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Posted May 14, 2015

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired Nick Fisher as a new account executive; he'll be working with Giant and Liv retailers in Utah, western Wyoming, and southeastern Idaho.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted May 14, 2015

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The luxury cycling touring company inGamba is offering two new programs this year to allow bike retailers to offer travel programs to their customers on an individual or group basis. The company also can arrange custom trips that include IBD employees.

Posted in North America
Posted May 13, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — The Swedish brand Ass Savers has opened a U.S. office after three years in the European market.

Posted in International
Posted May 13, 2015

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has set up a Speed Shop website that lets dealers and their employees buy Reynolds products at pro prices. 

Posted in North America
Posted May 13, 2015

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is expanding its Émonda road bike line — which is highlighted by its super-light Émonda carbon frames introduced last year — to include a new aluminum frame model, the Émonda ALR.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 13, 2015

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Asia Bike trade show are planning a Bike Summit Forum to "to explore the present and future of sport bicycles."

The summit will be held during the show, which is Oct. 9-12 in Nanjing, China. This will be the fifth annual Asia Bike show.

Posted in International
Posted May 12, 2015

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (BRAIN) — Twin Six has unveiled its new B2B website, allowing dealers to order directly online and see real-time inventory availability.

Posted in North America
Posted May 12, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregon Tourism Commission has tapped seven of the state's leading bike builders to craft a custom bicycle for each of the state's seven wonders.

Posted in North America
Posted May 12, 2015

COON VALLEY, Wis. (BRAIN) — Borah Teamwear has launched a new promotion built around the idea that custom store riding clothes are a key way to build a retailer's brand.

Posted in North America
Posted May 12, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Alistair Corkett, a salesperson at The Bike Gallery's Clackamas store, is recovering from surgery after being struck by a truck while riding Sunday morning at a busy and dangerous intersection in Southeast Portland.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 12, 2015
The Grand Cruz Dealer Tour will be in a 1962 Airstream trailer.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (BRAIN) — Bike touring brand Velo Orange will embark on a season-long dealer tour starting this month, traveling in retro style in a vintage solar-powered Airstream trailer. 

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2015

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Kent International is licensing the Margaritaville brand for a co-branded line of bikes, helmets and baskets.

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2015

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sampson Sports has relocated from Denver to Glenwood Springs, Colo.

The component, bike and accessories brand is operating a small storefront that serves as its homebase for retail and wholesale sales, said company founder Eric Sampson.

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2015
U.S. subsidiary of Brazilian folding bike maker seeks local dealers as well.
Durban Metro 20-inch folding bike.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Durban Bikes, a 4-year-old folding bike maker based in Brazil, has launched in the U.S. through agreements with Target and Sports Authority.

Posted in North America
Posted May 11, 2015
A blog by the NBDA's executive director.
Members of Congress like to say nice things about small businesses in this country, but the track record shows it routinely favors big corporations.
Posted in Retail News
Posted May 11, 2015

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Massachusetts jumped from 10th to fourth in the latest League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly State rankings.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 11, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A women's cycling clothing brand and a women's art collective are planning a two-week long event at the San Francisco headquarters of the urban cycling brand, Mission Workshop.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted May 11, 2015

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailer Over the Edge Sports will have a grand opening for its newest location, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., on Friday, May 22.

Posted in Retail News
Posted May 8, 2015

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Premium Bike Gear, the website for Tern and BioLogic gear and accessories, has announced a pro deal discount program for members of the bike industry.

Posted in North America
Posted May 8, 2015
An image from the patent.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) —  TriggerPoint Performance Therapy has been issued a U.S. utility patent protecting its GRID foam rollers.

Posted in North America

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