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Posted October 16, 2013

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co. has hired former mountain bike and BMX world champion Mike King to work as tire development manager and brand ambassador. 

In addition to tire testing duties, King will also attend promotional events, races and bike demos.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2013

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — Vee Rubber has named has named Triton Imports its exclusive U.K. distributor for its Vee Tire Co.-branded BMX tires. Triton also will offer Vee's fat bike tires and tubes.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 16, 2013

NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau is letting consumers get fully custom and matching colors — on bike frames, helmets and clothing.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2013
PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — Organizers are declaring success after last week's Providence Cyclo-cross Festival which featured an expanded list of activities, from a gran fondo to a framebuilder's ball complementing the traditional UCI 'cross racing lineup.
 
Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 15, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association joined other outdoor nonprofit advocacy groups and clubs in voicing its concern about the impact the federal shutdown is having on public land access. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 15, 2013

CORVALLIS, OR — E-bike brand Currie Technologies is working with Oregon retailer Bike N’ Hike and a state non-profit organization to make e-bikes available for Kaiser Permanente employees.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 15, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The NPD Group has agreed to buy Leisure Trends Group, a Boulder-based market research company that tracks retail and wholesale sales and inventory figures in the bike industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted October 15, 2013

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Club Ride said Tuesday that it registered record sales of $1.4 million through the first nine months of 2013. That is a 140 percent increase over the same period in 2012.

Posted in North America
Posted October 15, 2013

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian retailers are stuck between a rock and a government unwilling—so far—to drop a proposed tariff increase on imported bicycles despite a shutdown of all major bicycle manufacturing in Canada. 

Posted in International
Posted October 15, 2013
Endurance House Westminster's grand opening attracted cycling fans of all ages.

WESTMINSTER, CO (BRAIN) — Specialty retailer Endurance House has opened its third store, and first in the western U.S. The Colorado location joins the company’s two stores in Wisconsin. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 14, 2013

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland is launching an Ambassador Program for influential amateur riders and racers, who will receive BMC riding kit, casual clothing, preferred pricing on BMC bikes, and access to other exclusive perks.

Posted in North America
Posted October 14, 2013

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bert Lewis, founder of Norco Bicycles and Live to Play Sports, died Oct. 7 with family at his bedside. He was 77.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Distributor news
Posted October 14, 2013

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN) — In line with the ethos upon which the Society of People Who Actually Make Their Own Sh*t (SOPWAMTOS) was founded, frame and component builder Bruce Gordon is set to open his first brick-and-mortar store this month.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 14, 2013

OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Two bicycle committees at the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry have new chairmen, and the WFSGI's wheel committee is getting a new member to replace a member who left the wheel industry.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted October 14, 2013
The green sleeve band is tied to a donation to IMBA.

ROANOKE, VA (BRAIN) —  Custom clothing maker Starlight is offering a new program to help custom clothing customers promote and support non-profit organizations.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 11, 2013

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Gates, which has increasingly been targeting the electric bike market with its Gates Carbon Drive, has joined the Light Electric Vehicle Association, the international trade association for electric bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 11, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Zixtro, a Taiwan-owned bag maker, is seeking $2 million in capital to help finance a new logistics center and position the company to move its cycling bag production out of China and back to Taiwan.

Posted in International

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