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Posted October 4, 2017
NICA now has 21 leagues.

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association will be adding new high school race leagues in Maryland and West Virginia.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 4, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has shifted to dedicated sales channels for its aftermarket and OE businesses and has made several staff changes as a result.

Posted in International
Posted October 3, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components is hosting a panel discussion on the state of the independent bicycle dealer, with participants including bike retailers and representatives from several major brands.

Posted in North America
Posted October 3, 2017

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — European bicycle manufacturers plan to keep the pressure on Chinese bicycle manufacturers and are now taking aim at what the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association calls a flood of e-bikes jeopardizing European jobs and manufacturing.

Posted in International
Posted October 3, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike officials say several more key bike and accessory brands have committed to participate in the second annual Fall CycloFest, planned for outside Charlotte, North Carolina, Oct. 19-22.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted October 3, 2017
The mobile franchiser is considering smaller vans or "Velofix Light" operations.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mobile service franchiser Velofix may depart from its usual practices as its eyes expansion into the core of the Big Apple.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mobile service
Posted October 3, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has announced the winner of a women's scholarship for the Professional Bicycle Mechanic Association workshop. The company announced the scholarship last month.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 3, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Next year's Taipei Cycle d&i Awards will be held at a different time of year to correspond to the Taipei Cycle show's shift from spring to fall. The awards also will feature a new category for the growing interest in the Internet of Things (IoT): "IoT Applications for Cycling."

Posted in International Tagged Awards / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted October 3, 2017

ROSEMONT, Ill. (BRAIN) — Life Fitness, a manufacturer of commercial and home fitness equipment, has launched the IC8, an indoor power trainer bike developed with Hunter Allen, a well-known cycling coach and author.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 3, 2017

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle Royal Group has hired Brian Valverde as its North American OEM sales manager.

Posted in North America
Posted October 3, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Spurcycle, best known for its U.S.-made handlebar bell, has nearly sold out of its first run of a new product, the Multi Pouch.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 2, 2017

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (BRAIN) — Attorneys involved in a product liability case are seeking to exclude a Taiwanese company, ADK Technology Ltd., which manufactured a carbon fiber fork with an allegedly defective steerer tube.

Posted in International
Posted October 2, 2017

NELSON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — NRG Enterprisesis taking over Canadian distribution of Unior Tools, effective immediately.=

In June this year, Raymond Lanctôt Ltd. acquired NRG.

Posted in North America
Posted October 2, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems is expanding its reatiler training program. The company will now offer its Dealer Certification Clinics in 65 cities from this month through March 2018.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 2, 2017

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Performance Systems, the parent company of Manitou, has reached a multi-year, global agreement with STIKRD.com to offer custom and replacement decal kits for Manitou suspension forks.

Posted in North America
Posted October 2, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — SmartEtailing is doing a phased rollout of its new responsive website templates and content management tools for retailers. The company has been working on the updates for more than a year.

Posted in North America
Posted October 2, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Folding bike brand Dahon says that Brompton has ended a lawsuit that Brompton filed in Germany on the first day of Eurobike this year.

Posted in International
Posted September 29, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Brick, a subsidiary of Darby Communications, is a new digital marketing service designed to help specialty retailers drive foot and online traffic, and increase their competitive advantage by promoting products, services and brands they represent via one or more digital channels.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 29, 2017

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A new study being released by the National Retail Federation finds that despite the growth of e-commerce, only about a fifth of U.S. consumers are primarily online shoppers; more than three-quarters of Americans continue to shop at brick-and-mortar stores as much as or more than they did a year ago.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted September 29, 2017
The Vision Five Beer socks come with matching beer sleeves.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick is contributing a percentage of the proceeds from sales of its Vision product line to various non-profit initiatives, including a regional IMBA chapter.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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