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AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Britain Brian Cookson has been elected president of the international cycling union, UCI, replacing its embattled chief Pat McQuaid.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — It appears that ISPO, the Munich trade show organizer, is pulling the plug on Bike ISPO and instead is encouraging suppliers to participate in its annual Travel and Leisure expo held in February.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
The Thule RideAlong

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN) — Thule is changing the name of its child-carrier division from Chariot to Thule Chariot and expanding its offerings in a product category the company is calling "Active with Kids."

PADUA, Italy (BRAIN) — Italy’s ExpoBici ended its three-day run here Monday after opening its doors to consumers for the first two days. The final day was trade only.

Company founder Joshua Hon keeps cool under the Tern tent at Outdoor Demo.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Folding bike brand Tern has secured $4.3 million in funding from private investors, which the company will use to accelerate global expansion and to ramp up its product development.

Tagged Interbike
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — The annual Sea Otter Classic will return to California's Laguna Seca Recreation Area on April 10-13, 2014.
Tagged Events / Sea Otter Classic

ST. GEORGE, UT (BRAIN) — Executives from 16 Taiwanese companies expect to finish their Tour of Utah Tuesday when they arrive at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo in Bootleg Canyon.

WALNUT, CA (BRAIN) — Australia-based cycling product website is moving into the U.S. market with its first Interbike booth next week, and the hiring of a U.S. sales director.

Tagged People / Web/Internet / Interbike

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN) — Trips for Kids International (TFK) has opened its door to the African continent with the formation of a chapter in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN) — Joshua Poertner, the former technical director of Zipp Speed Weaponry, has purchased the legendary Italian pump brand, Silca, and plans to relocated the brand and all its production to Indianapolis.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell and his wife Cathrina  on Tuesday. Photo: Marc Sani

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — City officials in this old railroad town built on the edge of the Wasatch Mountains have embarked on one of the boldest efforts in the bicycle industry to woo Taiwanese executives in hopes they would open offices in Ogden.

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has extended its sponsorship of the African pro road cycling team, Team MTN-Qhubeka.

In its first year as a UCI-registered Pro Continental team, Team MTN-Qhubeka scored a major win with Gerald Ciolek victory at Milan-San Remo.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
A new Canadian subsidiary will take over North American distribution for the German bike trailer brand

SAINT HUBERT, Quebec (BRAIN) — Starting next month, the Croozer bike trailer brand will be distributed in North America by its new Canadian subsidiary, Croozer's Germany-based parent, Zwei plus zwei GmbH, said Friday that it has terminated its relationship with Thule North America, which

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — U.S. saddle maker Selle Anatomica says it looking for international distributors.

Selle Anatomica saddles are all made in Wisconsin. They feature a patented slot that allows each side of the pelvis to move independently.

Tagged Distributor news

BRAIN's staff dug into its notebooks and camera memory cards to find a few more tidbits from last week's Eurobike show.

Tagged Eurobike
Stefan Barden, Wiggle's new CEO

PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Online UK bike retailer Wiggle announced that Stefan Barden will succeed Humphrey Cobbold as chief executive of the company.

Tagged People / Web/Internet
Chancellor Merkel's visit provides major boost.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) Final numbers have been tallied for the four-day Eurobike trade show, and according to organizers, the show once again surpassed previous attendance records.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Angela Merkel at the show Wednesday. Eurobike photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered the opening address at Eurobike yesterday, highlighting the important role of bicycles as part of the transportation system and as an economic driver.

Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
The company says the system will drive dealer accessory sales

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Almost a year and a half since Shimano acquired Dutch company, the components giant gave a peek at its upcoming fitting system at Eurobike. 

Tagged Eurobike
Mathias Seidler (left) and Tony Lo at the presentation Tuesday. BRAIN photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Despite bad weather that dragged down bike sales this spring, industry leaders speaking on a panel Tuesday at Eurobike are optimistic about the spark electric bikes and new technologies will continue to provide the German market. 

Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike


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