SYDNEY (BRAIN) — You no longer need an invitation to download and use the online cycling platform, Zwift.
The company announced the change in Sydney on Friday, local time. In tech industry terms, the product has moved from an invitation-only "Closed Beta" to "Open Beta."
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — National real estate brokerage firm Redfin unveiled its ranking of bikeable cities Thursday to coincide with Bike to Work week.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic is running a contest that will award one winner with a chance to ride in a Mavic neutral support vehicle during Stage 11 of the 2015 Tour de France.
BONSALL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Petal Power is sponsoring the LUNA Pro Team as its official chamois cream supplier for 2015.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired Nick Fisher as a new account executive; he'll be working with Giant and Liv retailers in Utah, western Wyoming, and southeastern Idaho.
SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The luxury cycling touring company inGamba is offering two new programs this year to allow bike retailers to offer travel programs to their customers on an individual or group basis. The company also can arrange custom trips that include IBD employees.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — The Swedish brand Ass Savers has opened a U.S. office after three years in the European market.
SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has set up a Speed Shop website that lets dealers and their employees buy Reynolds products at pro prices.
WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is expanding its Émonda road bike line — which is highlighted by its super-light Émonda carbon frames introduced last year — to include a new aluminum frame model, the Émonda ALR.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Asia Bike trade show are planning a Bike Summit Forum to "to explore the present and future of sport bicycles."
The summit will be held during the show, which is Oct. 9-12 in Nanjing, China. This will be the fifth annual Asia Bike show.
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (BRAIN) — Twin Six has unveiled its new B2B website, allowing dealers to order directly online and see real-time inventory availability.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregon Tourism Commission has tapped seven of the state's leading bike builders to craft a custom bicycle for each of the state's seven wonders.
COON VALLEY, Wis. (BRAIN) — Borah Teamwear has launched a new promotion built around the idea that custom store riding clothes are a key way to build a retailer's brand.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Alistair Corkett, a salesperson at The Bike Gallery's Clackamas store, is recovering from surgery after being struck by a truck while riding Sunday morning at a busy and dangerous intersection in Southeast Portland.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (BRAIN) — Bike touring brand Velo Orange will embark on a season-long dealer tour starting this month, traveling in retro style in a vintage solar-powered Airstream trailer.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Kent International is licensing the Margaritaville brand for a co-branded line of bikes, helmets and baskets.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sampson Sports has relocated from Denver to Glenwood Springs, Colo.
The component, bike and accessories brand is operating a small storefront that serves as its homebase for retail and wholesale sales, said company founder Eric Sampson.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Durban Bikes, a 4-year-old folding bike maker based in Brazil, has launched in the U.S. through agreements with Target and Sports Authority.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Massachusetts jumped from 10th to fourth in the latest League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly State rankings.