News

Posted September 28, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—It’s the first Saturday of October this weekend, and that can mean just one thing: Thousands of young cyclists will be hitting the trails for IMBA’s annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 28, 2011

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Bradley Woehl, owner of San Francisco’s oldest bike shop, American Cyclery, had an idea 10 years ago.

Woehl asked his suppliers if they could start making steel frames. The problem was no one was listening.

Posted in North America
Posted September 28, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Preliminary attendance numbers for Interbike 2011 showed nearly 4,000 unique stores represented at the show and the total number of buyers at more than 11,000.

International buyer attendance from outside the United States was more than 1,300.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted September 27, 2011

BALLYCLARE, Ireland (BRAIN)—Irish online retailer Chain Reaction Cycles reported pre-tax profits of 13.3 million British Pounds ($20. 8 million) last year and sales of 109.4 million pounds ($171 million), according to British media reports.

Posted in International
Posted September 27, 2011

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—E-commerce site Little Independent is seeking independent bike dealers that want to promote their stores and get discounted merchandise in front of a broader market of consumers.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 27, 2011

JACKSON, WY (BRAIN)—After 10 years in Jackson, Wyoming, Fitzgerald’s Bicycles will relocate 25 miles away to Victor, Idaho, in 2012.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 27, 2011

WATERLOO, WI/JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle will now be the official bike supplier of Team MTN-Qhubeka, the largest multi-discipline professional cycling team in Africa.

Posted in North America
Posted September 27, 2011

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors are rolling out this morning on a three-day tour of bike shops in the Denver metropolitan area.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted September 26, 2011

MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN)—Matthew Bianchi is moving from his technical service/neutral support position in Washington state to the Denver area, where he will manage FSA's new Rocky Mountain territory offering sales and technical support to retailers, and neutral support at local races.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 26, 2011

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—Hawley is now distributing Light & Motion.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 26, 2011

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (BRAIN) — Faster, a combination retail and training facility whose features include a cycling-specific wind tunnel, will have its grand opening Oct. 1.

Posted in North America
Posted September 26, 2011

RICHMOND, CA (BRAIN) — Spokeshop Bike Lounge, a nonprofit community bike shop and gathering place for cyclists in the Bay Area city of Richmond, California, will hold its grand opening and fundraiser Oct. 2.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 26, 2011

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Duke’s Cycles hosted a showcase of Cannondale’s 2012 road and mountain bikes last Thursday night in its new building along Toronto’s historic Queen Street West.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 25, 2011

A total of 34 teams from 10 states entered the Oregon Manifest Constructor's Design Challenge. The bikes were displayed at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in the Pearl District.

Posted in North America
Posted September 25, 2011

RICHMOND, VA (BRAIN)—Richmond, Virginia, has been selected to host the World Cycling Championships for 2015.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted September 25, 2011

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant global director of product development Dennis Lane has decided to leave the company at the end of September.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 25, 2011

MEMPHIS, TN (BRAIN) — Victory Bicycle Studio is set to move only three miles from its current home next month, but the new location opens the year-old retailer to a whole new world of possibilities.

Posted in Retail News
Posted September 25, 2011

PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—BMX rider Rickey Bates died last week in a car crash. He was 23.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 22, 2011

"If I bike and raise money for pediatric cancer research, I might be able to save someone's life."

Posted in North America
Posted September 22, 2011

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—Derek DeJonge, publisher of Bike and Paved magazines, has left the company. He had been with Bike for more than a decade.

The search for a new publisher is currently underway, according to the company.

The company didn't respond for further comment on the matter.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing

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