IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Orange County Specialized dealer Rock N Road Cyclery has opened redesigned Body Geometry Fit studios at three of its four locations, part of the retailer’s increased focus on high-end bike fitting.
ANCHORAGE, AK (BRAIN) — The owners of Anchorage retailer Chain Reaction Cycles are set to open Alaska’s first Trek concept store in March.
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN) — Performance Bicycle is plotting an aggressive growth strategy in the first half of 2013, with plans to open five stores in Florida — its first locations in the state — and one new store in Arizona.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Sport Chalet on Wednesday reported disappointing earnings for its fiscal third quarter, as the company’s net loss widened to $1.9 million from $1 million a year earlier.
NEVADA CITY, CA (BRAIN) — After Armstrong was charged with doping and had his race results nullified last year, Nevada City race organizer Duane Strawser — who also owns the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop and is mayor of the old Gold Rush town — was an obvious interview subject for the hordes of journalists sniffing around the story.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour of San Francisco wrapped up Thursday with a 20-mile jaunt around the city, ably led by folks from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, who for the most part managed to route us around the steepest hills
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Bike Fixtation partnered with Green Guru to provide simple and cost effective inner tube recycling services for bike rooms, repair kiosks and other public use bicycle repair stations.
The following article is the first in a four-part series on industry succession planning. It appeared in the January issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Multisport website Slowtwitch.com has released its list of the top 50 multisport retailers in the U.S., the Slowtwitch 50.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Retailer Penn Cycling is offering free bike repair and maintenance classes to all participants in the Minnesota High School Cycling League.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Triathlon specialty retailer Austin Tri-Cyclist is expanding to a second location in the Texas capital, home to several major tri events.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN) — Southern California chain Jax Bicycle Center is relocating its Mission Viejo store about five miles away to a new location in Laguna Niguel that will be more conducive to staging rides and demos directly out of the shop.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — With a focus on bike fit and high-end road — and inspired by a legendary “Cannibal” of the pro peloton — retailer and bicycle studio BelgianWerkx opened for business Monday outside of Milwaukee.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News has officially handed off its long running Top 100 and Gold Star retailer recognition program to the National Bicycle Dealers Association. This year the NBDA will manage the annual list under the title, "America’s Best Bike Shops."
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Indoor bike park The Lumberyard MTB will host its inaugural Sugar Showdown Women’s Weekend, a riding instruction event and competition for female riders of all skill levels, from Jan. 25-27.
PALOS VERDES, CA (BRAIN) — Steve Bowen, owner of Palos Verdes Bicycle Center, died Sunday of natural causes while riding in Malibu with a friend, according to the store.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (BRAIN) — A quickly growing startup retail chain in Florida is headed into 2013 with plans for rapid expansion outside its home state.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—In partnership with Minneapolis shop One on One Bicycle Studio, Handsome Cycles is opening its first branded retail location. The shop, set to open in March, will also serve as Handsome’s headquarters.