Posted May 22, 2013

LONDON, England (BRAIN) — Future plc, publisher of, and a handful of cycling print publications including Cycling Plus, saw a decline in group revenue of 1 percent in its first financial half, even as digital revenue was up 33 percent year-on-year and now represents 25 percent

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 April 8, 2013

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England (BRAIN) — Cycling journalists Carlton Reid, of Britain, and Patrick Brady, of California, are each launching new bike books via campaigns on the crowd funding site

Posted January 17, 2013
Urban Velo on iPad

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Urban Velo, a bimonthly magazine available in print or online, is now available for iPad tablets via Apple's App Store.

Posted December 13, 2012

BATH, England (BRAIN) — Cycling communications company SHIFT Active Media is taking the lead in establishing a new official YouTube channel devoted to cycling.

Posted December 6, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — New York-based NewBay Media LLC has bought the U.K.'s Intent Media Limited, the parent company of BikeBiz and other trade publications and events.

Posted December 3, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Competitor Group Inc. confirmed Monday that it has been sold to Calera Capital, as reported by several news sources including BRAIN last week.

Posted November 29, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Falconhead Capital, the owner of Competitor Group Inc., has sold the company to another venture capital group, Calera Capital Partners according to reports.

Posted November 26, 2012

BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Digital revenue rose 30 percent over the past year for Future PLC, the British publisher of cycling websites and magazines,,, Procycling, Cycling Plus, Mountain Biking UK, Triathlon Plus, and What Mountain Bike. 

Posted October 15, 2012
A SchwagBox product mockup
GREENSBORO, NC (BRAIN) — is launching a subscription service that will deliver a care package of nutrition, bike and body care products to consumers for $10 a month.
Posted September 13, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Where the Trail Ends, a mountain biking movie three years in the making, will make its premiere Wednesday evening in Las Vegas.

The movie focuses on five freeriders as they seek out new riding terrain around the world, from Argentina to the Gobi Desert and beyond.

Posted September 13, 2012

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — There has been no corporate take over of one the bike industry's most independent publishers. But Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines have a new parent company, called Rotating Mass Media LTD.

Posted September 11, 2012

GREENSBORO, NC (BRAIN) — says its traffic continues to grow each month this year and its monthly pageview total topped 3 million in August.


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