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Posted February 19, 2018
Next show is back to Sacramento.
Winner of the Best in Show award: Altruiste

HARTFORD, Conn. (BRAIN) — Despite a bit of snow on Saturday evening, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show enjoyed one of its most successful weekends in the event’s 14-year history, its first-ever visit to New England.

Posted in Industry News Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 19, 2018

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mobile bike shop franchiser Beeline Bikes has expanded into the Detroit market in partnership with retailer American Cycle and Fitness.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mobile service
Posted February 19, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Andrew Tilin, a journalist and author, died Saturday after being struck by a vehicle while he was on the side of the road fixing a flat during a group ride near Austin. 

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — On Monday, someone stole six custom, one-of-a-kind bikes from the San Francisco home of Erik Nohlin, Specialized's creative leader for equipment. As of Friday afternoon, the bikes were still not recovered. 

Posted in North America
Posted February 16, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has introduced a mobile app that allows retailers to search the distributor's catalog of more than 45,000 products. The Apple- and Android -compatible app also lets retailers scan bar codes and submit carts.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 16, 2018

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Trips for Kids has appointed Andy Phelps as its full-time national support and sponsorship manager for the new national umbrella organization that launched in August last year.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted February 16, 2018

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (BRAIN) — Kenda Tire has expanded its e-bike tire line with new offerings in multiple mountain bike categories as well as urban/trekking models.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 16, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association will host a new event to bring together female leaders in mountain biking. The IMBA UPRISING event will be March 22-25 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 16, 2018

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bikepacker Magazine and Bikepacking.com are integrating their websites and collaborating on projects.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 16, 2018

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) —The Specialized Foundation is now accepting Riding for Focus applications for the 2018-19 academic year.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components is recalling about 5,500 road bikes in the U.S., plus about 360 in Canada and 260 in Mexico, because the bikes' composite forks can break.

Posted in Recalls
Posted February 15, 2018

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced plans to create a new video series and a new podcast.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Interbike
Posted February 15, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Frog Bikes, a British brand that specializes in offering lightweight kids' road and mountain bikes, has reached a sponsorship agreement with USA Cycling to be the organization's Official Kids' Bike through 2020. 

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 15, 2018

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for new product information and news to include in its annual Sea Otter Classic Festival & Gear Guide that will be handed out at the four-day fest in April and distributed to retailers and BRAIN's subscriber base before the event.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 14, 2018
Exhibitors happy with new venue, foot traffic.
About 1,400 retail attendees were counted on the first day of CABDA.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (BRAIN) — CABDA show director Jim Kersten told the crowd at the industry party Wednesday night that he’s taking the regional show to other markets soon.

Posted in North America Tagged CABDA
Posted February 14, 2018

MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) —Light & Motion has laid off Jack Gresmer, who had been the brand's director of sales since 2011. 

Danial Emerson, the company's CEO, announced the move to sales reps and distributors in a letter this week.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 14, 2018

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Cero Bicycle, which raised about $25,000 with an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign last year, has fulfilled those orders and is looking to establish consumer-direct and dealer sales.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike

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