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Posted December 27, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Associaton is offering scholarships to help dealers attend the 2014 National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., March 3-5, 2014.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 27, 2013

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Exustar USA now has six distributors handling a variety of its products. The distributors are: Action Bicycle USA, Cyclone Bicycle Supply, Hans Johnsen, J&B Importers, North American Cycles and QBP, said Dannie Nall, general manager for Exustar USA.

Posted in North America
Posted December 26, 2013

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Planet Bike has revised its minimum advertised pricing policy to limit the sale of its accessories on auction sites. The new guidelines also set the minimum advertised price at 5 percent below MSRP. In the past this has ranged between 10 to 20 percent.

Posted in North America
Posted December 24, 2013
PeopleForBikes’ application period closes Jan. 14, 2014.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — More than 100 cities across the U.S. have submitted letters of intent to apply to be one of six selected to build protected bike lanes as part of PeopleForBikes’ Green Lane Project. The application period closes Jan. 14, 2014.

Posted in North America
Posted December 24, 2013

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling Association's membership hit an all-time high of 46,724 members in 2013, and the group also hosted more tour participants than ever this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 24, 2013

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)  — Niner Bikes will be the presenting sponsor of Dirt Fest 2014, a three-day mountain bike festival produced by Dirt Rag magazine in Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania. The event is May 16-18. 

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted December 24, 2013

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dahon bikes are now being distributed in Poland by Arkus & Romet, which has a network of more than 700 dealers throughout the country.

Posted in International
Posted December 24, 2013

SUWANEE, GA (BRAIN) — Maxxis is running a contest that encourages riders to share photos of their rides in Instagram, with three GoPro Hero3 Black action cameras to be awarded as prizes.

Posted in North America
Posted December 24, 2013

LADERA RANCH, CA (BRAIN) — SmartStop Self Storage has donated $17,000 to the Bahati Foundation's Adopt-a-School Program. The Bahati Foundation was founded by pro cyclist Rashaan Bahati, who grew up in Compton, Calif. The foundation supports inner-city youth in underserved communities.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 24, 2013

BAILEY, CO (BRAIN) — Mike McCormack has been appointed race director for the Bailey Hundo, a fast-growing 100-mile mountain bike race held west of Denver.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted December 23, 2013

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Canadian bike trade show ExpoCycle said the show will not be held next year.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 23, 2013
Scott Kamler

PARSIPPANY, NJ (BRAIN) — Kent International announces the promotion of Scott Kamler as the company’s new president effective immediately. Kamler’s father Arnold, who had been the president of the company since 1976, will continue to work full time as the CEO and chairman of the board.

Posted in North America
Posted December 23, 2013

SANTA BARBARA, CA (BRAIN) — VP Components has announced the hiring of Damon Williams as USA sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 23, 2013

CARREGOSA, Portugal (BRAIN) — Polisport Group has acquired the Dutch baby seat maker Bobike, the companies announced Monday.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted December 23, 2013

SAINT AUGUSTIN de DESMAURES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Granfondo Garneau-Cascades presented by Quebecor recently presented a check for $101,223 to the Little Brothers-Friends of the Eldery organization. The money was raised by the event and was $40,000 more than raised in 2012.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 23, 2013

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle employees decided to scale down their holiday party this year, and donate the excess party budget to two non-profit organizations.

Posted in North America
Posted December 20, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Emerald Expositions, owner of Interbike, Outdoor Retailer and Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, has acquired GLM Markets and one of its trade shows, Surf Expo, for $335 million.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 20, 2013

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The UCI on Friday reminded the industry that starting in the new year, it will relax some rules on how riders are positioned on time trial bikes, making the bike approval process at races quicker and more predictable.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted December 20, 2013
Photo courtesy: Jornada cicloturismo

GUADIX, Spain (BRAIN) — El Patronato Provincial del Turismo de Granada, the provincial tourism department of Granada, recently convened more than 80 participants representing 18 business sectors at Enturna, the International School of Rural and Environmental Tourism, to boost efforts for developing cyclotourism in Spain.

Posted in International
Posted December 20, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets is teaming up with IMBA for the second year to provide grants for trail building. Like last year, Bell will offer $100,000 to fund three mountain bike trail projects, including any combination of bike park/pump track, flow trails and downhill/gravity trails.

Posted in Industry News

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