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Posted June 9, 2017

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The International Olympic Committee has agreed to add the Madison and BMX Freestyle Park to the program of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The decision was made at Friday's meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted June 9, 2017

VENTURA (BRAIN) — Zeitbike is now distributing all Green Guru products in addition to a selected line that is exclusive to the distributor.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 9, 2017
There are more than 18,000 Strava-connected apps available.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has added a directory to its website that shows a sampling of third-party apps that have sprung up recently that make use of users' Strava ride data.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted June 9, 2017
Three-day workshops planned for Denver, Portland and Washington, DC.-area.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association has opened registration for three-day technical workshops to be held this fall and next spring in three cities.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 9, 2017
New system will be the largest to use B-Cycle's Dash system.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BRAIN) — A 600-bike bike share system is planned for Memphis, where Explore Bike Share, a local non-profit, has announced its contract agreement with B-Cycle.

Posted in North America
Posted June 8, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now shipping Stages Dash and Stages Link — a GPS bike head unit and a cloud-based training software system, respectively. Both products were announced last year.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 8, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) —Trainer brand Kinetic has hired independent sales reps to work directly with U.S. bicycle shops as part of its new dealer direct sales effort.

Posted in North America
Posted June 8, 2017

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Drawing on more than 25 years of experience working as a mechanic in the U.S. and internationally, Ben Chournos has opened Shiftworks, a service and repair shop here.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 8, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group is recalling about 1,240 GT mountain bikes because the handlebars can crack.

GT sold about 1,000 of the bikes in the U.S. and 240 in Canada. 

Posted in Recalls
Posted June 7, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth Components has re-branded and re-launched its line of elliptical chainrings for 1x drivetrains for mountain bike, cyclocross and gravel bike use.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 7, 2017

CHIUDUNO, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian helmet brand Kask will open a dedicated Cycling Division office in Melbourne, Australia, in October to serve the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Posted in International
Posted June 7, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon USA now has 20 employees, with the hiring of new staff in the operations, sales and IT departments.

Posted in North America Tagged Omnichannel / People
Posted June 7, 2017

SALEM, Ore. (BRAIN) — Bike retailers in Oregon are being urged to contact state lawmakers over a proposed 3 to 5 percent tax on new bikes retailing for more than $500. The tax proposal is part of statewide transportation funding package.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 7, 2017

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association has appointed Kevin Bezanson of Cleve's Source for Sports and Greg Miller of Universal Athletic to its board of directors. Each will serve a three-year term that started June 1, following the association's annual conference and summit in May.

Posted in North America
Posted June 7, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — With more than 1,000 responses already received, a university researcher is asking the industry to promote an online survey on how consumers use e-bikes. June 23 is the last day to take the survey.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted June 6, 2017

DENVER (BRAIN) — Boa Technology Inc. has named longtime footwear industry executive Shawn Neville its new CEO.

Posted in North America
Posted June 6, 2017

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Rodale Inc. has launched Bicycling in the Netherlands in a partnership with WPG Media.

Posted in International Tagged Media/Publishing / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted June 6, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Stages Indoor Cycling has acquired VismoX, a group cycling software platform developed by Virtual Cycling AS of Norway.

Stages has been the global distributor for VismoX and the acquisition is effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted June 6, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has promoted Michael White to senior marketing and communications manager.

Posted in North America
Posted June 6, 2017

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Quad Lock, an Australian based brand, has announced J&B Importers as a distribution partner for their smartphone cycling mounts in the U.S.

J&B will provide nationwide sales and support for Quad Lock from its 11 fulfillment centers.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news

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