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October 31, 2017

BERINGEN, Belgium (BRAIN) — Flanders Bike Valley, a cluster of bike companies and other entities formed to encourage the bike industry in this region, is planning to conduct benchmark aero drag testing in its bike-specific wind tunnel this winter.

Posted in International
October 31, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Thursday's Bikeshare Summit here will explore the benefits of and concerns about dockless bikeshare programs in the U.S. 

Posted in North America
October 31, 2017

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (BRAIN) — UPS Canada is testing a custom-made three-wheeled cargo bike to deliver packages in and around the York University campus, as part of a pilot program to test the potential of delivery by bike in Toronto.

Posted in North America
October 30, 2017

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (BRAIN) — Assos will hold its Campionissimo road bike event in Sonoma County next month despite the recent wild fires in the area. The four-day event, Nov. 16-19, includes rides leaving from Healdsburg, which was spared damage from the fires.

Posted in North America
Company says the event will support rebuilding events following the North Bay Area fires.
October 30, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Shipments from Bicycle Product Suppliers Association members to dealers over the first nine months of the year were down 5 percent from the same period last year, an 86,448-unit shortfall. Sales by dollars fell 3 percent.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Gravel/adventure bikes see increase, as do BMX and e-bikes. But the Men's performance road bike category was down steeply.
October 30, 2017

KIRKLAND, Wash. (BRAIN) — BikeFit is now shipping its Saddle Changer, an updated and much lower priced version of its previous quick-change seatpost, the SwitchIt.  The Saddle Changer is intended for bike shops, fitters, and saddle demo operators, to quickly swap saddles on bikes. 

Posted in New Products
October 30, 2017

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI will close its 151 stores on Black Friday, Nov. 24, and urge its employees and customers to opt to spend time outside, rather than shopping on that day.

Posted in Retail News
For the third year, the co-op will close all stores and process no online orders.
October 30, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Campagnolo North America has announced dates and locations of its 2017-2018 Technical Training Seminar Tour.

The seminars will cover:

Posted in North America
October 30, 2017

KEMPELE, Finland (BRAIN) —Polar has opened an application programming interface for developers who want to create links between Polar's devices and platforms and other systems.

Posted in Product/Tech
October 27, 2017

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group announced Friday that its net sales were up 6.9 percent in its third quarter, the period from July through September. Adjusted for exchange rate fluctuations, sales rose 8.5 percent, to 1,385 million Swedish Krona ($165 million).

Posted in International

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