SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Virtue Cycles has announced the Kickstarter campaign to fund the Virtue Pedalist, a front-cargo tadpole tricycle with an enclosed shell and electric power.
SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The Canadian components maker OneUp Components has been granted a U.S. patent that applies to its 42-tooth sprocket, which can be used on 10-speed cassettes to create a single-chainring drivetrain with an acceptable low gear.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — U.S. bike wholesaler sales grew 6 percent through March compared with the first three months of last year, according to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association wholesale business report released this week. Sales were up more than 7 percent in March.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies, a division of Accell North America and maker of IZIP and eFlow electric bikes, has appointed Mark Rushmann as its Midwest territory manager.
CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — Devinci is starting a demo program for U.S. dealers out of the Northwest.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — JAM Media Collective has been named the PR agency of record for sports hydration brand Osmo Nutrition.
Founded by Dr. Stacy Sims, Fairfax, Calif.-based Osmo is the first and only hydration and protein line scientifically formulated for the unique physiology of female athletes.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Racks has launched an advocacy campaign called #LongForTheRide that aimed at helping create great places to ride.
WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) – Trek is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall bikes spec'd with quick releases that have a lever that opens greater than 180 degrees and can be caught in a front disc brake if left in the open position.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) – Dorel Sports is reorganizing its apparel division. The company is opening a new facility later this year that it's calling the Apparel Center of Excellence in Vancouver, British Columbia.
SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Lifeboat Events has sold PressCamp to Ohio-based Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing, a 21-year-old company that produces trade events in a variety of industries.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — In one of three ongoing collaborative efforts between PeopleForBikes and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, a wide-ranging survey will be sent out Tuesday to more than 400 current and potential members of each association.
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Canadian company Bewegen will supply about 400 bikes, including 100 e-bikes for a citywide bike share program in Birmingham, Alabama. The program will launch this fall and include 40 docking stations. The company said it's the first bike share program in North America to include e-bikes.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News features a look at how the surging value of the U.S. dollar is affecting prices of bike goods in the U.S. and abroad.
SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Squamish apparel brand 7mesh has named an Ambassador Team that will share their adventures wearing the company's clothing on multi-hour and multi-day rides.
The team, which consists mostly of athletes local to 7mesh's home base of British Columbia, includes:
EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Wheel and rim maker Rolf Prima has moved its manufacturing and offices to their new facility in Eugene, Ore., about three miles from the company's previous location.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Diamondback's new consumer website is focused on stories about people whose connection to bicycles can inspire and encourage others.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com, which facilitates the shipping of bikes to events, announced a new athlete ambassador program at the Sea Otter Classic last week.