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Posted October 5, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Rubbers, which offers inner tubes with innovative packaging, is rolling out a retail program to bike parks across North America.

Posted in North America
Posted October 5, 2016

SAN DIMAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Foes Racing and Foes Fabrications, Inc. recently announced plans to move their production facility from their current location in Pasadena to a new larger facility in San Dimas.

Posted in North America
Posted October 5, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has donated $100,000 to the Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park, a new trailhead and welcome center near downtown Minneapolis that will give inner-city youth and adults access to mountain biking and skiing on professionally built trails.

Posted in North America
Posted October 5, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Volagi Cycles co-founder Robert Choi remains hospitalized here following a collision with a car a week ago. Choi faces a long recovery as supporters rally to help him, his family and the company that has been his passion for at least the last six years.

Posted in North America
Posted October 4, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Applications are now being accepted for the fourth annual QBP Women's Bike Mechanic Scholarship Program.

QBP, SRAM and other sponsors are offering 16 scholarships for an all-women's class of Professional Repair and Shop Operations at UBI.

Posted in North America
Posted October 4, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 is opening its first stores in New York, opening first in Manhattan on Oct. 15 followed by a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, store opening in November.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 4, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Australia-based Verve Cycling, the designer and manufacturer of the InfoCrank power meter, is now distributing the InfoCrank in North America in partnership with the Endurance Sports Group LLC. ESG's Paul Thomas will be heading up sales and marketing in the U.S. and Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted October 4, 2016

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports' Guru brand has introduced a new motion capture software program, called Range of Right, that be used with a dealer's current Guru Fit system or adapted to be used with other fit bikes on the market.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 3, 2016

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bonk Break will donate two meals to a child in need for every box of Bonk Breakers bars sold in a new program with More Than Sport, an organization founded by professional triathlete Chris Lieto.

Posted in North America
Posted October 3, 2016

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Las Vegas is the latest city to launch a bike share program, with a program designed for local residents and visitors.  

RTC Bike Share has 21 stations at popular locations downtown and 180 Bcycle bikes available.

Posted in North America
Posted October 3, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Fit Kit Systems has created a global directory listing service, findafitter.bike, where bike fitters can promote their services and cyclists can search for bike fitters and find information on bike fitting.

Posted in North America
Posted October 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Pat Cunnane, the CEO of Advanced Sports Enterprises, has received the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia's Maguire Family Award.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted October 3, 2016

ROMANO D'EZZELINO, Italy (BRAIN) — The parent company of travel bag maker Scicon has received a capital investment that will bolster growth worldwide and a new 4,000-square-meter (43,000-square-foot) office and manufacturing space in Northern Italy.

Posted in International
Posted September 30, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Applications are now open for Camber Outdoors' mentoring program.

Posted in North America
Posted September 30, 2016

VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports LLC has named KHS Bicycles as its exclusive distributor for Wren products in the U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted September 29, 2016

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — As Outerbike's fall event in Moab gets underway on Friday, organizers have announced that they will hold an event next summer in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted September 29, 2016
Deadline is Oct. 28; annual directory to include new distributor map.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News and PeopleForBikes are collecting new listings and updates for the annual Industry Directory. 

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted September 29, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Thomas Prehn's new company, Arsenal Cycling, is crowdfunding a new light system that includes rear lights that flash in unison.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted September 28, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Robert Choi, the co-founder of Volagi Cycles, was in a coma after an accident involving a motor vehicle while riding Tuesday. The company is shutting down operations indefinitely.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2016

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — As Interbike closed on Friday, show organizers reported that the show's visitor count dropped by 10 to 12 percent over last year, while exhibition space was down by 8 percent, according to preliminary figures.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

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