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Posted September 28, 2014

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News and PeopleForBikes have partnered to update and publish the annual Industry Directory.

Posted in Industry News Tagged BRAIN News
Posted September 26, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries has become the exclusive international distributor for grip brand RedMonkey Sports.

Posted in North America
Posted September 26, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Longtime Dahon general manager Pete Mole, who is also credited as the creator of the first muscle bike, died in mid-September days after suffering a stroke. He was 88.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 26, 2014

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (BRAIN) — The fourth annual Global Fat Bike Summit will be held here Jan. 23-25 at the Snow King Resort.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 26, 2014
Iris Bruschinski

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — With the appointment of a dedicated North America e-bike manager, Focus Bicycles USA plans to make Kalkhoff and Focus e-bikes more available in the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted September 25, 2014

LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor Lambert is now distributing G-Form protective gear.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2014

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Paul Deem is suing the state of California and the city of Newport Beach over an accident that killed his wife in 2013.

Posted in Industry News
Posted September 25, 2014
The sport of triathlon became a part of the Olympic games in Sydney, 2000. Photo- USA Triathlon.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN)—The sport of triathlon was born Sept. 25, 1974 when the first-ever swim-bike-run competition was held in San Diego's Mission Bay. To celebrate the milestone, USA Triathlon has special web and print coverage highlighting historical moments that have shaped the sport.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2014

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports is now the exclusive Canadian distributor for 3T, distributing the Italian brand's range of road, triathlon and mountain bike components through LTP Sports' network of specialty retailers. The agreement went into effect Sept. 1.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2014
New Washoe road model will be offered consumer direct with wholesale pricing also available.
The LeMond Washoe.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Greg LeMond is continuing to work on a re-entry to the bike market, launching a new U.S.-made steel road bike model this fall, with plans for other models to be launched in 2015.

Posted in International
Posted September 25, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — The KMC Cyclo-cross Festival will hold a Dealer Day with clinics and training opportunities for retailers on Friday, Oct. 3.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2014

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Marzocchi Canada is now the official distribution center for all of Tenneco Marzocchi products throughout Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Ritte has signed Echos Communications to support the Los Angeles bike brand's PR and media relations.

Posted in North America
Posted September 24, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBMX, Quality Bicycle Products' BMX division, is now distributing the Germany-based We The People brand. QBP will be the exclusive U.S. distributor for We The People bikes and parts for 2015.

Posted in International
Posted September 24, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca, the heritage Italian brand now based in Indianapolis, is expected to be featured on National Public Radio's All Things Considered on Wednesday afternoon.

Posted in North America
Posted September 24, 2014
At the ExpoBici, you can enjoy a local wine as you check out the bikes.

PADOVA, Italy (BRAIN) — They do things different in Italy.

Posted in International
Posted September 24, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro is providing replacement shoes to customers and retailers who have some of its Terraduro and Terradura mountain bike shoes, after customers reported that the shoes' soles are coming unglued.

Posted in North America
Posted September 23, 2014
Tech blog says it will donate to cycling charities in case of future “copyright errors” following latest use of unauthorized content.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Following a social media furor sparked by the unauthorized use of content on Bikerumor.com last week, the cycling tech blog announced it has updated its editorial policy and — in the instance of any future “copyright errors” — pledged to make a $1,000 charitable donation to the cycling charity of the aggrieved party’s choice.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted September 23, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI is bringing German mountain bike brand Ghost to the U.S., selling the high-performance bikes exclusively through REI stores and REI.com starting in January.  

Posted in North America
Posted September 23, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs and Strava are teaming up to raise at least $50,000 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF).

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet

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