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Posted February 13, 2013

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN) — Orange County-based race promoter Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race Series has signed its first licensing deal, adding a new midweek summertime race series in neighboring Los Angeles County.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 12, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — A new research study is underway at Portland State University to measure the impact of protected bike lanes or “green lanes. The study is collecting quantitative data to examine ridership, safety and the economic impact of green lanes in six major U.S. cities.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Green Lane Project
Posted February 12, 2013
Galpin talks to a member of the Afghan national cycling team in Kabul. Photo: tony Di Zinno

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike shops in Colorado and Pennsylvania are gathering donated gear for the Afghanistan cycling team.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted February 12, 2013

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — Suspension brand X-Fusion's sales were up 20 percent last year, the company announced this week.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 12, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group is hosting a webinar for NBDA members Wednesday to provide analytics and insights gained from ongoing tracking of monthly point of sales data from independent bicycle dealers. The one-hour webinar is being presented by Greg Shoenfeld and is free for NBDA members.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 12, 2013

SUN PRAIRIE, WI (BRAIN) — Chris Clinton is joining Challenge North America as marketing and OE sales director, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 12, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant has announced plans to build a new $50 million (NT$1.5 billion) headquarters and research and development complex by 2016. 

Posted in International
Posted February 12, 2013
BMC urbanchallenge

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — It's not at all clear what kind of "commute" a pro road racer has, but nevertheless the BMC Racing Team this week has been outfitted with what are possibly the WorldTour's only official team commuter bikes, the BMC urbanchallenge with Gates belt-drive drivetrains.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted February 11, 2013

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN) — J&B Importers has made the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of 100 percent Green Power Users.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted February 11, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Triathlon is now a separate department within the Italian clothing brand Castelli, the company announced Monday.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted February 11, 2013

ISLAND PARK, ID (BRAIN) — The second annual Fatbike Summit here succeeded in getting land managers and bike advocates on fat bikes for the first time and helped create a new group of educated allies for the activity, organizers said.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 11, 2013
Nelson Vails on the Currie E3 Nitro

SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — 1984 Olympic silver medalist cyclist Nelson Vails will endorse Currie Technologies' new eFlow E3 Nitro electric bike as the company supports the production of a full-length documentary about Vails' life and career.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted February 10, 2013

SEAL BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Two and a half years ago Brian Ballard bought his first Pedego electric bike.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 8, 2013
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports is launching Crankbrothers service centers in two locations in Canada, accessible by dealers across the country.
Posted in North America
Posted February 8, 2013

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) — Serotta will be providing GPM10, a London-based operator of bike touring and training camps, with a rental fleet of top-of-the-line Serotta MeiVici bicycles, the companies announced.

Posted in International
Posted February 8, 2013
Rock N Road’s new Body Geometry Fit studio in Irvine, California, was completed in January.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Orange County Specialized dealer Rock N Road Cyclery has opened redesigned Body Geometry Fit studios at three of its four locations, part of the retailer’s increased focus on high-end bike fitting. 

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 8, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Interbike's first electric bike media event will open next Wednesday in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, with about ten exhibitors and more than 20 journalists and more than 50 retailers registered.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Events / Interbike

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