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Posted March 6, 2013

MARTINSBURG, WV — Eastern Panhandle Bicycle Company has moved its flagship store to a new location with triple the floor space.

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Posted February 26, 2013

 MCKINNEY, TEXAS (BRAIN) — Dallas-based triathlon retailer Playtri is expanding to a second location set to open in May that, the company claims, will be the world’s largest triathlon store.  

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Posted February 22, 2013

LEWISVILLE, NC (BRAIN) — Recumbent bike retailer Neighborhood Transportation is closing after six years in business as owner Bruce Hermann contends with health issues.

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Posted February 21, 2013

BELMAR, NJ (BRAIN) — A longtime Jersey Shore shop is getting a fresh scrubbing as well as a new owner and name as DJ’s Cycles becomes Belmar Bike Shop.

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Posted February 12, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group is hosting a webinar for NBDA members Wednesday to provide analytics and insights gained from ongoing tracking of monthly point of sales data from independent bicycle dealers. The one-hour webinar is being presented by Greg Shoenfeld and is free for NBDA members.

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Posted February 10, 2013

SEAL BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Two and a half years ago Brian Ballard bought his first Pedego electric bike.

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Posted February 8, 2013
Rock N Road’s new Body Geometry Fit studio in Irvine, California, was completed in January.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Orange County Specialized dealer Rock N Road Cyclery has opened redesigned Body Geometry Fit studios at three of its four locations, part of the retailer’s increased focus on high-end bike fitting. 

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Posted February 8, 2013

ANCHORAGE, AK (BRAIN) — The owners of Anchorage retailer Chain Reaction Cycles are set to open Alaska’s first Trek concept store in March.

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Posted February 7, 2013

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN) — Performance Bicycle is plotting an aggressive growth strategy in the first half of 2013, with plans to open five stores in Florida — its first locations in the state — and one new store in Arizona.  

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Posted February 7, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Sport Chalet on Wednesday reported disappointing earnings for its fiscal third quarter, as the company’s net loss widened to $1.9 million from $1 million a year earlier.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 5, 2013

NEVADA CITY, CA (BRAIN) — After Armstrong was charged with doping and had his race results nullified last year, Nevada City race organizer Duane Strawser — who also owns the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop and is mayor of the old Gold Rush town — was an obvious interview subject for the hordes of journalists sniffing around the story.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Competition
Posted February 1, 2013
American Cyclery's Bradley Woehl in the historic store's archives.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour of San Francisco wrapped up Thursday with a 20-mile jaunt around the city, ably led by folks from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, who for the most part managed to route us around the steepest hills

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted January 31, 2013
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour glided across the Golden Gate Bridge early Wednesday to start a day visiting bike shops in Marin County on a 35 mile-plus day of riding around the beautiful area.
 
Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted January 30, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Bike Fixtation partnered with Green Guru to provide simple and cost effective inner tube recycling services for bike rooms, repair kiosks and other public use bicycle repair stations. 

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Posted January 29, 2013
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour went multi-model on its first day Tuesday, visiting shops in Berkeley and Oakland by bike, with transfers across San Francisco Bay via ferry and the BART rail. The day wrapped up with a reception at the Chrome Industries headquarters back in The City.
Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted January 28, 2013
From the magazine

The following article is the first in a four-part series on industry succession planning. It appeared in the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Posted in Retail News Tagged From the Magazine / Succession Series
Posted January 25, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Multisport website Slowtwitch.com has released its list of the top 50 multisport retailers in the U.S., the Slowtwitch 50.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards / BRAIN Top 100
Posted January 24, 2013
Pat Sorenson, president of Penn Cycles, with Gary Sjoquist

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Retailer Penn Cycling is offering free bike repair and maintenance classes to all participants in the Minnesota High School Cycling League.

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Posted January 24, 2013

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Triathlon specialty retailer Austin Tri-Cyclist is expanding to a second location in the Texas capital, home to several major tri events.

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Posted January 24, 2013
Jax

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN) — Southern California chain Jax Bicycle Center is relocating its Mission Viejo store about five miles away to a new location in Laguna Niguel that will be more conducive to staging rides and demos directly out of the shop. 

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