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Posted June 4, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Active Interest Media, publisher of Backpacker, SKI, Skiing, Climbing and a host of other outdoor consumer magazines, has acquired the Outdoor Guide, a direct mail service, from Catalyst Communication. The terms of the sale weren’t disclosed.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Media/Publishing
Posted June 3, 2015

NANTES, France (BRAIN) — Some 1,500 delegates from more than 160 countries are gathered in Nantes, France, this week to discuss the future of cycling.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted June 3, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CycleHop has signed a long-term lease for a new space in Santa Monica, which will be the new home for local bike-share operations and serve as the company’s national headquarters. The company used to be located in Miami Beach, Florida.

Posted in North America
Posted June 3, 2015

ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — ZG Collective, a new distributor of outdoor, snow, cycling and active lifestyle brands, is introducing German helmet brand Melon Helmets to the North American market.

Posted in North America
Posted June 2, 2015

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association found that consumer-reported retail sales of sporting goods equipment, athletic footwear and athletic apparel increased 2 percent in 2014. The NSGA published its 2015 edition of its Sporting Goods Market report this week.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 2, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The June 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is hitting mailboxes and it includes a special report on executive pay at the industry’s largest public companies.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 1, 2015

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau USA has named Eric Sakalowsky global marketing director.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 1, 2015
Retailers can now buy directly from Sigma as well as through distributors.

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Sigma USA has hired Chuck Sikora and Morgan Fluhrer to handle sales for the Midwest and South/Southeast, respectively, as the company transitions to selling direct to dealers. They join Brian McGarrahan, who handles sales for the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted June 1, 2015

LONDON (BRAIN) — Indoor cycling software Zwift has partnered with professional road racer Evelyn “Evie” Stevens to inspire and encourage more women to ride. Stevens will host regularly scheduled women’s rides on Zwift’s virtual course.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Web/Internet / Competition
Posted June 1, 2015

LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor Lambert has added Wolf Tooth to its expanding product offerings.

Posted in North America
Posted June 1, 2015
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — This round of grants is the first in $900,000 of funding PeopleForBikes will administer over three years as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 29, 2015

CLARENDON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Kent International is hosting a two-day event in September for bicycle parts manufacturers from Asia. The event will be held at Kent's Bicycle Corporation of America (BCA) factory in Manning, S.C., about 80 miles from Charleston, S.C.

Posted in International
Posted May 29, 2015

ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Electra Bicycles is running a global promotion contest, in which video makers can win new bikes and GoPro cameras.

Posted in North America
Posted May 28, 2015

LEADVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — In this community that bills itself as the highest city in America every high school graduate receives a $1,000 scholarship courtesy of the endurance mountain bike and trail running events held there, including the Leadville 100 mountain bike race.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted May 28, 2015
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes says new analysis of its research into American bicycling shows that many assumptions about women and bikes are wrong.
Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 28, 2015

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The number of Americans who rode six or more days remained flat last year compared to 2013 figures, according to the National Sporting Goods Association, which tracks participation trends for cycling and 53 other sports and recreational activities. 

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 27, 2015

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Marin Museum of Bicycling will open to the public on Saturday, June 6, with a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in front of the museum, located at 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in downtown Fairfax. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 27, 2015
Speedfil's standard complete hydration system.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI is now distributing Speedfil hydration systems, manufactured by Inviscid Design Partners.

Posted in North America
Posted May 27, 2015
Zaveta (third from right) with Raleigh-Clement teammates. Photo: Dave McElwaine.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Amy D. Foundation is searching for a woman cyclocross racer to sponsor for the 2015-16 season. The chosen athlete will race a full USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX) schedule while traveling under the wing of the Raleigh Clement Professional Cyclocross Team.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted May 26, 2015
AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian e-bike system manufacturer BionX International has announced two new hires: W. Tyler Meyers, hired as director of global sales, and V- Bond Lee, hired as vice president of engineering.
Posted in North America Tagged People

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