Stephen Frothingham

Steve is in his second stint at BRAIN. He was here at the beginning in 1992 while still working for a bike shop in Santa Fe, N.M. He wrote several articles for BRAIN's first issue and later joined the staff, eventually becoming managing editor and then executive editor.

After leaving BRAIN in 1997 he worked for several news organizations including The Associated Press and VeloNews before rejoining BRAIN as web editor in 2011.

He is based in Longmont, Colorado, and is an enthusiastic (and slow) road, mountain bike and cyclocross rider.

All articles by Stephen Frothingham

November 16, 2017
Accell will be looking to rebuild the Diamondback brand in the IBD channel.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell Group is enacting a major restructuring of its North American operations after the business's sales through the sporting goods channel collapsed when it failed to win a contract to supply bikes to Dick's Sporting Goods.

Posted in North America
UPDATED.
November 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a legal motion that contains more A-list names than a TMZ report, Trek Bicycle's lawyers have responded to a trademark infringement case filed by a company that claims to own the rights to the late actor Chris Farley's name.

Posted in North America
Bike maker cites a variety of celebrity lawsuits as precedents in asking judge to dismiss the case.
November 7, 2017

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Someone drove a pickup truck through the front of SloHi Coffee + Bike early Saturday, then loaded up the truck with seven pricey bikes and drove off.

Posted in Retail News
November 1, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) —Velotech, Inc., which owns the multi-channel retailer Western Bikeworks and e-commerce site BikeTiresDirect.com, has acquired the TriSports.com brand and has relaunched it in place of its current triathlon brick-and-mortar store and e-commerce site, The Athletes Lounge.

Posted in Retail News
October 27, 2017
The 2016 Beehive Ride in Grand Staircase-Escalante NM.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Utah's Sen. Orrin Hatch said Friday that President Trump told him in a phone call that he plans to take action to shrink Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. Many cyclists and other outdoor recreationalists nationally have opinions on the monument status; but it's not clear if changes for Bears Ears would have direct impact on cycling activity or the bike business.

Posted in North America
October 25, 2017
Brandale Randolph. Photo by Ian Barrett/MediaBoss.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (BRAIN) — Brandale Randolph's goals for the bike brand he founded last year would be unfamiliar to some entrepreneurs.

Posted in North America
October 13, 2017
Leipheimer at his former house in Santa Rosa, from his Instagram feed.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Retailers, industry suppliers and other members of the cycling community in California are living through scary times as multiple wildfires scorch some of the country's most popular riding areas, including the Napa Valley.

Posted in Retail News
UPDATED: At least three CamelBak employees lose houses as fires damage homes and trails, force evacuations.
October 10, 2017

DRAPER, Utah (BRAIN) — After 24 years in business, the four Canyon Bicycles stores in the Salt Lake City area are sporting a new name — Hangar 15 — following an agreement with the German consumer-direct brand Canyon.

Posted in Retail News
October 3, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mobile service franchiser Velofix may depart from its usual practices as its eyes expansion into the core of the Big Apple.

Posted in Retail News
The mobile franchiser is considering smaller vans or "Velofix Light" operations.
September 19, 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Las Vegas bike shop owner Jared Fisher says his experience in retail and running a bike touring company — and the connections he has made in 25 years in those businesses — are a key advantage to his run for the Republican nomination for Nevada governor.

Posted in Retail News
Jared Fisher owns Las Vegas Cyclery, Moab Cyclery and touring company Escape Adventures. He’s vying for the Republican nomination in the Nevada governor’s race.

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