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Posted December 23, 2013

CARREGOSA, Portugal (BRAIN) — Polisport Group has acquired the Dutch baby seat maker Bobike, the companies announced Monday.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 23, 2013

SAINT AUGUSTIN de DESMAURES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Granfondo Garneau-Cascades presented by Quebecor recently presented a check for $101,223 to the Little Brothers-Friends of the Eldery organization. The money was raised by the event and was $40,000 more than raised in 2012.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 23, 2013

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle employees decided to scale down their holiday party this year, and donate the excess party budget to two non-profit organizations.

Posted in North America
Posted December 23, 2013
A holiday display at Penn Cycle in Blaine, Minn.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — As the holiday shopping season comes to a close, retailers are still feeling the effects of the 100-year flood that ravaged Colorado’s front range in mid-September. Heavy rain and catastrophic flooding took a toll on life, property and industry.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 20, 2013
Company expects to have mechanical systems delivered by Jan. 15.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is laying out an initial replacement policy for retailers dealing with customers bringing in recalled SRAM hydraulic brakes. Some specifics about how the recall will be conducted in the U.S. remain undetermined because they must be approved by the U.S.

Posted in Recalls
Posted December 20, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Emerald Expositions, owner of Interbike, Outdoor Retailer and Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, has acquired GLM Markets and one of its trade shows, Surf Expo, for $335 million.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 20, 2013

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The UCI on Friday reminded the industry that starting in the new year, it will relax some rules on how riders are positioned on time trial bikes, making the bike approval process at races quicker and more predictable.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 20, 2013
Photo courtesy: Jornada cicloturismo

GUADIX, Spain (BRAIN) — El Patronato Provincial del Turismo de Granada, the provincial tourism department of Granada, recently convened more than 80 participants representing 18 business sectors at Enturna, the International School of Rural and Environmental Tourism, to boost efforts for developing cyclotourism in Spain.

Posted in International
Posted December 20, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets is teaming up with IMBA for the second year to provide grants for trail building. Like last year, Bell will offer $100,000 to fund three mountain bike trail projects, including any combination of bike park/pump track, flow trails and downhill/gravity trails.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 20, 2013

GRAFTON, WI (BRAIN) — Erik’s Bike and Board’s 21st store is slated to open on Saturday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted December 19, 2013

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The uneasy relationship between the industry and cycling’s international governing body, the UCI, has improved, just a bit, over the course of 2013.

Posted in International Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 19, 2013

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized has renewed its financial commitment to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, the organizing body for high school mountain biking in the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 19, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Tim Johnson’s Ride on Washington — a ride from Boston to Washington D.C. held prior to the National Bike Summit in Washington the last three years — is changing dates and destination this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 19, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — IMBA's international headquarters and main U.S. office in Boulder, Colorado, will close on Jan. 3 as the mountain bike nonprofit completes a move to a larger office across town.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 18, 2013

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Hustling to respond to a serious recall, SRAM is sending out its cable-activated BB7 brake calipers and cable-pull levers so dealers can retrofit customers with recalled hydraulic disc brakes.

Posted in Recalls
Posted December 18, 2013

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — Matt McClendon, North American director of marketing and aftermarket sales manager for DT Swiss, is leaving the company Dec 20. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 18, 2013

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) – Royal Street Investment & Innovation Center, a Park City, Utah-based investment group, has invested $1 million in Club Ride to support the company’s continued expansion and growth.

Posted in North America

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