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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Osprey adds two bike reps • Cervélo frame wins award at carbon show • Cycling photography book wins Tucson ad federation prize
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN) Feb 28—Osprey Packs, Inc., has added two new bike sales reps to its team.
BERLIN, Germany (BRAIN)—The bicycle business in Germany contributes 5 billion euros ($6.7 billion) annually to the country’s economy, according to figures released by German trade organization Verbund Service und Fahrrad at last weekend’s Vivavelo congress in Berlin.
Vee Rubber America adds three distributors • Louis Garneau hires new national sales manager • Dirt Rag wins environmental award • Bikes Belong launches project to help cities build bike networks • Spoke Insurance offers cyclists insurance
MEMPHIS, TN (BRAIN) Feb 24, 16:25 MT——Sidi America opened its new eastern U.S. warehouse this month, reducing shipping times to the east coast by three to four days.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) Feb 24, 16:18 MT—Trek is transitioning sales in Poland away from its long time distributor SSC to a dealer direct model, the company said Friday.
The company expects the transition to take about four months.
OXNARD, CA (BRAIN) Feb 27, 01:51 MT— Nearly half the riders in this year’s grand tours will be wearing clothes made by Nalini and Moa Sport in Italy, and replica clothing is available in the U.S. through importer Albabici.
CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) Feb 24, 11:39 MT— Derby Cycle grew its revenue by 6.6 percent during the first three months of its financial year, according to an interim earnings report released on Friday.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) Feb 24, 09:25 MT— Strong sales of electric bikes and sports bikes drove a 9 percent increase in sales last year for the European bike giant, Accell Group.
MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN) Feb 24, 09:18 MT—FSA technicians will start hand-building a small number of Vision wheels at the company’s Seattle-area North American headquarters this spring with the eventual goal of assembling all the brand’s aftermarket wheelsets in-house.
Editor's note: A story posted Monday, Feb. 20, contained incorrect information about Quality Bicycle Products’ “Buy Local Buy Now!” initiative announced at Frostbike 2012. The story has been corrected.
NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN) Feb 23, 13:08 MT—Shimano Europe has introduced a new 2013 product line of backpacks for the European market.
BAY SHORE, NY (BRAIN) Feb 23, 12:19 MT— White Lightning has bought the company that markets the Chain Condom, a product designed to protect car interiors from bike chains. White Lightning is renaming the product the Chain Johnny.
MALLORCA, Spain (BRAIN) Feb 23, 11:47 MT— Vision debuted its 2013 wheel line to two dozen international cycling journalists last weekend on the Spanish island of Mallorca.