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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
Posted December 4, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The five-year, $305 billion tranportation bill passed by Congress Thursday contains increased funding for bike-related projects, totaling $835 million annually for the first two years and $850 million annually for the last three years, according to PeopleForBikes. 

Posted in North America
Posted December 4, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International is taking submissions for the best published triathlon article and photo of the year. The organization will announce the winners of the award at the TBI Business Conference in Marina del Ray, California, next month.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 3, 2015

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marilyn Price, the founder of the Trips for Kids organization, will retire as that group's executive director at the end of the year. She will continue on the group's board of directors as founder and ambassador.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 3, 2015
BCA's new headbadge.

MANNING, S.C. (BRAIN) — Bikes rolling out of Kent International's Bicycle Corporation of America factory will be badged "Made in USA with domestic and imported parts" according to a recent ruling by U.S. Customs. Previously the bikes were labeled "Assembled in USA with parts made in China."

Posted in North America
Posted December 3, 2015

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has appointed Matt Navarro as national sales director for its U.S. winter, outdoor and cycling business. Navarro will be responsible for leading Amer's sales efforts in the specialty channels for the Arc'teryx, Salomon, Atomic, Suunto and Mavic brands.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 3, 2015

EAGLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Uncommon Communications, a PR/communications firm and event organizer, has announced 2016 dates for its three major Colorado events, the Vail Outlier festival, the Breck Epic offroad stage race and the Eagle Outside Festival.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

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