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Posted October 4, 2017
Shops are hosting a "state championship tournament" with the Glory Gears board game.

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — More than two-dozen Front Range bike shops are hosting a cycling board game competition this fall, using the Glory Gears game. 

The series winner will take home a Colnago road bike worth $9,000.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 4, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Haute Route, a multi-day event series for amateur road cyclists, has appointed cycling industry veteran Micah Rice as head of operations for North America. Rice comes to Haute Route from USA Cycling, where he has been vice president of national events for the last five years. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 4, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — SRAM is conducting a recall with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission of 7,000 Avid SD7 direct-pull rim brakes, sold in the aftermarket and as original equipment on an ElliptiGo model. 

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 4, 2017

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mobile bike shop franchiser Beeline Bikes has launched its first location in Indiana in an agreement with the well-known regional retailer Bicycle Garage Indy.

Beeline Bikes Powered by Bicycle Garage Indy is owned and operated by Randy Clark and Scott Helvie.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 4, 2017
NICA now has 21 leagues.

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association will be adding new high school race leagues in Maryland and West Virginia.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 4, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has shifted to dedicated sales channels for its aftermarket and OE businesses and has made several staff changes as a result.

Posted in International
Posted October 3, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components is hosting a panel discussion on the state of the independent bicycle dealer, with participants including bike retailers and representatives from several major brands.

Posted in North America
Posted October 3, 2017

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — European bicycle manufacturers plan to keep the pressure on Chinese bicycle manufacturers and are now taking aim at what the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association calls a flood of e-bikes jeopardizing European jobs and manufacturing.

Posted in International
Posted October 3, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike officials say several more key bike and accessory brands have committed to participate in the second annual Fall CycloFest, planned for outside Charlotte, North Carolina, Oct. 19-22.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted October 3, 2017
The mobile franchiser is considering smaller vans or "Velofix Light" operations.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mobile service franchiser Velofix may depart from its usual practices as its eyes expansion into the core of the Big Apple.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mobile service
Posted October 3, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has announced the winner of a women's scholarship for the Professional Bicycle Mechanic Association workshop. The company announced the scholarship last month.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 3, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Next year's Taipei Cycle d&i Awards will be held at a different time of year to correspond to the Taipei Cycle show's shift from spring to fall. The awards also will feature a new category for the growing interest in the Internet of Things (IoT): "IoT Applications for Cycling."

Posted in International Tagged Awards / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted October 3, 2017

ROSEMONT, Ill. (BRAIN) — Life Fitness, a manufacturer of commercial and home fitness equipment, has launched the IC8, an indoor power trainer bike developed with Hunter Allen, a well-known cycling coach and author.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 3, 2017

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle Royal Group has hired Brian Valverde as its North American OEM sales manager.

Posted in North America
Posted October 3, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Spurcycle, best known for its U.S.-made handlebar bell, has nearly sold out of its first run of a new product, the Multi Pouch.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 2, 2017

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (BRAIN) — Attorneys involved in a product liability case are seeking to exclude a Taiwanese company, ADK Technology Ltd., which manufactured a carbon fiber fork with an allegedly defective steerer tube.

Posted in International
Posted October 2, 2017

NELSON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — NRG Enterprisesis taking over Canadian distribution of Unior Tools, effective immediately.=

In June this year, Raymond Lanctôt Ltd. acquired NRG.

Posted in North America
Posted October 2, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems is expanding its reatiler training program. The company will now offer its Dealer Certification Clinics in 65 cities from this month through March 2018.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 2, 2017

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Performance Systems, the parent company of Manitou, has reached a multi-year, global agreement with STIKRD.com to offer custom and replacement decal kits for Manitou suspension forks.

Posted in North America
Posted October 2, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — SmartEtailing is doing a phased rollout of its new responsive website templates and content management tools for retailers. The company has been working on the updates for more than a year.

Posted in North America

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