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Posted October 22, 2012

GREENWICH, CT (BRAIN) — Custom fit studio Signatures Cycles has moved its Greenwich location to gain increased foot traffic in and out of the affluent town’s transportation hub.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 19, 2012
The ride rollout in Manhattan Beach

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN) — From Giant Bicycle headquarters to Oakley headquarters, more than 120 riders wrapped up a three-day, 200-mile trip on Sunday to benefit the Young Survival Coalition, a global organization dedicated to helping young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Posted in North America
Posted October 19, 2012

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM Inc. on Thursday announced it was ending its relationship with Lance Armstrong, who used the company's components during his comeback to the sport in 2009 and 2010. SRAM also clarified that Armstrong no longer owned any share in the company.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 18, 2012

EL DORADO HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Just ahead of its three-year anniversary, Folsom Bike has expanded to a second location with the opening of Town Center Bike & Tri.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 18, 2012

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Felt has formed a wholly owned subsidiary in Canada, and signed a multi-year contract with its former distributor there, Spaso Sports, to be the exclusive sales and marketing agent in that territory.

Posted in North America
Posted October 18, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Sinclair Imports president Lance Donnell defended his right to maintain a discount website this week in response to QBP's lawsuit alleging unfair competition.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 18, 2012
The Strava mobile app

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Strava is denying responsibility for all 26 charges set forth in a lawsuit stemming from the death of a cyclist killed while using the mobile application.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 17, 2012

NIENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) — A massive fire ripped through two warehouses at German manufacturer and distributor Hartje on Tuesday evening, destroying thousands of bicycles and bike parts and racking up millions of dollars in damages. 

Posted in International
Posted October 17, 2012
Trek, Giro, Nike, Anheuser Busch and Honey Stinger distance themselves from the banned racer, who stepped down from his foundation.

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of the Livestrong Foundation on Wednesday, hours before several long-time sponsors severed ties with Armstrong, who has been slapped with a lifetime suspension from competition for doping.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 16, 2012

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle says the patents at the heart of Split Pivot's lawsuit are "unpatentable," and has asked that the case be dismissed. However, a judge in the case has set a date for a jury trial 15 months from now.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2012
Spike Toler

RICHMOND, VA (BRAIN) — Retailer Ann “Spike” Toler, a mainstay of the Richmond cycling scene who unexpectedly passed away last week at age 50, will be remembered during a tribute mountain bike ride Wednesday originating at her shop, Coqui Cyclery.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2012
Online retailer moves all mountain bike gear onto CompetitiveCyclist.com
On Tuesday, traffic to HuckNroll.com was directed to this page on CompetitiveCyclist.com

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Backcountry.com is consolidating its online bike business, closing its HuckNroll.com site and moving its mountain bike equipment sales onto CompetitiveCyclist.com.

"HuckNroll.com sold its last item at 5:59am (Tuesday)," the company announced.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 16, 2012

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN) — Easton Cycling is licensing carbon spoke intellectual property from Topolino for some new products to be introduced next year, the companies announced Tuesday. Topolino is ending sales of its bike wheels to focus on its wheelchair wheels.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted October 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Imports through August are up 29 percent overall, reaching 12,470,453 bikes, 2.8 million more bikes than 2011, which was the lowest year for imports in more than a decade.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted October 15, 2012

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — IMBA had no trouble finding 150 riders for its final bomb down the Winsor Trail in the Santa Fe National Forest on Saturday, the last day of the association’s World Summit here.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 15, 2012
Kona bike count, 2012

KONA, HI (BRAIN) — Continuing a long tradition, journalists at this weekend's Kona Ironman championships counted bikes and other gear used by athletes at the legendary event.

Posted in North America
Posted October 15, 2012

HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN) — Kyle Bennett, a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic BMX team, was killed early Sunday in a single-vehicle auto accident.

According to reports, Bennett, 33, died when he drove his truck off a road and through a culvert, hitting several trees and a gate. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 15, 2012
A SchwagBox product mockup
GREENSBORO, NC (BRAIN) — Bikerumor.com is launching a subscription service that will deliver a care package of nutrition, bike and body care products to consumers for $10 a month.
 
Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted October 15, 2012

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN) — Vermont-based Ibex Outdoor Clothing is opening its second company store, this one in Seattle, Washington, next month.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 15, 2012

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Schwinn is working with the ThinkFirst National Injury Foundation to launch a bike helmet education campaign. The goal of the Helmet on Heads campaign is to educate one million kids about bike helmet safety over the next 10 years.

Posted in North America

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