Posted June 7, 2021

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Germany-based has reached an agreement to acquire Italian helmet manufacturer Maxi Studio S.R.L. Abus and Maxi Studio have worked together since 2016; Maxi Studio manufactures several of ABUS's premier helmet models.

Posted June 7, 2021
Charles Harper, center, wife Jean and son Greg.

MUSCATINE, Iowa (BRAIN) — Charles Harper, who owned Harper's Cycling and Fitness for the past 55 years and was a well-regarded Iowa cycling advocate, recently died following a stroke. He was 85.

Posted June 7, 2021

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — E-commerce platform Lightspeed announced Monday that it entered an agreement to acquire Ecwid, a U.S.-based e-commerce company that specializes in helping customers create a standalone business, and NuORDER, another platform that connects businesses and suppliers.

Posted June 4, 2021
Vvolt Alpha.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The potential of e-bikes didn't initially resonate with Kyle Ranson.

"I'm embarrassed to say I was one of those cyclists who said about e-bikes, 'That's cheating,'" said Ranson, a longtime cyclist.

Posted June 3, 2021

EMPORIA, Kan. (BRAIN) — The All Things Gravel Expo takes place Thursday and Friday, featuring 150 international, national, and regional exhibitors.

Posted June 2, 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Recumbent trike manufacturer Catrike, a privately held company, is announcing that it saw a 70% increase in sales in its fiscal 2020. 

Posted June 2, 2021
Streaming service will also cover the event's expo.

EMPORIA, Kan. (BRAIN) — Sports streaming channel FloSports will have three four-wheel-drive vehicles available to provide live video coverage of the final 20 miles of the Garmin Unbound Gravel p/b Craft this weekend.

Posted June 1, 2021

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Paycheck Protection Program closed Monday with the Small Business Administration providing nearly $800 billion in relief to 8.5 million small businesses and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted May 31, 2021

Ted Schweitzer says "no problem" is not an appropriate response when a customer thanks you.

Posted May 28, 2021
Brook Watts tells BRAIN local officials refused to seriously consider how Arkansas' anti-trans legislation could harm the races.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — The city has hired longtime event firm Medalist Sports to manage two high-profile cyclocross races this fall and next winter. Medalist replaces Parkven Productions, owned by Brook Watts and Kristin Diamond, which parted ways with the events last month as the race community pondered responses to Arkansas' recent anti-transgender legislation.

Posted May 28, 2021
Fog comes to the war against smash-and-grabs. With mixed results.
Security video screen shot from TV report.

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (BRAIN) — A smoke deterrent didn't prevent a smash-and-grab at a Houston area bike shop early Sunday morning, but it clearly gave retailer Fred Rebollido some notoriety after a

Posted May 27, 2021

EASTON, Pa. (BRAIN) — What if your shop was named Genesis and people who bought Genesis bikes from Walmart called you every day looking for help?

Posted May 27, 2021
Jon Lewis.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) —Saris has announced the promotion of Jon Lewis to Global Sales Manager.