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Posted December 15, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—REI on Thursday announced plans to open new stores in Ohio and Oregon next year, and relocate a store in North Carolina.

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Posted December 8, 2011

TUSCALOOSA, AL (BRAIN)—“I’m bringing an old school-type feeling to it,” Queen City Cycles’ Jason Capley said of his new shop in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Indeed, outside signage in the style of a 1950s gas station beckons customers, while inside the decor is highlighted by vintage jerseys, cycling caps and posters.

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Posted December 7, 2011

DETROIT, MI (BRAIN)—Bicycles are popping up in Motor City.

For the holiday shopping season, Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop has opened a pop-up—or temporary—store that will be open through Christmas Eve in the downtown Compuware Building.

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Posted December 7, 2011

GREENCASTLE, IN (BRAIN)—It’s been a real crawl out of the cellar for Covered Bridge Cyclery since owner Larry Shinn opened up two years ago.

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Posted December 5, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—New York City bicycle retailer Spokesman Cycles is expanding to a fourth store that managers hopes to open by year’s end.

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Posted December 5, 2011

IBD merchandise sales up 5 percent last month

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Posted December 5, 2011

LOS ALTOS, CA (BRAIN)—Palo Alto Bicycles manager Jeff Selzer doesn’t expect his new venture, 359 State Street, to be in business a year from now. And that’s by design.

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Posted December 2, 2011

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN)—It was a double celebration for Pedal Chic owner Robin Bylenga when she held the grand reopening of her women’s bicycle and athletic shop in mid-November: The shop’s return also coincided with its first anniversary.

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Posted December 2, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Freewheel Bike Midtown Bike Center is holding its first Winter Bike Expo on Saturday, with seminars, supplier booths and a snow bike criterium to welcome in the new season.

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Posted November 30, 2011

FALLS CHURCH, VA (BRAIN)—Bikenetic will hold a grand opening and open house Saturday, Dec. 3, offering visitors tours of the new shop, a barbecue, and drinks and snacks all day.

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Posted November 30, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle has hired Carol Wentworth as senior vice president of marketing. She will develop and manage strategic marketing for the company.

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Posted November 29, 2011

ATTLEBORO, MA (BRAIN)—Just as the holiday shopping season gets into gear, Union Cycle owner Rick Desmarais found himself in the unenviable position Tuesday of possibly having to close his doors for two months.

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Posted November 28, 2011

TUCSON, AZ (BRAIN)—ProBike Tucson has had to overcome its share of obstacles on the way to opening its doors this month. An earlier lease deal fell apart, and it took partners Chris Gould and Karl Schindler the better part of a year to find their final location.

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Posted November 28, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Ahead of its official launch Friday, Dec. 2, REI staged a soft opening for its first New York City store over Thanksgiving weekend.

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Posted November 28, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The record number of shoppers who turned out for Black Friday may have been encouraging to retailers overall, but bike shops contacted Monday by Bicycle Retailer reported mixed results for their sales promotions over the long holiday weekend.

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Posted November 27, 2011

WAUKEGAN, IL (BRAIN)—The owners of Midwest Bicycles & Billiards are asking cyclists, collectors and retailers to be on the lookout for a number of vintage BMX bikes and parts stolen in a break-in at the Waukegan, Illinois, shop this month.

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Posted November 22, 2011

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Norco has expanded its partnership store program to Canada’s east coast with the opening of Cyclepath Yonge and Eglinton in central Toronto.

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Posted November 21, 2011

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has created a new visual merchandising and display program for retailers.

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Posted November 21, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—718 Cyclery may have moved out of its namesake telephone area code in Brooklyn—it’s now in the borough’s 347 zone in the Gowanus neighborhood—but one thing that remains unchanged is the year-old shop’s fierce commitment to independence.

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Posted November 18, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group reported that October outdoor retail sales rose 14 percent compared with the same month last year, totaling about $426 million, according to preliminary data.

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