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Posted December 5, 2013

FT. COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Swobo and Bicycle Times are launching a five-part interview and video series called "Movers and Makers: People That Inspire Us," that will focus on bike industry members that the series' producers find inspiring. 

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted December 5, 2013

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — Backcountry has purchased Bergfreunde.de, an outdoor equipment e-commerce retailer that serves Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Backcountry, which owns CompetitiveCyclist.com, said the purchase marks its entry into the European market.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet / Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted November 13, 2013

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has added a social platform to its monthly electronic magazine, allowing BMC owners to share photos of their bikes, tell stories and more via social media. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 11, 2013

OMAHA, NE (BRAIN) — The Velogear.com website will be shut down Friday and its operations merged with that of a site owned by the same company: trekbicyclestores.com. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted September 13, 2013

WALNUT, CA (BRAIN) — Australia-based cycling product website BikeRoar.com is moving into the U.S. market with its first Interbike booth next week, and the hiring of a U.S. sales director.

Posted in International Tagged People / Web/Internet / Interbike
Posted September 3, 2013
Stefan Barden, Wiggle's new CEO

PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Online UK bike retailer Wiggle announced that Stefan Barden will succeed Humphrey Cobbold as chief executive of the company.

Posted in International Tagged People / Web/Internet
Posted August 5, 2013

BRISBANE, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeRoar.com, an Australia-based site that contains bike product information and links to IBDs, has added several new features to its site.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted July 31, 2013
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IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Vital Media Network will soon launch a U.K. edition of its VitalBMX website. 
 
Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted July 30, 2013

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — French bike brand Lapierre has launched a new website for its recently formed North American division.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 22, 2013
Swarm works with desktop and mobile apps

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — POS providers including Ascend, CAM Commerce/Retail Star, CounterPoint, Edge Hosted/Local, Microsoft Dynamics and Quickbooks are now compatible with analytics provider Swarm to give shop owners a more detailed picture of what’s happening in their stores.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 18, 2013

LAGUNA, CA (BRAIN) — To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, Bicycle Retailer will provide fans of professional cycling a weekly infographic on which cyclist and team are leading the social media race.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Competition
Posted July 18, 2013

LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Future plc, the publisher of Cycling Plus, Cyclingnews.com and BikeRadar.com, saw normalized revenues increase 1 percent to £76.2 million ($116 million) in its third quarter.

Posted in International Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing / Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has launched a new website that includes interactive features to help cyclists connect with local riding clubs, bicycle-friendly businesses, bike educators and other resources in their area.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet
Posted July 9, 2013

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group has launched a separate, dedicated website for the company’s bicycle parking and infrastructure division at sarisparking.com

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 28, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Starting with Saturday's stage 1, SmartEtailing's retail clients can include automatic Tour de France updates on their shops' websites. The company is providing complete race coverage with professional photos and commentary immediately after each stage.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 26, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Verde PR & Consulting is now representing BikeRoar, a service that connects bike consumers with independent retailers.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 24, 2013

RIVERSIDE, CA (BRAIN) — Retailer Jenson USA has been designated a Google Trusted Store, a program that Google launched about a year ago.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Web/Internet
Posted May 22, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — If you happen to cruise onto the National Bicycle Dealers Association website, you will find a link to a new blog authored by Fred Clements, executive director of the retailer group. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Web/Internet
Posted May 21, 2013

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN) — GrindMedia, which owns Bike and Paved magazines, among others, has purchased TransWorld's action sports brands, which include TransWorld RideBMX as well as its surf, snow and moto titles.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Mergers/Acquisitions / Media/Publishing
Posted May 21, 2013
From the May 1 issue of BRAIN

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Troy had a garage full of bikes, 20 years’ experience wrenching, a daughter getting braces soon—and an itch to try a lightweight carbon 29er hardtail. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged From the Magazine / Web/Internet

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