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Posted October 20, 2016

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bravo Sports Corp. has acquired Nutcase, the Portland, Oregon-based urban helmet brand known for its colorful designs. 

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted October 20, 2016

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Just a week after Eurobike announced plans to move its show from late August to early July in 2018 the organizers of Taipei's Cycle Show announced an even larger calendar shift: from its current dates in March to late October.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike / Taichung Bike Week / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted October 20, 2016
More than 1,150 retail buyers pre-registered for new Southeast festival’s opening trade days.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — Some 115 exhibitors have come to the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte for Interbike’s inaugural CycloFest Southeast trade and consumer festival, which begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike
Posted October 19, 2016

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association show is growing in size to fit companies interested in exhibiting at the February show, which is set to return to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, a suburb about an hour outside of Chicago.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / CABDA
Posted October 19, 2016
Voters to pass or reject billions of dollars toward bike paths, programs.
Dealer Tour Atlanta riders along the city's BeltLine trail.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While the final presidential debate before the November election is set to take place tonight, the industry should also be aware of 20 city and local county ballot measures that are up for votes and could greatly impact funding for bike paths and trails.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 19, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — Hippie Tech Suspension, renowned for providing service on current as well as long-outdated forks and shocks, has closed. Over the last 15 years company founder Jerry Vanderpool said he has turned around more than 5,000 shocks.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted October 19, 2016

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Bike PressCamp Summer 2017 will return to Park City, Utah’s Deer Valley Resort June 19-23. Next June’s PressCamp will mark the 8th continuous edition to be held in Park City.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted October 19, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — The 2017 season has hardly begun and the industry’s two biggest suppliers — Trek and Specialized — are already re-pricing their bicycles. Specialized prices went up; Trek’s prices went down.

Posted in North America
Posted October 18, 2016

NEW BOSTON, N.H. (BRAIN) — Shred and Slytech, brands that design and produce high-end helmets, eyewear and body protection, have hired SOAR Communications to handle their public relations and brand communications.

Posted in North America
Posted October 18, 2016
Seminars to focus on evolution of retail.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The IBD Summit, presented by Interbike, PeopleForBikes, the NBDA, and the BPSA, is now open for registration. Organizers also said the majority of the conference content has been confirmed.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit
Posted October 18, 2016

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) – Pinarello has issued a statement following various news reports that the LVMH Group, parent company of Louis Vuitton and other luxury brands, was in talks to acquire the high-end Italian brand.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted October 17, 2016

AUSTIN, Tex. (BRAIN) — Just two months after opening his first store outside the Austin city limits in Bee Cave, Texas, retailer Hill Abell has opened a fifth location near the University of Texas campus.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 17, 2016
September-to-September comparisons show double-digit drops in units and dollars.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Suppliers shipped 8 percent fewer bikes over the first nine months of the year compared with the same period in 2015, according to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association’s September sell-in report.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted October 17, 2016
Rittschof leaving company; Schroeder, Guzik and Immel promoted.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel’s Cycling Sports Group announced that it is appointing Henning Schroeder as global vice president product for CSG and Brian Immel to global vice president of marketing, CSG.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 17, 2016

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes has promoted Tom Jackson to national sales manager, IBD. Jackson has been with Marin since 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 14, 2016

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — ECRM will hold two Outdoor PressCamp events next year, to introduce new outdoor products to industry reporters and editors.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / PressCamp
Posted October 14, 2016

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Banker Supply, which opened its first urban cycling lifestyle store in 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will open a new location in Los Angeles next week. The retailer has plans to open its third location, in Chicago, later this year, and two more locations next year.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is launching a nationwide series of bike industry community networking events.

Posted in North America
Posted October 14, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems North America is expanding its retailer training program by hosting Dealer Certification Clinics in more than 50 cities from October 2016 through March 2017.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 14, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Ruckus Composites has hired two new employees due to steady sales growth. The company, which focuses on repair of carbon fiber bikes, now has six employees. This month they filled two positions, one for marketing and one for production/repair.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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