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Posted December 21, 2012
2013 Amgen Tour of California leader's jersey by Champion System

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Champion System will provide the official leaders' jerseys for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, the race announced Friday.

The custom race jerseys will be awarded to the race leaders in various categories throughout the eight-day competition from May 12-19, 2013.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 21, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group and the National Sporting Goods Association have reached an agreement that will provide NSGA members with access to retail sales data from Leisure Trends' Sporting Goods RetailTRAK program.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted December 21, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Longtime Bicycle Transportation Alliance employee Tom Rousculp is joining Vanilla Bicycles, Rousculp announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 21, 2012
The BMC granfondo GF01

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) —BMC Switzerland is promoting a new contest which will award two lucky winners with BMC granfondo GF01 Ultegra Di2 complete bike and an all-expense paid trip to Belgium to see the Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaix.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 21, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Polar Bottle is offering a special insulated water bottle, the sale of which will benefit the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 20, 2012

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Clothing maker Primal is supporting the 2013 National Bike Summit with a sponsorship package the company said is worth $50,000. The package includes financial support for the event as well as custom jerseys for all attendees.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted December 20, 2012
The Nukeproof Mega AM complete bike

EDINBURGH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Nukeproof mountain bike products will once again be available in North and South America next season, available from the Scottish distributor Hotlines via Vancouver, Canada-based Stuart Kerr.

Posted in North America
Posted December 20, 2012
Arno Raaijmakers

BAD NAUHEIM, Germany (BRAIN) — Arno Raaijmakers has joined JD Group as Benelux service manager for the company's TransX electric bike drive systems.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted December 20, 2012
Shipping firm says East Coast strike likely as talks break down

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN) — A major shipping logistics firm says that "the likelihood of a strike is high" after contract negotiations broke down this week between the longshoremen's union and East Coast port operators.

Posted in North America
Posted December 20, 2012

PENTICON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Podium Imports has been appointed Canadian distributor for Swiss-based Suplest cycling shoes, the company announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 20, 2012

VICTOR, ID (BRAIN) — QBP brand Salsa Cycles will be the presenting sponsor of the Fat Bike Summit and Festival Event, slated for January 25-28 in Island Park, Idaho.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted December 20, 2012
Use of skateboard helmets endangers BMXers, group says
A scene from the ARF video as pro riders visit a helmet test lab

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN) — A non-profit devoted to helping injured extreme sports athletes is launching a campaign to inform BMX riders about the difference between BMX and skateboarding helmets.

Posted in Industry News
Posted December 20, 2012
Mary Lauren Hall

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Mary Lauren Hall will become communications manager for The Alliance for Biking & Walking starting January 2.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted December 20, 2012
Currie Technologies' eFlow E3 Nitro

SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies' eFlow E3 Nitro electric bike has been selected as one of the 10 finalists in the Last Gadget Standing competition. The winner will be selected at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Awards
Posted December 20, 2012

PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — Industry veteran and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductee Jim Wannamaker has been named to the board of advisors for the Providence Cyclo-cross Festival, the event announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 19, 2012

ASPEN, CO (BRAIN) — Organizers of the USA Pro Challenge stage race on Wednesday unveiled the route for its 2013 race, the third edition of the event. Next year's race will start with a circuit race near Aspen and conclude with a circuit in Denver.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 19, 2012
(From left) Bernhard Johanni, Marcus Schneider and Richard Rüttiger

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM has established a new management structure at SRAM Deutschland GmbH as the company transitions its facility here from manufacturing to a development and training center.

Posted in International Tagged People

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