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  1. Tour de Fat Raises Money for Non-Profits

    FT. COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, raised more than $276,000 for bike advocacy groups during the 2009 season. Tour de Fat is a free event, but the money raised from the sale of New Belgium beers and merchandise helps ...

    Posted December 8, 2009 in North America

  2. No Easy Way to Figure a Shop's Sales Price

    BY ALAN COTÉ BRECKENRIDGE, CO—“What’s my business worth?” It’s a question that virtually all bicycle shop owners ask themselves, yet there’s no easy answer. Unlike the sale of a residential property, where recent comparable transactions are usually easy to find, the sale of a retail ...

    Posted February 1, 2010 in Retail News

  3. Gruppo Bici Acquires Canditalia

    BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gruppo Bici N.A. has acquired Canditalia S.r.l., a Milan, Italy-based company specializing in the design of bicycle accessories. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. “The acquisition of Canditalia was not planned,” said Gruppo Bici N.A. spokeswoman D’Abria Versace. “Rather, we ...

    Posted May 20, 2009 in North America

  4. Cadence Cycling President Stepping Down

    with partner and co-founder Jay Snider, began plans for Cadence Cycling & Multisport Centers in 2003. ...

    Posted April 15, 2009 in North America

  5. Gruppo Bici to Distribute Axevo

    BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Gruppo Bici N.A. has signed a distribution agreement with Axevo S.r.l. for its original equipment and replacement brake hoods in colors for Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM controls in North America under its Canditalia brand. “We are excited to announce our agreement with Axevo ...

    Posted July 27, 2009 in North America

  6. Verde PR, Base Camp Join Forces

    DURANGO, CO (BRAIN)—Two of the outdoor industry’s best-recognized and successful public relations agencies, Verde PR & Consulting and Base Camp Communications, have merged. The new firm will retain the name Verde PR & Consulting. Along with combined staffs and client rosters, ...

    Posted November 30, 2009 in North America

  7. Many Skateparks Don't Allow BMX Use

    BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong recently conducted a BMX Access Survey finding that a good number of skate parks don’t allow BMX freestyle use. Nearly 100 skate parks from 30 states responded to the survey where 46 percent said they don’t allow BMX riders and 54 percent do. “We want to improve BMX ...

    Posted July 26, 2009 in Studies/Reports

  8. Rocky Mountain Show Open To All

    BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show (RMBS) was to highlight small custom frame builders, and they will remain the show’s focus, but show organizer Carol Johnson is also now opening up participation. “It was difficult to decide whether to open the show into a trade ...

    Posted May 18, 2009 in North America

  9. Mountain Flyer Subs Raising Trail Money

    GUNNISON, CO (BRAIN)—By donating money with each new subscription, Mountain Flyer magazine has already raised thousands of dollars this year that will go toward building new trails and working on access issues. Mountain Flyer, the national cycling magazine covering the Rocky Mountain cycling ...

    Posted May 15, 2009 in North America

  10. Gran Fondo Launching Philly Race

    SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Gran Fondo USA LLC has announced the renewal of Colnago’s title sponsorship of Gran Fondo Colnago San Diego and the launch of the inaugural Gran Fondo Colnago Philadelphia in 2010. “Gran fondo means ‘big ride’ in Italian”, said company co-founder Matteo Gerevini. “And ...

    Posted May 12, 2009 in North America