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Posted June 3, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — CycleHop has signed a long-term lease for a new space in Santa Monica, which will be the new home for local bike-share operations and serve as the company’s national headquarters. The company used to be located in Miami Beach, Florida.

Posted in North America
Posted June 3, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Recon Instruments has developed a nutrition app called Refuel that tells cyclists and runners when to drink and eat during and after an activity. The app displays this information on the Recon Jet’s heads-up display.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted June 3, 2015

ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — ZG Collective, a new distributor of outdoor, snow, cycling and active lifestyle brands, is introducing German helmet brand Melon Helmets to the North American market.

Posted in North America
Posted June 2, 2015
BSP Studio carries Trek and Cannondale exclusively.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Vancouver is a city of neighborhoods separated by waterways and connected by bridges and a crazy love of bicycling. The water makes it a challenging city to traverse by bike or other means.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted June 2, 2015

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association found that consumer-reported retail sales of sporting goods equipment, athletic footwear and athletic apparel increased 2 percent in 2014. The NSGA published its 2015 edition of its Sporting Goods Market report this week.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted June 2, 2015

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (BRAIN) — Conte’s Bike Shop was recognized as Retailer of the Year by The Retail Alliance, a nonprofit trade association serving retailers in greater Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Awards
Posted June 2, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The June 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is hitting mailboxes and it includes a special report on executive pay at the industry’s largest public companies.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted June 2, 2015
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors are in Vancouver this week. The magazine’s first dealer tour outside of the U.S. kicks off Tuesday with visits to five shops in the downtown area.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN News / BRAIN Dealer Tour / Events
Posted June 1, 2015

DERBY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau USA has named Eric Sakalowsky global marketing director.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 1, 2015
Retailers can now buy directly from Sigma as well as through distributors.

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Sigma USA has hired Chuck Sikora and Morgan Fluhrer to handle sales for the Midwest and South/Southeast, respectively, as the company transitions to selling direct to dealers. They join Brian McGarrahan, who handles sales for the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted June 1, 2015

LONDON (BRAIN) — Indoor cycling software Zwift has partnered with professional road racer Evelyn “Evie” Stevens to inspire and encourage more women to ride. Stevens will host regularly scheduled women’s rides on Zwift’s virtual course.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Web/Internet / Competition
Posted June 1, 2015

LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor Lambert has added Wolf Tooth to its expanding product offerings.

Posted in North America
Posted June 1, 2015
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — This round of grants is the first in $900,000 of funding PeopleForBikes will administer over three years as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 29, 2015

CLARENDON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Kent International is hosting a two-day event in September for bicycle parts manufacturers from Asia. The event will be held at Kent's Bicycle Corporation of America (BCA) factory in Manning, S.C., about 80 miles from Charleston, S.C.

Posted in International
Posted May 29, 2015

ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Electra Bicycles is running a global promotion contest, in which video makers can win new bikes and GoPro cameras.

Posted in North America
Posted May 28, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — GT Bicycles is recalling all of its 2015 model year GT Fury Elite and GT Fury Expert downhill mountain bikes because of a concern about front hub failures.

Posted in Recalls
Posted May 28, 2015

LEADVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — In this community that bills itself as the highest city in America every high school graduate receives a $1,000 scholarship courtesy of the endurance mountain bike and trail running events held there, including the Leadville 100 mountain bike race.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted May 28, 2015
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes says new analysis of its research into American bicycling shows that many assumptions about women and bikes are wrong.
Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 28, 2015

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The number of Americans who rode six or more days remained flat last year compared to 2013 figures, according to the National Sporting Goods Association, which tracks participation trends for cycling and 53 other sports and recreational activities. 

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 27, 2015

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI will stop selling Scott bicycles as soon as its current stock is depleted, the companies announced Wednesday.

Posted in Retail News

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