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Posted September 28, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — This Friday's New England Builders' Ball will host many of the world's best bicycle framebuilders at Roger Williams Park Casino here.

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Posted September 28, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Dero has added a map to its website showing locations of its Fixit public bike repair stations worldwide.

The crowd-sourced map currently features more than 700 public bike repair locations.

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Posted September 25, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bruce C. Alt is the new vice president of government relations for the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

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Posted September 25, 2015

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — For your Friday night prime-time viewing pleasure, Universal Sports Network will premiere a one hour show about this year's Interbike. Interbike 2015 – the TV Show is set to premiere Friday at 8 pm EST.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 25, 2015

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Worksman Cycles will open a new manufacturing facility in Conway, South Carolina, in the first quarter of 2016.

The new 100,000 square-foot factory is being built to meet the increased demand for Worksman's line of industrial and recreational bicycles and tricycles.

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Posted September 25, 2015

LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Lambert is now distributing products from Dissent Labs, a Whistler, British Columbia-based maker of compression socks for biking and skiing.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted September 24, 2015
Women's race will be part of the first UCI Women's WorldTour.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The 2016 Amgen Tour of California will stage a 4-day/4-stage women's race May 19-22. The race will be part of the first-ever UCI Women's WorldTour, a global series announced this week at the World Championships in Richmond, Va.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted September 24, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The National Bike Challenge, an online ride tracking competition sponsored by PeopleForBikes and Kimberly-Clark, reached its 35 million mile goal this week, 10 days ahead of the five-month competition's end. Since the Challenge began May 1, 92,057 riders have recorded 35,081,343 miles.

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Posted September 23, 2015

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — About 4 percent more retail locations were represented at last week's Interbike show, while retail buyer attendance was down slightly, show organizers announced Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted September 23, 2015

ASPEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Melon Helmets of Germany has hired Backbone Media to manage its North American public relations. Meanwhile, ZG Collective, the exclusive U.S. distributor for Melon, is actively seeking independent sales representatives and new retailers in the United States.

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Posted September 23, 2015
Swingrover and Joseph in 2006.

BALDWIN, Calif. (BRAIN) — Benny Joseph Sr., a former owner of Crupi Parts, died Saturday at 79.

"Benny was instrumental in making Crupi the company that it is today," said Greg Swingrover, Crupi's current owner.

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Posted September 22, 2015
The Archbishop received the bike on behalf of Pope Francis.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Pope Francis will be given a custom Breezer bike when he arrives in the City of Brotherly Love this weekend.

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Posted September 22, 2015

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has named Jeff Spotts its new director of operations for North America. Spotts will be responsible for warehousing and logistics in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 22, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling is now offering a $50 annual Ride Membership, which offers recreational cyclists benefits including event accident medical coverage and a subscription to Bicycling.

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Posted September 21, 2015

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has added cycling industry veterans Jeff Haase, Justin Dittmer, and Ed Tyler to its sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps
Posted September 21, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Mike Ely is returning to NiteRider, where he has been appointed VP of sales and marketing.

Ely has spent the last 2 ½ years as international sales director for JetBlack Cycling.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 21, 2015

VENICE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Linus Bike has announced a program allowing customers to order bikes online with pickup at their local dealer. 

The Linus Enhance Online is a new e-commerce platform that can integrate dealer inventory so that consumers can see where their preferred bike is in stock.

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Posted September 21, 2015

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media has hired Katherine Fuller to be the new online editor for Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines. Fuller replaces Adam Newman, who was named editor-and-chief of Bicycle Times in July.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted September 21, 2015

HILDEBRAN, N.C. (BRAIN) — DeFeet's has launched a short film, "The Graveled High Rouleur," that promotes adventure riding and the company's new socks.

The 8-minute film features company founder Shane Cooper and is set in the Prohibition Era in North Carolina.

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Posted September 18, 2015

 

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Fast, powerful and unassuming — that's what bike cops are looking for in an e-bike, according to Spir Bikes, a new Indianapolis company.

Spir — pronounced "spire" — is developing a homegrown e-bike to serve the unique needs of police forces.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike

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