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Posted January 8, 2014

GHENT, Belgium (BRAIN) — The membership of the European Two-wheel Retailers’ Association (ETRA) has decided to dissolve the organization because of insufficient funding, the group said in a brief statement emailed Wednesday and posted on the association’s website.

Posted in International
Posted January 8, 2014

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) – Continuing its support of high school mountain bike racing leagues, apparel maker Primal Wear has renewed its Gold Level sponsorship of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted January 8, 2014

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — For a few thousand cyclists, the ride up James Canyon to Jamestown and back to Boulder is just perfect. But flooding last fall not only washed out the road but displaced most of the town’s residents, and Boulder’s cycling community continues to raise money for their relief.

Posted in North America
Posted January 7, 2014

KENT, WA (BRAIN) – Diamondback Bicycles has signed on as official bike sponsor of the Optum Pro Cycling UCI continental team. Optum’s men’s and women’s squads will race this year aboard Diamondback’s Podium Equipe model.

The partnership marks Diamondback’s first sponsorship of a professional road team.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted January 7, 2014

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN) — John Neugent, a longtime industry veteran and the former president of Sachs USA, has shut down his online company, Neuvation Cycling, in part due to ever-increasing competition among online sellers.

Posted in North America
Posted January 7, 2014

HILLSBORO, OR (BRAIN) Organizers of the PDX Bicycle Show, a consumer expo held at the Portland Expo Center, announced that they have canceled the show set for March 29-30.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 6, 2014
Skip Hess with Electra's Townie Go e-bike

VISTA, CA (BRAIN) — Skip Hess spent most of Monday meeting individually with the 35 employees at Electra answering their questions and concerns about the sale of this iconic brand to Trek.

Posted in North America
Posted January 6, 2014
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WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle announced that it has acquired Electra Bicycle Company. In a press release issued Monday morning, Trek said the move “provides Electra with business and logistical support as well as distribution assets that will ensure the growth of the brand.”

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 6, 2014

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is offering a free exchange service for its recalled hydraulic brakes at the U.S. Cyclocross Nationals event at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, Colorado, this week.

Posted in North America
Posted January 3, 2014

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Two companies that service traveling multi-sport athletes are teaming up to offer a discount program.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted January 2, 2014
Riccardo Bigolin

POZZOLEONE, Italy  (BRAIN) — Riccardo Bigolin, who founded Selle Royal and saw it grow into one of the world’s premium saddle companies, died on New Year’s Day. He had turned 85 on Dec. 28.

Posted in International
Posted December 31, 2013
Team Name Team Bike Component Sponsor
AG2R LA MONDIALE Focus Campagnolo
ASTANA PRO TEAM Specialized Campagnolo
Posted in International
Posted December 31, 2013
The entry includes Primal Wear IMBA jerseys for each team member.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — IMBA is offering two 5-person team entries to the sold-out 24 Hours of Old Pueblo race, held in Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 14-16.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted December 30, 2013
Brett Walquist

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (BRAIN) – Brett Walquist, a longtime Midwest rep for J&B Importers and a former retailer, was stabbed to death by an intruder early Monday while vacationing with family in the beach town of Rincon, Puerto Rico. He was 41.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 30, 2013

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — The court-appointed trustee for Divine Cycling Group’s bankruptcy case is asking the court to consolidate three related but separate Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings.

Posted in North America
Posted December 30, 2013

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) – Early-bird registration for this spring’s Bicycle Leadership Conference, saving participants $150, closes Tuesday. Regular registration is $940 for members of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and $1,040 for non-BPSA members.

Posted in North America Tagged Bicycle Leadership Conference / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 30, 2013

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM’s Brad Menna will start a new role as a road product manager beginning Jan. 1, having spent the past five years in sales, three of them as a senior OE account manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 30, 2013

BAAL, Belgium (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is sponsoring cyclocross world champion Sven Nys' team, Crelan AA Drink, starting New Year's Day. Nys is a two-time world champion, six-time World Cup overall winner and eight-time Belgium national champion. 

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted December 29, 2013

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — BicycleRetailer.com readers flocked to two big stories in 2013: the continuing saga of the Divine Cycling Group — a tale told in articles published from February to December — and the brief social media explosion over Specialized's attempt to protect a trademark from use by a Canadian bike shop.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 27, 2013

BODFISH, CA (BRAIN) — Known for his inventive and useful bicycle tools, Paul Morningstar was found dead at his house in the Kern River Valley in Southern California on Saturday.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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