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Posted May 22, 2014
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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pro Peloton Cyclery, a longstanding shop in Boulder, Colo., is closing its doors. The shop put up a sign Monday announcing the closure. In business since 1998, Pro Peloton offered professional fitting, bike rentals and custom-built bikes.

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Posted May 21, 2014

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Any city set against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and hemmed in by two rivers is bound to be an outdoor recreation mecca — even only if by proxy.

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Posted May 20, 2014

DRAPER, Utah (BRAIN) — The valley south of Salt Lake City is simultaneously one of the fastest changing regions of Utah  and one where the old ways stubbornly persist. 

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Posted May 20, 2014

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group is holding a two-day course for store owners, managers and trainers June 12-13 in Denver, Colorado.

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Posted May 19, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 on Friday celebrated the opening of its new retail store in Chicago, the fourth U.S. location for the bag and accessories brand and first east of the Mississippi.

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Posted May 15, 2014

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Endurance House, a specialty retailer catering to triathletes, runners and walkers, has opened its first store in the Southeast. The new store in the Atlanta area joins four other stores in Wisconsin, California and Colorado.

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Posted May 14, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla. (BRAIN) — Former Orbea USA general manager Tony Karklins, who operated an IBD for almost two decades before founding the Spanish bike brand’s U.S. office in 2001, is returning to retail, joining Florida-based chain BikeStreet USA as executive vice president of merchandising and business development.

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Posted May 13, 2014

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — The Bike Cooperative has added Osprey Packs to its supplier network, meaning the co-op's members will now earn rebates on their purchases of Osprey products. 

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Posted May 9, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Charged Up media event set to take place next week at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, N.J., will open to retailers on May 15 from 2-5 p.m. For local dealers it's a chance to meet with sponsors, test products and learn more about e-bikes and wearable technology.

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Posted May 8, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) —Chrome Industries has opened a new retail store in Seattle — the sixth Chrome HUB for the urban bag and apparel maker.

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Posted May 7, 2014
The move took just 45 minutes. Photos: Christie Spillane

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Gladys Bikes, a women's-focused shop in Portland, Oregon, moved into a larger space two miles away from its original home with the help of about 70 locals who rode or carried the store's inventory and store displays and belongings on bike trailers and cargo bikes last Saturday.

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Posted May 6, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For the first time in 2014, IBDs posted growth in sales dollars and units in March.

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Posted May 5, 2014

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is extending the deadline for retailers to participate in its Supplier Scorecard program to May 16.

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Posted May 1, 2014

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — It’s possible, in some distant future, that an e-commerce customer support specialist with literary and dramatic aspirations will write a stage musical set in her cube farm.

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Posted April 25, 2014

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — After just over a year in business, Coast In Bikes is the first IBD in Milwaukee to add a café space to its retail store.

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Posted April 24, 2014

FOLSOM, Calif. (BRAIN) — A Trek demo trailer containing 36 high-end bikes was stolen from behind a California shop last week and was later found missing the bikes and on fire alongside a high miles away.

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Posted April 15, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The April 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, arriving in mailboxes this week, features an in-depth examination of retail bike pricing, inspired by the reduced pricing promotion announced by Giant USA last month.

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Posted April 10, 2014

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wisconsin retailer Wheel & Sprocket and Pennsylvania-based Strategic Solutions - S2 are releasing a new analytics tool for single- or multi-store bike retailers.

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Posted April 7, 2014
La Bicicletta's Assos ProShop display.

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Swiss clothing brand Assos has opened its first two North American shop-in-shop ProShops, with La Bicicletta in Toronto and Fresh Bikes in Arlington, Va. The brand has 17 ProShops around the world, with eight more planned to open this year.

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Posted April 2, 2014
Inventory, hot categories and more to be covered Thursday.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Market research group Leisure Trends will produce a free webinar on Thursday on retail trends in the IBD channel.

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