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Posted May 22, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike is launching a new turnkey-booth section at this year's show, designed to highlight European brands seeking to enter the U.S. market for the first time.

EU@Interbike will spotlight up to 20 brands in the newly expanded Hall E.

Posted in International Tagged Interbike
Posted May 21, 2015

CINCINNATI (BRAIN) — Infinit Nutrition is rebranding the product line it sells through speciality retailers with new product enhancements and new packaging. The company also is launching a redesigned website.

Posted in North America
Posted May 21, 2015

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Matisse Worldwide, a Taiwan-based industry consulting company founded by former Dorel executive Brad Hughes, is opening a new U.S. office and has released a list of Asian manufacturers that it will be representing here.

Posted in International
Posted May 21, 2015

GILBERT, Ariz. (BRAIN) — USA BMX has awarded a total of $75,000 in scholarships to about 70 BMX racers who attend college.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has published a 28-page report on how bike shops can better welcome women customers.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 20, 2015

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle's president, John Burke, is urging Wisconsin cyclists to contact their state lawmakers in support of the state's Complete Streets Law, which Gov. Scott Walker has proposed eliminating.

Posted in North America
Posted May 20, 2015

PITTSGROVE, N.J. (BRAIN) — New women's cycling apparel brand Evelyn Hill Cycling is expanding its product line to include larger sizing for bibs, shorts, jerseys, and accessories. The brand's Season 2 collection will include sizing ranging from 3XL-5XL, to fit women who range from sizes 20 through 28-plus.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 20, 2015

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Competitive Cyclist is giving away bikes to three riders chosen at random for among those who entered the e-commerce site's Strava Connect promotion last month.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 20, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is providing $32,000 to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association this year, through two separate funds.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 20, 2015

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria has hired Spencer Haugh as inside sales rep and logistics support.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted May 20, 2015

BIEL, Switzerland (BRAIN) — DT Swiss Group AG is restructuring as part of a planned succession. Marco Zingg along with Frank Böckmann and Maurizio D'Alberto bought out United Wireworks and renamed it DT Swiss in 1994, and the three business partners have shared leadership duties.

Posted in International
Posted May 19, 2015

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — The Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailer Association will hold its 2015 Leadership Summit Nov. 2-4 in Montreal.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted May 19, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (BRAIN) — Wigwam Mills, Inc. has added Dry Creek Enterprises to its sales team. Based in Napa, Califorina, Dry Creek will be responsible for all Wigwam product sales in Northern California.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted May 19, 2015

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs has bolstered its marketing team, hiring outdoor industry veterans Rob BonDurant as director of marketing and Kurt Metternick in the newly created position of Web manager.

Posted in North America
Posted May 19, 2015
Same-store sales up 1.8 percent

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. reported a sales increase of 8.8 percent in its first quarter, which ended May 2. The company's net sales were $1.6 billion, or $0.53 per diluted share; same store sales were up 1.8 percent from the same time in 2014.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 19, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has introduced an updated Impero road bike frame pump, largely made in the U.S.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 18, 2015
SILVER SPRING, Md. (BRAIN) — The Sports & Fitness Industry Association published the first 25 of its 94 single sport and fitness participation reports Monday. These reports provide an analysis and breakdown of participation demographics by specific sport or fitness activity, including bicycling, triathlon and stationary cycling.
Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 18, 2015
Outdoor Foundation attributes 0.8% decline to extreme weather but says nearly half of Americans still got outside in 2014.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Nearly half of all Americans — 48.4 percent — participated in at least one outdoor activity in 2014, a decrease of 0.8 percent compared with 2013, according to the Outdoor Foundation’s 2015 Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 15, 2015

EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — More than 100 Rodale Inc employees biked to work on Monday, the first day of Bike to Work week.

Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — A year after a near-fatal shooting near one of this bike shops, long-time Vancouver retailer Paul Dragan is about "60 percent" recovered, he told the

Posted in Retail News

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