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Posted October 25, 2016

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — KHS Bicycles, the exclusive United States distributor of Bryton GPS cycling computers, has just launched an employee purchase program for all U.S. bicycle industry employees.

Posted in North America
Posted October 25, 2016
The Dealer Tour crew makes its way to The Bike Gallery in Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — The opening day of Bicycle Retailer's Carolinas Dealer Tour was short on mileage but long on diversity of retailers as our dozen-strong contingent of editors and sponsors pedaled 11 miles of streets and bike paths in Charlotte, one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 24, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group is expanding its portfolio of bicycle infrastructure products with the acquisition of Bike Fixtation.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted October 24, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now distirbuting products from the Canadian-based brand OneUp Components. BTI said it has received its first order of OneUp products in its warehouse.

Posted in North America
Posted October 24, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — CycloFest, Interbike’s mixed trade and consumer demo event held at the U.S. National Whitewater Center here, brought together bike enthusiasts, local trail riders and families from all over the Southeast for the event, which wrapped up on Sunday.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted October 24, 2016
The BRAIN Dealer Tour will visit eight shops in Charlotte on the first two days.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Retailer crew has landed in the Southeast for our second and final Dealer Tour of 2016.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour / Events
Posted October 21, 2016

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haibike has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement to be the first official e-bike sponsor of the Sea Otter Classic. Haibike will also return in 2017 and 2018 as the official sponsor of the Haibike eMTB Race ePowered by Bosch.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted October 21, 2016

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — CycloFest seemed a natural draw for retailers in the immediate region who might view the Vegas trade show as a trip too far while their shops are still busy in September. But the event’s 100-plus exhibitors and slate of educational sessions — plus a network of world-class trails — inspired several retailers to trek a half-day or more to the event’s first edition.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike
Posted October 20, 2016

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — Rebecca Rusch, seven-time world champion and renowned “Queen of Pain,” will ride from CycloFest in Charlotte, North Carolina, to a Red Bull function in Nashville, Tennessee, to raise awareness about bike safety and PeopleForBikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 20, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — The Amer Cycling Group, a division of parent company Amer Sports, has announced changes to advertising, distribution and e-commerce policies for authorized dealers of Enve and Mavic brands.

Posted in North America Tagged MAP
Posted October 20, 2016

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bravo Sports Corp. has acquired Nutcase, the Portland, Oregon-based urban helmet brand known for its colorful designs. 

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted October 20, 2016

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Just a week after Eurobike announced plans to move its show from late August to early July in 2018 the organizers of Taipei's Cycle Show announced an even larger calendar shift: from its current dates in March to late October.

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike / Taichung Bike Week / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted October 20, 2016
More than 1,150 retail buyers pre-registered for new Southeast festival’s opening trade days.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — Some 115 exhibitors have come to the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte for Interbike’s inaugural CycloFest Southeast trade and consumer festival, which begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / Interbike
Posted October 19, 2016

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association show is growing in size to fit companies interested in exhibiting at the February show, which is set to return to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, a suburb about an hour outside of Chicago.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / CABDA
Posted October 19, 2016
Voters to pass or reject billions of dollars toward bike paths, programs.
Dealer Tour Atlanta riders along the city's BeltLine trail.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While the final presidential debate before the November election is set to take place tonight, the industry should also be aware of 20 city and local county ballot measures that are up for votes and could greatly impact funding for bike paths and trails.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 19, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — Hippie Tech Suspension, renowned for providing service on current as well as long-outdated forks and shocks, has closed. Over the last 15 years company founder Jerry Vanderpool said he has turned around more than 5,000 shocks.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted October 19, 2016

SOLON, Ohio (BRAIN) — Bike PressCamp Summer 2017 will return to Park City, Utah’s Deer Valley Resort June 19-23. Next June’s PressCamp will mark the 8th continuous edition to be held in Park City.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted October 19, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — The 2017 season has hardly begun and the industry’s two biggest suppliers — Trek and Specialized — are already re-pricing their bicycles. Specialized prices went up; Trek’s prices went down.

Posted in North America
Posted October 18, 2016

NEW BOSTON, N.H. (BRAIN) — Shred and Slytech, brands that design and produce high-end helmets, eyewear and body protection, have hired SOAR Communications to handle their public relations and brand communications.

Posted in North America
Posted October 18, 2016
Seminars to focus on evolution of retail.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The IBD Summit, presented by Interbike, PeopleForBikes, the NBDA, and the BPSA, is now open for registration. Organizers also said the majority of the conference content has been confirmed.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit

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