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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.

Bud and David Hunt.

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (BRAIN) — David "Bud" Hunt Jr., the owner of The Bike Route here, died on Feb. 23 at 93.

Hunt had run the store in this small mountain town above Palm Springs since 1973.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — REI Co-op in Manhattan became the first store in the company's chain to unionize, with the announcement coming Wednesday night. By a vote of 88-14, the SoHo location will join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.

Bike service discount is increased for members.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI Co-op announced changes to and raised the price of its membership program Wednesday, including doubling the shop service discount.

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Landry's Bicycles enters year 100 with the announcement Wednesday that it is now completely employee-owned.

SIGNA Sports United is the owner of Wiggle CRC.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Hap Seliga, a co-founder of Competitive Cyclist and former executive at Backcountry and Specialized, has joined SIGNA Sports United as head of its North American bike operations.


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