BRIGHTON, MI (BRAIN)—In its fifth year, the Island Lake Spring Bike Demo in Brighton, Michigan, drew hundreds of consumers this past Saturday who rode demo bikes from Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, Felt and Jamis.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI (BRAIN)—Longtime Specialized dealer Village Bike & Fitness is holding its grand re-opening tomorrow, ushering in a new chapter in the shop’s long history in the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan community.
OMAHA, NE (BRAIN)—Midwest Cycling has opened two new Trek Concept Stores this month in Independence and Arnold, Missouri.
Owners Jay Thomas and Kent McNeill now have six Trek Bicycle Stores in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. Their stores rank within Trek's top-15 largest retailers by sales.
TUSCALOOSA, AL (BRAIN)—One Alabama bike shop considers itself extremely fortunate to have been spared from the deadly tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa on Wednesday night.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Bethel Cycle reopened its doors in a new location in the historic old Bethel Train Station. The new setting is just two blocks from its old location of 41 years.
PORTSMOUTH, UK (BRAIN)—Wiggle.co.uk, a UK online bike retailer, has launched its own Facebook Store, featuring hundreds of Wiggle's most popular products.
STAMFORD, CT (BRAIN)—Julie and Yori Gabay, long-time Stamford residents and triathletes, have teamed up to open their dream store in their home town.
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.