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Posted September 29, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Charlie Issendorf, most recently a vice president at Champion System, has joined startup virtual training company Zwift as vice president of events for North America.

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Posted September 29, 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of Levi's GranFondo, which will be held this Saturday in Sonoma County, California, expect the event will raise more than $1 million for charity.

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Posted September 26, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries has become the exclusive international distributor for grip brand RedMonkey Sports.

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Posted September 26, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Longtime Dahon general manager Pete Mole, who is also credited as the creator of the first muscle bike, died in mid-September days after suffering a stroke. He was 88.

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Posted September 26, 2014
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CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — With the appointment of a dedicated North America e-bike manager, Focus Bicycles USA plans to make Kalkhoff and Focus e-bikes more available in the United States.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted September 25, 2014

LÉVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian distributor Lambert is now distributing G-Form protective gear.

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Posted September 25, 2014
The sport of triathlon became a part of the Olympic games in Sydney, 2000. Photo- USA Triathlon.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN)—The sport of triathlon was born Sept. 25, 1974 when the first-ever swim-bike-run competition was held in San Diego's Mission Bay. To celebrate the milestone, USA Triathlon has special web and print coverage highlighting historical moments that have shaped the sport.

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Posted September 25, 2014

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports is now the exclusive Canadian distributor for 3T, distributing the Italian brand's range of road, triathlon and mountain bike components through LTP Sports' network of specialty retailers. The agreement went into effect Sept. 1.

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Posted September 25, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — The KMC Cyclo-cross Festival will hold a Dealer Day with clinics and training opportunities for retailers on Friday, Oct. 3.

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Posted September 25, 2014

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Marzocchi Canada is now the official distribution center for all of Tenneco Marzocchi products throughout Canada.

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Posted September 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Ritte has signed Echos Communications to support the Los Angeles bike brand's PR and media relations.

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Posted September 24, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca, the heritage Italian brand now based in Indianapolis, is expected to be featured on National Public Radio's All Things Considered on Wednesday afternoon.

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Posted September 24, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro is providing replacement shoes to customers and retailers who have some of its Terraduro and Terradura mountain bike shoes, after customers reported that the shoes' soles are coming unglued.

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Posted September 23, 2014
Tech blog says it will donate to cycling charities in case of future “copyright errors” following latest use of unauthorized content.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Following a social media furor sparked by the unauthorized use of content on Bikerumor.com last week, the cycling tech blog announced it has updated its editorial policy and — in the instance of any future “copyright errors” — pledged to make a $1,000 charitable donation to the cycling charity of the aggrieved party’s choice.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted September 23, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI is bringing German mountain bike brand Ghost to the U.S., selling the high-performance bikes exclusively through REI stores and REI.com starting in January.  

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Posted September 23, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs and Strava are teaming up to raise at least $50,000 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF).

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet
Posted September 23, 2014
The 210 riders in the Tour de Pink East Coast roll out on Day 2 of the three-day 245-mile ride. Photo by Jake’s Point of View.

NEW YORK, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The annual Young Survival Coalition Tour de Pink ride on the East Coast raised more than $550,000 for the global organization over the weekend. More than 200 cyclists took part in the three-day, 245-mile charity ride that raised funds and awareness for young women affected by breast cancer.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted September 22, 2014

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs will relocate its U.S. distribution warehouse from Cortez, Colorado, to Ogden, Utah. The company said the move addresses space constraints it's faced in recent years, requiring it to patch together several smaller facilities in Cortez.

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Posted September 22, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Fans of ‘cross racing will be able to tune into live streaming of the KMC Cyclo-Cross Festival Oct. 3-5. Organizers have teamed up with Behind the Barriers TV (BTB TV) and Bicycling Magazine to offer free web streaming of the races on Saturday and Sunday.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Events / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted September 19, 2014

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Hugh Walton has joined Currie Technologies as Southwest territory manager. He replaces Marty Schlesinger, who has shifted roles to become the Accell-owned e-bike maker and distributor’s in-house events manager.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People

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