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Posted December 19, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Bike2020.com, an online marketplace for new, closeout and overstock bikes for pickup at local bike shops, has announced an upgrade of the site that includes an expanded platform for advertising by bike industry brands.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 19, 2016

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has renewed its contract with the Gluskin Townley Group to produce the NBDA's annual U.S. Bicycle Market Overview.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted December 19, 2016

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness is working with dealers around the world to install KICKR Experience Stations at 150 locations. The Experience Stations include a KICKR trainer and display integrated with the Zwift online cycling app so consumers can test out the system. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 19, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mobile bicycle repair franchiser Velofix said it is ending 2016 with 300 percent revenue growth over last year. The company added 44 new shops in the year, bringing its total to 89 franchise territories covered.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mobile service
Posted December 19, 2016
Next Handmade Show is in Salt Lake City in March.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Tickets are now on sale for the general public to attend the next edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which is being held here March 10-12, 2017.

Posted in North America Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted December 19, 2016

MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — FSA now offers a website to help retailers and consumers choose the correct headset for their bikes. 

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted December 19, 2016
Young Liu and Bonnie Tu.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing announced some historic management changes following a board of directors meeting Friday. Company founder King Liu is retiring as the company's chairman and Tony Lo is retiring as CEO. 

Posted in International Tagged Omnichannel / People
Posted December 19, 2016

MADRID, Spain (BRAIN) — Bkool is again sponsoring an indoor cycling competition that includes participants from more than 30 countries. The competition makes use of the Bkool Simulator to allow participants to ride simulated stages from the Tour de France, La Vuelta, Rio Olympic games and other routes. 

Posted in International
Posted December 19, 2016

ST. GEORGES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Procycle Group has appointed Daniel Marrett to the position of marketing director for its Rocky Mountain bicycles brand.

Posted in North America
Posted December 16, 2016

VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Neil Shirley has left Road Bike Action, where he was the editor, to join The Lyman Agency, which represents several bike brands and events, including Mavic, Enve and Eroica California.

Posted in North America
Posted December 16, 2016

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers expect the third edition of the Eroica California to attract about 1,000 participants, most of them big fans of vintage road bikes and gear.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted December 16, 2016

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles USA has hired industry veteran Marty Ryerson to head its West Coast sales management. Ryerson has worked with Eddy Merckx Cycles for the past year facilitating Arizona sales development.

Posted in North America
Posted December 16, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Orbea has promoted Jordan Hukee to be the brand's USA marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 16, 2016

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — POC has appointed broadcast media executive Jonas Sjögren to become its new CEO, starting Feb. 1.

Posted in International
Posted December 15, 2016

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Attention retailers: Bicycle Retailer wants to know what you think about electric bikes and how much they factor into your business. Love 'em? Hate 'em? Think they're the bright shining future of the bike industry — or its death knell?

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike
Posted December 15, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle USA has recently added four new staffers in retail support roles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The PeopleForBikes Coalition board of directors held their biannual meeting here on Wednesday and welcomed two new members while approving seven new recipients of the organization's Community Grant program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Competitor Group, Inc. has promoted Fred Dreier to editor-in-chief of VeloNews, effective immediately. Dreier replaces John Bradley, who announced last week that he was stepping down as editor of VeloNews and as CGI's senior vice president of media.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted December 14, 2016

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek is recalling some Bontrager Flare RT and Bontrager Ion 700 RT lights because the lights can turn off without warning when paired with a remote transmitter. 

Posted in Recalls
Posted December 14, 2016

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne has announced two new international distributors: Champion Cycle in Thailand and LevelSportKoncept in the Czech Republic. Both comapnies have exclusive distribution agreements in their markets.  

Posted in International

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