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Posted January 5, 2010

WESTPORT, MA (BRAIN)—Village Bicycle has closed its doors. Owner James LeBelle made the announcement on the company's Web site, citing "the tough economy."

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Posted January 4, 2010

WILLIAMSBURG, VA (BRAIN)—If the 2009 holiday season is any indication of what this year holds for the IBD, things could be looking up. And you might be surprised what the big sellers were for them this December.

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Posted December 21, 2009

DEARBORN, MI (BRAIN)—Tom Demerly says the story of his Bikesport Michigan closing after 17 years in business is not one of doom and gloom, but rather of necessary and hard learned adaption that can provide important insights to other retailers.

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Posted December 18, 2009

HYATTSVILLE, MD (BRAIN)—Arrow Bicycle owners Chris Militello and Chris Davidson were recognized on Dec. 7 with the 2009 Hyattsville Volunteer Service Award for their commitment to community outreach and bicycle safety.

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Posted December 14, 2009

DEARBORN, MI (BRAIN)—Michigan retailer Bikesport, Inc. has closed its doors citing a long list of reasons including a reserve account imposed by its credit card processor that took $60,000 out of the store’s operating cash flow.

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Posted December 9, 2009

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Bicycle Village has tapped Felt, Scott, Look, Cervélo and Gary Fisher to fill in the floor space opened up by the Colorado chain’s impending split with Specialized.

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Posted December 8, 2009

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (BRAIN)—Retailers throughout the Midwest are feeling the effects of a powerful storm that ripped through California and the West Coast on Monday.

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Posted December 7, 2009

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (BRAIN)—Tribe Multisport, the valley’s largest bike shop focusing on Triathlon equipment and Multisport training, is relocating its 9,000 sq. ft. full service bike shop and training center.

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Posted December 3, 2009

LOS GATOS, CA (BRAIN)—One of the biggest bike dealers on the West Coast is getting even bigger on December 12 when Mike’s Bikes opens the doors at their new store in Los Gatos, California, designed in partnership with Specialized Retail Services.

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Posted December 1, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—The Hub Bicycle Co-Op in Minneapolis has contracted the QBP ReTale Program to design a bike-commuter store in the new University of Minnesota (U of M) Bike Center.

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Posted December 1, 2009

SANTA ROSA, CA (BRAIN)—Santa Rosa's The Bike Peddler has opened its doors as a Specialized fixture rewards store.

An official grand opening is schedule for this Saturday.

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Posted November 23, 2009

AKRON, OH (BRAIN)—Given today's difficult economic climate, small business ownership represents a challenging endeavor for anyone, much less a young, untested entrepreneur.

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Posted November 12, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—“Pedals Don’t Strike!” was the motto on Bicycle Therapy’s Web site this week as the Philadelphia shop tried to keep the momentum going from a small spike in sales and repairs last week following a six-day city transit strike that ended on Monday.

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Posted November 10, 2009

DANA POINT, CA (BRAIN)—The instant Mike Mayefske saw the man pushing a $12,000 Pinarello Prince signature edition into Revo Cycles, he had a hunch. And his hunch proved correct.

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Posted November 3, 2009

LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Blue Sky Cycles in Longmont, Colorado, closed on Monday, a result of declining sales in light of the recession.

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Posted October 21, 2009

ARLINGTON, VA (BRAIN)—Revolution Cycles is going to launch a unique "City Hub" concept store located at 220 Twentieth Street in the heart of Crystal City. Revolution Cycles City Hub is scheduled to open in the spring of 2010, coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the National Bike Summit on Capitol Hill.

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Posted September 21, 2009

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.

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Posted August 20, 2009

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.

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Posted August 20, 2009

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

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Posted July 29, 2009

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.

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