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Posted October 31, 2012

SOUTH MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Australia’s custom framebuilding community is gearing up for its first show, a reflection of the wide-reaching rebirth in handcrafted bicycles.

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 30, 2012

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — Honey Stinger has added several new hires and made some internal promotions. The company said it is experiencing rapid sales growth across all categories.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 30, 2012

DAVIS, CA (BRAIN) — The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is looking for suggestions and recommendations for candidates for its board of directors. The organization's board has 24 members and will elect eight new directors to replace outgoing directors in December.

Posted in North America
Posted October 30, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN) — Gita Sporting Goods has been named the 2012 Sustainable Small Business of the Year in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The award is given annually as part of the county’s Wipe Out Waste initiative.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted October 30, 2012

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The Unlikely Cyclist is not only Lisa Kanno’s new women’s-specific shop, it is Kanno herself.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 30, 2012

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has shuffled several staff roles and bolstered support for its North American dealers.

Posted in North America
Posted October 29, 2012

BELMONT, MA (BRAIN) — Hurricane Sandy has shut down most bike shops and suppliers from North Carolina to Southern New England, as high winds and heavy rain precede the storm's landfall, expected later Monday.

Most shops from Washington, D.C. to Boston are closed, with a few exceptions.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Hurricane Sandy
Posted October 29, 2012

ENCINITAS, CA (BRAIN) — San Diego County retailer Ride Cyclery has acquired Pink Peloton, a store that focuses on the women's market. The two stores will co-habitate a new location opening later this week.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 29, 2012
Serotta Legend SG

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) — Serotta is reducing retail prices on its stock road bike models, the Legend SG and MeiVici SG. The company also is making the MeiVici SG available with Shimano's Ultegra Di2 group with internal wiring.

Posted in North America
Posted October 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The Alliance for Biking & Walking has hired a new project manager for its annual Benchmarking Project, which ranks states and the 51 largest U.S. cities on bicycling and walking levels, safety, funding and other factors.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 26, 2012

VILLE ST. LAURENT, Montreal, Canada (BRAIN) — Canadian bike maker Opus, which announced its entry to the U.S. market earlier this year, has opened three dealers south of the border so far.

Posted in North America
Posted October 26, 2012

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic sales rose 7 percent in the third quarter of the year led by increased sales in helmets, apparel and footwear, according to an earnings report released by Amer Sports. 

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 26, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Dealer Tour riders set out on the third and final day of visits in Portland under foggy conditions and temps in the low 40s. But within hours, the clouds cleared bringing temps up to the mid 50s, but no rain.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 26, 2012
Mark Graff (left) with Robbie Spil, Rick Vosper and Todd Donovan.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Retailer web services provider SmartEtailing has expanded its Boulder office space and added three new staff members.

Posted in North America
Posted October 26, 2012

OLYMPIA, WA (BRAIN) — The bike retail business lost two members recently. Each was killed in a vehicle accident while bicycling.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 25, 2012
Who can resist having the Queen of England tell you how far you've ridden?

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — As noted in the BikeBrain app review earlier this week, there are many mobile apps that turn your smart phone into a really fancy bike computer.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted October 25, 2012
FLO tape

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — FLO Cycling is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 800 sets of rim tape sold with the company's FLO 60, FLO 90 and FLO Disc aero road wheels earlier this year.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 25, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—While Portland is a commuter market, it also has a thriving mountain bike, tri and road scene. New shops offering only service are also finding success in this crowded retail market, as are Internet-based businesses that are expanding into brick and mortar.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 25, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain Bicycles has added new sales reps in the U.S, in addtion to new inside sales and demo staff members.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has designated nine new  schools to its "Bicycle Friendly Universities" list, bringing the total to 44 institutions in 25 states. Among the new names on the list are Ivy League schools Yale and Princeton, League officials noted. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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