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Posted May 29, 2015

CLARENDON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Kent International is hosting a two-day event in September for bicycle parts manufacturers from Asia. The event will be held at Kent's Bicycle Corporation of America (BCA) factory in Manning, S.C., about 80 miles from Charleston, S.C.

Posted in International
Posted May 29, 2015

ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Electra Bicycles is running a global promotion contest, in which video makers can win new bikes and GoPro cameras.

Posted in North America
Posted May 28, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — GT Bicycles is recalling all of its 2015 model year GT Fury Elite and GT Fury Expert downhill mountain bikes because of a concern about front hub failures.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 28, 2015

LEADVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — In this community that bills itself as the highest city in America every high school graduate receives a $1,000 scholarship courtesy of the endurance mountain bike and trail running events held there, including the Leadville 100 mountain bike race.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted May 28, 2015
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes says new analysis of its research into American bicycling shows that many assumptions about women and bikes are wrong.
Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 28, 2015

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The number of Americans who rode six or more days remained flat last year compared to 2013 figures, according to the National Sporting Goods Association, which tracks participation trends for cycling and 53 other sports and recreational activities. 

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 27, 2015

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI will stop selling Scott bicycles as soon as its current stock is depleted, the companies announced Wednesday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 27, 2015

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jenson USA is kicking off its annual bike donation program on Thursday with a group employee bike commute and breakfast.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 27, 2015

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Marin Museum of Bicycling will open to the public on Saturday, June 6, with a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in front of the museum, located at 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in downtown Fairfax. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 27, 2015
Speedfil's standard complete hydration system.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI is now distributing Speedfil hydration systems, manufactured by Inviscid Design Partners.

Posted in North America
Posted May 27, 2015
Zaveta (third from right) with Raleigh-Clement teammates. Photo: Dave McElwaine.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Amy D. Foundation is searching for a woman cyclocross racer to sponsor for the 2015-16 season. The chosen athlete will race a full USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX) schedule while traveling under the wing of the Raleigh Clement Professional Cyclocross Team.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted May 26, 2015
AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian e-bike system manufacturer BionX International has announced two new hires: W. Tyler Meyers, hired as director of global sales, and V- Bond Lee, hired as vice president of engineering.
Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 26, 2015

ST. LAURENT, Quebec (BRAIN) — Opus Bicycles will launch its 2016 product line with a cross-Canada tour this summer.

Posted in North America
Posted May 26, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products, which opened a Taiwan office called Q-Taiwan last year, is now working with its suppliers directly instead of through a trading company there.

Posted in International
Posted May 22, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Zipp's latest road wheel model is the 404 Firestrike, which features a new technology called Carbon Shield to add durability. The company is selling just 404 pairs each of the updated Firestrike Tubular and Carbon Clincher this year.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 22, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is launching a new turnkey-booth section at this year's show, designed to highlight European brands seeking to enter the U.S. market for the first time.

EU@Interbike will spotlight up to 20 brands in the newly expanded Hall E.

Posted in International Tagged Interbike
Posted May 21, 2015

CINCINNATI (BRAIN) — Infinit Nutrition is rebranding the product line it sells through speciality retailers with new product enhancements and new packaging. The company also is launching a redesigned website.

Posted in North America
Posted May 21, 2015

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Matisse Worldwide, a Taiwan-based industry consulting company founded by former Dorel executive Brad Hughes, is opening a new U.S. office and has released a list of Asian manufacturers that it will be representing here.

Posted in International
Posted May 21, 2015

GILBERT, Ariz. (BRAIN) — USA BMX has awarded a total of $75,000 in scholarships to about 70 BMX racers who attend college.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has published a 28-page report on how bike shops can better welcome women customers.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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