BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP and several co-sponsors are expanding a scholarship program that helps send women bike mechanics to an all-women's class in professional repair and shop operations at UBI. This year the program will provide 16 scholarships.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Sigma is the latest addition to The Bike Cooperative's network of supplier partners; through this partnership members of The Bike Co-op will earn rebates on their purchases of Sigma-branded products, both direct and through distributors.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers' Association is moving its 2016 trade show to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, the site of several CABDA shows in the 1990s. The new space is twice the size of CABDA's 2015 venue, and is already 60 percent sold out, organizers said.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Guerrilla Gravity, a four-year-old Denver mountain bike maker, was awarded a $30,000 grant Monday night from a city economic development program. The grant is in addition to a $100,000 grant that Guerrilla received from a national JP Morgan Chase program announced earlier this month.
FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop is planning a grand opening Saturday for its new Fort Worth location, which is being operated as the bicycle component of The Trailhead Cycling and Fitness Center.
GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — The outdoors brand Mountainsmith is bringing back its Cyclesmith brand of bike products, but only for the Japanese market. The company said the plans are in response to a growing demand for Mountainsmith products in Japan and a steady increase in sales over the past three years.
(BRAIN) — Canadian pro mountain biker Ryan Leech is now offering a 30-day online video instructional program that promises to teach riders how to ride a wheelie.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. will be making its first appearance at the Asia Bike Trade Show in Nanjing's International Expo Centre in China from Oct. 9-12.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America is planning to shutter its Kent warehouse at the end of the year. The 65,000-square-foot facility has been used exclusively for distribution of parts and accessories, as well as for wheel building operations for Wheel Works.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — This Friday's New England Builders' Ball will host many of the world's best bicycle framebuilders at Roger Williams Park Casino here.
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Dero has added a map to its website showing locations of its Fixit public bike repair stations worldwide.
The crowd-sourced map currently features more than 700 public bike repair locations.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bruce C. Alt is the new vice president of government relations for the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — For your Friday night prime-time viewing pleasure, Universal Sports Network will premiere a one hour show about this year's Interbike. Interbike 2015 – the TV Show is set to premiere Friday at 8 pm EST.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Worksman Cycles will open a new manufacturing facility in Conway, South Carolina, in the first quarter of 2016.
The new 100,000 square-foot factory is being built to meet the increased demand for Worksman's line of industrial and recreational bicycles and tricycles.
LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Lambert is now distributing products from Dissent Labs, a Whistler, British Columbia-based maker of compression socks for biking and skiing.
FOLSOM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycles Plus owner and founder John Crews has announced that after 40-plus years working in the bike industry, he is retiring to focus on his marketing and communications company.
Crews recently sold Bicycles Plus to Mike’s Bikes owners Ken Martin, Mike Gabrys and Matt Adams.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Wishbone Design Studio is recalling about 400 balance bikes in the U.S. because the handlebar can pinch fingers at the frame. The firm company reports of four incidents, including two injuries. One required stitches and one required restorative surgery.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The 2016 Amgen Tour of California will stage a 4-day/4-stage women's race May 19-22. The race will be part of the first-ever UCI Women's WorldTour, a global series announced this week at the World Championships in Richmond, Va.