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Posted January 20, 2017

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 . . .

Posted in Retail News Tagged IBD Summit
Posted January 20, 2017

BURLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association is working with the Sports Industry Credit Association to offer credit risk management services to OIA members.

Posted in North America
Posted January 20, 2017

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. 

Posted in International
Posted January 20, 2017

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.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Consumer Electronics Show
Posted January 20, 2017

ENGELBERG, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co. sponsored this weekend's second annual Snowbike Festival in the Swiss Alps.

Posted in International Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 20, 2017

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.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 19, 2017
New DC will extend overnight ground shipping to seven Western states.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International plans to open its second distribution center, in Reno-Sparks, Nevada, this spring.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted January 19, 2017

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.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 19, 2017
Trek 720 Disc

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.

Posted in Recalls
Posted January 18, 2017
Fred Clements at the IBD Summit on Wednesday

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.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People / IBD Summit
Posted January 18, 2017

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.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 18, 2017
Dan Mann talks culture.

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.

Posted in Retail News Tagged IBD Summit
Posted January 18, 2017

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.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 17, 2017

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.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit / Interbike
Posted January 17, 2017

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.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 17, 2017

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. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 16, 2017

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.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 16, 2017

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.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted January 16, 2017
Todd Wells

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. 

Posted in North America
Posted January 16, 2017

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.

Posted in Retail News

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