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Posted October 23, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Product Architects, the company behind Polar Bottle insulated sport bottles, is moving into larger headquarters in Colorado.

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Posted October 22, 2013

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — The new owner of DealerCamp said he plans to lower exhibitor costs and convert it to a non-profit venture with proceeds used to continue a multi-year expansion.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 22, 2013

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel announced Tuesday that its Cannondale brand acquired a majority ownership of the Cannondale Pro Cycling team and Brixia Sports and that it had ended discussions with Tinkoff Credit Systems.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Competition
Posted October 22, 2013

SAN MATEO, CA (BRAIN) — Action camera giant GoPro has acquired website and software developer General Things, Inc.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted October 22, 2013
Tour de Pink West Coast riders leave Giant Bicycle headquarters.

THOUSAND OAKS, CA (BRAIN) — The fourth annual Tour de Pink West Coast bike ride concluded this past weekend with more than 120 riders completing a three-day, 200-mile trip along southern California’s coast and raising thousands of dollars for the Young Survival Coalition, a nonprofit focused on the needs of young women affected by breast cancer.

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Posted October 21, 2013

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN) — Following the Minnesota High School Cycling League's successful middle school pilot launch this fall, the SoCal High School Cycling League will launch its own middle school pilot program for the spring 2014 season.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 21, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Car rack manufacturer Rocky Mounts has hired Bruno Maier as president.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 21, 2013

PAAL-BERINGEN, Belgium (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products and Ridley Bicycles are ending their distribution agreement Feb. 1. QBP had distributed Ridley’s road and cyclocross bikes in the U.S. market since 2009.

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Posted October 21, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes announced that its Green Lane Project has begun accepting applications from U.S. cities hoping to be among the next six selected to lead the way in building protected bike lanes.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Green Lane Project
Posted October 18, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The idea to start a women’s mountain biking group in southern California was sparked over happy hour conversation. Good friends and avid mountain bikers Wendy Engelberg and Kim Cofield saw a need for a place for women to meet other lady cyclists.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 18, 2013
The base of Lefthand Canyon Drive on Friday.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Colorado cyclists are coming together Saturday to raise money for a small mountain town left isolated and heavily damaged by last month's floods.

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Posted October 17, 2013

WILMINGTON, DE (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell will be a licensee of the DuPont Kevlar brand for various bicycle products, including tires and locks, resolving the Kevlar trademark dispute between the parties.

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Posted October 17, 2013

ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN) — The bike industry likely will never tally all the delays and extra costs that resulted from the federal government shutdown that ended Thursday.

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Posted October 16, 2013

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co. has hired former mountain bike and BMX world champion Mike King to work as tire development manager and brand ambassador. 

In addition to tire testing duties, King will also attend promotional events, races and bike demos.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2013
PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — Organizers are declaring success after last week's Providence Cyclo-cross Festival which featured an expanded list of activities, from a gran fondo to a framebuilder's ball complementing the traditional UCI 'cross racing lineup.
 
Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted October 15, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association joined other outdoor nonprofit advocacy groups and clubs in voicing its concern about the impact the federal shutdown is having on public land access. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 15, 2013

CORVALLIS, OR — E-bike brand Currie Technologies is working with Oregon retailer Bike N’ Hike and a state non-profit organization to make e-bikes available for Kaiser Permanente employees.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 15, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The NPD Group has agreed to buy Leisure Trends Group, a Boulder-based market research company that tracks retail and wholesale sales and inventory figures in the bike industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted October 15, 2013

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Club Ride said Tuesday that it registered record sales of $1.4 million through the first nine months of 2013. That is a 140 percent increase over the same period in 2012.

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Posted October 14, 2013

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland is launching an Ambassador Program for influential amateur riders and racers, who will receive BMC riding kit, casual clothing, preferred pricing on BMC bikes, and access to other exclusive perks.

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