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Posted November 7, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has joined with six other organizations to launch Advocates for Independent Business, a coalition of trade associations and other groups dedicated to ensuring that locally owned, independent businesses succeed and thrive.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 6, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is hosting a free webinar on Thursday that will focus on holiday season marketing and strategies for bike shops.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 30, 2013

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Jenson USA will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its first brick-and-mortar store this Saturday. The festivities are scheduled to take place at the company’s superstore in Corona, California.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 24, 2013
The gang celebrated the tour's completion at Gas Works Park, site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — The chilly third and final day of BRAIN's Dealer Tour of Seattle started and ended in a shroud of fog, giving us a true taste of late fall in the Pacific Northwest.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 23, 2013
Kids at Bike Works test their skills after a class on headset repairs.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — The retailers were as varied as they come on the first day of BRAIN's Dealer Tour of Seattle. The tour started at mega-retailer REI's flagship store, a stunning and expansive retail space that caters to commuters and families.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 22, 2013
The BRAIN staff hit the Duthie Hill MTB park in Seattle on Monday.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — BRAIN editors, sponsors and industry guests are hitting the roads of Seattle, on bike, Tuesday on the first day of a three-day tour of the city's retailers.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 16, 2013
Peter and Jeanne Henry commuting to Landry's

FRAMINGHAM, MA (BRAIN) — Jeanne Henry, a longtime co-owner and employee of Landry’s Bicycles, passed away Tuesday in the loving care of her family after a 23-year battle with cancer. She was 57.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted October 15, 2013
Endurance House Westminster's grand opening attracted cycling fans of all ages.

WESTMINSTER, CO (BRAIN) — Specialty retailer Endurance House has opened its third store, and first in the western U.S. The Colorado location joins the company’s two stores in Wisconsin. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 14, 2013

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN) — In line with the ethos upon which the Society of People Who Actually Make Their Own Sh*t (SOPWAMTOS) was founded, frame and component builder Bruce Gordon is set to open his first brick-and-mortar store this month.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 11, 2013

BAR HARBOR, ME (BRAIN) — On this critical Columbus Day weekend, auto traffic and hotel vacancies are down — but the bike riding is great — in this harbor town that serves as the entry point to Acadia National Park.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 11, 2013

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Utility and sustainability intersect at Green Machine Cycles, which opened in late September in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood. With a focus on cargo bikes and accessories for everyday use, owner Ezra Hozinsky also aims to reduce the shop’s environmental impact.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 9, 2013

KONA, HI (BRAIN) — Retailer and former racer Oliver Kiel is launching an educational training camp program for triathletes, called Triathlon School Hawaii.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 8, 2013
A pink Cadillac was the perfect vehicle for the drive-thru ceremony at Las Vegas' Little White Chapel.

WILLIAMSBURG, VA (BRAIN) — A Vegas wedding—or any wedding for that matter—wasn’t on retailer Sharon Oakley’s Interbike 2013 itinerary. But her partner in life and business, Robert Maye, co-owner of Red Barn Bicycles, had other ideas.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 4, 2013

TUSTIN, CA (BRAIN) — Fifteen years ago this month, Tani Walling rented a 500-square-foot corner in a commercial building in Old Town Tustin.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 3, 2013

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News staff will visit retailers in Miami, Salt Lake City and Austin next year as part of the magazine’s popular Dealer Tour program, which first launched in the fall of 2008.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted September 26, 2013

TUCSON, AZ (BRAIN) — Lifelong cyclist Steve Morganstern is bringing Scottsdale’s Bicycle Ranch south to Tucson. The new store, located at the intersection of Oracle and Ina Roads in northwest Tucson, is set to open its doors on Saturday. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 23, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — With a goal of driving growth, Sport Chalet has announced its recent partnership with Cappello Capital Corp. as its exclusive financial advisor. Cappello Capital Corp.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 11, 2013

GUELPH, Ontario (BRAIN) — Jason ‘Jay’ Filer, owner and lead instructor of Canada’s only bicycle mechanic certification school, has died. Even though Filer had been fighting a two-year battle with cancer of the esophagus, he passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 3. He was 43.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted September 5, 2013
Graeme Newell

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) —Emotional-marketing guru Graeme Newell will be the keynote speaker for the Interbike Industry Breakfast as the trade expo opens later this month.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Interbike
Posted September 5, 2013

LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) — Colorado brewer Oskar Blues, which also owns a small custom bike brand, Reeb, is opening a combination restaurant and bike retail space here later this year.

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