cycling has made several rule changes for next year that may be of interest to retailers and suppliers who serve racers.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Retailers will have an extra gear to sell on Shimano-equipped road bikes as soon as next summer as a cable-shifted 11-speed Dura-Ace group appears destined for the company's 2013 product line.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The offices of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News are closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Web news will resume on Monday, Nov. 28.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has hired Steve Frothingham as web editor. He starts Dec. 1.
Frothingham is currently editor of VeloNews.com. His last day with Competitor Group, Inc., owner of the news website and Velo magazine, is Nov. 18.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Longtime web editor Jason Norman has left Bicycle Retailer and Industry News. His last day with the magazine was Oct. 28.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News’ offices in Southern California are closed starting today as they undergo some remodeling.
However, the magazine’s editorial and production staff is still checking phone messages and answering email remotely.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—It’s being updated and will soon be back. The 2012 Industry Directory is in the works and will be included with the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors capped off three days of riding in the mile-high city on Friday with visits to Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop, Golden Bike Shop and Wheat Ridge Cyclery.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The Denver suburbs are home to small clusters of shops, each with a unique formula to stay in business.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—In Boulder, there are more bike shops than grocery stores, quipped one of the five dealers visited during the BRAIN Dealer Tour Wednesday.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors are rolling out this morning on a three-day tour of bike shops in the Denver metropolitan area.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Gary Newkirk, an industry veteran and a professional photographer, joins the staff at Bicycle Retailer & Industry News today as its director of sales and marketing.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—BRAIN is once again looking for product picks for its Interbike Show Daily issues.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Toby Hill has joined the editorial ranks at Bicycle Retailer & Industry News as senior editor.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group has extended the deadline for voting for the Top 100 to end of day Wednesday, Aug. 3. Industry companies whose sales reps were invited to participate should have received online ballots in early July.