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Posted July 28, 2009

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has partnered with RentaBikeNow.com to provide the latter’s powerful reservation engine so that bike rental and tour reservations can begin directly from bike shop Web sites.

Posted in North America
Posted July 28, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Call it the "Lance Effect," call it what you will, this year's Tour de France TV ratings were way up over last year.

Live morning coverage was up was up 98 percent over last year, with nearly 530,000 viewers, compared with more than 267,000 from 2008.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 28, 2009

ROCHESTER, NY (BRAIN)—A federal judge granted a stay late last month in a patent infringement lawsuit between the parent company of Stan’s NoTubes and Specialized.

Posted in North America
Posted July 27, 2009

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Mayor Thomas M. Menino's Boston Bikes program unveiled an innovative system to recover stolen bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 27, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gruppo Bici N.A. has signed a distribution agreement with Axevo S.r.l. for its original equipment and replacement brake hoods in colors for Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM controls in North America under its Canditalia brand.

Posted in North America
Posted July 27, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The rush is on for entry into the biggest cyclocross race in the U.S. CrossVegas registration opens on August 1 at noon (EST) for all categories.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 27, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The 2010 Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC) in Monterey, California, on April 13-15, produced and hosted by the Sea Otter Classic and presented by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA), will now be managed by Growth Cycle of Boulder, Colorado.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 27, 2009

"My relationship with Lance Armstrong is non-existent. Even if he is a great champion, I have never had admiration for him and I never will."

—Alberto Contador, winner of this year's Tour de France.

Posted in North America
Posted July 26, 2009

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—A pair of bicyclists claim a parked maintenance truck and an unsafe community trail led to serious injuries, according to claims filed against the city of Irvine in Orange County, California, in an Orange County Register story.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 26, 2009

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Canada's largest bike industry trade show returns to Montreal from September 9 - 12.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 26, 2009

HERMOSA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—A new cycling conference will debut this fall to generate a convergence of ideas from all aspects of business, marketing, economics, environment and trends that directly or indirectly affect the bicycle industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 26, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong recently conducted a BMX Access Survey finding that a good number of skate parks don’t allow BMX freestyle use.

Nearly 100 skate parks from 30 states responded to the survey where 46 percent said they don’t allow BMX riders and 54 percent do.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted July 26, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for product review submissions for its late summer/fall issues.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted July 23, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—In response to the recent announcement by Canoe & Kayak Magazine about its new paddlesports trade show slated for September in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Frank Hugelmeyer, president of Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and Joe Flynn, vice president of Nielsen's Sports Group, owner of the

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 23, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong has a new home for 2010. He will ride for the newly created Team RadioShack.

"Lance Armstrong will compete for Team RadioShack as a cyclist, runner and triathlete in events around the world, including the 2010 Tour de France," RadioShack said in a statement.

Posted in North America
Posted July 23, 2009

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle cut staff earlier in the week, according to a report in the Charlotte Observer.

Posted in North America
Posted July 23, 2009

ST.PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Mavic has joined the list of companies participating in Park Tool's Tech Summit for 2010.

In the post-event survey from the ’09 Tech Summit Park Tool asked participants which brand they would most like to see added to the list of presenters. Mavic was the most requested brand.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 23, 2009

TAMPA, FL (BRAIN)—Ironman will host the second annual “Demo Days” expo at the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 22, 2009

HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group reported a 15-percent jump in profit for the first half of 2009, as demand for electric bikes boosted the Dutch company.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 22, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Kestrel Bicycles has been named the official bike of Ironguides coaching, a worldwide company dedicated to serving endurance athletes of all skill levels.

Posted in North America

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