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Proceeds to fund UHCCF medical grants that help children gain access to health-related services.
Classic Cruiser: ridden by Evan Huffman for Anna.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) – At the Amgen Tour of California this week, the Rally Cycling team is riding six custom-designed, hand-painted Diamondback Podium bikes, each inspired by a child who has received a grant from the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

FRUITA, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Hot Tomato Café, the bike industry’s favorite pizza place in Fruita, won a $5,000 prize at The Wright, a Colorado outdoor entrepreneurship summit held last week.

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Outside magazine is taking applications from employers who'd like to be included on the magazine's Best Places to Work list.

The magazine works with the Best Companies Group to pull together the list.

GUNNISON, Colo. (BRAIN) — Western State Colorado University will offer an Outdoor Industry MBA starting with the 2018-19 academic year. The school believes the program is the first of its kind in the U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava is increasing its integration with RunSignUp, which provides a race management platform for more than 15,000 events. 

The integration will make it easier for athletes to register for events and to use Strava's social network to share their training and race performance. 

Tagged Mobile bike apps / Racing & Sponsorship

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — The Gravity Cartel, the U.S. office for Spank Industries and iXS Protection, has signed up with Oris Intel to use the company's PROWL software to monitor its MAP policy and ensure accuracy of products sold through online channels.

Tagged MAP

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — CrankTank, which is holding its first Impact media summit in its hometown of Sun Valley next month, is also planning to organize a media event before the Fall Outerbike consumer expo, held in Moab, Utah.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Tradeshows and conferences / Impact Media Summit

BREVARD, N.C. (BRAIN) — Rotor America has hired Colby McAlister as the brand's East Coast tech rep.

Tagged People

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The newest episode of Interbike the Podcast is now out, and focuses on the Reno-Tahoe region, home of this September's Interbike Market Week. 

Tagged Interbike

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association is forming an education committee with Shimano's Andrew Kempe as chair.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Retailer education

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Recumbent trike manufacturer Catrike stated Wednesday that revenue grew 23 percent in its 2018 fiscal year.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The ASG Group has acquired Southern California mountain bike brand Ellsworth.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

LEVIS, Quebec and LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert has added Supacaz accessories, SmartHalo technologies, and F2C Nutritionals to its brand portfolio in the both Canada and the United States. The company has also added G-Form protective gear in the U.S.; it has distributed G-Form in Canada since 2015.

Tagged Distributor news
While dockless share bikes account for 44% of the share bikes available, they only account for 4% of the rides.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Riders took more than 35 million bike share trips last year — 25 percent more than in the year before, according to a new National Association of City Transportation Officials study.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ritchey Design, which has had a minium advertised price policy since at least 2014, is now working with Oris Intelligence to regulate the policy.

Tagged MAP

DALLAS (BRAIN) — The boutique cycling apparel brand DannyShane has named Park City, Utah-based SIMBOL Communications as its PR agency of record.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus' new is available to all bike shop employees in North America.

Tagged Retailer education
Weather also slowed the start to bike sales in spring, company says.
Photo by Phillip Pessar via Wikimedia Commons.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries, which operates three divisions including home, juvenile and sports businesses, reported that Toys R Us' liquidation impacted all three, resulting in a first-quarter impairment loss of $12.5 million total — about $2.1 million in home, $3.8 million in juvenile and $6.6 million in its sports segment, which includes its bike brands.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
The late September festival in Colorado is expanding its demo and its enduro, and adding a gravel grinder and e-bike event.
The 2017 expo. Photo: Eddie Clark Media

VAIL, Colo. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Outlier Offroad Festival have announced additions for the event, which is scheduled for Sept. 28-30 this year. 

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Company cites strong sell-through of streamlined product lineup and expects new entry-level camera to buoy Q2.
GoPro launched the $199 entry-level Hero camera at the end of the first quarter.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro on Thursday posted a narrower-than-expected first-quarter loss on strong sell-through of its Hero5 Black and Hero6 Black action cameras.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports


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