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Posted February 14, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Haute Route has added global nonprofit World Bicycle Relief as a designated charity partner for all North American events this year.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 14, 2018
Mechanic association promotes new program at CABDA.
Stanfill and Kallista at CABDA.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) – The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association is talking up its new certification program for members at the Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealer Association Show this week, where PBMA president James Stanfill and PBMA board member Jenny Kallista from Appalachian Bicycle Institute are manning a booth.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 13, 2018
Two-day show starts Wednesday in new venue.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — After nine straight days of a winter storm that delivered record snowfall in the Windy City and caused nearly 500 flight cancellations at Chicago O'Hare and Midway airports over the weekend, the weather took a turn for the better as the industry descended into Chicago for the start the Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association show.

Posted in Industry News Tagged CABDA
Posted February 13, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — President Trump's budget eliminates the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Program, which has supported bicycle-friendly projects. Trump's proposed infrastructure program also largely ignores bicycle infrastructure, according to PeopleForBikes.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 13, 2018

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (BRAIN) — Paul Swift has sold the majority interest in BikeFit Systems LLC and formed CyclePoint LLC. The new company is the exclusive educational provider for BikeFit Systems and will offer BikeFit Level 1 and Level 2 courses online.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 13, 2018

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano saw a 4 percent increase in net sales in its bicycle division last year, while operating income in the segment was nearly flat, down 0.8 percent, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 12, 2018
An example of BicycleBlueBook's new marketing materials.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — BicycleBlueBook is giving its IBD customers access to marketing assets through Promoboxx, a web platform used by several major bike suppliers.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 12, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a suit filed by Moab retailer Poison Spider Bicycles against a company that sells merchandise under the Poison Spyder Customs brand.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 12, 2018
A Grand Re-opening party was held earlier this month.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Boulder retailer Full Cycle, which added an espresso bar and beer tap area to its Pearl Street location last year, has now given that part of its business its own name: The Tune Up.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 12, 2018
QBP's Dealer's Choice brands are helping fund the grant pool.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is launching a new grant program that will support bike shop-led initiatives to support their communities.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 12, 2018

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Brendan Quirk, the co-founder of Competitive Cyclist and most recently the North American president of Rapha, is joining the Runway Group as cycling program manager.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted February 9, 2018

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Nuun said it has expanded its event support in 2018 and reckons it will hydrate over 2 million participants in 2018 on race and ride events, as well as in fitness studios and festivals in North American and globally..

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 9, 2018

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) – TerraTrike says it closed its fourth quarter of 2017 with 25 percent growth over the same period last year – the best in the company's 22-year history. The privately held company did not release specific revenue figures.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 9, 2018
The first Sagan Fondo, in the Lake Tahoe area in May, will include gravel and dirt roads.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Three-time world champion Peter Sagan is working with Bike Monkey, the producer of Levi's GranFondo, to promote two new gran fondo events in California this year. 

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted February 9, 2018

OLDSMAR, Fla. (BRAIN) — Florida retailer BikeSport recently celebrated its grand reopening as a Giant Partner Store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 9, 2018

SAN DIMAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Framebuilder Foes Racing has spun off a separate business offering lift kits and other components for Ford Transit vans.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 8, 2018
Shop services up 4 percent in same year.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retail sales at independent bike shops reached $3 billion last year, down 1 percent from $3.1 billion in 2016, according to the latest point-of-sale data from The NPD Group's U.S. Retail Tracking Service.

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