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Posted December 19, 2012

ASPEN, CO (BRAIN) — Organizers of the USA Pro Challenge stage race on Wednesday unveiled the route for its 2013 race, the third edition of the event. Next year's race will start with a circuit race near Aspen and conclude with a circuit in Denver.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 19, 2012
(From left) Bernhard Johanni, Marcus Schneider and Richard Rüttiger

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM has established a new management structure at SRAM Deutschland GmbH as the company transitions its facility here from manufacturing to a development and training center.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted December 19, 2012
Shimano introduces more wheel displays
The Shimano Wheel Bracket

PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano is making available several new wheel display options for retailers, including one that the company calls a wheel "playground." The displays were designed by Palo Alto-based Concept Designs.

Posted in North America
Posted December 19, 2012

LANCASTER, NY (BRAIN) — Tom’s Pro Bike Shop recently reopened as a Specialized Elite Shop in an expanded space four times the size of its previous store. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 18, 2012
The 26-inch Norco Havoc

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Norco and Wilier Triestina each separately issued bike recall notices Tuesday in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Norco is recalling some 24- and 26-inch-wheeled dirt jumping bikes because the frames can break.

Posted in Recalls Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 18, 2012

CHULA VISTA, CA — Bicycle Warehouse, a seven-store chain in San Diego County, is replacing one of its locations with a new one that was merchandised in cooperation with Giant USA.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 18, 2012

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The European Cyclists’ Federation scored a big win Tuesday when the European Parliament opened the door to billions of euros for investments in cycling projects. 

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 18, 2012
Jacquie Phelan

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has announced a slate of speakers for its Women Mean Business event, which will be held March 4 during the League's National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C.

Posted in North America
Posted December 18, 2012

OLATHE, KS (BRAIN) — Clifton Pemble will become president and CEO of Garmin Ltd. on Jan. 1, succeeding co-founder Dr. Min Kao, the company announced.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted December 17, 2012
Pacific Coast Cycles

OCEANSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Southern California’s Pacific Coast Cycles has been awarded the 2012 Sam Braxton Bike Shop Award by Adventure Cycling Association.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 17, 2012

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The European TwoWheel Retailers’ Association is hosting a meeting on Jan. 10 in Brussels to clear up any confusion around the new e-bike legislation. 

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted December 17, 2012

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Swobo has opened a seasonal store in Old Town Fort Collins located in the Opiate Gallery at 237 Linden Street. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 17, 2012

BERLIN, Germany (BRAIN) — Urban bike accessories brand Chrome Industries has opened a pop-up retail store in the heart of Berlin for the holidays.

The location serves multiple purposes: during the day it's primarily a retail store, but after hours it becomes an art exhibition and messenger bar. 

Posted in International
Posted December 17, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) – The organizers of Interbike are hosting electric bike manufacturers and journalists at an event that will showcase pedal-assist bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted December 14, 2012

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Tony Lo, the CEO of Giant Global Group, will deliver the introductory address at next year Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey, conference organizers announced this week.

Posted in International Tagged Events
Posted December 13, 2012
Steven Harad

NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN) — Steven Harad is crafting a business plan to bring Blue Competition Cycles back to profitability as its new chief executive officer.

Posted in North America
Posted December 13, 2012

BATH, England (BRAIN) — Cycling communications company SHIFT Active Media is taking the lead in establishing a new official YouTube channel devoted to cycling.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted December 13, 2012
Brendan Quirk

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Competitive Cyclist founder Brendan Quirk is now executive vice president of customer experience at Backcountry.com.

Posted in North America
Posted December 13, 2012
JVC Adixxion camera




BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor Lambert is now carrying the JVC Adixxion action camera.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 13, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike fit company Retül will be fitting riders on three major road teams in 2013, the company announced Thursday.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

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