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Posted September 23, 2016

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — In recognition of his contributions to his native state, the governor of Wisconsin is proclaiming Sunday, Sept. 25, as Chris Kegel Day throughout the state. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted September 23, 2016

 LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — You don’t have to wander deep into the bowels of the Mandalay Bay to find electric bikes anymore. Several brands are “mainstreaming” e-bikes at their booths this year, as they quietly add electrified models to their 2017 lineups.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Interbike
Posted September 23, 2016
Boulder Cycle Sport named 2016 Retailer of the Year

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — It was a star-studded night Thursday as the Interbike Awards ceremony included a reunion of cast members of the 1985 cycling film "American Flyers." The movie, which focuses on the lives of two brothers who race bicycles and travel across the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike Awards
Posted September 22, 2016
Win Allen swaps out a chain during the semi-qualifier Thursday.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — It's been a solid quarter century since Win Allen raced bikes seriously, but the competitive juices got flowing this week as he competed in Interbike's first Mechanics Challenge, presented by Park Tool.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 22, 2016

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (BRAIN) — At the beginning of September Brad Accettella joined Eddy Merckx Cycles USA, as its new director.

Phillip Lucas, the previous director, will stay connected to the company as an independent consultant.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 21, 2016

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Detroit Bikes founder Zak Pashak launched the brand four years ago with one model in one color and one size. The black A-Type was the first bike welded with American steel in Pashak's 50,000-square-foot factory in Detroit.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Interbike
Posted September 21, 2016
ProdecoTech CEO Robert Provost explains its mobile e-bike franchise program.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Robert Provost, the CEO of Florida electric bike maker ProdecoTech, says he can lower a retailer's overhead — to less than 9 feet.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 21, 2016

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The brand named for the winningest road racer of all time is on a winning streak of its own. Eddy Merckx Cycles, after a few years of transition, is now slowly rebuilding its U.S. dealer base and is showing a greatly expanded and modernized bike product line here at Interbike.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 21, 2016
Attendees honor retailer Chris Kegel with a toast.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Interbike's traditional opening Industry Breakfast took an emotional turn Wednesday as hundreds of attendees stood to honor retailer Chris Kegel, who was recently diagnosed with liver cancer.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Interbike
Posted September 20, 2016

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — REI is replacing its long-standing house brand for bicycles, Novara, with a new brand called Co-op Cycles. The member owned co-op announced the change and showed a handful of new Co-op bikes at a media preview event Tuesday evening, prior to the opening of Interbike on Wednesday.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Interbike
Posted September 20, 2016
VeloNews' Kristen Legan tackles a climb on the Beehive Ride. Photo: Meg McMahon

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Clement Cycling, Eddy Merckx and other brands joined forces to host cycling journalists on a three-day, 200-mile gravel ride ahead of this year's show.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 20, 2016
Pivot Cycles sent out a record 247 bike demos on Monday.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Exhibitors report slow overall retail traffic Monday, but some improvement on the second day at Bootleg Canyon.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 20, 2016
Tuesday Cycles offers cruisers and town-style bikes.
Tuesday Cycles' August 1 bike

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International (ASI) is launching Tuesday Cycles, a new lifestyle brand of cruisers, comfort and lifestyle bikes, this week at Interbike. 

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 19, 2016
Sea Otter Europe will be held in Girona, Spain.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Sea Otter Classic are planning an event in Girona, Spain, for next June, in partnership with iOutdoor, a European sports promotion company.

The Sea Otter Europe / Costa Brava - Girona Bike Show will be June 3-4.

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted September 19, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — BicycleBlueBook.com has hired industry veteran Chris McLaren as its chief sales officer. McLaren most recently served as managing director at BMC USA.

Posted in North America
Posted September 19, 2016
The Demo got underway Monday at Bootleg Canyon.

Here's a few scheduled activities for the first two days of Interbike week in Las Vegas. Be sure to pick up a copy of the Show Daily on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for a full schedule of events fot those days. We will also publish a link to the electronic editions of each Show Daily.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 19, 2016

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Stoneridge Cycle Ltd. is recalling two models of its bicycle helmets for children. The recalled products may have the inner foam liner in the helmet detach from the outer plastic shell, which poses a head injury hazard.

Posted in Recalls
Posted September 16, 2016
Company adds mobile vans as purchase and delivery option.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America is now working with mobile bike shop franchisee operator Beeline Bikes to fulfill consumer orders made on its website.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales
Posted September 16, 2016

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (BRAIN) — SealSkinz has hired Brendan Collins to be national accounts manager. He reports to the company's U.S. manager, Shawn Pritchett.

Posted in North America
Posted September 15, 2016

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — CyclingTips.com is hosting the first English-language showing of "Sven: The Final Year," a documentary about the final pro racing season of Sven Nys, one of the most successful cyclocross racers of all time.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike

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