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Posted October 18, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Ofo, a dockless bike share platform, has hired former Uber manager Chris Nakutis Taylor to run its U.S. business.

Ofo operates in 180 cities in 16 countries. It has launched in the U.S. in Seattle; Washington, D.C.; Worcester and Revere, Mass.; and Aurora, Colo. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 18, 2017
The U.S. National Whitewater Center has more than 25 miles of trails for CycloFest attendees to demo bikes.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike's Fall CycloFest trade and consumer festival is set to begin its second edition in Charlotte on Thursday with a new format aimed at making it easier for retailers to take part in education sessions and also demo bikes from nearly 20 brands.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted October 17, 2017
Retailer plans eventual national rollout.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Park City Bike Demos, a "prototype location" for a retail concept that plans to expand nationally, has hired two new employees.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 17, 2017

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Distributor Highway Two has promoted four people within the company and added a new hire.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 17, 2017
Club Ride's NICA Men's Jack Flannel

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has reached a new agreement with Club Ride, the Idaho-based apparel brand.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Organizers of the 2018 CABDA Expo opened registration for dealers on Monday. 

Posted in North America Tagged CABDA
Posted October 16, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) – Bicycle Retailer & Industry News and PeopleForBikes are collecting new listings and updates for the 2018 Industry Directory.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 16, 2017
Canyon makes the biggest gains in the annual bike count.

KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — Lava magazine editors and assistants once again counted bike brands used at the Ironman World Championships triathlon, held Saturday here.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2017
The e-bike brand's latest location is in Glendale, Arizona.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The newest Pedego Electric Bikes store, the company's 110th store, is being opened by co-owners Steve "Spike" Pike and his wife Sherry Roueche in Glendale, Arizona. The couple plans a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday and a Grand Opening event on Saturday.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 13, 2017
UPDATED: At least three CamelBak employees lose houses as fires damage homes and trails, force evacuations.
Leipheimer at his former house in Santa Rosa, from his Instagram feed.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailers, industry suppliers and other members of the cycling community in California are living through scary times as multiple wildfires scorch some of the country's most popular riding areas, including the Napa Valley.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 13, 2017
The home of VeloNews and VeloPress in Boulder.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The World Triathlon Corporation has sold VeloNews, along with Triathlete and other media titles, to Pocket Outdoor Media, a company founded by Felix Magowan, a previous owner of VeloNews. The sale was finalized late Thursday.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Media/Publishing
Posted October 13, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Carbon frame tubing supplier Rock West Composites has tripled its product offering of frame tubes and related parts, the company said.

Posted in North America
Posted October 13, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Following the final event of the 2017 Haute Route Cycling Series around Mont Ventoux in France last weekend, Switzerland-based OC Sport announced its full calendar of 11 events for the 2018 season, including three new events in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted October 13, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) —Atomik Carbon, a manufacturer of carbon wheels and components, has launched an experiential cycling events division and is kicking things off with a two-day bikepacking weekend in Florida.

Posted in North America
Posted October 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Fuji Bikes has become the exclusive bicycle sponsor for Steve Arpin and the Loenbro Motorsports Red Bull Global RallyCross team heading into the final race of the season in Los Angles and continuing into the 2018 season.

Posted in International
Posted October 12, 2017

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne is entering the OE market with its LED lighting systems, offering the systems to e-bike makers.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 12, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sean Madsen, who has developed bike fit systems and products for the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and Specialized's Body Geometry line, is launching his own mountain bike grip on Kickstarter.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 12, 2017
Oakley's AR07 helmet

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Oakley, which unveiled its first cycling helmets this summer, announced this week that it has reached an agreement to become the "Official Helmet and Smart Eyewear" sponsor of the 2017 Ironman World Championships, which takes place this weekend in Hawaii.

Posted in North America
Posted October 12, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Camber Outdoors has announced six Camber Exchange events this fall. Three of these events will be the first-ever Camber Exchanges in their regions.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 11, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (BRAIN) — AAA Kansas, working with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, as  introduced a program to help prevent cyclists from getting stranded with a mechanical problem.

Posted in North America

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