WILMETTE, IL (BRAIN) Jan 27, 11:09 MT—Chicago's Wilmette Bicycle & Sports Shop was featured in a four-minute segment on NBC's Today show this week, held up as an example of how old-school retailing can thrive despite the odds.
Ironman champ Alexander signs with Louis Garneau • BTI to distribute Fyxation urban parts and accessories • Tour of Utah releases new logo • Orange bike factory film premiers Monday in London
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Jan 27, 09:56 MT— The League of American Bicyclists and America Bikes sent a call to action to members Friday requesting that they ask their representatives to help preserve funding for biking and walking.
DENIA, Spain (BRAIN) Jan 27, 09:16 MT—Tour de France winner Cadel Evans and his teammates will be using Gates belt-drive bikes this season — not in competition, but around town at least.
HONG KONG (BRAIN) Jan 26, 16:21 MT—Pryde Group, the parent company of Neil Pryde bikes, announced this week its acquisition of Imagine Surf, a player in the stand-up-paddle industry.
Volkswagen partners with Bikes Belong • Winter Teva Games to feature freeride bike events • Jett/Declare Custom appoints four new reps • Tioga sponsors USA Cycling's BMX junior development camps
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Jan 26, 10:53 MT—Registration has opened for Interbike's IBD Summit, to be held at April 17-20 in Monterey, California, in conjunction with the Sea Otter Classic.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) Jan 26, 10:45 MT—Specialized USA is raising its shipping rates 5 percent due to its carriers raising their rates, the company told its dealers this week.
RICHMOND, VA (BRAIN) Jan 26, 10:29 MT—Ann “Spike” Toller views Coqui Cyclery as part business, part community service project.
Seattle Bike Supply Big Bike Book arriving at dealers • Zym celebrates fifth anniversary, 200 percent growth • VDO Cyclocomputers now carried by distributors
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OCALA, FL (BRAIN) Jan 26—When Top Gear Bicycles opened in November 2011, the owners couldn’t imagine they’d outgrow their space in less than two months.
Bikes Belong names Rivera VP of government relations • ExpoCycle returns to Toronto • Shark offers Clean Bottle $60,000 investment • Spy names new bike/multisport reps
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Jan 25, 10:07 MT—Three importers are working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada to recall about 2,000 Nitto aluminum handlebars that can break.
SANTA BARBARA, CA (BRAIN) Jan 25, 08:37 MT—After three years in business, “urban mobility” specialty retailer Wheelhouse Bikes is closing Jan. 31.
Registration opens for DealerCamp • Champion System adds presence in the West • Chase BMX sponsors junior development program • Kinetic Koffee promotes Brannon to general manager
McHENRY, IL (BRAIN) Jan 25—Mike Mrachek hasn’t been in the bike business since his college days helping run a shop in Bloomington, Illinois—which is why last week found him at the Barnett Bicycle Institute in Colorado Springs getting a wrenching refresher and boning up on the latest
BTI ships new catalog • Wired magazine picks Spot Ajax Belt as fav' urban bike • Stiller Foundation partners with Bicycles for Humanity • Todd Hoffman leaves Spot Brand
DUBLIN, Ireland (BRAIN) Jan 24, 11:07 MT —Irish publishing and event management firm Mara Media announced plans this week to launch the inaugural Irish Cycling Show this May in Dublin.