PeopleForBikes selects researcher for rider participation study

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Executives for PeopleForBikes have selected a researcher to survey U.S. rider participation including breakdowns of rides and rider types.

Interbike plans pre-show media reception

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Journalists attending the Interbike International Expo this fall will get  a chance to preview some of the latest products at a reception planned for Tuesday, Sept.

Correction: NPD Group to begin reporting integrated data

Editor’s note : A bicycleretailer.com story posted June 18 incorrectly stated that The NPD Group’s Sports and Leisure business would begin reporting expanded cycling sales data outside the specialty retail channel, including big-box and online retailers, starting in September. While such reporting is on NPD’s radar, the timing for that has not been set

NPD sets launch for revamped bike sales data

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The NPD Group’s Sports and Leisure Trends business in September will begin reporting broader cycling sales data that, in addition to independent bike dealers, will also include big-box retailers, sporting goods chains, department stores, wholesale clubs and e-commerce operations.

Club Ride sales up 47% in first quarter

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel sale were up 47 percent in the first quarter, to $856,000, compared to sales of $583,000 in the same quarter last year.    The privately held bike clothing brand voluntarily releases financial information each quarter. The company said its gross margins and net margins also showed steady improvement; gross margin in the first quarter this year was 38.1 percent, up from 36.7 percent last year.  Club Ride introduced its 2014/2015 Fall-Winter collection to dealers in January, with deliveries expected in August

Wheel & Sprocket and Strategic Solutions offer retail analytics tool

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wisconsin retailer Wheel & Sprocket and Pennsylvania-based Strategic Solutions – S2 are releasing a new analytics tool for single- or multi-store bike retailers. The Wheel Toolkit links to point of sale systems (currently Ascend and Litespeed/MerchantOS) and provides owners and managers with real-time data

Scenes from Monterey Bay

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Retailers and suppliers gathered for annual conferences this week in Monterey Bay. At separate meetings held in hotels within walking distance of each other, panel sessions and keynotes kicked off Tuesday and continue through Wednesday and Thursday.

Leisure Trends: Slow start to 2014 continues in February

Unit sales and dollars down for the month.

Mike’s Bike signs Ascent CRM for consumer marketing

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Northern California retailer Mike’s Bikes has selected Ascent CRM, formerly a division of Leisure Trends, as its relationship marketing partner, driving the 11-store chain’s direct-to-consumer marketing efforts.

Partner Promotion: Save up to 43 percent on selected Specialized shoes

It’s Friday once again and this week we’ve got not one but two great BikeRadar Recommends deals on mountain bike shoes.

Our partners at Leisure Lakes Bikes are offering an exclusive 43 percent discount on BG Expert shoes and 40 percent on BG Sport shoes from Specialized for the next seven days only.

You can pick up the BG Experts for only ?90 (RRP ?160) by entering voucher code SPECEXPERT, and get your hands on the BG Sports for just ?45 (RRP ?75) by entering voucher code SPECSPORT.

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Please be aware that this week’s offers are strictly while stocks last. Once they’re gone they’re gone, so get yours while you can!