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Posted March 16, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool's 2017 team sponsorships include three World Tour teams, four Continental Pro teams, six women's pro road teams and a variety of other mountain bike, multisport, and cyclocross teams and athletes.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted March 16, 2017

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings, which once owned Fox Factory and CamelBak, has sold off its last remaining shares of Fox.

Posted in North America
Posted March 16, 2017

OBERWANGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — A Swiss investor group has made a substantial investment in Stromer, completing the e-bike maker's separation from owner BMC.

Posted in International
Posted March 16, 2017

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Elliptical bicycle maker Elliptigo is partnering with the mobile repair franchise Velofix to provide service.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / Mobile service
Posted March 16, 2017

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (BRAIN) — The waterproof breathable fabric maker eVent has become a Bluesign system partner, meaning it has passed a Bluesign factory audit for worker safety, responsible use of resources, and environmental performance improvement. 

Posted in North America
Posted March 16, 2017

SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — REI revenues were up 5.5 percent last year, to $2.56 billion. The co-op returned a record $193.7 million in member dividends and credit card rebates and gave back nearly 70 percent of its profits to outdoor community projects and organizations.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 16, 2017

CUPERTINO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Apple Inc. has applied for a patent that would allow for an indirect measurement of a cyclist's power output, by calculating wind resistance, road surface smoothness, rider position, heart rate and accelleration.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 15, 2017

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (BRAIN) — Friends of bicycle advocate and writer Alan Snel have started a fund raising campaign to help him with medical and living expenses following an incident last week when he was hit by a car while riding his bike.

Posted in North America
Posted March 15, 2017

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Beeline has changed its order fulfillment strategy with Amazon to offer free assembly and setup in eligible locations for bikes purchased for $500 or more at the e-commerce giant.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / Mobile service
Posted March 15, 2017

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nominations for induction to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame are being accepted through April 15.

Posted in North America
Posted March 15, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy will hold its fifth annual Opening Day for Trails on Saturday, April 8, and expects as many as 20,000 people to participate in family-friendly events connected to the promotion on that day.

Posted in North America
Posted March 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International is recalling about 650 road bikes because the bikes' freehubs can slip while the rider is pedaling. The company is replacing the freehub bodies on the bikes. 

Posted in Recalls
Posted March 14, 2017

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike-n-Hike, a Trek dealer in this Front Range city, will close its doors after 44 years in business. Current owners Rick and Jill Emerson bought the shop in 2007 from its second owner, Dave Swenson.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 14, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has released its second GPS bike computer model, the ELEMNT Bolt. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 14, 2017

SHENZHEN, China (BRAIN) — Amidst the often negative news about consumer drones — ranging from Peeping Tom incidents to aircraft interference — drone maker DJI announced Tuesday that its devices have saved at least 59 people from life threatening conditions. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 14, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BRAIN) — Küat Racks is working with the National Forest Foundation to fulfill its pledge to plant 40,000 trees this year.

Posted in North America
Posted March 14, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike Shop SEO has a new e-commerce reporting service that the company said reduces time building sales and marketing reports, and attributes sales to proper marketing channels.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 13, 2017
Best In Show winner Peacock Groove.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — It’s been called the epicenter of bike innovation. And as you walk the aisles of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, it’s easy to see why. From radical to subtle, the artistry is wide-ranging.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show / Electric bike
Posted March 13, 2017
The builders' show wrapped up its 13th edition Sunday in Salt Lake. Next year's event is in Hartford, Connecticut.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Tracking down Don Walker for an interview was no easy task. As the show has grown, he’s got more to keep on top of.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted March 13, 2017
Sara Fortune and her father Phil Hendrickson in 2014.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Phil Hendrickson, the father-in-law of Saris Cycling Goup founder Chris Fortune and father to Sara Fortune, has died at 97.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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