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Posted July 11, 2019

VIMPERK, Czech Republic (BRAIN) — Rouvy, a virtual riding platform, has acquired UK-based CycleRecon and its route video recording business

Posted June 19, 2019

TEL AVIV (BRAIN) — Many riders who hop on a shared e-scooter or e-bike are unaware that they may not be insured for liability. An Israel-based company has raised $5 million in Series A funding to launch Voom, offering insurance on a daily basis to users of e-scooters and other vehicles.

Posted June 13, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Ride Spot offers hand-picked routes in each community, chosen by local bike retailers or other organizations. The routes give beginners an on-ramp to cycling, helping the industry and retailers establish a relationship with the riders that continues after they wheel new bikes out the door. Ride Spot also has features that help bike retailers increase local riding participation, and develop — and market to — a riding community with their store as a hub.

Posted May 23, 2019

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Citi Bike pedal bikes now will be available through the ride-sharing Lyft app. Previously, Lyft bike-sharing users needed a Citi Bike account to locate and rent.

Posted May 11, 2018

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. 

Posted April 2, 2018

HAMDEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — Velotooler has added a new feature to its peer-to-peer bike mechanic platform. Now users can filter available mechanics by whether they work independently, or as part of a mobile service operation or if they work out of a bike shop.

Posted November 21, 2017

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zwift is now offering retailers wholesale prices on membership cards, suggesting that brick-and-mortar retailers can bundle indoor training products and make it easier for new users to get started with the online cycling program. 

Posted November 1, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon USA is now offering U.S. customers the option of having their bikes assembled, delivered and fit by Velofix, the mobile bike service franchiser.

Posted September 26, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Victor van Eijk is opening two Velofix mobile service franchises in the New York Metro area.

Posted June 9, 2017
There are more than 18,000 Strava-connected apps available.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has added a directory to its website that shows a sampling of third-party apps that have sprung up recently that make use of users' Strava ride data.

Posted May 2, 2017
Strava will give all members access to the new features later this year.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava is giving a group of 36 top athletes access to new features on its platform, allowing the group members to different types of content in addition to sharing their ride or run data. The app's other users will get access to the new features later this year.

Posted January 26, 2017
A screenshot of the Velotooler iOS app.

HAMDEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — Velotooler, a web-based program that matches up consumers with independent bike mechanics, is getting off the ground with a trial run in New England, where about 80 transactions have been completed this month. The company now offers its mechanics a group insurance program.

Posted November 11, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Velotooler — a new online platform that will connect freelance bike mechanics with cyclists who need service — is the first title sponsor for the CCB Velotooler Continental Team, a developmental road team that has UCI Continental registration for the 2017 season.

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