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Posted August 21, 2013

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association is launching a pilot program this fall in Minnesota to introduce middle school students to mountain bike racing.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2013

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (BRAIN) — Outdoor Gear Canada has been named Tern's exclusive distributor in Canada, Tern announced Wednesday.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted August 21, 2013
Helmet fit and positioning critical to verdict, attorney says

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has won a civil case filed by a 60-year-old cyclist who claimed that his Giro Pneumo helmet contributed to head injuries he suffered from a crash three years ago.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2013

MOSCOW, ID (BRAIN) — New retailer Rolling Hills Bikes recently opened in downtown Moscow, home of the University of Idaho. Andrew Pratt and Collin Priebe moved to Moscow from Bellingham, Wash., where they both worked for several years at Kulshan Bikes.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 20, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Carbon wheel maker Mad Fiber is planning to set up wheel production in Taiwan to serve the OEM market. The company has laid off seven employees at its Seattle, Washington, facility, but is continuing to manufacture wheels there for aftermarket sales, spokesman Jasen Thorpe said.

Posted in International
Posted August 20, 2013

VALLEJO, CA (BRAIN) — When Authorized Bicycle Shop owner Mike Kramer made the decision to retire, he didn’t want to sell the store to just anyone.

“I went to my employees and told them it was time for me to get out,” said Kramer. “And I proposed a plan that would make it easy for them to buy the shop.”

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 20, 2013

SANDY, UT (BRAIN) — Todd Tanner is joining wheelmaker Reynolds Cycling as a product manager, the company announced Tuesday.

Tanner, a former pro downhiller with 20 years' experience in the bike industry, reports to Reynolds general manager Jimi Paulsen.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 20, 2013
The U.S. brand is becoming a favorite with European electric bike makers
The Grace Urban MX2 with Bosch motor uses a Gates Carbon Drive.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Gates Carbon Drive is ramping up for next week's Eurobike expo in Germany. The Colorado-based brand's belt drive system is increasingly getting the attention of European electric bike makers, and the company is launching a new range of products at Eurobike aimed at that market.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 20, 2013

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods reported net income of $88.9 million for its fiscal second quarter ended Aug. 3, up 9.1 percent from the same period last year.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 20, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Sixty-one products have earned a Eurobike award this year. The winners will be unveiled on the first day of the upcoming trade show Aug. 28-31. Ten products will receive a “gold” award.

Posted in International Tagged Awards / Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Posted August 20, 2013

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) Trek Bicycle is hosting a UCI-sanctioned cyclocross race at its Wisconsin headquarters next month.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted August 20, 2013

BOISE, ID (BRAIN) — Multi-sport retailer Idaho Mountain Touring has opened a second location in Meridian, just west of its downtown Boise store. The 6,000-square-foot Meridian store, which opened in June, is a full-service shop, carrying bicycles from Giant and Trek.

Posted in Retail News
Posted August 19, 2013

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Competitive Cyclist has launched an improved website that includes a new Bike Build tool and better navigation and search functions. It’s also faster and optimized for use on tablets and handsets, the company said.

Posted in North America
Posted August 19, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — REI plans to open a new store in Knoxville, Tennessee, in fall 2014. The Knoxville store will be REI’s second location in the state, joining a store in Brentwood.

Posted in North America
Posted August 19, 2013

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — At Trek World last week, company president John Burke introduced a new program to support its dealers’ efforts to create more bicycle-friendly communities across the country.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 19, 2013

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Due to its sales growth, German lock maker Abus says it’s hired three people at the company’s Chicago headquarters that begin their new roles this week and next.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 16, 2013
Dr. David Hon

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dr. David T. Hon, the CEO and founder of Dahon, has been nominated for the University of California, Berkeley Excellence in Achievement Award for “his contributions in high-power lasers as well as his role in revolutionizing the modern-day folding bicycle.”

Posted in International Tagged Awards

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