TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — It was billed as the Best Ideas Contest. Five dealers offered attendees at the annual IBD Summit their best ideas to improve their operations and profitability. And the winner as selected by the audience in a secret ballot was . . .
BURLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association is working with the Sports Industry Credit Association to offer credit risk management services to OIA members.
TREVIGLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi has announced a new long term partnership with The Cycle Limited Co. to represent and develop Bianchi's brand in Thailand.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A manufacturing company, Sculpteo, made a point this month by riding a bike made with its digital manufacturing technologies from Las Vegas to San Francisco.
ENGELBERG, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co. sponsored this weekend's second annual Snowbike Festival in the Swiss Alps.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes' latest program, called PlacesForBikes, is intended to jumpstart the construction of bike-friendly infrastructure. The initiative includes a city rating system; expert "how-to" resources for communities and businesses; and an annual conference for city and business leaders.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International plans to open its second distribution center, in Reno-Sparks, Nevada, this spring.
MISSOULA, Mt. (BRAIN) — Greg Siple, Adventure Cycling Association’s co-founder and art director of 40 years, will retire on Jan. 29. Siple, who will turn 71 on that day, will retain his role as art director in emeritus status.
WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek is issuing a voluntary recall of model year 2015, 2016 and 2017 Trek 720 Disc bicycles as well as Bontrager Approved TLR Disc 700c 24-spoke front and rear wheels.
The recall affects 1,529 bikes globally, Trek said.
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is in the midst of a significant restructuring. The association’s board of directors has eliminated the vice president position held by Fred Clements and plans to set up a new office in the Boulder, Colorado, area.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — When industry veteran Tim Staton purchased his first cargo bike, a Larry vs. Harry Bullitt, a few years ago, he had no idea his career path was about to change.
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Howdy. How are ya? Wadayaknow?
Your store’s greeting — the words and the feeling behind the words — is a key factor in establishing and reinforcing your operation’s culture, a theme of this week’s sixth annual IBD Summit here.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — ABUS has hired two additional sales managers and promoted Phil Marmet from East Coast sales manager to North American key accounts and sales manager.
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The trade show shuffle has left Interbike right where it started, for this year at least, in Las Vegas' Mandalay Convention Center in September. For 2018, the show is looking at results from a recent industry survey that found dealers favor Denver or Salt Lake City for the show.
SAN ANTONIO (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes announced Tuesday that Crossroad Bikes in San Antonio is the first brick-and-mortar retailer in the mobile bike shop franchiser’s new Retail Partner Program.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The California Bicycle Coalition is hosting a webinar on Wednesday on a new grant program that promises limited but symbolically important funding for electric bike share programs.
DALLAS (BRAIN) — Playtri, an endurance sports retailer, coaching service and event producer, is opening triathlon store franchise opportunities this year. The company plans to focus on selling franchises in Texas and surrounding states at first.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Cory Sutela has joined ACT Lab to oversee engineering for the third-party testing lab group. Sutela has PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University (UK) and brings over 15 years of bicycle testing experience to the ACT team.
WILLISTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — Julbo, a 125-year-old French eyeglass brand best known for its ski and mountaineering products, is increasing its commitment to the mountain bike market this year.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) —The National Bicycle Dealers Association has launched what is said is the most comprehensive research study of bike shops in the industry.