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Published April 4, 2012

Cannondale launches luxury cycling tour business • Cyclone offers paperless dealer account application • B-cycle launches inter-city bike sharing system

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN) Wednesday April 4 2012 7:15 AM MT—Cannondale is launching a luxury cycling tour business, Cannondale Tours.

The business will launch this year with six trips in the United States and Europe. Cannondale is working with DuVine Adventures to offer the program to consumers. 

“Cannondale Tours is for cyclists that want to challenge themselves by riding world-famous routes, led by professional, experienced guides, while being truly immersed in a region’s culture. Guests will bike hard, eat and drink well, and sleep in style,” said Bob Burbank, Cannondale's global general manager. “DuVine Adventures has operated personalized cycling tours since 1996 and is the perfect partner for Cannondale Tours.”

Guests will be riding the Cannondale SuperSix.

Cannondale Tours will begin June 6-11, with a trip to the French Alps and the Criterium du Dauphine. All tours give guests insider’s access to major races and events where Cannondale athletes will be competing, including the Italian Dolomites, USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado, La Vuelta Espana, World Championships in Kona, and the Tuscany Challenge.

Cyclone offers paperless dealer account application

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) Wednesday April 4 2012 7:22 AM MT—Portland distributor Cycling Bicycle Supply is now offering an online dealer application system.

“We’re all about streamlining processes to keep costs down and prices low while reducing our environmental impact,” said John Byfield, Cyclone sales director.

The application is accessible through Cyclone’s website.

B-cycle launches inter-city bike sharing system

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) Wednesday April 4 2012 7:31 AM MT—Trek's city bike-sharing system B-cycle is introducing a program that allows members to apply their membership in multiple cities.

The new program launches in Boulder and Denver, Colorado on Wednesday. Annual members will be able to swipe their one B-cycle membership card from their home city to check out bikes from either system location.

The company said the goal is to make bike travel within the two cities more convenient, and ultimately share bikes across all B-cycle locations nationwide.

Since B-cycle began in April 2010, B-cycle members have taken 408,958 bike trips over 862,841 miles.

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