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Posted November 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Sales of snow sports products were up 3 percent in August and September compared to last year, and the industry's trade association said the uptick was largely due to pent up demand in the West, where ski areas experienced a snow drought the last several seasons.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted November 20, 2015
Updated: Zwift is also a team sponsor.
Cromwell with a Canyon bike at a team presentation in London on Friday.

LONDON (BRAIN) — Rapha has made a three-year agreement to sponsor and supply the new Canyon/SRAM Women's Professional Team.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 19, 2015

HAIFA, Israel (BRAIN) — A new company, Everysight, has been spun-off from an Israel-based defense technology company and plans to launch a heads-up-display sunglass for cycling next year.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 19, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Recon Instruments is working with Rochester Optical to offer prescription inserts for  its Recon Jet glasses.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 19, 2015
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Taiwan-based Wellgo Pedal Corp. is terminating its recent patent infringement suit against Tern Bicycles, Mikashima Industrial, and a New York City retailer over a quick release pedal.
Posted in International
Posted November 19, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Blackout BMX Distribution is now distributing Merritt BMX products.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 18, 2015

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — A memorial service is being planned for Friday for John Pavlisin, Sr., the owner of Orange Cycle, who died on Veterans Day. He was 89 and died from the complications of pneumonia. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted November 18, 2015
ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — David Lorsch, Strava's vice president of strategy and business development, will speak at the Triathlon Business International Conference in January.
Posted in North America Tagged Triathlon Business Conference
Posted November 18, 2015

LONDON (BRAIN) — The British company behind the Blaze Laserlight, which shines a laser image of a bike on the road in front of a bike, is planning a tailight. The Blaze Burner rear light is now near its funding goal on Kickstarter.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 18, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Walton Family Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to PeopleForBikes in support of its Business Network.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris is now accepting votes for the best bike-related poster in its Saris 5th Grade Poster Contest. The winner of the contest will get a free trip to the National Bike Summit in Washington next year. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Helmet brand Nutcase is accepting submissions this month for its third annual Nutcase Unframed promotion. Anybody can submit helmet designs for a chance to win a cash prize and to put their art on helmets offered across the globe in 2017.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2015

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — The second annual Eroica California, the U.S. edition of Italy's L'Eroica, will be held April 8-10.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2015

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is introducing a new line of plus-sized youth mountain bikes, called Riprock, with four models with 24 x 2.8-inch or 20 x 2.8-inch Specialized Big Roller tires, aluminum frames and disc brakes.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted November 17, 2015

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Selle Royal North America is the latest bike industry company to set up shop in this community north of Salt Lake City.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now distributing Velo saddles to U.S. dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 17, 2015

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America, the U.S. affiliate of the Italian bicycle wheel and tire manufacturer, has expanded its North American sales team with the appointment of the Tsunami Sales Group.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted November 17, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Members of the The Bike Coooperative can now earn rebates on purchases of products from the women's clothing brand Moxie Cycling Co.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2015
Sales of higher priced e-bikes in Europe continue to drive revenue and profits.

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group reported growth in revenue in the third quarter, which the Dutch conglomerate attributed to healthy sales of the company's German and French bike brands.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 17, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin has launched a bicycle industry purchase program tailored for employees of bike stores in the United States. The program provides a discount on Michelin bicycle tires and is being handled by Quality Bicycle Products, one of Michelin's tire distributors.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news

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