MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Both the Bicycle Leadership Conference and IBD Summit wrapped up in downtown Monterey on Thursday after packed schedules of programming and several opportunities for attendees of both events to interact with each other ahead of the weekend’s Sea Otter Classic.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Clothing maker Champion System is taking a page from Willy Wonka's marketing book to celebrate shipping its 5 millionth jersey.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Kryptonite and Shimano are the latest vendors to sign up with SmartEtailing for its Buy Local Now program. Each company announced its plans at the Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey last week.
We wrap up our series on industry succession with a look at how the titans who created the island’s manufacturing base are handing off control—in most cases to their children.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — Retailers in the Boston area were able to re-open Saturday, after authorities lifted a "shelter in place" order that was in effect during a manhunt for a suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Confession time: We got out to the Otter a bit late, having committed ourselves to the Bicycle Leadership Conference and IBD Summit in Monterey through Thursday night. Still, there was plenty to discover when we roamed the dusty but thankfully sunny lanes of Laguna Seca on Friday.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — With five minutes to present an idea that could make a big impact on the industry, five industry leaders took to the stage Thursday morning during a session moderated by Jenn Dice, vice president of government relations for Bikes Belong, at the Bicycle Leadership Conference.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News honored industry suppliers and leaders at its annual BRAINy awards dinner Thursday night, marking the end to another successful three-day Bicycle Leadership Conference in this seaside town.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — Bike shops near Boston were closed Friday during a manhunt for a suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano's top line XTR mountain bike group is getting updated, lighter disc brake components, a lighter bottom bracket, a more durable chain and a super light carbon tubular 29er wheelset.
PORTLAND, OR — Do you ride an electric bike or know someone who does?
A university researcher is asking U.S. e-bike riders to participate in an online survey at tinyurl.com/e-bike-survey.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Retailers were awash in data Thursday as the second annual IBD Summit wound down with sessions on key performance metrics used by the National Bicycle Dealers Association’s Profitability Project and why the oft-neglected triathlon market is a valuable segment dealers shouldn’t ignore.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Exhibitors at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show like to talk about the “family” of artisan builders, and in some cases the familial relationship is literal. The show floor at the Colorado Convention Center included father-son partnerships and a few husbands and wives.
MALLORCA, Spain (BRAIN) — Sigma is taking aim at the enthusiast market with its first GPS-equipped bike computer that also uses the widely adopted ANT+ protocol to read data from external sensors and power meters.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — On Wednesday the Reuters news service, citing unnamed sources, reported that Easton-Bell Sports owner Fenway Partners was getting ready to sell the company.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Homing in on many brick-and-mortar retailers’ most daunting concerns—how to survive and thrive amid online price slashing and better market themselves in the crowded digital marketplace—the second edition of the IBD Summit kicked of Wednesday with a round of spirited programming.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — A New York law firm is launching a website intended to help victims of bike crashes connect with people who may have seen the accident.
Cyclists involved in a crash can post to the new site, BikeWitness.org, via Twitter or with Facebook from a mobile device.