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Posted October 30, 2014

BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has elected ISM Saddles’ Dave Schindler and Selle Italia’s Piet van der Velde chairpersons of the organization’s new Bicycle Saddle Committee.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted October 30, 2014
David’s World Cycle is now up to 12 stores … and counting.

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN)—A recent purchase of four bike shops in a one-month period has brought the store count at David’s World Cycle to 12. The greater Orlando-area retailer also has its sights on a fifth acquisition, with a deal set to close in November.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 30, 2014
Cane Creek DBinline shock

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 5,000 DBinline rear shocks sold in the U.S. because the shocks are marked with graphics that incorrectly identify the adjustment directions for high-speed rebound damping.

Posted in North America
Posted October 30, 2014
Gearin’ Up Bicycles operated out of a shipping container its first summer in business.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — When Katie Lupo went shopping for a bike after relocating to D.C. from Madison, Wisconsin, for an internship, she was shocked to discover there were no used bike shops in the city. After finishing graduate school, Lupo decided to move to D.C. permanently and open her own. Lupo started Gearin’ Up Bicycles in late 2012 as a nonprofit community used bike shop, modeling it after a similar program in Madison called Dream Bikes.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 30, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — The former president and CEO of Competitor Group Inc. (CGI) and the company’s current senior vice president of sales are fighting a sexual harassment suit filed by a San Diego woman who formerly worked as their executive assistant.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 30, 2014

YPSILANTI, Mich. (BRAIN) — When Two Wheel Tango unexpectedly closed in early October, many customers who had purchased bikes from one of its three stores wondered where they would take them for service.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 29, 2014

RICHMOND, Victoria, Australia — Knog has enlisted Channel IQ’s services to “regain some control over the integrity of pricing” online, the Australian light and lock brand said in a release.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 29, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — The 2014 USA Pro Challenge stage in August brought $130 million in spending to its home state of Colorado, according to a study by sports research firm Sponsorship Science. The USA Pro Challenge commissioned the study.

Posted in Studies/Reports Tagged Competition / Events
Posted October 29, 2014
Race Pace serves the first customers to patronize the Maryland retailer’s new location in Ellicott City.

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (BRAIN) — After learning that the strip mall where Race Pace Ellicott City was housed for 30 years would be torn down, owner Alex Obriecht began looking for a new building to rent. Buying property wasn’t something he had initially considered, but commercial rentals were expensive and difficult to find. So in December 2012, Obriecht purchased a 7,000-square-foot warehouse that had previously been used to store excavating equipment. He hired an architect and the building was gutted and remodeled inside and out. An additional 4,800 square feet of space was also added to the building. The process took more than 21 months — nearly a year longer than Obriecht had anticipated.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 29, 2014

SUWANEE, Ga. (BRAIN) — Tire maker CST is implementing a minimum advertised price (MAP) policy for all of its bicycle products effective Nov. 1.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 29, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Strava, an app popular with the cycling community, has raised $18.5 million in new money to pay for future growth and expansion, reports Re/Code Daily, a website that covers the digital technology market.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 29, 2014
Goal of creating a ‘Manifesto of Change’ for the industry accompanies switch from spring in Monterey to winter date in Arizona.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike’s IBD Summit returns for its fourth edition in 2015 with a new Arizona locale, revamped agenda and a winter calendar date conceived to be more convenient for retailers than the event’s traditional April timing around “Monterey Week” and the Bicycle Leadership Conference and Sea Otter Classic in Northern California.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / IBD Summit / Interbike
Posted October 28, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — For its 2015 edition in March, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show will introduce a new category, the Artisan Award, and a cyclocross race pitting framebuilders against one another.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Events / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted October 28, 2014

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yuba Bicycles has signed with eLastenrad, a German online seller of electric cargo bikes, as its new European distributor, selling direct to both consumers and dealers.

Posted in International
Posted October 28, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rolf Prima has promoted Pete Moe to sales manager, where he will also oversee international sales.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted October 27, 2014

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — Sidi has distributed a new policy to its distributors and retailers prohibiting them from removing barcodes from products and said it is electronically tracking all products in an effort to stem gray-market sales.

Posted in International
Posted October 27, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has brought aboard advocacy and event marketing veteran Ethan Spotts as the company’s new road brand communication manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 27, 2014

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ritchey has adopted a global minimum advertised price (MAP) policy and will sell only to authorized distributors and retailers. The policy goes into effect Nov. 1.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 27, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will host the second annual Turkey Pedal industry ride and food drive on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted October 27, 2014

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is accepting submissions for its Supplier Scorecard program, which allows independent bicycle dealers to rate their suppliers.

Posted in Retail News

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