NEW YORK CITY, NY (BRAIN) — Bert Cebular, founder of the NYCeWheels retail shop, died Wednesday in a paraglider accident, according to local news reports.
Cebular founded the shop on Manhattan's Upper East Side in 2001. It specializes in folding and electric bikes and scooters.
HERCULES INLET, ANTARCTICA (BRAIN)—Utah retailer Daniel Burton has left his base camp in Antarctica in an attempt to be the first person to ride a bicycle to the South Pole. If he succeeds, he’ll cover 1,500 miles roundtrip from the coast inland to the pole and back.
FT. COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Swobo and Bicycle Times are launching a five-part interview and video series called "Movers and Makers: People That Inspire Us," that will focus on bike industry members that the series' producers find inspiring.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — In a coup for the Taiwan bicycle industry, the European Cyclists’ Federation has chosen Taipei as the host city for its 2016 annual conference—Velo-city Global.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has called out 10 protected bike lanes in eight different cities as the best in the nation completed during 2013.
PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Backcountry has purchased Bergfreunde.de, an outdoor equipment e-commerce retailer that serves Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Backcountry, which owns CompetitiveCyclist.com, said the purchase marks its entry into the European market.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — Matt Fritzinger, founder of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, is leaving the nonprofit to launch his next venture in January. His last day with NICA is Dec. 20.
TUSTIN, CA (BRAIN) — Despite deep discounts and sales that started earlier than ever, Thanksgiving weekend sales were down for the first time in seven years, according to the National Retail Federation.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and authorities in other nations to recall some Red 10-speed medium-cage rear derailleurs.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — GPS device brand Soleus has added compatibility with Strava to its Sync desktop software. The software upgrade allows users of Soleus' GPS watches and bike computer to upload activity data from their computers to their Strava accounts.
BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Champion System will be the technical apparel sponsor of the LUNA Pro Team for the 2014 season.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Organizers of the German trade show ISPO Munich have named RecoFit Compression Gear as a finalist in the show's ISPO BRANDNEW contest. The compression gear brand was recognized in the award's sportswear category.