BANDON, OR (BRAIN) Tuesday June 5 2012 6:07 PM MT— After spending 17 years as a certified public accountant, former pro road racer Karl Maxon is now keeping the books for his new Oregon shop, South Coast Bicycles.
WORCESTER, MA (BRAIN) Monday June 4 2012 3:15 PM MT—Barney’s Bicycles has moved to a new building that offers better exposure to customer traffic, and is reinventing its old location as a used and vintage shop.
EVANSVILLE, IN (BRAIN) Friday June 1 2012 9:22 AM MT—Family-owned Gilles Cycling & Fitness will celebrate its 70th anniversary this month with a full month of sales promotions and events.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) Tuesday May 29 2012 8:56 AM MT—The Lumberyard, the first indoor mountain bike park west of the Mississippi, has opened for business. A launch party with pro riders and a vendor expo is planned for 3-9 p.m. June 9.
MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN) Thursday May 24 2012 8:54 AM MT—Armed with just $5,000 and a couple dozen donated bikes, Evan Pack launched his new downtown Milwaukee bicycle collective/shop, Vulture Space, in conjunction with Bike to Work Week this month.
CINCINNATI, OH (BRAIN) Monday May 21 2012 8:47 AM MT—Reser Bicycle Outfitters in Newport, Kentucky, is expanding in June to a second location across the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, that will focus on commuter cycling.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) Friday May 18 2012 4:29 PM MT—Scott Taylor might be one of the most peripatetic retailers out there. And he continues his wandering ways this July as he moves Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop to its fifth location in eight years of doing business.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday May 15 2012 11:11 AM MT—The National Bicycle Dealers Association will not be involved in the selection of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News’ annual Top 100 list of retailers.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) Monday May 14 2012 8:25 AM MT—Flying Pigeon LA is packing up its city and cargo bikes and moving down the road to a new location next to a popular café that co-owner Josef Bray-Ali sees as a better fit for his business.
DANA POINT, CA (BRAIN) Monday May 7 2012 2:48 PM MT—Bike Religion is expanding to a third Orange County location, taking over the space in Dana Point that was most recently home to Revo Cycles. A June 1 soft opening is planned, co-owner John Tzinberg said.
EKE, Belgium (BRAIN) Monday May 7 2012 9:29 AM MT—BMC will open its first concept store this month in Eke, a town close to Ghent in the middle of Belgium’s Flemish Ardennes region.
The Swiss company announced its plans on its Facebook page back in February.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) Thursday May 3 2012 11:43 AM MT—Rapha's only permanent retail location started as a temporary "pop-up" store that the clothing company planned to operate for three months last spring and summer.
NORTH SALT LAKE, UT (BRAIN) Wednesday May 2 2012 9:28 AM MT—Online cycling parts and accessories seller Bikewagon is expanding into brick-and-mortar retailing with a grand opening May 4 and 5 for its new full-service bike shop.
OAKVILLE, Ontario (BRAIN) Tuesday May 1 2012 8:56 AM MT—Continuing a growth streak, Canadian retailer Gears recently held a grand opening for its third location.
DIEPPE, NB (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 2:44 PM MT— — Mike’s Bike Shop is expanding in the Dieppe Business and Technology Park on a 2.56 acres lot that is being acquired from the City of Dieppe.
Editor's note: The following article appears in the April 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
By Ray Keener
SANTA CRUZ CA (BRAIN) Friday April 13 2012 2:23 PM MT—Epicenter Cycling in Aptos, California, has expanded to a second location in Santa Cruz. A grand opening is planned for May 5.
FT. COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) Thursday April 12 2012 3:20 PM MT—Big Shot Bikes, a three-year-old company that allows consumers to build and order custom fixie bikes online, is now opening dealers.
OSHKOSH, WI (BRAIN) Tuesday April 10 2012 4:10 PM MT—If the groundhog sees his shadow in February, there are six more weeks of winter. If he can see his reflection in retailer Chris Kegel's head in April, does it forecast a strong season for bike sales?