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Posted November 11, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Santa Monica is debuting its latest environmental initiative: Breeze Bike Share, presented by Hulu, this week. The program will offer 500 bikes across 75 stations and provide residents with a sustainable way to get around town, according to city manager Rick Cole.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2015
More bike lanes and shops feed into growing cycling culture.
Our group rode along the Venice Beach bike path north to neighboring Santa Monica.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Riding on palm tree-lined bike paths and green lanes in Los Angeles’ Westside on the first day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour, it’s clear that even though this region is renowned for its car-choked streets, a cycling oasis has sprung up in some of its affluent neighborhoods.  

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Posted November 11, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will turn-on its new website — with its much-discussed online bike sales feature — "very, very soon" a company spokesman told BRAIN on Wednesday.

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Posted November 11, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — BSX Athletics, which introduced a non-invasive blood lactate measuring cuff last year, has officially launched the second generation of the device

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Posted November 11, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Austin retailer Division 1 Bicycles has closed after three years in business, and its remaining inventory will be auctioned off Nov. 21 through Austin Auction Gallery.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 10, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Brooklyn-based Champion System (U.S.) has agreed to unite and control business from the former Champion System (Canada). The brand is now being called Champion System North America, effective immediately.

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Posted November 10, 2015

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailers looking to make a splash with their window displays can project nearly anything — including videos or websites — onto their front window with technology from ProDisplay USA. An optional touch screen feature would allow passersby to interact with the display.

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Posted November 10, 2015
The Groove Subaru team bike.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Two Denver brands, Domahidy Designs and Pactimo, are teaming up to offer race teams and other groups a program to get custom matching bikes and clothing.

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Posted November 10, 2015

DUNDAS, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian sock maker SAKO7 has signed Moore Large Distribution UK to carry the full range of SAKO7 apparel and accessories, with stock set to be available later this month.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 10, 2015

DALLAS (BRAIN) — Velowürks has signed an agreement for J&B Importers Inc. to distribute the brand's Prime floor pump to IBDs throughout the U.S. market.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 10, 2015

TORONTO (BRAIN) — KindHuman Bicycles is now distributing directly to IBDs in the U.S. and Canada. The high-end bike brand previously was sold primarily consumer direct with a handful of dealers, including a company store in Toronto.

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Posted November 9, 2015

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer’s final dealer tour of 2015 rolls out Tuesday morning in Los Angeles as editors, sponsors and guests set out on bikes to visit shops in several neighborhoods and cities along the sprawling Southern California region.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted November 9, 2015

CINCINNATI (BRAIN) — Oakley Cycles, a 34-year-old retail business, will move to a new location in January, and will change its name, as well. 

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Posted November 9, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Rather than one Global Fat Bike Summit as in the past, QBP will host four regional summits next year. The summits are meetings to discuss trail access and other issues affecting the growing activity of bike riding on snow. QBP has hosted four previous annual Global events. 

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Distributor news
Posted November 9, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Alex Wassmann will be departing SRAM, effective Nov. 30. Wassmann spent more than 20 years at SRAM in a range of roles through two separate stints. Most recently he directed SRAM's sports marketing partnerships in triathlon, road and cyclocross.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 9, 2015
16 female industry execs meet to discuss the transportation bill and trade issues.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes conducted another "fly-in" lobbying trip to Washington last week, when 16 female bike industry executives met with lawmakers to discuss the transportation bill, trade issues and more.

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Posted November 9, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — A year after taking over leadership of Orbea USA, Gonzalo Garcia de Salazar has been promoted to global sales manager for the Spanish brand.

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Posted November 9, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security Inc. is implementing a new minimum advertised price policy. Abus first implemented its MAP policy in 2011 and strengthened it in 2014. The company said the update provides easier to understand advertised pricing and stronger enforcement policies.

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Posted November 9, 2015

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has promoted Nick Larsen to global head of parts and accessories for Cycling Sports Group. In the role, Larsen will oversee all aspects of the business from product design and development to distribution and sales. Larsen was previously creative director for P&A.

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Posted November 6, 2015

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has hired Bryan Mason as domestic sales manager, supporting U.S. dealers as well as inside and independent reps.

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