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Posted November 22, 2016

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Former mountain bike world champion and Liv Cycling ambassador Leigh Donovan is launching a new instructional video series: Intermediate Mountain Bike Skills 201, the follow-up to her Mountain Bike Skills 101 series.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted November 22, 2016

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Rob Moore, the director of engineering for Race Face and Easton Cycling, has died at 46, the company said. He died Sunday of an aggressive form of melanoma cancer, surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his wife Catherine and their three young children.

Posted in North America
Posted November 22, 2016

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — Brompton Bicycle is running a 2-minute ad spot in Times Square. The campaign, the brand's first outdoor ad in the U.S., is aimed at city residents and visitors. The U.K.-based brand opened an office in Brooklyn last year. 

Posted in North America
Posted November 22, 2016

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Cycling blog RedKitePrayer.com has begun soliciting voluntary reader subscriptions. The site also continues to accept advertising in what publisher Patrick Brady called an "NPR-style" model. 

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted November 22, 2016

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Knolly Bikes is launching an online sales program for its bikes that includes its IBD clients.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted November 22, 2016
Cinema's Freecoaster hub.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Blackout Distribution, which owns the Kink and Mission BMX brands, has acquired Cinema BMX,.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted November 22, 2016

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — "Like it or not, Mr. Trump will be the President and we should give him a chance. I am not a Republican. I am not a Democrat. I am someone who cares deeply about the future of OUR country."

Posted in North America
Posted November 22, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Beeline and Velofix, the two fastest-growing mobile bike service franchise businesses in the U.S., have signed on to enlist all of their mechanics as mechanic members of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2016

FREMONT, Calif. (BRAIN) — CentriPEDAL, a store that Cali James Rardin opened in 2012 that had outgrown its original 2,400 square foot location, has re-opened as a 5,000 square foot Giant Partner Store next door to its original location.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 21, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Portland Design Works is the latest brand to join The Bike Cooperative' list of supplier partners. Effective immediately, member retailers of The Bike Cooperative will earn rebates on direct and distributor purchases of all PDW products.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2016

NEWCASTLE, Australia (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers is now distributed exclusively by Lusty Industries Pty Ltd in Australia. Lusty has been the brand's non-exclusive distributor since January, along with Bikesportz Imports.

Posted in International
Posted November 18, 2016
Osprey also hires a new VP of finance and appoints a new board chairman.

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs has hired Layne Rigney as its new president. Rigney was most recently president of CamelBak, where he worked for 11 years.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has been named the sole U.S. distributor for Bopworx, the maker of reusable bike protection products for shipping and auto rack use.

Posted in North America
Posted November 18, 2016



BALTIMORE, Md. (BRAIN) — Longtime retailer Alex Obriecht has announced that Race Pace Bicycles will expand with two new stores set to open in early 2017.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 17, 2016
Among the new investors are a Korean bike maker and the co-founder of PayPal.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zwift, the maker of an online cycling platform, has raised an additional $27 million in venture capital funding, according to CrunchBase.com.

Posted in International
Posted November 17, 2016

EASTON, Pa. (BRAIN) — Genesis Bicycles plans to close on Black Friday, Nov. 25, just as it did last year. This year the store's staff has decided to donate their pay for that day to The Children's Home of Easton. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 17, 2016
A rider in the elliptical changing room.

LUGANO, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland has chosen London's posh Regent Street shopping district as the site of its first international concept store. The brand also operates a store near its headquarters in Lugano. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 17, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group, the parent company for Saris Racks, CycleOps, and PowerTap, has announced new distributors for its brands in Australia.

Posted in International
Posted November 17, 2016

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings and Robert C. Fox, Jr. are selling at least 3.5 million shares in Fox Factory Holding Co., according to documents filed with the Security and Exchange Commission this week.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Outside Magazine's annual list of the 100 "Best Places to Work" is out and includes a handful of companies involved in the bike industry. 

Posted in North America

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