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Posted May 6, 2013

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Raleigh is donating $50 to Ride 2 Recovery for certain road bike models sold between now and May 27. Ride 2 Recovery is a national program that uses cycling to help wounded veterans recover.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 3, 2013
The view from near Giant's headquarters Friday.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Strong Santa Ana winds in Southern California coupled with record high temperatures and low humidity have led to a series of wildfires.

Posted in North America
Posted May 3, 2013

SOUTHBURY, CT (BRAIN) — Aaron Bethlenfalvy, formerly Cycling Sports Group’s global vice president of design, has launched a design consulting business, Alpha Dog Design.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 3, 2013
ORLANDO, FL (BRAIN) — Catrike, the maker of three-wheeled recumbents, has opened a new 15,000 square foot factory here.
 
The company currently makes about 2,300 bikes a year and is growing at 20 percent a year, according to Paulo Camasmie, who founded the brand in 2000.
 
Posted in North America
Posted May 3, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — High-end road and tri retailer Cadence Cycling & Multisport Center will have a grand reopening this Saturday, May 4, under its new ownership.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 3, 2013

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — After 42 years serving Austin-area cyclists, retailer Freewheeling Bicycles will close its doors at the end of May.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 3, 2013

GREENWICH, CT (BRAIN) — Cannondale’s planned mid-summer move of its headquarters from Bethel, Connecticut, a few miles down Route 7 to Norwalk has local dealers cautiously optimistic.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 3, 2013
The Verge X20

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) — Tern is conducting a voluntary recall of some bike models because the company has discovered a weakness in the frame welds.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 2, 2013

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Giant outlined a new unilateral minimum advertised pricing policy in a letter that went out to dealers this week.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted May 2, 2013
UPDATED
Cyclingyong.com was one of the sites seized. Source: Specialized

HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN) — Federal officials have seized 10 web domains that were allegedly selling counterfeit products including Specialized bikes, clothing and shoes. Officials said other bike vendors including SRAM, Cervelo and Pinarello assisted in their investigation.

Posted in North America
Posted May 2, 2013

SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies is offering a mail-in consumer rebate on 2013 models of IZIP branded e-bikes and Electro-Drive conversion kits. The program, which applies to models sold from May 1 through July 31, will offer rebates starting at $25 and going up to $250.

Posted in North America
Posted May 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Imports of adult bikes — 24-inch wheel sizes and higher — were up 292,875 bikes over the first quarter in 2012, a 20 percent increase, according to Thursday's release of bicycle import statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 2, 2013

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Colorado distributor Cantitoe Road is now offering dynamo lights and locks from Trelock, a German aftermarket supplier.

Posted in North America
Posted May 2, 2013
The Shima
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — A2B, the e-bike brand formerly owned by UltraMotor, is undergoing a global relaunch.
 
Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted May 1, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — People for Bikes and Volkswagen of America unveiled a new campaign Wednesday called “Roll Together” that asks cyclists and drivers to be aware of each other on the road as National Bike Month begins.

Posted in North America
Posted May 1, 2013
Delaware, Illinois, Arizona work their way into top 10.
2013 Bicycle Friendly State rankings

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) – The League of American Bicyclists released its 2013 ranking of Bicycle Friendly States on Wednesday, coinciding with the kickoff of National Bike Month.

Posted in North America
Posted May 1, 2013

OLATHE, KS (BRAIN) — Revenue for Garmin Ltd.'s fitness division increased 2 percent in the company's first quarter, which ended March 30, to $72 million. The company said sales of its new cycling models contributed to the segment's growth.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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