MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Cars-R-Coffins, a Minneapolis bike repair shop and coffee bar with a local following, closed its doors last Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Freewheel Bike, a Twin Cities retailer, is launching its third retail location.
BURLINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—After tracking steady annual growth in the BMX category, Jeff Palter decided to give his BMX customers a place of their own. Palter, the owner of Cycle Loft outside Boston, last week opened a dedicated BMX and skateboard shop.
CARMEL, CA (BRAIN)—Bay Bikes, a Monterey, California cycling institution for over 25 years, just opened a brand new shop in nearby Carmel.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—BRAIN’s San Diego Dealer Tour wrapped up on Thursday with a 40-mile inland circuit stopping at Black Mountain Bicycles, Hi-Techbikes.com, Trek Bicycle Superstore and North of the Border Bicycles.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Downtown San Diego stores in the Mission Hills area have carved out unique niches to serve the local community. Participants on BRAIN’s Dealer Tour yesterday visited four stores within a three-mile radius, each with distinct personalities.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Bike shops along Coast Highway 101 have a unique advantage: ride-by traffic. Participants on the BRAIN Dealer Tour of San Diego visited four stores yesterday that benefit from proximity to this scenic coastal stretch popular with cyclists and triathletes.
CHANDLER, AZ (BRAIN)—Arizona retailer Global Bikes has expanded its footprint with a third location, which opened its doors for business Monday in Chandler, a prominent suburb of Phoenix.
By Megan Tompkins
BOULDER, CO—Jeff Bailey has seen sales decline yearly since 2006. So when he closed the year up, on the heels of a whopping 33 percent jump in December, he was ecstatic.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) is reporting that bicycle sales by independent bicycle dealers (IBDs) have surpassed a quarter of a billion dollars at retail value.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—All NBDA members are invited to attend a free webinar entitled "Making Your Store The Brand" today at 11 a.m. (PST). The presenter will be Jay Townley (pictured). The webinar will be 60-minutes long, and it will include a Q&A session.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling, the industry standard in retail sales training since 1996, has been revitalized with all-new dealer-driven content and partnerships with the NBDA, 3point5, Sparc Retail and Shimano.
ANN ARBOR, MI (BRAIN)—Triathlon e-commerce retailer www.TheTriShop.com went live this week.
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle is opening six new stores across four different states this April. For the first time ever Performance will have a store in Idaho.
The grand openings will all occur on April 8.
The six locations include:
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—As Bicycle Garage Indy North customers may have noticed, Rivers Edge Shopping Center is getting a major facelift with new tenants in place for fall 2011.
NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN)—Louis Garneau products will now be available in the United Kingdom, and will be carried throughout all Evans Cycles stores.
Evans Cycles has a deep history in the industry lasting over 90 years, operating more than 40 stores, according to a press release.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Jax Bicycles Center, which operates eight stores in Southern California, has appointed Ken Fitzpatrick as their new general manager for their Irvine location.
ST. LOUIS, MO (BRAIN)—The two-store Big Shark Bicycle Company in St. Louis is expanding with two new stores set to open this spring.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Building on its now proven format, Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will produce 2011 Dealer Tours in three vital cycling markets: San Diego, Philadelphia and Denver.