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Posted April 15, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike geeks and computer geeks (and one and the same) will come together next month at a "Hackfest" here, where developers will be challenged to come up with bike-themed mobile or web applications in three hours or less.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet
Posted April 15, 2013
Hydraulic brake options for new 11-speed Red and 10-speed S-700 levers
SRAM"s new Red hydraulic rim brake

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) —  SRAM on Monday went public with its long-rumored 11-speed road groups and hydraulic disc and rim brake options for the road.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted April 15, 2013
OMAHA, NE (BRAIN) — Trek dealers are being invited to a webinar on improving sales hosted by Harvest Retail Marketing, a marketing agency exclusively serving independent Trek Bicycle retailers. 
 
Posted in Industry News
Posted April 12, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Retail sales are trending down through the first quarter this year compared to last year but that’s no reason for suppliers to panic, JJ Rudman, retail analyst for Leisure Trends Group, told attendees on a webinar yesterday.

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

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has promoted Lisa Cramton to marketing manager.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted April 12, 2013

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN) — Dorel is launching Cannondale Sports, its first company owned store, to sell and display bikes from Cannondale, GT, Schwinn and Mongoose as well as Cannondale and Sugoi apparel, and parts and accessories. It will also offer Guru fit.

Posted in North America
Posted April 11, 2013

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The UCI said it won't enforce a rule this season that penalized its licensed athletes who competed in non-sanctioned events. But cycling's international governing body said it plans to enforce the rule next season.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 10, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has hired Rich Kelly as project director to head up new initiatives that will enhance the benefits available to the retail group’s members.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted April 10, 2013

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Several noted critics of Lance Armstrong are venturing into the retired racer's hometown this month to speak at a symposium about doping in cycling.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 10, 2013
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewery, a Colorado beer maker that has often tied its fortunes to the bicycle, is hosting a summit of national bike advocacy leaders at its headquarters, starting Thursday.
 
Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted April 10, 2013
President Obama and Jewell at her nomination announcement.

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The U.S. Senate has approved REI's chief executive Sally Jewell as Secretary of the Interior.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 10, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — The British bike brand Boardman Bikes has appointed its first North American sales direct, Fletch Newland. Newland has worked for FSA and Cervelo in the past.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted April 10, 2013
The Liv/Giant Inspire 2013 bike

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Barbara Greenlee of Bothell, Washington, is the latest winner of the Liv/giant bike design contest, which the Giant USA-owned women's bike brand runs with the Young Survival Coalition. 

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 10, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group will present a webinar Thursday that will include 2012 retail sales data and a look at emerging product categories, including new technologies.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 9, 2013

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Participants in this year's RTC Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo, held in Las Vegas the day after Interbike closes, will be allowed in to the show for part of its final day.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted April 9, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — The Philly Bike Expo, a consumer show, will move into a larger space this year, the newly expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia. The show is November 9-10.
 
Posted in Industry News Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted April 9, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend opening day of the Eurobike trade show this year, Wednesday, August 28.

Merkel will take about two hours to officially open Eurobike and then tour the show.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike

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