MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — The annual fundraiser for the Wisconsin Bike Fed put on by Saris every year will move from the Saris factory to the Madison Children’s Museum this year.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Located a stone’s throw from the original Starbucks and the Pike Place Market on Seattle’s waterfront, Elliott Bay Bicycles will close its doors at the end of September. Framebuilder Bill Davidson and retailer Bob Freeman opened Elliott Bay in 1983.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has released a new version of its mobile running and cycling app that incorporates weekly goals to help athletes track and improve their performance.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Interbike’s earlier date this year — the show’s second edition at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center — appears to have been a hit with most exhibitors and attendees.
LONGWOOD, Fla. (BRAIN) — Sparky’s Distribution is working with newly formed consulting firm G3 Development Group to grow its global BMX business. Sparky’s owns Subrosa, The Shadow Conspiracy and the Rant brands of BMX bikes and parts, and distributes Bone Deth, Banned and Mutiny BMX brands.
SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has made two key staffing changes, promoting Travis Erwin to the newly created role of European general manager and hiring Lori Barrett as U.S. national sales manager.
Bike shops are an integral part of the cycling infrastructure.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Gita Sporting Goods, Campagnolo and BH Bikes are each reporting bike thefts coming out of last week's Interbike show here.
Gita, the U.S. importer of Pinarello, said someone swiped a new Pinarello Dogma F8 from its display at Interbike's OutDoor Demo.
BROOKLYN (BRAIN) — Brett Cleaver, formerly of Ritte Cycles, has joined Brooklyn-based Sommerville Sports Cyclewear to represent the company in South California.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — Todson, Inc. is now importing helmets from the Italian brand MET.
MET, based in the Italian Alps, was founded in 1987 but this is the first time the brand has been sold in the U.S. Todson founder Neal Todrys said MET is one of the top three brands in Europe.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle USA will use Channel IQ’s services to manage its unilateral minimum advertised price (UMAP) policy across online channels and to monitor unauthorized listings on third-party websites.