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Posted May 15, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — The United States Conference of Mayors Bike Summit kicked off Wednesday night in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Posted May 14, 2015

BONSALL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Petal Power is sponsoring the LUNA Pro Team as its official chamois cream supplier for 2015.

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Posted May 14, 2015

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired Nick Fisher as a new account executive; he'll be working with Giant and Liv retailers in Utah, western Wyoming, and southeastern Idaho.

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Posted May 14, 2015

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The luxury cycling touring company inGamba is offering two new programs this year to allow bike retailers to offer travel programs to their customers on an individual or group basis. The company also can arrange custom trips that include IBD employees.

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Posted May 13, 2015

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has set up a Speed Shop website that lets dealers and their employees buy Reynolds products at pro prices. 

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Posted May 12, 2015

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (BRAIN) — Twin Six has unveiled its new B2B website, allowing dealers to order directly online and see real-time inventory availability.

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Posted May 12, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Oregon Tourism Commission has tapped seven of the state's leading bike builders to craft a custom bicycle for each of the state's seven wonders.

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Posted May 12, 2015

COON VALLEY, Wis. (BRAIN) — Borah Teamwear has launched a new promotion built around the idea that custom store riding clothes are a key way to build a retailer's brand.

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Posted May 12, 2015
The Grand Cruz Dealer Tour will be in a 1962 Airstream trailer.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (BRAIN) — Bike touring brand Velo Orange will embark on a season-long dealer tour starting this month, traveling in retro style in a vintage solar-powered Airstream trailer. 

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Posted May 11, 2015

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Kent International is licensing the Margaritaville brand for a co-branded line of bikes, helmets and baskets.

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Posted May 11, 2015

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sampson Sports has relocated from Denver to Glenwood Springs, Colo.

The component, bike and accessories brand is operating a small storefront that serves as its homebase for retail and wholesale sales, said company founder Eric Sampson.

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Posted May 11, 2015
U.S. subsidiary of Brazilian folding bike maker seeks local dealers as well.
Durban Metro 20-inch folding bike.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Durban Bikes, a 4-year-old folding bike maker based in Brazil, has launched in the U.S. through agreements with Target and Sports Authority.

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Posted May 11, 2015

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Massachusetts jumped from 10th to fourth in the latest League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly State rankings.

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Posted May 11, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A women's cycling clothing brand and a women's art collective are planning a two-week long event at the San Francisco headquarters of the urban cycling brand, Mission Workshop.

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Posted May 8, 2015

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Premium Bike Gear, the website for Tern and BioLogic gear and accessories, has announced a pro deal discount program for members of the bike industry.

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Posted May 8, 2015
An image from the patent.

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) —  TriggerPoint Performance Therapy has been issued a U.S. utility patent protecting its GRID foam rollers.

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Posted May 8, 2015
Eric Carter

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — The Gravity Cartel, the U.S. sales and service office for Spank Industries and iXS protective gear, has signed pro mountain bike racer Eric Carter.  

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Posted May 8, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — North St. Bags has opened a new retail concept storefront in Southeast Portland.

Nearly tripling its existing showroom area, the North St. Bags SHOP HQ showcases on-hand inventory from the brand's line of made-in-Portland convertible pannier bags and other cycling accessories.

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Posted May 7, 2015
LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Clif Bar has extended its title sponsorship of the CrossVegas cyclocross race by two years, through the 2017 event. This year the event will be designated a UCI World Cup, the first time a cyclocross World Cup has been held outside Europe. The race will be Sept. 16.
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Posted May 7, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (BRAIN) — Hutchinson Tire North America has hired the OEM brand management firm SpinCycle Consulting, which is headed up by industry veteran Kendall Young, to handle sales to North American OEM brands.

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