PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. reported a sales increase of 8.8 percent in its first quarter, which ended May 2. The company's net sales were $1.6 billion, or $0.53 per diluted share; same store sales were up 1.8 percent from the same time in 2014.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has introduced an updated Impero road bike frame pump, largely made in the U.S.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Nearly half of all Americans — 48.4 percent — participated in at least one outdoor activity in 2014, a decrease of 0.8 percent compared with 2013, according to the Outdoor Foundation’s 2015 Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report.
EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — More than 100 Rodale Inc employees biked to work on Monday, the first day of Bike to Work week.
JACKSON, Wy. (BRAIN) — MTBparks.com has completed its second annual Best Bike Parks reader survey.
The site has named the top-five rated lift-served parks in each of eight regions in the U.S. and Canada.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News includes an in-depth, 16-page look at the remodeling of Now Bicycles in St. Paul, which was chosen to participate in BRAIN's first Retail Remodel Project.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Distribution platform Rumbleship is now offering Dainese protective and safety gear to U.S. IBDs.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Compression brand RecoFit is celebrating its home town by repeating a marketing campaign that includes other brands from Boulder, Colo.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — The United States Conference of Mayors Bike Summit kicked off Wednesday night in Madison, Wisconsin.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Now Bikes and Fitness hosted a party Thursday night to officially reveal the dramatic transformation of its store to customers. Festivities included food, live music, door prizes, discounts and Gold Sprint roller races, which replaced its regular Thursday Night Ride due to weather.
SYDNEY (BRAIN) — You no longer need an invitation to download and use the online cycling platform, Zwift.
The company announced the change in Sydney on Friday, local time. In tech industry terms, the product has moved from an invitation-only "Closed Beta" to "Open Beta."
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — National real estate brokerage firm Redfin unveiled its ranking of bikeable cities Thursday to coincide with Bike to Work week.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic is running a contest that will award one winner with a chance to ride in a Mavic neutral support vehicle during Stage 11 of the 2015 Tour de France.
BONSALL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Petal Power is sponsoring the LUNA Pro Team as its official chamois cream supplier for 2015.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired Nick Fisher as a new account executive; he'll be working with Giant and Liv retailers in Utah, western Wyoming, and southeastern Idaho.
SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The luxury cycling touring company inGamba is offering two new programs this year to allow bike retailers to offer travel programs to their customers on an individual or group basis. The company also can arrange custom trips that include IBD employees.