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Posted January 4, 2017

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes and Competitive Cyclist announced Wednesday that Beeline’s mobile bike shops are now available as an on-site assembly option for bikes purchased on Competitive Cyclist and Backcountry.com in select markets.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel
Posted January 4, 2017

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (BRAIN) — Conte's Bicycle Group LLC has promoted Mike Cox to store manager of the company's Falls Church location. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted January 4, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike, which claims to be the largest U.S. manufacturer of recumbent tricycles and tricycle accessories, has hired Pale Morning Media to do public relations promoting its new designs.

Posted in North America
Posted January 4, 2017
Merckx joins BH, Spot, Elby, Ellsworth and other brands available through Velofix Direct.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix has signed an agreement with Eddy Merckx Cycles to assemble and deliver bikes ordered through EMC's website.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / Web/Internet
Posted January 4, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has announced a schedule of four Fat Bike Summits for 2017. The events will bring together land managers, ski resorts, chambers of commerce, Nordic associations and other parties interested in fat biking to discuss topics including growth of the sport and land access issues.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 4, 2017
Executives share thoughts in new BRAIN issue.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — After a year in which the industry struggled with surplus inventory and a rapidly changing distribution system, many supplier executives said they were cautiously optimistic about their prospects in 2017.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 4, 2017

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tom Barney, the former CEO of Osprey Packs, has been appointed chief operating officer at Verde Brand Communications. Verde is branching out by launching a new venture, Verde Strategy, a strategic solutions consulting practice.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 3, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Attention retailers: Friday is the last day to take Bicycle Retailer's survey on electric bikes. Please tell us what you think of their potential, and how much (if at all) they factor into your business.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike / BRAIN News
Posted January 3, 2017
Peloton's editor at large was given the AIJC's Outstanding Achievement in the field of Cycling Journalism Award.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Veteran cycling journalist John Wilcockson, the editor at large of Peloton Magazine, was recently recognized by the International Association of Cycling Journalists with the Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Cycling Journalism Award.

Posted in International Tagged People / Media/Publishing / Racing & Sponsorship / Awards
Posted January 3, 2017

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Holly Colson has left Cane Creek Cycling Components, where she had been vice president of marketing. Colson has started her own marketing consulting firm, called Facets Marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 29, 2016
Omnichannel-related stories lead the list.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International's surprise decision to buy the retailer Performance Bicycle was the most-read story on BicycleRetailer.com in 2016.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 29, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has announced the finalists for its Triathlete's Choice best events awards in four categories.

Posted in North America
Posted December 28, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Slate Olson is leaving Specialized, where he has been chief marketing officer since early 2015. He is being replaced by long time Specialized employee Mark Cote, an engineer who has led Specialized's Advanced Concepts department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 28, 2016

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jenson USA and Free Agent BMX Bicycles handed out 60 bikes to elementary students during the annual East Hills Holiday Bicycle Giveaway on Christmas Eve. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 27, 2016

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — World Champion road racer Peter Sagan will wear 100% eyewear for the 2017 season.

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

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (BRAIN) — Marian University's cycling team is offering a student mechanic scholarship program intended to give college students experience as a cycling race mechanic.

Posted in North America
Posted December 21, 2016
Year-to-date shipments are down nearly 8%.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — November gave suppliers a glimmer of hope and helped offset losses earlier in the year. Suppliers shipped 16,715 more units to retailers during the month than a year earlier — an increase of about 12 percent.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted December 21, 2016
League is holding a webinar Wednesday morning with tips on visiting your Congress member.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists 2017 National Bike Summit will be March 6-9 in Washington. The League has released a draft agenda and is now accepting presentation proposals as well as nominations for Summit Awards.

Discounted early registration rates end on Dec. 31. 

Posted in North America
Posted December 20, 2016
Committee will try to get travel and tourism projects included in Trump's infrastructure plans.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Amongst the airport and port authority executives, convention center operators and regional tourism officials participating in a new national committee on travel and tourism, cycling and bicycle touring have a voice: Jim Sayer, executive director of the Adventure Cycling Association.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 20, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a letter emailed to U.S. and U.K. dealers on Monday, Specialized announced that it's moving its model year 2018 retailer event to September 2017.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

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