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Posted July 24, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike is bracing for its biggest edition of its annual RiderFest, which kicks off Saturday in South Grand Rapids.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted July 24, 2017

LIVINGSTON, Scotland (BRAIN) — Endura Inc. Is now offering custom clothing in the United States. The Scottish company has been producing custom clothing for more 25 years and has been providing clothing for the Movistar team since 2013.

Posted in North America
Posted July 24, 2017
A screen shot of part of Velotooler's bike share feature.

HAMDEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — Velotooler, which launched last year to help connect consumers with freelance mechanics, has updated its platform to add features for bike share fleet managers, consumer-direct bike brands and race teams.

Posted in North America
Posted July 24, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — American Classic has hired Mike Johnston to head up the brand's OEM sales in Europe.

Posted in International
Posted July 21, 2017
First-half numbers still below same period in 2016.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Suppliers' dollar sales to dealers for the month of June were up 2.6 percent, totaling $103 million, compared to $100 million for the same month in 2016, according to the latest data from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted July 21, 2017

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Moots Cycles announced Friday that Butch Boucher is resigning from his role as the company's president, effective Sept. 1. The company said Boucher will continue to work on a part-time basis focusing on driving continued excellence in Moots' manufacturing processes.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 21, 2017

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group reported that sales through the specialty channel in North America during the first half of the year were down. It also saw sales impacted by the closure of multi-sport retail chains.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 21, 2017

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Fortified Bicycles offers simple, affordable bikes that are designed to be theft resistant and low maintenance. The company even offers a theft replacement warranty to help make potential customers in high theft areas more confident about investing in a new bike.

Posted in North America
Posted July 21, 2017

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Oath — the parent company of media titles including AOL.com, HuffPost, Yahoo Sports and Engadget — will become a major sponsor of the Cannondale-Drapac team in 2018.

Posted in International
Posted July 21, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intel Corporation has quietly discontinued its Recon Jet smart sunglasses line as part of its reported move out of the wearables market.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted July 21, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has simplified its shipping policies by offering free ground shipping, predictable flat rate shipping for bikes, frames, and other oversized items, and an updated air shipping policy. The new policies will be effective Aug. 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted July 21, 2017

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — Jamis and Nirve Bicycles, two brands owned by G. Joannou Cycles, have announced the hiring of several new staff members. 

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2017

OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Garmin has acquired Alphamantis Technologies Inc., a Montréal company that does aerodynamics testing and develops measurement technology for the cycling industry.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted July 20, 2017

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components is working with Levi's GranFondo to launch a "U24 Program," which will allow all persons under the age of 24 to ride the Fondo for free.

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2017

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Jay Clark and Herman Neudert are industry design veterans and longtime mountain bike riding buddies who lost touch with each other over the decades.

Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2017
Photo by BrakeThrough Media.

ANNECY, France (BRAIN) — On the 40th anniversary of Mavic's first time supporting the Tour de France, the company announced that it has renewed its contract with Tour owner ASO through the 2022 edition of the race. 

Mavic's trademark yellow cars and motos provide neutral support at the race.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 19, 2017

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Two start-up bike industry brands each are taking inspiration from a popular blogger who promotes frugality and simple living, including a "bad-ass" lifestyle that involves lots of bike riding.

Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2017

DENVER (BRAIN) — A Colorado lawmaker is taking inspiration from Oregon in floating the idea of a tax on bicycles.

Posted in North America
Posted July 19, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike says The Circuit, its indoor electric bike test track, has sold out for the third year in a row and will be officially sponsored by Bosch.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Interbike
Posted July 19, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Pinkbike.com has hired Brian Park as its head of editorial. Park most recently was global content marketing manager at Rocky Mountain Bicycles and editor in chief of Rocky Mountain's Trail Journal.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing

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