BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle overstepped its bounds when it registered the Roubaix trademark in Canada and then tried to prevent a Calgary retailer from using the name, Advanced Sports International’s CEO told BRAIN on Monday.
KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply has closed its Dallas, Texas, facility as it restructures its warehouse network. It also will close warehouses in Rancho Dominguez, California, and Reynoldsburg, Ohio, within the month.
COCHRANE, Alberta (BRAIN) — A Canadian retailer says Specialized Bicycle is suing him over his use of the name Roubaix, which Specialized has trademarked in Canada.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Interbike and Outdoor Retailer trade shows are debuting a new media event that will showcase women’s-specific products to non-endemic journalists June 10-12, 2014.
PARIS, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian Cyclist magazine has named Canada’s top bike shops via the results of its second-annual online readers’ choice survey.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Swarm, a startup that provides analytics and marketing tools for small and medium-sized retailers, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding, led by Icon Venture Partners.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Yakima is getting behind an annual Portland-area toy drive by providing area outdoor companies with Yakima cargo boxes to fill with outdoor-related toys.
FT. COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Swobo and Bicycle Times are launching a five-part interview and video series called "Movers and Makers: People That Inspire Us," that will focus on bike industry members that the series' producers find inspiring.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has called out 10 protected bike lanes in eight different cities as the best in the nation completed during 2013.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — Matt Fritzinger, founder of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, is leaving the nonprofit to launch his next venture in January. His last day with NICA is Dec. 20.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Q-Outdoor, a division of QBP, is now distributing CRKT (Columbia River Knife & Tool) knives and tools to the cycling market.
LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi will have a grand opening and ribbon cutting event at its new headquarters here on Sunday.
WILTON, CT (BRAIN) — Cannondale Sports Unlimited has opened its new global headquarters, in Wilton, Connecticut.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Apparel brand Sombrio announced it has suspended business, citing financial difficulties stemming from a failed retail expansion plan in which Sombrio would have opened its own branded stores.
DETROIT, MI (BRAIN) — With a goal of celebrating and supporting American artisans and manufacturers, Detroit-based bicycle, watch and leather goods producer Shinola has launched Makers Monday.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — IMBA is holding its biennial World Summit in its home state of Colorado next year, in Steamboat Springs.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic has reached a multi-year agreement with Subaru, which will provide pace cars and be the presenting sponsor of several events at the spring event, including a movie night and a family fun ride.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has issued a call to its members, asking them to rally congress to co-sponsor recently introduced legislation aimed at reducing cyclist and pedestrian fatalities.
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — Park Tool Company has added marketing veteran Paul Schoening to its leadership team as marketing director
TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has hired 15-year industry veteran Chad Peterson in the newly created role of chief operating officer and product director to support the Southern California mountain bike brand’s recent sales growth.