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Posted December 3, 2014
New group to work closely with PeopleForBikes and NACTO to expand bike sharing.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The directors of bike share programs nationwide have come together to form a new group called the North American Bike Share Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 2, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Pat Cunnane, president and CEO of Advanced Sports International, will be the keynote speaker this Saturday at the Bicycling Event Directors Conference. Michael Nutter, Philadelphia's mayor and a longtime supporter of bicycle advocacy in the city, is expected to welcome attendees.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 2, 2014

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports announced Tuesday that it will become the exclusive Canadian distributor of Dahon folding bikes effective spring 2015.

Posted in North America
Posted December 2, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Zwift, which plans to release interactive indoor training software early next year, has hired former world champion and Olympian Mike McCarthy as its vice president of con

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 2, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association are joining forces to monitor state and local bike-related legislation and tackle federal industry issues.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 1, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mirraco, the Southern California supplier of BMX bikes designed by Dave Mirra, officially ends its eight-year partnership with Trek Bicycles on Dec. 31 and is now working with Dynacraft BSC to distribute its line.

Posted in North America
Posted December 1, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Urban Velo has printed its 45th and final issue. The magazine, published six times per year since 2007, focused on city cycling.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 28, 2014

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Southern California Bicyclist, a regional, bimonthly publication, has a new owner. Christopher Reynolds has acquired the magazine from longtime owner and founder Will Decker.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 26, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Steve Hed, founder of Hed Cycling and one of the most respected innovators in aerodynamic bike wheels, died Wednesday morning at a hospital here. He was 59.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 26, 2014

FULLERTON, Calif. (BRAIN) — This Friday's 11th annual Tour de Tryptophan fun ride/fundraiser will raise money to to help Brad "Moose" Rasmussen, a mountain biker who suffered a spinal cord injury at Snow Summit Mountain Bike Park in Big Bear, Calif., on July 3.

Posted in North America
Posted November 25, 2014
Site offers retail and wholesale sales for higher end suspension products not carried by the brand's North American distributors.
The site offers the $1,100 Axon Werx fork, among others.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — SR Suntour North America has begun dealer direct and consumer direct sales of some of its products through its new e-commerce website, emarket.srsuntourna.com.

Posted in North America
Posted November 25, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Scotts Sports USA, now headquartered in Salt Lake City, is becoming a year-round sponsor of the nearby Deer Valley Resort, home to many bike-related events in recent years.

Posted in North America
Posted November 24, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Bike Friday, a U.S. manufacturer of folding bikes, is launching an adjustable 20-inch-wheel cargo bike and is developing a program to entice dealers to carry them.

Posted in North America
Posted November 24, 2014

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Hive, parent company of E-Thirteen, Chub Wheel Goods and Revl Road, has hired Cory Sullivan as head of U.S. dealer sales and Connor Bondlow in marketing design.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 21, 2014

FRYBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Distributors Downeast Bicycle, Hans Johnsen Co. and Wilson Bicycle Sales are all adding Vittoria to their helmet lineups.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2014

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle plans to move its global distribution center from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, to a new facility in Johnson Creek, about 17 miles west. The new 250,000-square-foot distribution center is expected to open by the end of 2015, Trek said.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2014

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (BRAIN) — Florida e-bike maker Prodeco Technologies has agreed in principal to be acquired by a publicly traded development company, PayMeOn Inc.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted November 21, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN)—It’s official. The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association (CABDA) is launching a trade show and is booking exhibition space for the Feb. 4-5 midweek expo.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 21, 2014
Photo by John Watson, The Radavist

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — To benefit World Bicycle Relief, Mavic is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind Ritte Vlaanderen road bike outfitted with Mavic’s 125th-anniversary Ksyrium wheel-tire system and SRAM Red 22 components. The bike was hand painted by Ritte founder Spencer Canon.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco North America has added Geoff Pomerantz to its outside sales team.

Pomerantz's territory includes Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin. He also represents Ridley bicycles and SMS Santini clothing and is a public relations consultant for the Chicago Bears.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps

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