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SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava is encouraging bike commuters to log their miles on the social app if they ride to work on May 10, which the company is promoting as its Global Bike to Work Day Challenge.

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic sales were down 2 percent in the first quarter, according to its parent, Amer Sports, which reported its total sales were up about 10 percent.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The organizers of Eurobike are working closely with Taichung Bike Week, a OEM event held each fall here.

Tagged Eurobike / Taichung Bike Week

LIVINGSTON, Scotland (BRAIN) — Endura is now working with Scottish cycling legend, Graeme Obree, otherwise known as the "Flying Scotsman." Obree will officially act as brand ambassador, and will be involved as an "innovation catalyst" for the Scottish cycle apparel brand, the company said.

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Union Cycliste Internationale and Red Bull Media House have agreed to a three-year extension and expansion of its exclusive television production and media rights partnership.

Tagged Media/Publishing / Racing & Sponsorship

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group AB hit its financial goals for annual sales growth and EBIT margin for 2015, and exceeded its goal for the proportion of the energy used in its factories coming from renewable sources.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective gear brand Leatt Corporation has hired Andrea Gallarotti, who joins the Leatt marketing team.

Gallarotti, 29, has spent the past five years working for Alpinestars.

Tagged People
The Tectal is new for 2016.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — The Sweden-based snowsports and bike brand POC has moved its North American offices from Salt Lake City to Park City following its sale last year to Investcorp.

The brand is expanding on a long-standing relationship in new five-year agreement.
l to r: Pat Cunnane, Arlenis Sierra and Jose Manuel Pelaez,

PHILADELPHIA — Fuji Bikes is expanding on a 30-year relationship with the Cuban national cycling team, inking a five-year, $200,000 agreement to sponsor the team and supply it with 10 bikes per year.

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — As expected, Amer Sports Corporation has completed its purchase of Enve Composites for $50 million. The purchase plans were announced Feb. 22.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — In expanding its consumer component from one day to two, Eurobike will offer cycling fans 10 different areas for test rides, repair tips, skills demonstrations, music and more during the inaugural Festival Days on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4.

Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The WFSGI's anti-counterfeiting program for the bike industry has eliminated more than 160,000 online listings for counterfeit bike products in the past three years, the group announced Thursday at the Taipei Cycle Show.

Good news for brands with less onerous carbon wheel test and relaxed rules for logos on Olympic equipment. Next target? The UCI's 3:1 and minimum bike weight rules.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has made headway on the bike industry's behalf with the UCI and the International Olympic Committee, it announced at a public session at the Taipei Cycle Show on Thursday. 

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The venerable aftermarket wheel brand American Classic is looking for growth through an original equipment program it has launched.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The principals of major companies from around the world shared the stage on the opening day of the Taipei Cycle Show for the first-ever advocacy Leaders' Panel.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Mountain bike exports were strongest; complete bike sales to the U.S. and Europe saw double-digit growth.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Despite challenging global economic conditions, the Taipei Cycle Show opened on a high note Tuesday thanks to encouraging sales figures presented by the Taiwan Bicycle Association at the show's opening ceremony.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Burke speaking at Velo-city Global in Taipei on Monday.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — As he has done before, Trek's president, John Burke, has challenged the bike industry to support advocacy.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern is celebrating its fifth anniversary at the Taipei Cycle Show this week, with the introduction of a new non-folding bike line, call Roji.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) – Clear blue skies welcomed visitors from all corners of the world and the industry to the 29th Taipei Cycle Show, which opens this week in Taiwan's capital city.

Tagged Awards / Taipei Cycle Show

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Due to continued demand for products sourced from Taiwan, ACT Lab will open an independent third-party product safety and compliance testing facility in Taichung, Taiwan, in the third quarter of this year, the company announced.  

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