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Posted February 13, 2024
Jacob English.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our February magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What are you doing to ensure the success of your business over the next five-plus years?

Posted January 31, 2024
Win Allen.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our January magazine edition, we introduce our 2024 State of Retail panelists and their shops, representing a variety of bicycle businesses in nine U.S. states.

Posted January 2, 2024

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — New company Friiway is offering an e-bike "leasing" program for Stromer or Riese & Müller models through a Bay Area retailer.

Posted December 29, 2023

While hardware sales cooled off dramatically post-pandemic in the bike industry, spending on bike-related travel is a bright spot as Americans shift their spending to experiences rather than products.

Posted December 28, 2023

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Infrastructure has sold more than one million bike parking solutions and is currently working with Washington, D.C., to reimagine the city's infrastructure, providing nearly 2,000 bike docks so far, with more to come.

Posted December 28, 2023
Resilient retailers soldier on into 2024.

Our industry is awash in bad news. As we publish this in December, and Christmas layaways already a distant memory, it's certain that 2023 will turn out to be the worst sales year this century when corrected for inflation.

Posted December 12, 2023
Jason Bauer.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our December magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: How relevant are in-person trade shows, seminars, and dealer events? Which did you attend in 2023, or do you plan to attend in 2024?

Posted November 21, 2023

A version of this story ran in the November issue of BRAIN.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Buzzy Cohn had enough to deal with immediately following a bike crash after he hit a hubcap in the roadway during a group ride in 2012. He didn't need anymore painful news.

Posted November 14, 2023
Brad Burton.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our November magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: Which point-of-sale system does your shop use, what are the costs, and how satisfied are you with it?

Posted October 25, 2023
Julie Gabay.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our October magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What’s your experience with, and assessment of, click-and-collect programs?

Posted September 12, 2023
Ilya Nikhamin and Kasia Nikhamina.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our September magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: How does your shop manage e-bike battery risk? What steps do you take to manage uncertified batteries, and do you participate in any battery recycling programs?

Posted August 15, 2023
Jonathan Minks.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our August magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: What do you do for professional development?

Posted July 24, 2023
Deadline was Monday to submit public comments online.
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WASHINGTON — The last time the Consumer Product Safety Commission took an in-depth look at its bicycle safety regulations, it was the mid-1970s and the industry was just emerging from that decade's bike boom. The agency had only been launched in 1972.

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