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Posted June 14, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — REI plans to open new stores in Flagstaff, Ariz., and Columbus, Ohio, in September next year.

Posted in Retail News
Posted June 14, 2013
PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Registration has opened for the third edition of the Raleigh Midsummer Nights Cyclocross, to be held July 25, the opening day of DealerCamp.
 
Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted June 14, 2013

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) — Fizik is now offering a women's saddle demo program through dealers in North America.

Posted in North America
Posted June 14, 2013

CHULA VISTA, CA (BRAIN) — The BMX Hall of Fame will induct five members at a ceremony September 28 at the Olympic Training Center. This year's inductees are in the categories of Pioneer Racer, Racer, Industry, Freestyler and Woman.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Awards
Posted June 13, 2013

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Some of the bikes that Liv/Giant has donated to the Afghan National Women's Cycling Team, along with other

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted June 13, 2013

CANYON COUNTRY, CA (BRAIN) — Suspension brand RST is centralizing its North American service centers, closing its Canadian center and expanding its facility in Southern California to handle U.S. and Canadian customers.

Posted in North America
Posted June 13, 2013

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN) — The Adventure Cycling Association raised more than $128,000 for the U.S. Bicycle Route System through a campaign held last month. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted June 13, 2013
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs is launching a new limited-edition flavor of its Roctane energy gel with all profits from its sale donated to a program that buys prosthetic limbs for children. The company hopes to raise $50,000 in the campaign.
 
Posted in North America
Posted June 13, 2013

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles on Thursday announced the five dealers who won free trips to DealerCamp in Utah next month.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted June 13, 2013

BLACK FOREST, CO (BRAIN) — Three wildfires along Colorado's Front Range so far appear to have had no direct effect on the bicycle industry or retailers, although — in a repeat of

Posted in North America
Posted June 13, 2013
Company to lay off 50 to reduce costs.

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) Dorel Industries will lay off 50 people worldwide across the recreational and leisure segment as a result of a soft first half, the company announced in a statement early Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted June 12, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP is recalling about 1,700 Salsa brand forks because they can bend above the disc brake mount. The forks were sold individually and with the Salsa Vaya and Salsa La Cruz framesets and complete bikes.

Posted in Recalls Tagged Distributor news
Posted June 11, 2013

MADRID, Spain (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components has launched a test-ride program with its European dealers so consumers can try out the Spanish brand’s Q-Ring elliptical chainrings. The program will be available to U.S. retailers by mid-summer.

Posted in North America
Posted June 11, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike is sponsoring a Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride at this year's trade show in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted June 11, 2013
Bike sales through outdoor retailers also weak

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Sales of outdoor products fell 1.7 percent in May compared to the same month last year, according to the Outdoor Industry Association VantagePoint report.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 11, 2013
Mike Abrams

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Mike Abrams is joining Giant USA as East Region sales manager, the company announced Tuesday. Abrams was previously the Eastern Region sales manager for Jamis and prior to that was with Specialized for about a decade.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 11, 2013

SPOKANE, WA (BRAIN) — The Bike Hub opened its second location in downtown Spokane, Washington last week. Owner Chris Andreasen teamed up with Giant’s retail merchandising team to design the 2,600 square foot Giant Partner Store.

Posted in Retail News

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