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Posted April 24, 2013
Cleary, center, with owners Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) — Clif Bar & Company has named Kevin Cleary, currently president and COO, to the position of chief executive officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 23, 2013

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Supplier sales were down double digits through the first quarter as unseasonably cold and snowy weather continued to hammer many parts of the country in March, according to the BPSA Topline for Cycling RetailTRAK from Leisure Trends released Tuesday. 

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 23, 2013
Doug Detwiller with a new Giant bike

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle Canada is supporting Sprockids, a youth mountain biking skills and leadership training program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 23, 2013
Suppliers offer discounts as inventory builds and 2014 models approach

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Snow in the Northeast and the Rockies—even in Phoenix—along with rain and flooding in the Midwest have created late-winter challenges for bike retailers and their suppliers.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 23, 2013

BAIE-D’URFÉ, Québec (BRAIN) — Marking its 25th anniversary, the newly remodeled Giant by Teal Sport store near Montréal celebrated its grand reopening on Saturday, April 20, in conjunction with Giant Bicycle Canada.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 23, 2013
From the March 15 BRAIN

ROLLINSFORD, NH (BRAIN) — If you are a rider heavily invested in ceramic bearings in your hubs, bottom bracket and jockey wheels and are obsessive about chain cleanliness, dynamo hubs are not even on your radar.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged From the Magazine
Posted April 23, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Blackburn is adding a twist to the Whiskey Off Road endurance race, to be held this weekend near Prescott, Arizona.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 23, 2013

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — SockGuy has moved into larger office and warehouse space, right around the corner from the company's former location.

Posted in North America
Posted April 23, 2013

GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) — Participation at USA BMX National Series events was up by double-digit percentages at four of the series' early season events, the organization is reporting.

Posted in North America
Posted April 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The U.S. Senate will debate legislation this week that would empower states to collect sales tax from online businesses located outside their borders. The Senate could vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act as soon as Wednesday.

On Monday, the Senate voted 74-20 to start debate. 

Posted in North America
Posted April 22, 2013
Avid Elixir 9 Trail brake

SRAM

SRAM took the wraps off its latest road product just days before Sea Otter began, but the component maker had plenty of new offerings to show on the off-road side of its business.

Three new wheelsets are added alongside the SRAM Rise line introduced last year.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit / Events / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 22, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Outdoor product sales saw a 7.6 percent uptick in sales in March, driven by outdoor apparel, footwear and hardgoods sales — and led by sales through online and discount/mass retailers.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted April 22, 2013
Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted April 22, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists announced 63 additions to its Bicycle Friendly Businesses list on Monday, bringing the list to more than 500.
 
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 22, 2013

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Both the Bicycle Leadership Conference and IBD Summit wrapped up in downtown Monterey on Thursday after packed schedules of programming and several opportunities for attendees of both events to interact with each other ahead of the weekend’s Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit
Posted April 22, 2013
The mini-jersey

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Clothing maker Champion System is taking a page from Willy Wonka's marketing book to celebrate shipping its 5 millionth jersey.

Posted in North America
Posted April 22, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Kryptonite and Shimano are the latest vendors to sign up with SmartEtailing for its Buy Local Now program. Each company announced its plans at the Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey last week.

Posted in North America

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