Racing & Sponsorship
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized has renewed its financial commitment to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, the organizing body for high school mountain biking in the United States.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes, which introduced its first drop-bar bike this fall, will be the official bike sponsor of the 2014 Crusher in the Tushar, a tough dirt road endurance race in Utah.
PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival are planning to make a bid to host a stop on the 2015 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, they announced Wednesday.
BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Champion System will be the technical apparel sponsor of the LUNA Pro Team for the 2014 season.
BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Bike industry representatives are forming a committee that hopes to work with the UCI to make disc brakes a reality in UCI-sanctioned road races.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — Seven Americans have been appointed to nine positions on commission at the international cycling union, UCI.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — Gina Kavesh and Dorothy Nichols have been elected to fill two vacant positions on the USA Cycling Board of Directors, USAC announced this week.
KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — In the latest iteration of a long-time tradition, Lava Magazine once again did a bike survey at the world's most prestigious triathlon, held last month in Hawaii.
DURANGO, CO (BRAIN) — The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic has appointed Jeff Frost as its new executive director. The Iron Horse is Colorado's oldest cycling event and attracts 4,000 participants, including racers and tour participants. The event is held Memorial Day weekend.
BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Craft will be sponsoring and supplying the Australia-based pro cycling team ORICA-GreenEDGE for the next three seasons, the clothing company announced this week.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — The 2014 edition of the USA Pro Challenge stage race will feature its first mountain top finish — at Monarch Mountain, a ski resort west of Salida, Colo., in the center of the state.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel announced Tuesday that its Cannondale brand acquired a majority ownership of the Cannondale Pro Cycling team and Brixia Sports and that it had ended discussions with Tinkoff Credit Systems.
LALLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian clothing brand Santini will sponsor and supply the Belkin pro cycling team in a two-year deal that starts in January. The Belkin team is built on the former Rabobank team organization.
GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) — USA BMX has launched a new after school enrichment program based on a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum. The program, which had a soft rollout in April, is now integrated into more than 20 school districts across the United States.
KAILUA-KONA, HI (BRAIN) — Recon Instruments, which is introducing a "heads-up display" cycling sunglasses, is sponsoring next weekend's GoPro Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, the company announced Wednesday.
PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — A show focusing on Northeast-based framebuilders is set for Friday and kicks off a weekend of bike events in Providence, Rhode Island, that includes the New England Bike-Walk Summit, the Providence Cyclocross Festival and the first Gran Fondo New England.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Britain Brian Cookson has been elected president of the international cycling union, UCI, replacing its embattled chief Pat McQuaid.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN) — The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah will expand to a seven-day stage race in 2014, starting on Monday, Aug. 4 and finishing on Sunday, Aug. 10.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has announced dates and host communities for national championship events for various disciplines and age groups next year. The events extend from cyclocross nationals in Colorado in January on through to the collegiate mountain bike championships next October.