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Posted October 8, 2013

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Tern is offering share bikes for the second annual South by Southwest Eco conference, held in Austin this week. For several years, Tern has offered bike shares at Austin's larger SXSW music and technology gatherings held in March.

Posted in North America Tagged Bikeshare
Posted October 7, 2013

GAINESVILLE, GA (BRAIN) — It’s unlikely that a draconian piece of legislation severely limiting the rights of cyclists and imposing an across the board registration fee on all bicycles in Georgia will be signed into law.

Posted in North America
Posted October 7, 2013

MOAB, UT (BRAIN) — Outerbike's fourth edition attracts riders, and retailers.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 7, 2013

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Former Trek Bicycle executive Mary Burke announced her bid for the Wisconsin governor's mansion on Monday with a three-minute video that featured the bike company her father founded in a Waterloo, Wisconsin, barn.

Posted in North America
Posted October 7, 2013

ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN) — Ben Serotta and Bill Watkins — the founder and former CEO, respectively, of Serotta Competition Bicycles — have formed a consulting alliance with Gluskin Townley Group, an existing bike industry consulting group.

Posted in North America
Posted October 7, 2013
The Saratoga CX Ti
PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — Saratoga Frameworks showed its first three models Friday at the New England Builders' Ball in Providence, Rhode Island, held in conjunction with the Providence Cyclocross Festival. Saratoga is the upstate New York framebuilding operation formerly known as Serotta.
Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 4, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Retail merchandise sales grew 1 percent in August to hit $361 million according to Leisure Trends Group's RetailTrak IBD sales summary.

Posted in North America
Posted October 4, 2013

TUSTIN, CA (BRAIN) — Fifteen years ago this month, Tani Walling rented a 500-square-foot corner in a commercial building in Old Town Tustin.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 4, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is co-sponsoring the third annual Global Fat Bike Summit in Ogden, Utah, next January.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted October 4, 2013
Spanish brand opens new headquarters and warehouse, purchases U.S. subsidiary.

MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — Orbea has opened a new North American headquarters in Little Rock, Ark., and has added an Eastern bicycle warehouse in Raleigh, N.C. to accommodate the Spanish bike brand’s increased production for the U.S. market.

Posted in North America
Posted October 4, 2013

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN) — Thule and online video channel Epic TV have launched a video competition called, “Go Epic with Thule."

Posted in International
Posted October 4, 2013

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives co-founder Mike Wilson is exiting his role as marketing director to pursue new business opportunities, and national sales manager Kevin Wren has left the helmet and protective gear brand.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted October 3, 2013

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has added SmartEtailing’s Buy Local Now and Supplier Sync features to its U.S. website.

The features allows Felt to send interested consumers directly to participating dealers.

Posted in North America
Posted October 3, 2013

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News staff will visit retailers in Miami, Salt Lake City and Austin next year as part of the magazine’s popular Dealer Tour program, which first launched in the fall of 2008.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 3, 2013

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports has appointed Drew Engelmann as its new Western USA regional sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Distributor news
Posted October 3, 2013

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, MA (BRAIN) — Todson Inc. has updated its minimum advertised pricing policy for Topeak products for the 2014 season. The new policy pins the minimum advertised price at MSRP. The previous policy allowed retailers to discount Topeak products by 20 percent off MSRP at any time.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted October 2, 2013

PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — A show focusing on Northeast-based framebuilders is set for Friday and kicks off a weekend of bike events in Providence, Rhode Island, that includes the New England Bike-Walk Summit, the Providence Cyclocross Festival and the first Gran Fondo New England. 

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Consumer Expos and Rides

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