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Posted December 14, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes led another "fly-in" lobbying trip to Washington last week. Members of the board of the North America Bikeshare Association met with lawmakers to discuss the transportation bill and federal policies that affect bike sharing systems across the country.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 14, 2015

MANHATTAN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — New York retailer NYCeWheels is distributing NOV Design, a line of custom modification parts for Brompton folding bikes.

NOV Design makes Brompton modifications ranging from $100 sets of hinge clamps to $450 chain tensioners. Its line includes more than 50 upgrade parts.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 14, 2015
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — CamelBak, Five Ten and Lowa Boots are among the outdoor brands that will exhibit at the inaugural Outdoor PressCamp next June at the Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.
Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted December 11, 2015

CAMARILLO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has joined SmartEtailing’s Supplier Sync program. Specialized retailers can now blend their in-store inventory with real-time availability of Specialized products on their websites.

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Posted December 11, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers’ Association (CABDA) on Friday announced a wave of new companies that will exhibit at the association’s trade show in February.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Tradeshows and conferences / CABDA
Posted December 11, 2015

COON VALLEY, Wis. (BRAIN) — Custom cycling apparel company Borah Teamwear recently installed a 49-kilowatt solar array that will produce about 43 percent of the company’s annual electricity consumption. The system was installed on Borah’s south-facing roofline and utilizes 160 solar panels. 

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Posted December 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The latest list of bike-friendly businesses from the League of American Bicyclists includes companies across 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 11, 2015
LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley plans to open a third distribution center this spring, in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, that will provide next-day delivery to 17 states in the Northeast.
Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 11, 2015

NEW YORK — U.K. folding bike maker Brompton Bicycle has announced that it will hold its seventh annual Brompton World Championships on April 15, 2016, in Monterey, California, in conjunction with the Sea Otter Classic at Laguna Seca Recreation Area.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Events / Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted December 10, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Mark Ray has joined sports protection brand G-Form as its global VP of sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 10, 2015

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic has signed a multi-year agreement with the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah to be the official neutral race support provider for the men’s multi-stage professional race and women’s race event.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted December 9, 2015

SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — The boards of directors of the Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes approved the merger of the two organizations. The merger will create the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, the groups said in a press release.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted December 9, 2015

WILTON, Ct. (BRAIN) — Morgan Meredith has joined Dorel Sports as global mountain bike marketing manager for Cannondale. The bike division of Dorel Industries has also promoted Jonathan Geran to global director, sports marketing, for Cannondale. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 9, 2015
The U.S. National Whitewater Center will host Interbike's Fall CycloFest next October.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike announced that SRAM, Cannondale, Santa Cruz, Fox Racing, Pivot and KHS are among the brands that have committed to exhibiting at its new event next fall called CycloFest.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted December 9, 2015
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — As QBP opens its new distribution center in Reno, Nevada, today, the company has announced that it is relocating its Q-West operation in Ogden, Utah, to the Denver area. The move will significantly improve service to customers by reducing ground service transit times, QBP said in a statement.
Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 7, 2015
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets has named six female mountain bike ambassadors for its new Joy Ride grass-roots women’s program. The Joy Ride ambassadors will work to inspire and enable female mountain bikers with structured fun and social rides for all skill levels in a non-racing environment.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted December 7, 2015

DENVER (BRAIN) — Custom bike maker Alchemy Bicycles is now offering painting services to the public via its Ethic Paint Works studio.

Ethic Paint Works will service private customers with non-Alchemy frames as well as other custom builders.

Posted in North America
Posted December 4, 2015
Gravity-sponsored athlete Andrew Taylor wins Ray's Odd Couple video contest

MUKLTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) —FSA and Gravity Components are sponsoring Ray’s Indoor Bike Parks for the 2016 season. Ray’s will feature Gravity branding on obstacles in the parks and will also display Gravity components and provide the opportunity for an exclusive dealer riding and appreciation event.  

Posted in North America
Posted December 4, 2015
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern and Xtracycle have succesfully completed a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $150,000 to produce a folding cargo bike.
Posted in North America
Posted December 4, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — With one major success under its belt, the BPSA's E-Bike Committee is well on its way to reaching its $320,000 fundraising goal for its 2016 legislative initiatives.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike

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