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Posted July 21, 2016

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Thule Group reported gobal sales growth of 8.2 percent in its second quarter, but the company said said the Sports Authority and Sport Chalet closured hampered sales in the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 21, 2016

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Jeffrey Patrick Archer, the owner of First Flight Bicycles in Statesville, North Carolina, died Wednesday evening after being struck by a car. Archer, 52, was walking across a street in Mooresville when he was hit. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 20, 2016

TOKYO (BRAIN) — A Japanese entrepreneur is launching a Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign to product a wireless headset that allows groups of up to 10 people to talk to each other via a cellular data connection. The Bonx Grip headset is being marketed to outdoor sports enthusiasts including cyclists.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 20, 2016

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — KHS Bicycle Parts has hired Lee Kilpatrick to expand the importer's sales of Sapim spokes and Ryde rims to OEMs and specialty wheel builders.  

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Philadelphia Bicycle Expo have hired O2 Active as communications consultant for the 2016 event, which will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Nov. 5-6.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted July 19, 2016

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — All management of Time Sport USA has been moved to the Rossignol Group's North American headquarters here, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — A ceremonial unlocking of the first Biketown bike and inaugural ride across Tilikum Crossing took place Tuesday at the launch of Portland, Oregon's bike share.

Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2016
Company shows off 2017 gear and new facilities.
Giant retailers discuss business in the company's new education center.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — More than 100 Giant retailers saw Giant's new model year 2017 bicycles and gear from the Giant, Liv, and Momentum brands at Giant's annual meeting with its key retailers here this week.

Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2016
Retailers and executives discuss the Marketplace Fairness Act with Congress.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The PeopleForBikes Coalition and the National Bicycle Dealers Association were joined by independent bicycle retailer representatives last week on the second PeopleForBikes Executive Fly-In in partnership with the NBDA.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Omnichannel & Consumer Direct Sales / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 19, 2016

BERNE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Zwift, the online indoor riding platform, is working with the Team Dimension Data pro road cycling squad on a promotion intended to send 5,000 Buffalo Bikes to villages in South Africa.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 19, 2016

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — This fall's Outerbike demo event in Moab will include the Hen House, which organizers describe as "a branded environment where a collection of women specific products are showcased in one common female friendly environment."

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted July 19, 2016

MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — Orbea said it is skipping this year's Eurobike show, and will instead conduct several events with its European dealers and distributors. The company calls its new approach "Closer to You."

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted July 19, 2016

CINCINNATI (BRAIN) — Steadyrack of Perth Australia has named Epic International as its U.S. retail sales and marketing agent for its Steadyrack bike storage products.

Posted in International
Posted July 19, 2016

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — A new pop-up retail store near Seattle's Pike Place Market features three brands: Green Guru, Alchemy Goods and Endurance Conspiracy.

Posted in Retail News
Posted July 18, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News will sponsor the leadership awards being given out by the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition.

Nominations are being accepted now through July 29 for the OIWC's 2016 Bicycle Leadership Awards.

Posted in North America
Posted July 18, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mann University will offer two 1/2-day retailer education sessions at this year's Interbike expo. The sessions will be on Tuesday, September 20 and Friday, September 23.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Interbike
Posted July 18, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Utah's Sens. Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch are supporting a bill that would allow local land managers to decide whether to allow and how to manage mountain biking in federally designated wilderness areas, something that some mountain bikers have been advocating. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 18, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Backcountry Lifeline is holding a raffle to raise money for its mission, which is to make mountain bike events safer. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 18, 2016

DENVER (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products' new Q-West distribution center, which has been relocated from Ogden, Utah, to Denver, is set to begin shipping to customers Thursday, and will be fully operational by mid-August, QBP announced.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 18, 2016

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) —Cane Creek Cycling Components has released a new tool for owners of its Double Barrel rear shocks.

Posted in Product/Tech

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