FRYBURG, ME (BRAIN) — Maine distributor Downeast Bicycle Specialists has coordinated its systems with several Point of Sale vendors to allow integration with SmartEtailing programs and give retail buyers more information.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike fit company Retül is adding a Footbalance custom footbed class to its professional bike fitter education programs, in an agreement the companies announced this week.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike's managing director, Pat Hus, will be the presenter on next Tuesday's National Bicycle Dealers Association webinar, the latest in a series of dealer education webinars hosted by the NBDA.
WILMINGTON, DE (BRAIN) — DuPont on Thursday dropped its trademark infringement suit against Easton-Bell Sports in Delaware federal court, two days after a California judge denied the company's request to move a related suit's venue to the East Coast.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has named Zyro Limited its new exclusive distributor for Bell, Giro, Blackburn and Easton Cycling in the U.K. and Ireland.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 2,500 BMX helmets sold exclusively at Toys R Us. The helmet's buckle can release on impact, allowing the helmet to fall off the rider.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles will complete the sale of its 50 percent ownership in BH USA to BH Europe on April 1, enabling Pivot to go forward focusing solely on its mountain bike business.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (BRAIN) — Google Shopping Express, which launched Thursday, is a local delivery service the company hopes will make it possible for shoppers to get the items they order online a few hours later, and at a low cost.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Most brick-and-mortar retailers would benefit from federal legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers, industry leaders say.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—After a year away from the Chicagoland area, Turin Bicycles is back in the Windy City with a new store that will emphasize its own branded bikes, clothing and accessories.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland is now sponsoring 2012 Paralympic Games competitor Steve Peace. Peace suffered a life-changing stroke in 2006, and since then has battled back to become one of the top para-cyclists in the world.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Micky Dymond, a top pro motocross and supercross racer from the 1980s and 1990s, is training to compete in the 2014 Race Across America in the solo division.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News’ former longtime editor Megan Tompkins is returning to the magazine after two years in sales and marketing roles within the industry.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Wheelmakers are preparing to take on cycling competition's governing body, the UCI, over testing the Swiss body requires for wheels used in sanctioned competition.
KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN) — The Canadian government announced earlier this month that it would eliminate tariffs on several categories of imported goods, from baby clothes to skis and snowboards to golf and hockey equipment.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports sales were $183.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared with $207.1 million a year earlier.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Divine Cycling Group, the new investment group that recently purchased Mad Fiber, has hired industry veterans Jasen Thorpe and Brett Lindstrom.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Skins Compression has hired Danielle Said as its senior marketing manager of digital, communications and e-commerce for North America.
NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN) — Bike maker SwiftCarbon Technologies HK Ltd. is opening its first U.S. subsidiary, which will be located in the Atlanta, Georgia, area and managed by former Blue Competition Cycles manager Chance Regina.