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Posted January 8, 2016
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Electric Bike Expo, which debuts Jan. 15-17 in the Phoenix metro area, are betting that offering free test rides on a large scale can entice thousands of Americans to try e-bikes.
Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted January 7, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), co-chairs of the Congressional Bike Caucus, introduced the Bikeshare Transit Act on Thursday. The legislation would provide local communities additional flexibility to use federal funds for bike share programs.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 7, 2016
Sakalowsky (left), and David Cathcart, U.S. director of sales.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Fat bike sales appear to be alive and well with Louis Garneau planning to introduce two new models into the U.S. market this April. And the company has a sample model on display at Outdoor Retailer where, it appears, the outdoor industry is embracing the fat.

Posted in North America
Posted January 7, 2016

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Blackburn has opened up applications for the fourth edition of its “Out There” Ranger brand ambassador program.

Posted in North America
Posted January 7, 2016
The Cat Crap folks were using this Pugsley as a prop in their OR booth.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market opens Thursday, only a few days into the New Year. With the show opening more than two weeks earlier than in years past, exhibitors have their fingers crossed.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 6, 2016

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has hired Scott Anderson to represent Marin Bikes in Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, and the Western Slope of Colorado.

Posted in North America
Posted January 6, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the IBD Summit announced that they’ve added another speaker to a panel at next week’s conference in Tempe, Arizona. Stuart MacLennan, managing director of Specialized USA, will join the panel discussion on omnichannel retail. 

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit
Posted January 6, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — G-Form has hired Bill Rudell as the brand's new sales and marketing manager. Rudell was most recently the North American PR manager for Cycling Sports Group.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 6, 2016

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Team Cycling Academy, Israel's first international pro cycling team, has announced that Cannondale will be its official bike sponsor for 2016.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 5, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Startup distributor Zeitbike has hired Brent Childress as its sales representative for Northern California.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 5, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Infinit Nutrition is joining The Bike Cooperative as a supplier partner of the retailer-owned co-op. Infinit is The Bike Co-op's first supplier in the nutrition category.

Posted in North America
Posted January 5, 2016

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Cycling media veteran Mark Gouge is joining Australia-based CyclingTips.com as its North American sales director. 

Posted in International
Posted January 5, 2016
Layne Rigney named as new president.

PETALUMA, Calif (BRAIN) —  CamelBak's longtime CEO Sally McCoy is stepping down after nine years in her role. Layne Rigney, currently the brand's senior vice president of global sales, will take over as president on Feb. 1, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 5, 2016

DETROIT (BRAIN) — Shinola, known for its Detroit-built watches, bicycles and leather goods, has brought its retail store count to 12 with the recent opening of two locations in Miami and Portland, Oregon.

Posted in North America
Posted January 5, 2016

LEADVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mavic will provide neutral support to racers at this year's Leadville 100 mountain bike race, as well as at two other races in the Leadville Trail MTB series.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 4, 2016

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has hired Drew Engelmann in the newly created role of national sales manager. The new position was necessitated by the growth of Intense's U.S. dealer base over the past 18 months and corresponds with the addition of more outside territory reps, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 4, 2016

St. LAURENT, Quebec (BRAIN) — High-end custom bike brand Guru Cycles Inc. has filed for bankruptcy in Montreal, listing liabilities of CA$1.1 million ($789,000).

Posted in North America
Posted January 4, 2016
Meanwhile, Crested Butte, Colorado, will hold an un-official fat bike world championships.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — USA Cycling will hold its second-ever national championships for fat biking later on Feb. 27 in this town north of Salt Lake City. Ogden hosted the first national championships for the fast-growing activity last year. 

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 4, 2016
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hang Ten Bikes has announced a new minimum advertised price policy for all dealers that took effect Dec. 1. The policy applies to all bike products and extends to dealers selling in all channels of retail, including online.
Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted January 4, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC USA and Crankbrothers are sponsoring a Southern California consumer mountain bike demo day and expo in Laguna Beach, California, this Saturday, Jan. 9.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

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