ARLINGTON, VA (BRAIN) —Freshbikes Franchising, LLC, a new company formed by two Conte’s Bicycle and Fitness franchise owners, will take over the entire Conte’s franchise system, the company announced on Monday.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Erikʼs Bike Shop is opening a new shop at 795 University Avenue, on the north side of the all-new University Square Building, located near Park Street and just north of the Kohl Center.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Oregon retailer Joe Bike has just launched a program modeled after the “Cash for Clunkers” federal stimulus program, whereby consumers could bring their old but fixable bike into the shop and receive $50 off any new bike priced under $1,000 or $100 off a new cargo-hauling utility bicycle from Mu
FORT MYERS, FL (BRAIN)—Former Colombian BMX team member Al Herrera has opened E & A Bicycles in Fort Myers, Florida.
Herrera previously owned cycling shops in Cali, Colombia. Since moving to the United States seven years ago, he has managed several cycling shops prior to launching E & A Bicycles.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Irvine’s Sand Canyon Cyclery has a new owner and a new name: Irvine Bicycles.
Owner Jim Manton sold the three-and-a-half year old shop on July 1 to a local investor, said shop manager Josh Peters.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Debbe and Mike Simmons own five Bicycle Warehouse stores in the San Diego area, and they just celebrated the grand re-opening of their Pacific Beach location on Saturday, July 11.
BY MEGAN TOMPKINS
MINNEAPOLIS, MN—As a commodities trader Ed Vigil has spent his career diversifying portfolios to manage risk.
He applied that diversification strategy to his bike business by creating a corporate division servicing the premiums and incentives industry.
PORTSMOUTH, NH (BRAIN)—A new Trek Bicycle Store opened recently in the historic seacoast town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Retailer Scott Berger and two business partners opened Trek Portsmouth early last month after about a year of planning.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle, which operates 85 bike stores across the country, has launched a new store design with a relocated store in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
SCARSDALE, NY (BRAIN)—Danny Cycles in New York State has been dealing with wet weather for the last month, and the forecast for this week doesn’t look much better.
“Our business is so weather based,” said Steve Kahn, owner of Danny’s Cycles in Scarsdale, New York. “Weather’s probably the No. 1 thing.”
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)— REI is launching the Bike Your Drive mobile iPhone application, a free interactive tool that helps cyclists track, view and share their bicycling experiences.
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—After 23 years in business Colorado's High Gear Cyclery is closing in the next couple of weeks due to the tumultuous economy.
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI (BRAIN)—KLM Bike and Fitness celebrated its “Grand Reopening” at its Rochester Hills, Michigan, store on Saturday, May 30. The store is the 16th Giant Retail Partner (GRP) Podium store in Giant’s growing list of retailers employing the brand’s business approach.
RIVERVIEW, FL (BRAIN)—Just Ride Bicycles in Riverview, Florida, the newest bicycle store in the Tampa Bay area, is inviting all bicyclists for its grand opening event on June 4.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Backcountry.com has launched two new bike stores: HuckNRoll.com, dedicated to mountain bikers; and RealCyclist.com, the world's first exclusive road cycling shop online.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group (LTG) now has open enrollment for independent bicycle stores that want to join the nearly 200 dealers that have signed up for the new information service, which will begin publishing reports this summer based on point-of-sale transactional information beginning in June.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Cadence Cycling & Multisport will close its Manhattan studio on May 17, citing slow sales due to the fall of the financial sector in the city.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—More than a year after Canada’s Mountain Equipment Co-op announced its intentions to enter the bicycle business, tensions continue to mount between the co-op and the country’s independent bicycle retailers.
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (BRAIN)—Eastern Mountain Sports has opened a new store in SoHo at the corner of Spring and Broadway.