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Posted October 6, 2015

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Friends of mountain bike pioneer Charlie Cunningham are running a crowd-funding campaign on Gofundme.com to help Cunningham with medical expenses following a bike accident in August.

According to the campaign's homepage, Cunningham had a bike crash in early August. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 6, 2015

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jack Caress is stepping down as president of the trade group Triathlon Business International, the group announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted October 5, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Product Suppliers Association members shipped 1.8 million bikes to dealers through August this year, less than half a percent more than they shipped in the same period last year.

Posted in North America
Posted October 2, 2015

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dirt Rag's art director for the last seven years, Matt Kasprzyk, is moving on to a new career at Scott Sports. Kasprzyk's vacancy will be filled by long­time Bicycle Times art director, Stephen Haynes.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 2, 2015
MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Outerbike, a consumer demo event held just outside this mountain bike destination, opened Friday with its traditional stampede as riders rushed in to grab their preferred demo bike.
Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 2, 2015
Agency harnesses Women’s Collective trade show seminars into education about women’s market.
Photo courtesy of Interbike.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Verde Brand Communications is launching an online training program tailored to retailers, reps, manufacturers, guides and other members of the bike industry focused on the women’s market.

Posted in North America
Posted October 1, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) – Bicycle Retailer & Industry News and PeopleForBikes are collecting updates for the 2016 Industry Directory.

Posted in North America
Posted October 1, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Cyclocross races are often held in public parks where officials and user groups are concerned about events’ impact.

Posted in North America
Posted October 1, 2015

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Moots Cycles announced Thursday that longtime owner Chris Miller has sold the titanium bike and component manufacturer to Brent Whittington, a former executive officer for Windstream Holdings, Inc, a Fortune 500 telecommunications company.

Posted in North America
Posted October 1, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries is celebrating its 20th year in business with a celebration tour beginning at its New York City Chrome HUB location on October 7th. The New York event will be the first of seven held at each of Chrome's regional retail HUBS.

Posted in North America
Posted October 1, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —  QBP and several co-sponsors are expanding a scholarship program that helps send women bike mechanics to an all-women's class in professional repair and shop operations at UBI. This year the program will provide 16 scholarships.

Posted in North America
Posted September 30, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Sigma is the latest addition to The Bike Cooperative's network of supplier partners; through this partnership members of The Bike Co-op will earn rebates on their purchases of Sigma-branded products, both direct and through distributors.

Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers' Association is moving its 2016 trade show to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, the site of several CABDA shows in the 1990s. The new space is twice the size of CABDA's 2015 venue, and is already 60 percent sold out, organizers said.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / CABDA
Posted September 29, 2015
Guerrilla Gravity's Denver showroom.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Guerrilla Gravity, a four-year-old Denver mountain bike maker, was awarded a $30,000 grant Monday night from a city economic development program. The grant is in addition to a $100,000 grant that Guerrilla received from a national JP Morgan Chase program announced earlier this month.

Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2015
A photo from the cyclesmith.jp homepage.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — The outdoors brand Mountainsmith is bringing back its Cyclesmith brand of bike products, but only for the Japanese market. The company said the plans are in response to a growing demand for Mountainsmith products in Japan and a steady increase in sales over the past three years.

Posted in International
Posted September 29, 2015

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. will be making its first appearance at the Asia Bike Trade Show in Nanjing's International Expo Centre in China from Oct. 9-12.

Posted in International
Posted September 28, 2015
P&A distribution consolidated to ANA’s East and West Coast facilities.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America is planning to shutter its Kent warehouse at the end of the year. The 65,000-square-foot facility has been used exclusively for distribution of parts and accessories, as well as for wheel building operations for Wheel Works.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — This Friday's New England Builders' Ball will host many of the world's best bicycle framebuilders at Roger Williams Park Casino here.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Dero has added a map to its website showing locations of its Fixit public bike repair stations worldwide.

The crowd-sourced map currently features more than 700 public bike repair locations.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bruce C. Alt is the new vice president of government relations for the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

Posted in North America

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