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Posted April 11, 2014

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing will bring its 15th annual Tour de Fat to 10 cities in 2014, starting in May in the nation's capital. 

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted April 11, 2014

VANCOUVER, B.C. (BRAIN) — Greg Hammond, a former Shimano executive in Canada, has joined iPhone case brand Hitcase as director of brand marketing.

Hammond will lead the development and execution of Hitcase's global marketing and brand initiatives.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 10, 2014
Multi-pronged approach needed to grow beyond enthusiast market.
A Leisure Trends consumer survey showed 95 percent of recent bikes purchased were priced under $1,000.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The stats don’t lie and shrinking shipments of bikes to specialty retailers as well as sell-through of those bikes to consumers suggests more needs to be done to boost cycling participation, provide more accessibility with entry level product and sell the experience of cycling rather than complex technology.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted April 10, 2014
Light & Motion expanded from about 16,000 crowded square feet among three floors on Cannery Row to 30,000 in this one-time U.S. Air Force hangar in Marina, Calif., that serviced Apache helicopters as part of the now-decommissioned  Fort Ord base.

MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Monterey Week — the Bicycle Leadership Conference, Interbike IBD Summit and Sea Otter — afforded us opportunity to drop in on Light & Motion in the company’s new, expanded location in Marina, Calif., north of its former home on Monterey’s historic Cannery Row.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Sea Otter Classic / Bicycle Leadership Conference / IBD Summit
Posted April 9, 2014

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Retailers and suppliers gathered for annual conferences this week in Monterey Bay. At separate meetings held in hotels within walking distance of each other, panel sessions and keynotes kicked off Tuesday and continue through Wednesday and Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Sea Otter Classic / Bicycle Leadership Conference / IBD Summit
Posted April 9, 2014
New York Rapha Cycle Club to host booksigning prior to premiere

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Slaying the Badger, a film based on Richard Moore's book about the 1986 Tour de France, will premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival this month.

Posted in North America
Posted April 9, 2014
A panel discusses e-bike growth in the U.S. and Europe at the BLC.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fewer than 100,000 e-bikes were sold in the U.S. market last year, but a clear trend is emerging as more American consumers give them a second look.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted April 9, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Quintana Roo will start renting race bikes at North American Ironman triathlons, starting with the Ironman Texas next month.

Posted in North America
Posted April 9, 2014
Chris Warner spoke at the IBD Summit and the BLC this week.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Retailers and industry professionals gathered Tuesday night for the start of this year's IBD Summit in its new venue at the Museum of Monterey.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit
Posted April 9, 2014

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The 24th edition of the Sea Otter Classic gets under way Thursday with a host of first-time exhibitors, increased race registration, new events and a greatly expanded e-bike presence.

Posted in North America Tagged Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 8, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI has launched a new outside sales team and restructured its management team, with two long-time managers swapping positions.

The new sales team includes inside staff and independent reps and rep groups.

Posted in North America
Posted April 8, 2014
The new Fix It Sticks with replaceable bits.

APPLETON, Wisc. (BRAIN) — Fix It Sticks will wrap up its second successful Kickstarter crowd funding campaign on Tuesday, having raised nearly $80,000 (with six hours to go) to put into production two new versions of its wrenches. The start-up company's initial goal was to raise $14,000 in the campaign.

Posted in North America
Posted April 8, 2014

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (BRAIN) — Ibex Outdoor Clothing has appointed James Fisher to lead the Ibex global design team as the new vice president of product.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 8, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired two new employees: Will Barton has joined as account executive for New England and Anthony Lenz is the new Giant field technology representative for the Eastern U.S.

Posted in North America
Posted April 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Bob Margevicius, a longtime industry veteran, has been tapped by a federal agency to offer advice and policy guidance on free trade negotiations and U.S. trade policy.

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2014
Danny Lysenko

PROVO, Utah (BRAIN) — Shortly after Contour announced last week that it was returning to the market under new owners, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News spoke with the company’s new CEO Danny Lysenko and Adrian Montgomery of Verde PR, which is handling Contour’s communications, about the changes at the

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2014
Cruiser brand adds 10,000 square feet.

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (BRAIN) — 3G Bikes has added 10,000 square feet to its warehouse near Jacksonville, Fla., bringing its warehouse to a total of 20,000 square feet.

The fast-growing company opened its first warehouse in the area in 2009, with just 300 square feet of public storage. 

Posted in North America
Posted April 7, 2014
The Skratch trailer at an event last year.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Skratch Labs will be the Official Hydration and Real Food Sponsor of the Amgen Tour of California this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted April 7, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kurt Manufacturing's Kinetic trainer brand has expanded its athlete and team sponsorship program this year as international sales grow. 

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted April 7, 2014

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles is sponsoring the Trips for Kids North American program, and will donate 50 Talus 2.0 and Eva 2.0 mountain bikes to the program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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