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Posted February 1, 2018

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. on Thursday reported a 38 percent drop in revenue to $334.8 million and a loss of $55.8 million for the fourth quarter following another weak holiday sales period for the action camera maker. Both results fell well short of Wall Street expectations.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 1, 2018

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (BRAIN) — Kenda Tire has promoted Jay Drunasky to the role of project engineer at its Kenda American Technology Center.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted February 1, 2018

READING, Pa. (BRAIN) — Greg LeMond has been named honorary chairman of the board of directors of the Velodrome Development Foundation, which is supporting the proposed construction of the National Velodrome at Albright College, a $25 million multi-purpose cycling and events center and headquarters of the World Cycling League.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted February 1, 2018
Mark Gouge

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pocket Outdoor Media LLC, the new owner of VeloNews and other titles, has hired Mark Gouge as publisher for the VeloNews brand.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted January 31, 2018
Major brands including Shimano, SRAM, QBP and Canyon attend the mobile service franchiser's expo in Nevada.
Franchisees and managers at the Las Vegas meeting.

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Mobile bike franchiser Velofix held a stationary “mini-trade show” here last week, with about 110 franchise owners and operators holding their annual meeting.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Mobile service
Posted January 31, 2018

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Evoking one of the Tour de France’s most storied ascents, Time Sport’s new Alpe d’Huez range is designed to tackle epic climbs and maintain a stable, predictable ride on long, challenging descents.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 31, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Fifteen scholarships are available for the upcoming PlacesForBikes Conference in Indianapolis — five for the entire registration rate ($450) and 10 scholarships for discounted registration ($300, a $150 savings). The event is May 1-3.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 31, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Endura is producing a special custom cycling kit to support one of its sponsored athletes, pro triathlete Tim Don. Don, a four-time world champion and holder of the Ironman world record time, was hit by a truck a few days before this year's Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. 

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 31, 2018
Giant's Mike Hurt (left) and Ewan Campbell (center) helped assemble bikes.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA donated 200 Momentum Park bikes to residents of Ventura who were affected by the Thomas Fire in early December. The fire raged across Ventura and Santa Barbara County for several weeks.

Posted in Industry News
Posted January 31, 2018

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Argon 18 has signed new independent sales agencies in the Midwest, Rocky Mountains and Texas regions.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted January 30, 2018
Schoening with pro racer Bernie Eisel.

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Olympic Supply Company has added industry veteran Paul Schoening to its sales force as its Midwest sales rep, covering Minnesota and Western/Northern Wisconsin. Schoening is an avid skier and cyclist.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted January 30, 2018

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride have named IRC Tire as the event's Official Tire Partner.

The BWR covers a rolling route of about 140 miles, including roughly 41 miles on dirt (the exact route changes every year), making it a challenge for riders and their tires.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Exhibitor registration for the ninth annual Philly Bike Expo, set for Oct. 27 and 28 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center here, is now underway. Early-bird discounts and premium booth locations are available, organizers stated.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted January 30, 2018

NEWARK, Del. (BRAIN) — Former employees of longtime retailer Wooden Wheels, which shut down recently, have started a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to open a new shop in the Newark area.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 30, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (BRAIN) — Freshbikes, a Washington, D.C.-area retail chain, announced Monday that it was shutting down.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 29, 2018
Screenshot showing the availability calendar.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Reczip has released a new version of its SAAS (software as a service) rental management system.

New features include alternative item recommendations and a rental availability calendar. Both features help retain customers whose first choice in dates or rental item is unavailable.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted January 29, 2018

WILLARD, Mo. (BRAIN) — Matt and Cari Harrison were looking for a way to build a small bike shop next to the popular 36-mile Frisco Highline Trail, on a piece of land leased from the rail trail's owner, the Ozark Greenways corporation.

Posted in Retail News

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