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Posted August 18, 2017

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Don Watterson, the founder of Curbside Cycle and Fourth Floor Distribution, died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was 71 years old.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 18, 2017
Specialized founder Mike Sinyard and Donny Perry at the grand opening.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has opened a company-owned store in Costa Mesa, California, which the company said it considers "an investment to support the growth of the cycling community in Southern California and to test opportunities and experience learnings first-hand to better support retail partners."

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 18, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has Scott Schnitzspahn as the organization's vice president of elite athletics. Schnitzspahn was most recently the high performance director at the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Posted in North America
Posted August 17, 2017

MENDHAM, N.J. (BRAIN) — Van Dessel Cycles has announced Dirt City Cycle Supply as their new exclusive Canadian distributor effective immediately.

Posted in North America
Posted August 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) —The League of American Bicyclists has recognized 60 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses, a list that includes major banks, an NFL stadium, bike share organizations, bike retailers and manufacturers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 17, 2017
Interbike also announces racing schedule and music performances.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Major brands including Cannondale, Santa Cruz, 3T, Pivot Cycles, Campagnolo, Shimano, and SRAM have committed to attend Interbike's second edition of its Fall CycloFest, a four-day event held at the U.S. National Whitewater Center just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted August 17, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloNews said it has audience growth this summer through its new digital offerings, including its FastTalk podcast, VeloNews Podcast and The VeloNews Show (video).

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted August 17, 2017
The Coron Air helmet with SPIN.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC is launching new 2018 model year bike helmets with its own SPIN technology to reduce injuries from oblique impacts.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted August 16, 2017

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association is producing a three-day conference later this month. The organization's fourth annual conference will gather bike share companies and community officials from around the world to discuss best practices and the future of bikeshare, the group said.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 16, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Blue Book has added two new members to its business development team. Gary Thornton, based in Philadelphia, will cover the Northeast territory and Will Stoffel, based in Memphis, will cover the Southeast territory.

Posted in North America
Posted August 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The National Retail Federation says retail sales in July increased by 0.6 percent over June on a seasonally adjusted basis. The NRF said sales increased by 3.5 percent in the month year-over-year, a continuation of the growth seen in June and long-term trends.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 16, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Electric Bike Expo has canceled this weekend's consumer test fest in Portland because Monday's total solar eclipse, which makes landfall south of the city, has wreaked havoc on its logistics.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted August 16, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon has officially launched sales to consumers in the United States.

The Germany-based company began taking orders for road, mountain, triathlon, and commuter bikes on canyon.com. The first orders were processed Tuesday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The Arthritis Foundation's California Coast Classic Bike Tour fundraising ride will depart from San Francisco on Sept. 9 backed by presenting sponsor Amgen and a host of industry and non-endemic sponsors.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted August 15, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components has suspended production of its Cielo frames, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America
Posted August 15, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer has extended the submission deadline for new products to be featured in the three editions of the Interbike Show Dailies, distributed at the expo.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged BRAIN News / Interbike
Posted August 15, 2017

LÉVIS, Québec (BRAIN) — Distributions Lyncée is now distributing the Italian brand of saddles San Marco throughout Canada. Canadian retailers will be able to start placing orders for products in this new range during the 2018 booking period with the first deliveries to stores beginning in winter 2018.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 14, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Otto DesignWorks' Ottolock is now available to retailers through J&B Importers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2017
Webster.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has hired Marcie Webster as its new leader of global retail.

Webster, who was most recently with The North Face, will focus on helping Specialized retailers "elevate store performance and integrate operations" with the company.

Posted in North America
Posted August 14, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the addition of a new area on the show floor that will feature short presentations running all day on various topics related to small-business operations, merchandising, training and more.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike

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