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Posted December 9, 2016

WESTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Steve Cuomo is launching an e-commerce business that will start out with a narrow focus: bike tubes.

Posted in North America
Posted December 9, 2016
The Summit’s top-rated 2016 speaker, Sam Dantzler, returns with talk on hiring practices

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the IBD Summit have released the full agenda for its 2017 event, which will be held Jan. 17-19 in Tempe, Arizona.

The summit is presented by Interbike, PeopleForBikes, the NBDA, and the BPSA.

Posted in Retail News Tagged IBD Summit
Posted December 9, 2016

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Slovenia-based Unior Tools has launched a new U.S. website, uniorusa.com.

Posted in North America
Posted December 9, 2016
Woehl in the library of American Cyclery's original store.



SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — When American Cyclery Too's lease expired earlier this year, owner Bradley Woehl decided not to renew.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 8, 2016

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — With a sharp focus on the use of composites in bicycles and cycling accessories — from materials selection and optimization to manufacturing processes, safety testing, repair and, ultimately, recycling — the second annual Cyclitech bike technology conference drew 145 industry engineers, presenters and sponsors.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 8, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Obama on Thursday signed HR 4665, the Outdoor REC Act.

The law instructs the Department of Commerce and federal land management agencies to provide statistics on how the outdoor industry, including bicycling, contributes to the U.S. economy. 

Posted in North America
Posted December 8, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Some 60 industry executives, most affiliated with the e-bike industry, took time at a conference Thursday to review its recent successes and to set new goals for 2017.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted December 8, 2016

ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — A special Specialized Shiv that motorcycle racer-turned-triathlete Ben Bostrom rode at the Kona Ironman World Championships this year is being auctioned to benefit research related to the condition that may have led to the death of BMXer Dave Mirra, Bostrom's friend and training partner.

Posted in North America
Posted December 8, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — This week's edition of Verde Brand Communications' "Take Me Outdoors" podcast is devoted to the Outdoor REC Act, the legislation recently passed by Congress that would require federal agencies to track the economic impact of the outdoor industry.

Posted in North America
Posted December 8, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After testing its Trade-Up program with 30 dealers in the Boulder-Denver area, The Pro's Closet is now accepting dealers nationwide into its program.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 8, 2016

LONGWOOD, Fla. (BRAIN) — Subrosa Brand Bikes has contracted with the Dennis Lee Co. and Manual Sales and Marketing to represent their brand and The Shadow Conspiracy. Dennis Lee will offer the brands in Florida, while Manual will sell in Oregon and Washington. Both brands are owned by Sparky's Distribution. 

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted December 8, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — More than 60 industry executives — many representing the emerging e-bike industry in the U.S. market — are gathering Thursday to review gains made in 2016 and to plot legislative strategy for 2017.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 7, 2016
PeopleForBikes says global tariff reductions on bicycles and components are unlikely to be enacted soon.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — International negotiations to reduce tariffs on products that help the environment — including bikes and components — have stalled.

Posted in International
Posted December 7, 2016

TRYSIL, Norway (BRAIN) — Norwegian helmet and apparel brand Sweet Protection has appointed Verde Brand Communications as its public relations and communications agency of record.

Posted in North America
Posted December 6, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now the exclusive U.S. importer and distributor for carbon forks from Italian manufacturer Columbus Tubing.

Posted in North America
Posted December 6, 2016
UPDATED. Company plans to open concept stores in prestigious capital cities.

GREENWICH, Conn. (BRAIN) — Italy's Pinarello bike brand has been purchased by L Catterton, a U.S.-based private equity firm. The luxury brand conglomerate LVMH, the owner of Louis Vuitton and other brands, is a part owner of L Catteron. A purchase price was not released.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 6, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will offer its Women's Internship Program again in the summer of 2017.

The company said the program offers interns the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and leadership skills.

Posted in North America
Posted December 5, 2016

MEBANE, N.C. (BRAIN) — A new chain lube that promises hundreds of miles of clean, low-friction lubrication comes from a private/public partnership with North Carolina State University.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 5, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The new issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, arriving in a subscribers' mailboxes this week, features coverage of our most recent Dealer Tour, which visited retailers and other industry members in North and South Carolina.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 2, 2016

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security Inc. has hired Oris Intel to monitor its minimum advertised pricing policy for its line of locks and helmets.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP

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