BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Independent bike dealers rang out last year on a high note, with December sales of $218 million, up 3 percent from a year earlier, to propel full-year 2012 merchandise sales to $3.3 billion, according to Leisure Trends Group’s RetailTRAK data.
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike Expo co-founder Steve Ready has donated $10,000 to Trip for Kids International. The nonprofit plans to use the new funds to expand its programs, which provide mountain bike outings, mechanic training and environmental education for low-income youth.
LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — Wheels Manufacturing wrapped up 2012 with a $10,000 matching funds campaign to benefit Boulder, Colorado-based Community Cycles and is now accepting sponsorship applications from cycling-related organizations and individual cyclists nationwide.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Industry sponsors are being sought for the inaugural CycleSF, a fun ride that will open 24 miles of San Francisco’s streets to cyclists and benefit the city’s Recreation and Parks Department.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Bike New York continues to see exhibitors sign up for its second annual Bike Expo New York show May 3-4. Specialized will return to the show, joining Raleigh, REI, Thule, Timbuk2, Primal Wear, Osprey, Nutcase, Eastern Mountain Sports and Terry Bicycles, among others.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports, formerly known as Norco Products, is adding 10 new brands to its offerings, including several brands owned by U.S. distributor QBP.
NEVADA CITY, CA (BRAIN) — After Armstrong was charged with doping and had his race results nullified last year, Nevada City race organizer Duane Strawser — who also owns the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop and is mayor of the old Gold Rush town — was an obvious interview subject for the hordes of journalists sniffing around the story.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Johs Huseby has joined Alchemy Bicycle Company as its new vice president of sales, the company announced Monday.
Huseby brings more than 12 years of experience in sales and product management for both Cannondale and Pedro's.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Product Suppliers Association members’ shipments to bike shops grew a modest 2 percent last year to 2.6 million bikes.
KENT, WA — Sub-900-gram carbon frames built with Campagnolo’s Super Record group are rare, but what gets the double-take and holds it is the Diamondback logo on the downtube.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Duncan Riffle, a two-time U.S. downhill champion, is joining SRAM's marketing communications team as North American mountain bike PR and media coordinator.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — The "No Bicycles" signs will be coming down in Black Hawk, Colorado, after the state's highest court overturned a lower court ruling and said the mountain town must allow bikes on its main drag.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — Greg Brodsky, longtime leader of The Bike Cooperative, stepped aside Feb. 1 as outdoor industry veteran Scott Barrett became the new president of the retailer-owned cooperative.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc. has hired Phillip Sporidis as general manager, effective Monday. Sporidis comes to Mavic most recently from Amoena USA, a leading producer of post-breast cancer wellness products for women, where he served as president.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show recently set a record for registered exhibitors. The show, to be held in Denver from Feb. 22-24, had 185 registered exhibitors as of Jan. 29. That is 11 more than the previous record, set at the Austin show in 2011.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) – New organizers are bringing a major road race back to Philadelphia earlier than expected thanks to some help from a congressman.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has ended its relationship with its longtime U.K. distributor, Madison.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — Hayes Components has made several promotions recently, saying the changes come on the heels of 24 months of sales growth.
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic’s sales rose 7 percent to $174 million (129 million euros) last year, and jumped 5 percent during the final quarter, according to Amer Sports. Amer Sports is the parent company of Mavic as well as Salomon, Atomic, Arc’teryx and other brands.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour of San Francisco wrapped up Thursday with a 20-mile jaunt around the city, ably led by folks from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, who for the most part managed to route us around the steepest hills