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Posted July 29, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has expanded its retail education schedule for this year's show.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Interbike
Posted July 25, 2014
Liv supporting a separate women's industry race this year.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Registration will open Aug. 5 for the industry races at the Clif Bar CrossVegas. The annual Wheelers & Dealers Race presented by Road Bike Action will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10, after the first day of the Interbike Expo.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Competition / Interbike
Posted July 23, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — ­­One of Portland's long ­established and largest shops will close its doors on July 31. Bike N ­Hike staff is in the process of liquidating inventory and preparing to disperse all leftover bike, parts, accessories and fixtures among its three remaining Portland metro ­area stores.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 23, 2014

MIDDLETON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Endurance House, a chain of franchised retail stores that serve triathletes, runners and other endurance athletes, is now constructing two new stores in Orlando, Florida. Endurance House has five locations that are open and five more in the works, including the two in Orlando.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 22, 2014

ROWLAND HEIGHTS, Calif. (BRAIN) — After years spent working in bike shops and on the supplier side of the industry, Hank Ku has finally realized his dream of opening his own store. Ku's Giant Store in Rowland Heights, located 23 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, opened in early May.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 15, 2014

Our new print issue features a special report on the women's market and an in-depth look at sales trends for the first half of this year — and a look ahead.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 15, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for retailers to participate in the magazine's 2014-2015 State of Retail panel.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted July 15, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — BRAIN is asking its readers to nominate the top stores in five retail categories to determine the candidates for the 2014 Interbike Awards.

The winners will be announced at an Industry Awards Gala on Thursday, Sept. 11.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards / BRAIN News / Interbike
Posted July 2, 2014

LA CAÑADA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The owner of Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob's Stores has agreed to buy the California-based retail chain Sport Chalet, creating one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the U.S., with more than 150 stores and $800 million in total sales last year. EMS and Sport Chalet each sells bikes and bike accessories at some of their locations.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted July 1, 2014
July 1, 2014 BRAIN cover.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The July 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has landed in mailboxes.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted June 16, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Join the BRAIN crew on the roads and bike paths of the Beehive State in the June 15 issue, featuring our Salt Lake City Dealer Tour.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / From the Magazine
Posted June 12, 2014
New reader survey is online.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is conducting a reader survey to better understand what is important to our readership.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 11, 2014
News reports say retailer Paul Dragan is in critical but stable condition after shooting.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Vancouver bike retailer Paul Dragan is in the hospital in critical but stable condition, according to news reports, after being shot Tuesday at a Starbucks across the street from one of his stores.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 9, 2014

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Australian athletic apparel brand 2XU recently celebrated the opening of its new retail store in Orange County. The company, known for its compression apparel and accessories, has also appointed its first president of 2XU USA.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 6, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland's Community Cycling Center, the city's first nonprofit bike shop, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month.

This week, the Center launched an anniversary campaign video (below) featuring its founder, Brian Lacy.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 5, 2014

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (BRAIN) — Students in Northeast Ohio rode 41,179 miles in last month's Century Cycles Bike To School Challenge, which is sponsored by a local bike retailer and Raleigh Bicycles.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 23, 2014
Mike Simmons with donated bikes bound for Africa.

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Mike's Bikes Foundation, a non-profit founded by retailer Ken Martin, has teamed up with San Diego specialty retail chain Bicycle Warehouse to send more than 400 donated bikes to Africa.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 23, 2014
BIkeWagon is a thriving e-commerce business with a storefront.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — As executive director of the National Bicycle Dealers Association, Fred Clements had a chance to reflect on issues facing the 13 dealers visited during a three-day tour of Utah's Wasatch Valley.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted May 22, 2014
L-R: Blake and Russell from Cycleast in Austin, Mike from Trophy Bikes in Philadelphia, Jordan and Marco from Bicycle Space in Washington, D.C., and Barney, training coordinator at Brompton Bicycle.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Brompton welcomed U.S. retailers from nine states at its London factory last weekend to discuss plans to invest and grow the brand in the North American market.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 22, 2014

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The Bike Shop in Calgary, Alberta, has become the first store in North America to receive a new customized Rocky Mountain merchandising program.

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