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Posted September 24, 2014
At the ExpoBici, you can enjoy a local wine as you check out the bikes.

PADOVA, Italy (BRAIN) — They do things different in Italy.

Posted in International
Posted September 24, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro is providing replacement shoes to customers and retailers who have some of its Terraduro and Terradura mountain bike shoes, after customers reported that the shoes' soles are coming unglued.

Posted in North America
Posted September 23, 2014
Tech blog says it will donate to cycling charities in case of future “copyright errors” following latest use of unauthorized content.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Following a social media furor sparked by the unauthorized use of content on Bikerumor.com last week, the cycling tech blog announced it has updated its editorial policy and — in the instance of any future “copyright errors” — pledged to make a $1,000 charitable donation to the cycling charity of the aggrieved party’s choice.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted September 23, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI is bringing German mountain bike brand Ghost to the U.S., selling the high-performance bikes exclusively through REI stores and REI.com starting in January.  

Posted in North America
Posted September 23, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs and Strava are teaming up to raise at least $50,000 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF).

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet
Posted September 23, 2014
The 210 riders in the Tour de Pink East Coast roll out on Day 2 of the three-day 245-mile ride. Photo by Jake’s Point of View.

NEW YORK, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The annual Young Survival Coalition Tour de Pink ride on the East Coast raised more than $550,000 for the global organization over the weekend. More than 200 cyclists took part in the three-day, 245-mile charity ride that raised funds and awareness for young women affected by breast cancer.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted September 22, 2014

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs will relocate its U.S. distribution warehouse from Cortez, Colorado, to Ogden, Utah. The company said the move addresses space constraints it's faced in recent years, requiring it to patch together several smaller facilities in Cortez.

Posted in North America
Posted September 22, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Fans of ‘cross racing will be able to tune into live streaming of the KMC Cyclo-Cross Festival Oct. 3-5. Organizers have teamed up with Behind the Barriers TV (BTB TV) and Bicycling Magazine to offer free web streaming of the races on Saturday and Sunday.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted September 22, 2014
Approximately 30,000 visitors passed through the halls of the three-day Unibike show.

MADRID (BRAIN) — The Spanish bike industry heaved a collective sigh of relief this past weekend after two rival bike shows that have competed for the same September dates the past two years joined forces to produce Unibike, which took place at Madrid's IFEMA exhibition hall over the weekend.

Posted in International Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted September 19, 2014

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Hugh Walton has joined Currie Technologies as Southwest territory manager. He replaces Marty Schlesinger, who has shifted roles to become the Accell-owned e-bike maker and distributor’s in-house events manager.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted September 19, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes’ Green Lane Project will offer representatives of all U.S. cities the opportunity next summer to tour the renowned cycling infrastructure of urban centers in Northern Europe and participate in intensive five-day workshops on how they can transform their streets back home.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Green Lane Project
Posted September 19, 2014

BOULDER Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association on Friday came out in support of the introduction of the U.S. Optimal Use of Trade to Develop Outerwear and Outdoor Recreation (OUTDOOR) Act in both houses of Congress.

Posted in North America
Posted September 18, 2014
Show returns to mid-September dates, and the Mandalay, in 2015.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike organizers say overall attendance was “down slightly” this year compared with 2013, but the number of exhibiting brands — pegged at more than 1,400 — as well as overall square feet of the show were on par with previous years.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 18, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — The annual fundraiser for the Wisconsin Bike Fed put on by Saris every year will move from the Saris factory to the Madison Children’s Museum this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted September 17, 2014
Traffic is busy in second year at venue, but consumer day appears to fizzle; official figures due later this week.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Interbike’s earlier date this year — the show’s second edition at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center — appears to have been a hit with most exhibitors and attendees.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 17, 2014
Hires consulting group led by industry veteran.

LONGWOOD, Fla. (BRAIN) — Sparky’s Distribution is working with newly formed consulting firm G3 Development Group to grow its global BMX business. Sparky’s owns Subrosa, The Shadow Conspiracy and the Rant brands of BMX bikes and parts, and distributes Bone Deth, Banned and Mutiny BMX brands.

Posted in North America
Posted September 17, 2014

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has made two key staffing changes, promoting Travis Erwin to the newly created role of European general manager and hiring Lori Barrett as U.S. national sales manager.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted September 16, 2014
Updated.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Gita Sporting Goods, Campagnolo and BH Bikes are each reporting bike thefts coming out of last week's Interbike show here.

Gita, the U.S. importer of Pinarello, said someone swiped a new Pinarello Dogma F8 from its display at Interbike's OutDoor Demo.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 15, 2014

BROOKLYN (BRAIN) — Brett Cleaver, formerly of Ritte Cycles, has joined Brooklyn-based Sommerville Sports Cyclewear to represent the company in South California.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 15, 2014
The Parachute is said to be the lightest ASTM full face on the market.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — Todson, Inc. is now importing helmets from the Italian brand MET.

MET, based in the Italian Alps, was founded in 1987 but this is the first time the brand has been sold in the U.S. Todson founder Neal Todrys said MET is one of the top three brands in Europe.

Posted in International

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