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Posted April 19, 2016

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — Boris W. Migliori, the longtime owner of H.R. Sawyer Schwinn Bicyclery, died here Saturday at age 94. For decades, Migliori operated a local landmark retail store that was known nationally as one of the leading Schwinn retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2016
The freestyler, who died in February, is among the six to be inducted at June ceremony.
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Freestyler Dave Mirra, who died in February this year at 41, is among the six people who will be inducted into the BMX Hall of Fame at a ceremony in June here. The induction ceremony this year will be held hours after the U.S. BMX Olympic Trials.
Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has announced two new appointments: Sarah Robb O'Hagan is joining the company's board, and Gareth Nettleton, formerly director of international marketing for Strava, has been promoted to vice president of marketing
Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Hugh Walton has launched a custom cycling apparel company called Walton Custom Inc. that leverages his 30 years of apparel experience. Walton is a former executive with Pearl Izumi, Descente, Veltec and Hind.

Posted in North America
Posted April 19, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has launched two new advisory committees that the organization said will support efforts to increase safety and ensure clean competition in American bike racing.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 19, 2016

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Baron Biosystems has released three new apps that work with some Garmin bike computers through Garmin's Connect IQ store. 

The three apps work with Garmin's Edge 520, Edge 1000 and Edge Explore 1000.

The three are:

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 19, 2016

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick has hired Jamie Pillsbury as national bike sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 18, 2016
Vestis says it has a buyer for EMS and Bob's, but has little hope for Sport Chalet.

MERIDEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — Vestis Retail Group, the owner of Sport Chalet, Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob’s Stores, filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware on Monday, saying it has liabilities of more than $100 million.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 18, 2016

ATLANTA (BRAIN) —  Atlanta triathlete and entrepreneur Matt Cole has taken over ownership of the All3Sports retail store from Morgan Clark Schnur and her husband, Sean. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 18, 2016
Enve's general manager, Sarah Lehman, will take over as regional commercial director.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Phillip Sporidis, Mavic's commercial director for North America, will resign from the company, effective June 30. The company announced that Sarah Lehman will assume Sporidis' commercial responsibilities in North America in addition to serving as Enve's general manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International, triathlon's trade group, has announced election results for its 2016-17 Board of Directors.

Posted in North America
Posted April 18, 2016

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — As of Friday, Todson is managing all of the sales, marketing and customer service for Elite Srl.

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Posted April 18, 2016

COCHRANE, Alberta (BRAIN) —  ANT Wireless, the company that standardizes the wireless profiles for the ANT+ system, released new standards Monday related to the use of heads-up displays and other secondary displays used with devices such as bike computers.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 15, 2016
Jamis' new Dragonfly has 26-plus tires.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — In recent years, the Sea Otter Classic is become the venue for many brands to launch new products, and this year is no exception. At virtually every tent at the event's enormous expo area, companies had at least one brand new item to show off.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 15, 2016
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — When Pure Cycles' co-founder Michael Fishman took the podium at the Bicycle Leadership Conference this afternoon, he apologized for fumbling with the mouse. "I'm a Millennial. This is a PC," he said, laughing. "I don't know how to use these things."
Posted in North America Tagged Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted April 14, 2016
Fox has been busy setting up international service support for Marzocchi products going back to 2010.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory is displaying a handful of Marzocchi products under its tent at the Sea Otter this week, but the company is looking toward the 2018 model year to make its first big splash with Marzocchi, which it bought last year.

Posted in North America
Posted April 14, 2016

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jerry Stritzke called his leadership team together and challenged them to discuss the “Brutal Truths” about what was ailing REI’s business. A bold move for a relatively new leader at REI. And what were those Brutal Truths?

Posted in North America Tagged Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted April 14, 2016

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Following an injury at last weekend's Paris-Roubaix race, the UCI announced Thursday morning that it has stopped testing disc brakes in pro road racing.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 14, 2016
The new Deore XT Di2 group will be available in September.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — On Thursday, the opening day of this year's Sea Otter Classic, Shimano went public with news of its second electronic shifting mountain bike group, Deore XT Di2 M8050. The Japanese company revealed the group to the U.S.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 14, 2016
Evo MD-2 step-through hybrid

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — If you’ve never ridden an electric bike before, several exhibitors at Sea Otter would really, really love to let you try one. Test rides, they believe, are the best advertisements for e-bikes.

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