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Posted November 7, 2017

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jake Duehring will head up Felt Bicycles' sports marketing activities following the departure of founder Jim Felt last week from the company. Duehring has more than 10 years of experience at Felt in marketing, product development and, most recently, international sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 7, 2017

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. (BRAIN) — Ofo, a dockless bike share operator, has begun operations in South Miami today.

The mayor of South Miami, Phillip Stoddard, and other elected officials celebrated the start of the program at an event held Tuesday morning at City Hall.

Posted in North America
Posted November 7, 2017

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes is now selling into 28 European countries including Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, following a two-year debut in the United States.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted November 6, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — No. 22 Bicycle Company, a Toronto-based handmade titanium frame builder with a factory in upstate New York, announced its first line of stock bikes at the Philly Bike Expo over the weekend.

Posted in North America
Posted November 6, 2017
About 150 registered industry members attended the pre-show trade hours.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The Philly Bike Expo attracted a record number of exhibitors and attendees, organizers said, and the show's first attempt at trade-only hours attracted about 150 registered industry members, including retailers and suppliers.

Posted in North America
Posted November 6, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Backcountry Lifeline and The 139 Fund are teaming up to raffle a Specialized Levo Comp 6Fattie, as well as other prizes, to benefit The 139 Fund, which helps support BCLL's ongoing efforts in mountain bike safety. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 6, 2017

TOKYO (BRAIN) — Tern partnered with Bosch eBike Systems to enter the Japan market with a new folding e-bike the brands showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show in the Bosch booth. The show, which closed Sunday, marked Tern's entry into the Japan e-bike market; Japan is Bosch's first e-bike market in Asia.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted November 6, 2017

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The three Tour de Pink charity rides held this year raised a total of $1.3 million for Young Survival Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 6, 2017

SALEM, Mass. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has promoted Jason Croom to national sales manager.

Posted in North America
Posted November 3, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles founder and long-time head of sports marketing Jim Felt will be departing the company he founded in partnership with Bill Duehring, the company announced Friday.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted November 3, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association and the National Retail Federation — along with the attorneys general from 35 states and the District of Columbia — have signed on to support South Dakota’s efforts to overturn a key ruling that exempts online retailers from collecting state sales taxes.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 3, 2017
VF owns Vans, The North Face and Smart Wool

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — VF Corporation has signed a purchase agreement with New Zealand-based wool clothing company Icebreaker Holdings, Ltd.

VF already owns The North Face, Vans, Smart Wool, Timberland and Lee. 

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 3, 2017
Dealer Tour editors and sponsors spin along the West Side Greenway.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — It’s been more than five years since the BRAIN Dealer Tour visited New York City, braving the Big Apple’s busy avenues and steaming July temperatures to visit more than a dozen shops.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted November 2, 2017
The bike swap meet and expo is now in its 28th year.

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Organizers of this weekend's VeloSwap consumer bike swap and expo are expecting more than 8,000 attendees and 350-plus vendors, which include individuals, retailers, suppliers, teams and other groups selling used and new gear.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted November 2, 2017
But officials say sales are rebounding in the fourth quarter following extreme weather and US retail challenges that disrupted business.

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries reported Thursday that third-quarter revenue in the division housing its mass-market and IBD bikes businesses plunged 18 percent due to factors including hurricanes and other extreme weather in North America, the bankruptcy filing of mass customer Toys R Us in September, and overa

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 2, 2017
The Alchemy Arktos.

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — High-end bike brand Alchemy Bicycles is now offering consumers a 30-day ride-test guarantee on its Ready to Roll bikes. Customers can return the bikes for a full refund of exchange in the first 30 days.

Posted in Industry News
Posted November 2, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rolf Prima has launched sister brand Astral Cycling to manufacture traditionally laced alloy and carbon rims for consumers and wheel builders at its Oregon facility.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 2, 2017
Chicago's IBDs focus on the business with little drama

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Unlike many of the other markets the BRAIN staff visited on our Dealer Tours, there's been no turnover among the Chicago-area retailers we visited in 2013. If you value stability and you like speaking with the same shop owner year after year, then Chicago is your market.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted November 2, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — This month IMBA is launching a new fundraising push to fund dozens of pre-approved new mountain bike trail projects around the country. The organization has identifued 68 trail and bike park projects in 31 states that will benefit from the fundraising.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 1, 2017

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory reported record sales of $127.4 million in the third quarter, up 16.9 percent from the same period last year. In its bicycle division, which includes sales through the Fox, Marzocchi, Race Face and Easton Cycling brands, sales were up 8.8 percent in the quarter.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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