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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 Sales Reps / 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 Sales Reps / 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
Posted September 15, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle USA will use Channel IQ’s services to manage its unilateral minimum advertised price (UMAP) policy across online channels and to monitor unauthorized listings on third-party websites.

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2014

BOSTON (BRAIN) — QBP is now distributing bike-specific custom insoles from currexSole. 

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2014

LAS VEGAS  (BRAIN) — Tony DuPont awoke last week at his Las Vegas hotel to find his bike, built around his latest prototype transmission, gone from the back of his truck. He reported the theft to the Las Vegas police but it has not yet been recovered.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 12, 2014
Planet Bike, Club Ride, Assos, Lazer and Stan's among the award-winning retail suppliers.
University Bikes of Boulder, Colorado, receives the Retailer of the Year award from presenters Ray Keener and Dan Mann.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Comedian Alonzo Bodden hosted the first annual Interbike Awards ceremony, held Thursday night at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center here. Bodden was assisted by various industry celebrities in present

Posted in North America
Posted September 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Catalyst Communication hopes to take its BikeLife Cities concept to at least 10 more cities next year, and is at Interbike to talk up the print and digital marketing project.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing / Interbike
Posted September 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Podium Imports has been named the Canadian distributor for U.K.-based Boardman Bikes, with delivery of 2015 product beginning this month. The announcement coincides with Interbike, where Boardman is displaying the 2015 lineup (Booth 26178).

Posted in North America
Posted September 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — A host of industry companies have rallied in support of the 14th annual Arthritis Foundation's California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour—an eight-day ride down California's scenic Highway One or, as it's better known, Pacific Coast Highway.

Posted in North America
Posted September 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Bob Haro is working with KHS Bicycle to produce his new BMX line, called IKONIX.

Posted in North America
Posted September 10, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Bill Quinn, the longtime publisher of Bicycle Business Journal, has died. He was 102. Quinn's career spanned more than 80 years of publishing. He was still writing and taped an audio interview of his early years in newspapering just two months ago.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 10, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Yakima's newest CEO finds himself eyeballing every car rack he sees on the road and quickly admits he has a lot to learn about the sports rack industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 10, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Andy Ording, the former owner of Zipp Speed Weaponry, has made an investment in Silca, which is owned by former Zipp engineer Josh Poertner. Poertner bought the nearly century-old brand last year and moved it from Italy to Indianapolis.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 10, 2014

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The ladies of dirt will get their due at the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame induction ceremony as cycling advocate Jenn Dice, gravity legend Leigh Donovan and retailers Lil and Kris Koski are among those to be honored Wednesday night at Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Interbike
Posted September 9, 2014
Palmer at the OutDoor Demo on Monday. Photo: Bob Huff.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — For some of those who came into the sport of mountain biking in a certain era—the second half of the 1990s—rider Shaun Palmer and bike brand Intense Cycles will always be linked. This week at OutDoor Demo, it was the '90s all over again as Palmer showed up to ride an Intense with dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike

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