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Posted September 22, 2015
The Archbishop received the bike on behalf of Pope Francis.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Pope Francis will be given a custom Breezer bike when he arrives in the City of Brotherly Love this weekend.

Posted in North America
Posted September 22, 2015

MANNING, S.C. (BRAIN) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley warmly greeted a gathering of Chinese manufacturers on Tuesday promising them her support to do whatever it takes to interest them in setting up a factory in South Carolina.

Posted in International
Posted September 22, 2015

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has named Jeff Spotts its new director of operations for North America. Spotts will be responsible for warehousing and logistics in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 22, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling is now offering a $50 annual Ride Membership, which offers recreational cyclists benefits including event accident medical coverage and a subscription to Bicycling.

Posted in North America
Posted September 21, 2015

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has added cycling industry veterans Jeff Haase, Justin Dittmer, and Ed Tyler to its sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted September 21, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Mike Ely is returning to NiteRider, where he has been appointed VP of sales and marketing.

Ely has spent the last 2 ½ years as international sales director for JetBlack Cycling.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 21, 2015

VENICE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Linus Bike has announced a program allowing customers to order bikes online with pickup at their local dealer. 

The Linus Enhance Online is a new e-commerce platform that can integrate dealer inventory so that consumers can see where their preferred bike is in stock.

Posted in North America
Posted September 21, 2015

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media has hired Katherine Fuller to be the new online editor for Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines. Fuller replaces Adam Newman, who was named editor-and-chief of Bicycle Times in July.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted September 21, 2015

HILDEBRAN, N.C. (BRAIN) — DeFeet's has launched a short film, "The Graveled High Rouleur," that promotes adventure riding and the company's new socks.

The 8-minute film features company founder Shane Cooper and is set in the Prohibition Era in North Carolina.

Posted in North America
Posted September 18, 2015

 

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Fast, powerful and unassuming — that's what bike cops are looking for in an e-bike, according to Spir Bikes, a new Indianapolis company.

Spir — pronounced "spire" — is developing a homegrown e-bike to serve the unique needs of police forces.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted September 18, 2015

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — QBP has announced it will offer a first-ever Service Summit for East Coast retailers at its new distribution center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Posted in North America
Posted September 18, 2015

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Mobile bike repair service Beeline Bikes is at its first Interbike with a fresh feather in its cap: The Bay Area-based company has signed up its first seven franchisees in California.

Posted in North America
Posted September 17, 2015

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Gray marketing and rampant online discounting are twin evils plaguing a host of brands. But Selle Italia is beefing up its fight to maintain control over its products and pricing.

Posted in North America
Posted September 17, 2015

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Gov. Hickenlooper is not the only elected official from Colorado who was at Interbike on Wednesday. Lori Buck, the mayor of Fruita, Colorado, was also here, promoting her city as a location for bike media events, R&D testing, and even corporate relocation.

Posted in North America
Posted September 17, 2015
The Whyte Saxon Cross Team sells for $2,100.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Jason Faircloth, a former vice president at Marin Bikes, is launching a new company selling Whyte brand bikes consumer direct in the U.S. Whyte is a U.K.-based brand that's been around since 1999.

Posted in International
Posted September 16, 2015
Bruce Fina named brand's director of North American sales
Unior's Master Wheelbulding Kit.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycles has announced that it is the first North American distributor of Unior Tools, which are made in Slovenia. The agreement was first announced at Trek World last month.

Posted in North America
Posted September 16, 2015
Arkansas, New Jersey, North Carolina and Pennsylvania bring school racing league total to 19.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has added new leagues in Arkansas, New Jersey, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, bringing it to 19 total leagues for high school and middle school mountain bike racing. The organization announced the new leagues at Interbike on Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted September 16, 2015

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday announced the state's commitment of more than $100 million over the next four years for bike programs

Posted in North America
Posted September 16, 2015

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Austrailian brand Knog has announced that Zeitbike will be its exclusive lock distributor in the U.S.

Knog had announced earlier in the year that Highway Two has taken over its light distribution.

Posted in North America
Posted September 16, 2015

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Exhibitors who have missed seeing some of their East Coast dealers here at Interbike will have a new way of reaching them next year.

Interbike is launching a new four-day demo event next fall called CycloFest in Charlotte, N.C.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike

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