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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — People for Bikes and Volkswagen of America unveiled a new campaign Wednesday called “Roll Together” that asks cyclists and drivers to be aware of each other on the road as National Bike Month begins.

Delaware, Illinois, Arizona work their way into top 10.
2013 Bicycle Friendly State rankings

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) – The League of American Bicyclists released its 2013 ranking of Bicycle Friendly States on Wednesday, coinciding with the kickoff of National Bike Month.

OLATHE, KS (BRAIN) — Revenue for Garmin Ltd.'s fitness division increased 2 percent in the company's first quarter, which ended March 30, to $72 million. The company said sales of its new cycling models contributed to the segment's growth.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Kevin Burnette is joining wife Shanna Burnette as co-founder and partner in the public relations agency ModCraft.

Tagged People

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike accessories brand Banjo Brothers is the latest to add SmartEtailing’s Buy Local Now technology to its website.

Consumers can now see which local retailers have the company's backpacks, panniers, bags and other products in stock. 

SANDY, UT (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling is launching a 30-day guarantee program on its AERO carbon clincher wheels, allowing customers to return wheels for full store credit if they are not satisfied with their performance.

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — Alpen will distribute Hayes Components products in Italy, the companies announced Tuesday.

Tagged Distributor news
Vittoria's new space in Valencia

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN) — Italian shoe maker Vittoria USA has relocated its warehouse from Ohio to California and hired Kim Maynard as general manager. Maynard will work out of its new 2,400-square-foot warehouse and offices in Valencia. 

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike Belong's Green Lane Project awarded $125,000 in grants on Monday to five cities working on green lane projects: Austin, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

MONTREAL, Canada (BRAIN) — Guru Cycles will soon be offering complete bikes for the first time. Guru sells framesets in either custom or stock geometry, and as of this week offers the option of purchasing a complete bike.

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The Alliance for Biking & Walking has hired Kristin Purdy as its new national campaigns manager. 

Tagged People
The new Pedro's homepage

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — Pedro's has rebuilt its website from the ground up and added a program with Shopatron, allowing consumers to order Pedro's products with the orders fulfilled by participating retailers.

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle has added Saris car racks to its lineup, the Maine distributor announced Monday. 

Tagged Distributor news

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — Hayes Components has hired Zach Hyland as sales coordinator for all Hayes Components brands.

Tagged People
Specialized Turbo e-bike

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — With the U.S. launch of its Turbo electric bike this week, Specialized joins the small list of brands that are looking to carve out space at the upper end of the market.

Hi-E high-flange track hubs

NASHVILLE, TN (BRAIN) — John Meyer is putting all the remaining inventory, parts and prototypes of Hi-E up for sale. His father, Harlan Meyer, launched the brand with an 80-gram front hub in 1971. Harlan died last November at age 89.

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc. has signed with Denver, Colorado-based rep group Kahl and Partners to strengthen its sales coverage in the Rocky Mountain and Central regions.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s total sales inched up to $636.1 million (63.3 billion yen) from $628.1 million over the first quarter of last year.

Sales at Shimano’s bicycle division grew 3 percent to $514 million (51.1 billion yen), and account for 81 percent of the company’s total sales.

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic parent Amer Sports reported a 2 percent increase in sales for the first quarter on Thursday, and said it expected full-year sales to rise by at least 5 percent.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — USA Cycling athletes can now add information from their Strava account to their member page on the USA Cycling website. Athlete pages on the USAC site already list race results, but now members can add a Strava "widget" that will show their training stats and achievements.

Tagged Web/Internet / Mobile bike apps / Racing & Sponsorship


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