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Posted November 21, 2014
Photo by John Watson, The Radavist

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — To benefit World Bicycle Relief, Mavic is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind Ritte Vlaanderen road bike outfitted with Mavic’s 125th-anniversary Ksyrium wheel-tire system and SRAM Red 22 components. The bike was hand painted by Ritte founder Spencer Canon.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco North America has added Geoff Pomerantz to its outside sales team.

Pomerantz's territory includes Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin. He also represents Ridley bicycles and SMS Santini clothing and is a public relations consultant for the Chicago Bears.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted November 20, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is stepping up to become the co-title sponsor of the women's team formerly known as Specialized-Lululemon. This is SRAM's first venture into title sponsorship on the road.

Posted in International
Posted November 20, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Koobi, a small saddle supplier that targets the triathlon market, has added two new international distributors to its roster, said Phil Schweizer, the company's founder.

Posted in International
Posted November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Shipping companies that had been levying hefty congestion fees on ships headed to ports in Long Beach and Los Angeles have been temporarily suspended after the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) raised concerns.

Posted in North America
Posted November 20, 2014

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Eurobike trade show are planning a pre-show event for the cycling media, to be held June 30-July 2 in Kirchberg, Austria. 

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted November 19, 2014

OTTAWA, Ontario (BRAIN) — Bill Yetman, executive director of the Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailers Association, penned a letter to the country's finance minister this week, asking that the government eliminate duties and tariffs on bicycles in Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted November 19, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jenson USA employees will support World Bicycle Relief's Buffalo Bike program by buying one Buffalo Bike for the organization for each new bike Jenson sells on Cyber Monday, Dec. 1. The pledge will match the first 50 bikes sold that day.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 18, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods has reported its earnings results for the third quarter, which ended on November 1. Dick's reported a consolidated net income of $49.2 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, down slightly from the same period in 2013.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2014

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Suppliers who get bicycles and accessories through the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are keeping a close eye on an ongoing dispute between short-haul trucking companies and truck drivers as shipping companies raise prices.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2014
The Dutch company says it's in talks to buy a Danish distributor, Cycle Service Nordic.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group is bullish about the second half of its 2014 fiscal year, expecting to book higher turnover and net profit in all of its key markets.

The Dutch company owns Accell North America and the Raleigh, Diamondback, Lapierre and Redline bike brands, among others. 

Posted in International
Posted November 18, 2014
Additions in Hawaii and North Dakota bring the designation to each of the 50 states.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists released its latest list of Bicycle Friendly Communities in the U.S. on Tuesday, noting that with new additions this round, there are 69 million Americans living in bike friendly spaces, with at least one designated community in each state.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2014
 "Super Mario" drew a good crowd to Surf City shop Outspoken Bicycles on Thursday night.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) – "Super Mario" is looking to grow his brand's presence in the U.S. market. The former Italian racer Mario Cipollini completed a tour of California shops last week. Joseph Roth, president of Speed Brands, which distributes Mario's namesake Italian-made bikes in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2014

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has joined The Bike Cooperative as a supplier partner of the retailer-owned co-op. Retailer members of the co-op will now earn rebates on their purchases of Bern-branded bike, snow, skate and water sports helmets.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2014
Former Nike exec, who has been at Rapha for 7 years, will join Specialized in March.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Slate Olson, who is currently Rapha's chief marketing officer, will relocate from London to California next year to join Specialized as vice president of global marketing in March.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 14, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retül is working with Masterfit Enterprises, a designer and manufacturer of insoles for the snow sports industry, to offer cycling specific custom insoles.

Posted in North America
Posted November 14, 2014

WILTON, Ct. (BRAIN) — The final 2015 Cannondale-Garmin ProTour team roster includes members of the former Cannondale Pro Cycling team and the Garmin-Sharp team.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted November 13, 2014

EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Bicycling magazine has seen a 20 percent increase in sold advertising pages in 2014, compared to the same period last year. Publisher Zack Grice said the growth rate exceeds that of any U.S. magazine, in any category, monthly or bi-monthly, that is audited. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 13, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes is launching a new bike, called the Boomerang, with an extra-low step-through frame. The company did not say if the model name was inspired by the frame's appearance or by its intended customers: Baby Boomers (or both).

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike
Posted November 13, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Interbike trade show ranked 54th on the list of Top 100 Trade Shows of 2013 published by Trade Show Executive magazine. The magazine began the ranking in 2007 and Interbike has been listed since then. The 'Gold 100' status is based on a show's net square feet.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

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