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WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists is supporting a program to encourage women to ride in Washington, DC, with a $15,000 grant.

The League is announcing the grant for the Women & Bicycle program, on the eve of the National Women's Bicycling Forum held here on Monday.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
A Trek Project One with Qhubeka team paint job

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek will donate $200 to a rural South African youth program for each Project One Trek sold with a special MTN-Qhubeka team paint job.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — For the second year, Tern will provide a bike share service at the SXSW new media and music conferences in Austin, which are held March 8-17 this year.

This year Tern's bike share program is being sponsored by NBC’s Revolution TV show.

Tagged Events / Bikeshare

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — LeMond Inc. has announced its latest list of international distributors for its Revolution trainers.

Tagged Distributor news

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — NBC Sports Network will air daily coverage of the Paris-Nice stage race, with coverage starting Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. For the second year in a row, the network will air daily coverage of all eight stages.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
The SRAM G8 hub

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM has begun production of a new range of urban bike parts at a factory in Dali, Taiwan. The new line was developed over the course of 22 months at SRAM's facility in Schweinfurt, Germany, where the company has traditionally manufactured much of its internal gear products.

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN) — Cane Creek is adding a "Buy Local Now" button to its website, allowing consumers to order its products from participating nearby retailers, or simply visit the shops to buy the product. The program is coordinated by SmartEtailing.

Tagged Web/Internet

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — A newly formed investment group has purchased carbon wheel manufacturer Mad Fiber, the first of several bike industry acquisitions it's eyeing in 2013. 

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Paul Levine is joining Specialized Bicycle Components’ retailer education program, SBCU.  Levine, the founder of Signiture Cycles, will teach dealers "the implementation and refinement of a sustainable fit business."  

Tagged People

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has promoted Jason Federico to its global sales team in aftermarket sales support and hired Steven Sperling for the newly created position of customer service representative.

Tagged People

SECAUCUS, NJ (BRAIN) — Action Bicycle’s annual expo returns for its 15th edition this Sunday, March 3, with more than 50 vendors, including four first-time brands.

Tagged Events / Distributor news

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Bernie Doering, who headed Easton-Bell Sports’ global sales up until last summer, is back at the company. The former Nike executive had resigned his position with EBS last July. 

Tagged People

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — A documentary that details the positive impacts of the high school cycling movement is about to begin a nationwide tour. “Singletrack High” follows a diverse group of high school students through the 2012 mountain bike racing season. 

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Clif's Scott Whipps (left) and QBP's Steve Flagg

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products recognized Landry’s Bicycles for its local and national advocacy work and Clif Bar for its social and environmental activism with awards at its Frostbike open house last weekend.

Tagged Awards / Distributor news

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has bought a batch of individual one-year memberships to IMBA and will give the memberships to consumers who buy one of its new mountain bike models this year.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Snow curtails Sunday attendance
This tandem headtube from Robert Baylis Cycles was a crowd favorite.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — A record 200 exhibitors showed their wares at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend, and attendance was strong Friday and Saturday before being dampened somewhat by a strong snowstorm Sunday.

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
From the magazine
February 2013 BRAIN cover

Editor's note: The following article ran in the February 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

Tagged From the Magazine / Succession Series

FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists plans to hold its annual open house at the company's headquarters March 9 and 10 this year.

Tagged Distributor news

PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN) — Alan Nordin, former president of Fallbrook Technologies’ bicycle division, has joined Slidepad Technologies Inc. as an executive advisor.

Tagged People

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Todson Inc. has announced the launch of its new minimum advertised price (MAP) policy across the Topeak product line.

Tagged MAP


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