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Posted October 21, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has plans to open a second western warehouse to service California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington and Oregon.

Posted in North America
Posted October 21, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. (BRAIN) — Implus Corp., known for its athletic products including Sof Sole, Yaktrax and Sneaker Balls, has acquired Trigger Point Performance.

Trigger Point makes a line of self-care products for athletes, including Grid foam rollers. A purchase price was not released.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted October 21, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi's new headquarters building here was recently honored by the Colorado and Denver chapters of The American Institute of Architects.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted October 20, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — SRAM, Liv, UBI, QBP, Pedro's and Park Tool are working together to sponsor ten scholarships for female bike shop employees to attend a UBI mechanics class.

Posted in North America
Posted October 20, 2014
South Carolina-based distributor will open its third U.S. distribution center soon in an unannounced location.

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley plans to open a new distribution center in the Northeast soon, to complement its centers in Sparks, Nevada, and Lexington, South Carolina. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 20, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Bicycling Magazine is a finalist in AdWeek's Hot List in the category, "Hottest Sports/Outdoor Magazine."

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted October 17, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — MTBparks.com has launched its second annual Best Bike Parks Riders' Choice Survey. The survey is designed to recognize and highlight the top North American lift-served mountain bike parks, as well as promote the continued improvement of park development based on rider feedback.

Posted in North America
Posted October 17, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — PowerTap is accepting old power meters for a trade-in toward a new PowerTap wheelset. The program runs from Oct. 15 to Nov. 14 and provides up to a 30 percent discount on select wheelsets.

Posted in North America
Posted October 17, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca is now working with the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com team to develop new Silca inflation devices.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted October 17, 2014

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Chris Lombardo will lead technical support services for BH Bikes and Easy Motion electric bikes, the company announced.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel says its sales were up 43 percent in the third quarter of 2014, to $428,000.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 16, 2014

DALLAS (BRAIN) — Hans Johnsen Company has recently added eight new product lines to its offerings, the Texas-based distributor announced Thursday.

Posted in North America
Posted October 15, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris is supplying some Uber drivers in Seattle with bike racks, allowing the taxi-alternative's drivers to carry one or two bikes, for a $5 upcharge.

Posted in North America
Posted October 15, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling will begin using a removable dome over the 7-Eleven velodrome at the Olympic Training Center here this winter. The organization said the dome will allow year-round training at the track during the build up to the Rio Olympic Games.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted October 15, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kinetic's new website includes enhanced product information including videos, technical information, reviews, new page layouts and a customer service portal. The website is now live.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 14, 2014
Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon volunteer claims for-profit promoter unfairly obtained free labor and owes wages; a company spokesperson calls allegations “completely baseless.”

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (BRAIN) — A Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit against Competitor Group Inc. (CGI) and its series of Rock ’n’ Roll marathons and half-marathons that could upend how the company does business.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Events
Posted October 14, 2014

RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — Strider Sports is giving away seven balance bikes every day between Oct. 13 and Dec. 12 as part of its Strider Gives Back promotion. The holiday campaign is designed to help children with special needs learn to ride.

Posted in North America
Posted October 14, 2014

KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — Which brands came out on top at the most recent Ironman World Championship in Kona? Lava Magazine once again tallied the bikes and components used by more than 2,000 athletes competing in this year’s event, held on Saturday.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing / Competition
Posted October 14, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat raised $625,716 for local nonprofits this year, which is up more than $84,000 from last year. The free event donates all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales and donations from parade participants to bike nonprofits.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted October 14, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Pronto Cycle Share, offering 500 bikes across 50 stations in Seattle, went live Oct. 13, providing residents and visitors a fleet of bikes to get around the Puget Sound.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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