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FITCHBURG, Wis. (BRAIN) — Milwaukee’s Wheel & Sprocket will have two locations in the Madison area with the acquisition of Fitchburg Cycles from its long-time owner Edwin Benet.

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

LINCOLN, Neb. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has acquired The Bike Race, a two-store chain in Lincoln and Omaha.

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wheat Ridge Cyclery, a nearly 50 year old Denver-area retailer, is opening a second location. 

The new location will be in Littleton, in the Ken Caryl region south of Denver.  WRC's original location is in Wheat Ridge, north of Denver.

Trek decides to stop sales to the stores that have long been associated with the brand.
Elevation Cycles' Parker, Colorado, location.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Mike’s Bikes, the California retailer acquired by Pon.Bike last August, has bought the four-store Elevation Cycles chain in the Denver area.

The Ledger building features external bike ramps up to the sixth floor.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Specialized plans to open its third Experience Center in the U.S. this fall, in this bike-hub city; the company also has acquired a store in nearby Fayetteville called The Bike Route.

ARLINGTON, Va. (BRAIN) — Conte's Bike Shop will open its eighth location in the District of Columbia region at the National Landing Amazon HQ2 offices early next year.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — A two-alarm fire at a Queens bike shop on Monday was caused by a charging lithium-ion battery, according to FDNY.

Tagged Electric bike
The most recent CODB Study was released in 2014.

Participants will receive a copy of the $400 report, which has not been updated for seven years.

PRAGUE (BRAIN) — Czech carbon frame and bike manufacturer Festka will provide bikes to Bangkok retailer Concept Speed, which is trying to meet demand in the growing Asian market. And Concept Speed is not starting small with Festka's pricy carbon models.

Landry's Bicycles in Boston bucks industry trend by forming ESOP.

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Mark Vautour doesn't get his coffee from Starbucks or dine at nearby Legal Seafood. When a Landry's Bicycles customer knocks on the door 10 minutes after closing, he'll open the door. That's what a neighborhood businessman does.

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — The owners of David’s World Cycle have announced a transaction rumored for several months: They have sold the 21-store Florida chain to Trek Bicycle.

CUTLER BAY, Fla. (BRAIN) — An e-bike battery charging unattended at a longtime South Florida bike shop caught fire and destroyed the interior and much of the inventory, but no injuries were reported.

Tagged Electric bike

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Three retailers have joined the board of directors of the National Bicycle Dealers Association, along with two re-elected board members.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Anne Mezzenga and Chris Walton follow trends in retail through their podcast, Omnitalk, a leader in that segment. While Wes Allen, owner of Sunlight Sports in Cody, Wyoming, follows the retail experience from the ground floor

Tagged Sea Otter Classic

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Police have recovered stolen prototype bikes valued at $80,000, thanks in part to help from local retailer Full Cycle. The store's owner became suspicious when a man walked in with a $12,000 e-bike and a pair of bolt cutters.

Tagged Lawsuits/legal
Cycles of Life in Leadville, Colorado, needs to find the right mechanic/service manager and will include a free house to rent.
Leadville's Harrison Avenue. Getty image.

LEADVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Filling openings for mechanics has become more challenging than ever in the past two years with the country's workforce amid career reshuffling that started during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joe Elam, owner Habersham Bicycles.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our March magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: How do you handle requests to service direct-to-consumer brands of bicycles and e-bikes?

Tagged From the Magazine

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods reported a second consecutive year of record full-year net sales for the period ending Jan. 29.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — In hopes of giving Northern retailers some insight about how to prepare, we asked 2,000 shops in the South about their January and February sales.

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retail chain Mike's Bikes has made its first retailer acquisition since it was bought by Pon Holdings last year. The chain has acquired Roseville Cyclery, which has been renamed Mike's Bikes of Roseville, the 14th Mike's Bikes location.


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