NORTH VANCOUVER, BC (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle Canada is supporting Sprockids, a youth mountain biking skills and leadership training program.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Blackburn is adding a twist to the Whiskey Off Road endurance race, to be held this weekend near Prescott, Arizona.
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — SockGuy has moved into larger office and warehouse space, right around the corner from the company's former location.
GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) — Participation at USA BMX National Series events was up by double-digit percentages at four of the series' early season events, the organization is reporting.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The U.S. Senate will debate legislation this week that would empower states to collect sales tax from online businesses located outside their borders. The Senate could vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act as soon as Wednesday.
On Monday, the Senate voted 74-20 to start debate.
SRAM took the wraps off its latest road product just days before Sea Otter began, but the component maker had plenty of new offerings to show on the off-road side of its business.
Three new wheelsets are added alongside the SRAM Rise line introduced last year.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Outdoor product sales saw a 7.6 percent uptick in sales in March, driven by outdoor apparel, footwear and hardgoods sales — and led by sales through online and discount/mass retailers.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Both the Bicycle Leadership Conference and IBD Summit wrapped up in downtown Monterey on Thursday after packed schedules of programming and several opportunities for attendees of both events to interact with each other ahead of the weekend’s Sea Otter Classic.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Clothing maker Champion System is taking a page from Willy Wonka's marketing book to celebrate shipping its 5 millionth jersey.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Kryptonite and Shimano are the latest vendors to sign up with SmartEtailing for its Buy Local Now program. Each company announced its plans at the Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey last week.
We wrap up our series on industry succession with a look at how the titans who created the island’s manufacturing base are handing off control—in most cases to their children.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Confession time: We got out to the Otter a bit late, having committed ourselves to the Bicycle Leadership Conference and IBD Summit in Monterey through Thursday night. Still, there was plenty to discover when we roamed the dusty but thankfully sunny lanes of Laguna Seca on Friday.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — With five minutes to present an idea that could make a big impact on the industry, five industry leaders took to the stage Thursday morning during a session moderated by Jenn Dice, vice president of government relations for Bikes Belong, at the Bicycle Leadership Conference.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News honored industry suppliers and leaders at its annual BRAINy awards dinner Thursday night, marking the end to another successful three-day Bicycle Leadership Conference in this seaside town.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — Bike shops near Boston were closed Friday during a manhunt for a suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing.
PORTLAND, OR — Do you ride an electric bike or know someone who does?
A university researcher is asking U.S. e-bike riders to participate in an online survey at tinyurl.com/e-bike-survey.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Retailers were awash in data Thursday as the second annual IBD Summit wound down with sessions on key performance metrics used by the National Bicycle Dealers Association’s Profitability Project and why the oft-neglected triathlon market is a valuable segment dealers shouldn’t ignore.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Exhibitors at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show like to talk about the “family” of artisan builders, and in some cases the familial relationship is literal. The show floor at the Colorado Convention Center included father-son partnerships and a few husbands and wives.