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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

August 17, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Colorado's highest court will hear arguments in November on a case involving a mountain town's ordinance banning bikes from a once-popular cycling route.

Posted in North America
August 14, 2012

Mountain bikers debate Strava’s impact on rider behavior

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)Not long ago, Scot Nicol, the founder of Ibis, was pedaling through a park near his home when he saw a friend coming the other way on the trail.

Posted in Industry News
On mountain bike trails riders trying to set a KOM risk more than their own life and limb. Some fear they risk the safety of other trail users and jeopardize trail access.
August 9, 2012

Dorel Industries, the owner of Cannondale, Schwinn, GT and other bike brands, is reporting that unfavorable currency conditions reduced earnings in its bike division by about $2.5 million in its second quarter.

Posted in North America
August 8, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — "Think big, act small," is the buzz phrase at Alchemy Bicycle Company, a small builder that's carving out a niche in the area where high-performance racing bikes and custom, handmade craftsmanship overlap.

Posted in North America
August 1, 2012

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Sales in the outdoor and fitness markets helped lead Garmin, Ltd. to a 7 percent increase in total revenue in its second quarter, to $718 million.

Posted in North America
July 31, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)It was just a matter of time.

After organizers of the Interbike Expo hired former pro downhill champion Leigh Donovan as an account executive, a downhill race during the show's annual OutDoor Demo was a no-brainer.

Posted in North America
July 30, 2012

LONDON (BRAIN) — During NBC's coverage of the Olympic opening ceremony Friday, a commentator noted that a flying dove bicycle segment reminded him of the iconic image of a flying bike from the 1980s movie classic, ET, the Extra Terrestrial.

Posted in North America
July 20, 2012
Bespoke Bicycles

Down the East Side and up the West Side, from Hell's Kitchen to Tribeca, the BRAIN Dealer Tour wrapped up a three-day journey around New York City on Thursday.

Posted in Retail News
July 19, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) Thursday July 19 2012 6:22 AM MT—The BRAIN New York City Dealer Tour's second day included some triple-digit temperatures, an uncontested visit to Coney Island's Nathan's Frankfurters, and a late-day cloudburst that brought a bit of adventure to our 40-mile jaun

Posted in Retail News
July 9, 2012

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — A federal judge has rejected Lance Armstrong's suit against the U.S. Anti-doping Agency, which was filed Monday.

Armstrong had asked the court to order USADA to stop pursuing sanctions against him for alleged doping.

Posted in North America

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