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Posted June 21, 2016
A sample page of the web platform in development.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Power meter manufacturer Stages Cycling is now working with Australia's Today's Plan to develop a Stages Cycling training and data analysis web platform.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The City of Philadelphia, celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Indego bike share program, this week is hosting the first national conference on bike sharing.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted June 20, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — After a national search, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's has chosen Brian Wiedenmeier as the organization's next executive director. Wiedenmeier has been the group's development director for the past two years.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted June 20, 2016

DETROIT (BRAIN) — Mark Allen Pierce, who owned and operated Detroit Cycle Supply, died Friday at 61.

Pierce had owned the distributor for about 30 years; but it has been in the family since it was founded by Clyde Pierce in 1907 and is still in the same building. 

Posted in North America
Posted June 20, 2016
Soft market and mergers contribute to industry layoffs, but companies continue to invest in e-commerce.
LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — A recent spate of layoffs across the U.S. bike industry point to a challenging market and an industry reinventing itself.
Posted in Industry News
Posted June 20, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — At a board meeting last week, the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association endorsed the newly formed Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association.

Posted in North America
Posted June 20, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — SmartEtailing, which recently merged with Harvest Retail Marketing, has laid off three workers at its Boulder headquarters, company president Ryan Atkinson told BRAIN on Monday.
Posted in North America
Posted June 20, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wholesale bike sales were down 5.7 percent in 2016 through May, according to the most recent report from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association. The trend was not promising, either, as sales in May were down 8.4 percent from a year earlier.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 20, 2016

ARNOLD, Md (BRAIN) — Brick-and-mortar retailer Bike Doctor has operated a franchise business for 24 years. Now the Maryland retailer is looking to take the franchise model to the road with mobile bike repair, called Bike Doctor Mobile.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 20, 2016

MADRID (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components has named Gin Huat Cycle Trading as its distributor in Malaysia and Singapore. Established in 1985, Gin Huat is the official distributor of cycling brands including Fuji, Intense, Fox, Maxxis, CatEye and others. 

Posted in International
Posted June 17, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA is laying off ten employees and consolidating some departments at its headquarters as it adjusts to soft market conditions. General manager JT Thompson told employees and outside sales reps about the layoffs in a company-wide meeting Friday.

Posted in North America
Posted June 17, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Rally Cycling team, a pro road team sponsored by Rally Health and suppled by Diamondback, raised nearly $40,000 for UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation with a promotion at last month's Amgen Tour of California.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted June 17, 2016
FE Sports will also paint Ridley frames for the Australasian market.

PAAL-BERINGEN, Belgium (BRAIN) — FE Sports of Brisbane, Australia has established Ridley Australasia, the official sales, distribution and finishing partner of Ridley Bikes in Australia and New Zealand. FE Sports will both distribute and paint Ridley Bikes in Australia for the two markets.

Posted in International
Posted June 17, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Triathlon has named Thorne Research its exclusive nutritional supplements partner.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted June 17, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — When internet rumor mongers began chattering about problems at Surly Bikes, suggesting the QBP-owned brand was ripe for a shut down or sell off, brand manager Paul Zeigle decided to get ahead of the story.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2016

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has hired Sebastian Lund as its new chief HR officer and member of the company's executive board.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted June 16, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi is announcing a new "60-Day Fit Guarantee" that applies to all Pearl cycling apparel purchased at any Pearl Izumi partner specialty bike shops.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2016

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — OutsidePR has made two new additions to its team. Harry Benyon will be joining as an account manager, coming from London, England, where he gained experience working for brands in the European outdoor industry.

Posted in International
Posted June 16, 2016

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Boyd Cycling has hired Aspekt Brand Communications as its agency of record for the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2016

LEXINGTON, S.C. and LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert has laid off 13 staff from its Lexington offices as it continues to integrate both companies and finalizes the transition of back-end functions to Lévis, Quebec.

Posted in North America

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