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Posted June 6, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. has named former Microsoft executive Tony Bates as president. Bates is the former CEO of Skype, which Microsoft acquired in 2011.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 6, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Todd Schmidt is joining SRAM's Road Marketing Communication team as a brand manager for SRAM and Quarq, the company announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 6, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of Ameican Bicyclists is announcing $3,000 in mini-grants it will make this year to support new and growing programs to engage young women in bicycling, encourage more moms to ride and advance female leadership in the bike movement.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 6, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Portland's Community Cycling Center, the city's first nonprofit bike shop, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month.

This week, the Center launched an anniversary campaign video (below) featuring its founder, Brian Lacy.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 6, 2014

VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Christopher Klibowitz is joining H3 Publications' Road magazine as an editor, the publisher announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted June 5, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Marketing company Verde Brand Communications is now working with the California-based mountain bike clothing brand Kitsbow.

Posted in North America
Posted June 5, 2014

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is claiming to have solved the debate over the merits of 29-inch and 27.5-inch wheels. The company is using both wheel sizes on its new Marlin and Skye models, with the smaller size on bikes with frames smaller than 17.5-inches and the larger wheel size on larger frames.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 5, 2014

GREENVILLE, S.C.  (BRAIN) — This Saturday, Michelin North America will set up a bike tire pressure check station along a popular bike path near its headquarters here.

Posted in North America
Posted June 5, 2014

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (BRAIN) — Students in Northeast Ohio rode 41,179 miles in last month's Century Cycles Bike To School Challenge, which is sponsored by a local bike retailer and Raleigh Bicycles.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 5, 2014

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike organizers say they are expecting more exhibitors to participate in this year's Demo Day, which will be held for the first time at the expo grounds in Friedrichshafen, rather than at its traditional location a few miles away in Argenbühl, Germany.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted June 5, 2014
Photo: Jamie Kripke:

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The PeopleForBikes Ride on Chicago reached the Windy City on Monday and exceeded its fundraising goal of $100,000.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 5, 2014

GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Scott Sports says thieves stole bikes worth more than 1 million Swiss francs ($1.1 million) from a warehouse at the company's headquarters over the weekend.

Posted in International
Posted June 4, 2014
Retail chain has sold a special series of Boardman models for years.

REDDITCH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — The U.K. retail chain Halfords has purchased Boardman Bikes, the company started by British cycling champion Chris Boardman.

Posted in International
Posted June 4, 2014

SHENZHEN, China (BRAIN) —  WTB has hired industry veteran Kevin Yen to join WTB China's sales staff, focusing on the Eastern China sales territory. Yen will assist WTB's Eastern China sales manager, Jason Zhang.

Posted in International
Posted June 4, 2014
Nutrition brand also offers new flavors for protein bar.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Probar is renaming its protein bar as part of a company-wide "brand refresh," the company said. The bar formerly known as the Probar Core is being renamed the Probar Base.

Posted in North America
Posted June 4, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — IBDs saw growth in merchandise dollars, units and average retail-selling price in April compared with the same month last year.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 4, 2014
The Nicolai ION-20 with Effigear gear box and Gates Carbon Drive.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The high-end German mountain bike brand Nicolai is now being distributed in the U.S. by Nicolai USA, based in Arizona.

Posted in International
Posted June 4, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike fit provider Retül is working with the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and British Cycling to offer two, two-day classes on cycling injury management: one session in Boulder and one in Manchester, England. The classes are aimed at medical professionals who treat cycling injuries.

Posted in International
Posted June 4, 2014

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — WD-40 Bike is sponsoring the week-long BC Bike Race.

The brand has been named the official bike care brand of the race, held later this month.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted June 3, 2014
Nys at CrossVegas last year.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Two-time world champion Sven Nys will defend his CrossVegas title this year at the Las Vegas race held during Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Interbike

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