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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
Posted May 15, 2015

JACKSON, Wy. (BRAIN) — MTBparks.com has completed its second annual Best Bike Parks reader survey.

The site has named the top-five rated lift-served parks in each of eight regions in the U.S. and Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News includes an in-depth, 16-page look at the remodeling of Now Bicycles in St. Paul, which was chosen to participate in BRAIN's first Retail Remodel Project.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 15, 2015
MACON, Ga. (BRAIN) — Thomson Bike Products is offering to accept the $20 voucher that Trek is issuing to consumers who have bikes with recalled QR levers. The component company will accept the voucher via its website and put $20 toward the purchase of a new seatpost, stem or handlebar if the consumer also returns a used product.
Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Distribution platform Rumbleship is now offering Dainese protective and safety gear to U.S. IBDs.

Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Compression brand RecoFit is celebrating its home town by repeating a marketing campaign that includes other brands from Boulder, Colo.

Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — The United States Conference of Mayors Bike Summit kicked off Wednesday night in Madison, Wisconsin.

Posted in North America
Posted May 15, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Now Bikes and Fitness hosted a party Thursday night to officially reveal the dramatic transformation of its store to customers. Festivities included food, live music, door prizes, discounts and Gold Sprint roller races, which replaced its regular Thursday Night Ride due to weather.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 14, 2015
Company says QRs are safe when used correctly.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a newsletter Shimano emailed Thursday to product managers, the component giant acknowledged that it makes quick release levers that open more than 180 degrees from the closed position and that these levers were included on disc-brake bikes recalled by Trek on April 21.
Posted in Recalls
Posted May 14, 2015

SYDNEY (BRAIN) — You no longer need an invitation to download and use the online cycling platform, Zwift.

The company announced the change in Sydney on Friday, local time. In tech industry terms, the product has moved from an invitation-only "Closed Beta" to "Open Beta."

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 14, 2015

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — National real estate brokerage firm Redfin unveiled its ranking of bikeable cities Thursday to coincide with Bike to Work week.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted May 14, 2015

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic is running a contest that will award one winner with a chance to ride in a Mavic neutral support vehicle during Stage 11 of the 2015 Tour de France.

Posted in International
Posted May 14, 2015

BONSALL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Petal Power is sponsoring the LUNA Pro Team as its official chamois cream supplier for 2015.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition

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