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Posted March 2, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN) Mar 2 2012 04:23 PM MT— Cycle Designs co-owner Wade Barocsi purchased the tubing business of Protube last December and is relaunching the business under Acel brand name.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted March 2, 2012

VANCOUVER, BC (BRAIN) Mar 2, 13:02 MT—Momentum Magazine, a lifestyle cycling magazine, has transitioned from being a free publication to a newsstand magazine with a cover price of $4.95. The first issue hit newsstands March 1.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 2, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) Riders and sponsors braved the rain on Thursday, heading east to Folsom and Carmichael and racking up 45 miles out-and-back mostly along the American River Trail, an often-cited gem in the Sacramento region.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted March 2, 2012

GRENCHEN. Switzerland (BRAIN) Mar 2, 2012 7:35 AM MT—BMC will take over sales in North America for its newly acquired Stromer Swiss e-bike brand, the company said on Thursday.

Posted in North America
Posted March 1, 2012

TORONTO, ON (BRAIN) Mar 1, 16:33 MT—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada announced Thursday that executive director Janet O’Connell will step down from her role later this year.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 1, 2012

Minnesota retailers partner with high school league • Wingflyer ads California sales reps • Bicycling blogger to host panel discussion with NAHBS builders • Downeast Bicycle Specialists plans open house • Alliance announces photo contest winners • Golden, Colorado, celebrates its bike industry

Posted in North America
Posted March 1, 2012

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) Mar 1, 12:35 MT—The National Bicycle Dealers Association is offering retailers an opportunity to participate in a webinar on March 8.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 1, 2012

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN) Mar 1, 11:40 MT— The Milan bicycle show will become the Verona bicycle show this year as organizers seek a new strategy to re-energize the flagging tradefair.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 1, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN) Mar 1, 07:51 MT— SRAM employees on Wednesday delivered some of the company's first new-generation Red road groups to builders eager to put the parts on bikes for the upcoming North American Handmade Bicycle Show here.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted March 1, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN) Mar 1, 07:43 MT — From decades-old stores to relative newcomers and from transportation bike-focused to custom builds, retailers downtown run a wide gamut.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted February 29, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Mar 1—VeloPress is offering two new book titles that will be available for retailers this month.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 29, 2012

Boulder, Austin and Asheville to host cyclocross nationals • D'Amour Bicycle to distribute American Classic in Canada • Specialized and Strava promote climbing challenge • Alpine Bike Parks offers starter package for bike park lovers • Selle San Marco strengthens marketing team

Posted in North America
Posted February 29, 2012

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) Feb 29, 15:33 MT—Are you ready for an 11-speed internal-gear road bike with electric shifting and disc brakes?

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted February 29, 2012

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) Feb 29, 12:27 MT—Industry veteran Scott Montgomery is the new CEO and partner in the Idaho-based clothes brand Club Ride.

Montgomery was a longtime executive at Cannondale and later founded Scott Sports' bike division in the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 29, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN) Feb 29, 10:22 MT — Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness North has reopened in a newly constructed building that increases the retailer’s floor space by 50 percent to 18,000 square feet and doubles its upstairs office and storage space.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 29, 2012

Editor's Note: Several BRAIN editors are on a dealer tour of Davis and Sacamento, California, this week. Today's report is on their tour of shops in Davis.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted February 28, 2012

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) Feb 28, 19:18 MT—Veteran cycling journalist Jim Langley is organizing a campaign among California cyclists concerned about the specter of rumble strips along the shoulder of Highway 1 near Santa Cruz.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 28, 2012

REDWOOD CITY, CA (BRAIN) Feb 29—February 29th comes around only once every four years, so the publishers of MTBR.com and RoadBikeReview.com are making use of the date to pr

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 28, 2012

SUMMIT, NJ (BRAIN) Feb 29—Co-owners Sam Cooper and Tom Dunn bring nearly 20 years of bike retail experience to Hilltop Bicycles, their new shop in Summit, New Jersey, that will have its soft opening Saturday.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 27, 2012

DAVIS, CA (BRAIN) Feb 28— Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors are rolling out this morning on a three-day tour of bike shops in Davis and Sacramento.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News

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