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Posted January 9, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts is throwing a fundraising party to support Valmont Bike Park this Friday.

Posted in North America
Posted January 8, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Transit Cycles, slated to open at the end of January, will be the first shop in Tucson to focus solely on transportation cycling. Owner Duncan Benning, a 19-year veteran of the bike industry, has wanted to open a shop since he was in high school.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 8, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has signed licensing deals with Accell Group and Chromag, allowing them to manufacturer chainrings using SRAM’s X-Sync design that they can distribute through their own channels.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 8, 2014

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will be the keynote speaker at an industry breakfast at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 8, 2014

GHENT, Belgium (BRAIN) — The membership of the European Two-wheel Retailers’ Association (ETRA) has decided to dissolve the organization because of insufficient funding, the group said in a brief statement emailed Wednesday and posted on the association’s website.

Posted in International
Posted January 8, 2014

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) – Continuing its support of high school mountain bike racing leagues, apparel maker Primal Wear has renewed its Gold Level sponsorship of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 8, 2014

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — For a few thousand cyclists, the ride up James Canyon to Jamestown and back to Boulder is just perfect. But flooding last fall not only washed out the road but displaced most of the town’s residents, and Boulder’s cycling community continues to raise money for their relief.

Posted in North America
Posted January 7, 2014
Non-Trek dealers fear being frozen out of the cruiser brand, while some Waterloo faithful see upside.

ROCKY RIVER, OH (BRAIN) — When Scott Cowan learned about Electra’s ownership change Monday, he was both stunned and concerned. The owner of three family-oriented shops in Ohio also sells Raleigh and Giant, but Electra is one of his main brands.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 7, 2014

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Total IBD sales grew to $139 million in November, a 1 percent increase compared with a year earlier, according to Leisure Trends Group’s RetailTRAK IBD sales summary. While unit sales declined by 5 percent, average retail selling prices rose 6 percent.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 7, 2014

KENT, WA (BRAIN) – Diamondback Bicycles has signed on as official bike sponsor of the Optum Pro Cycling UCI continental team. Optum’s men’s and women’s squads will race this year aboard Diamondback’s Podium Equipe model.

The partnership marks Diamondback’s first sponsorship of a professional road team.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted January 7, 2014
Peachtree Bikes lost all its inventory, fixtures and memorabilia.

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — Peachtree Bikes will reopen in a new location after its flagship store was destroyed by a fire in early December that also damaged several other businesses occupying a historic building located in Atlanta’s Buckhead district. Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the fire.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 7, 2014

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN) — John Neugent, a longtime industry veteran and the former president of Sachs USA, has shut down his online company, Neuvation Cycling, in part due to ever-increasing competition among online sellers.

Posted in North America
Posted January 7, 2014

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) The National Bicycle Dealers Association is now accepting nominations for its America’s Best Bike Shops list for 2014. The program identifies and honors bicycle stores in North America.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards
Posted January 7, 2014

HILLSBORO, OR (BRAIN) Organizers of the PDX Bicycle Show, a consumer expo held at the Portland Expo Center, announced that they have canceled the show set for March 29-30.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 6, 2014
Skip Hess with Electra's Townie Go e-bike

VISTA, CA (BRAIN) — Skip Hess spent most of Monday meeting individually with the 35 employees at Electra answering their questions and concerns about the sale of this iconic brand to Trek.

Posted in North America
Posted January 6, 2014
UPDATED

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle announced that it has acquired Electra Bicycle Company. In a press release issued Monday morning, Trek said the move “provides Electra with business and logistical support as well as distribution assets that will ensure the growth of the brand.”

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted January 6, 2014

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is offering a free exchange service for its recalled hydraulic brakes at the U.S. Cyclocross Nationals event at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, Colorado, this week.

Posted in North America

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