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Southern California’s ARB Cyclery closes its doors

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — After serving Orange County cyclists for more than a decade, ARB Cyclery’s last day of business was May 31.

Erik’s agrees to buy Rasmussen Bicycle Shop in West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Erik’s Bike Shop, which has more than two dozen locations across the Upper Midwest, expects to have its first location in Iowa soon, with an agreement to buy Rasmussen Bicycle Shop in West Des Moines. The transaction is expected to be finalized on May 9. Headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, Erik’s other locations are in Minnesota, Kansas, Illinois, and Wisconsin

Toys ’R’ Us bankruptcy pummels Dorel Sports’ first quarter

Weather also slowed the start to bike sales in spring, company says.

Bike World Iowa sets up shop in former grocery store

DES MOINES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Bike World Iowa recently moved its West Des Moines location and the company’s warehouse into a former grocery store. The Ridgway family, which operates two other Des Moines-area Bike World Iowa stores, bought the building last year after the local Dahl’s chain of supermarkets went bankrupt. “It was a consolidation and an upgrade in a way

Pivot Cycles hires John Pentecost in international sales and Ron Koch in media relations and content

TEMPE, Ariz.

Interbike announces first wave of IBD Summit speakers at fall show

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the initial wave of content and schedule for the IBD Summit at Interbike, the retail education track at the Interbike show this fall. The show said it sought to bring the same level of speakers that used to appear at the IBD Summit in its previous format, when it was held in Arizona in the winter.  Pat Hus, the vice president of Interbike, said, “We consulted with our Retailer Advisory Board, the NBDA and many others on the topics, and are confident that the sessions will be impactful for attendees

MRP hires Rob Aguero as manager of sales and business development

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mountain Racing Products has hired industry veteran Rob Aguero to its sales team.

Spinlister in talks with potential buyers to bring back service

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — A potential buyer may breathe new life into popular bike rental platform Spinlister, which announced last month that it would shut down

Sporting goods giant, Decathlon, taking another stab at US market

The France-based chain, with more than 1,300 stores globally, will offer its house-brand B'Twin bikes at U.S.

Velotooler adds mechanic-filtering features to its platform

HAMDEN, Conn.