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Posted May 1, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Three hundred Apple stores in the U.S. and Europe will begin stocking Lumos Helmet's "smart" bike helmet on May 1, the start of Bike Month.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted May 1, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — The second annual PlacesForBikes Conference takes place this week here. Organized by PeopleForBikes, the conference kicks off Tuesday afternoon and runs through Thursday.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted April 30, 2018
The New Wheel operates two Bay Area e-bike stores.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Bay Area retailer The New Wheel is organizing an e-bike festival that will include demos, complimentary breakfast and workshops. The Super Bicycle Festival will be held at The New Wheel's Larkspur Landing store on Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 30, 2018

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Brian Lopes is returning to Ibis, where he was a sponsored athlete from 2008-2013. This time, Lopes is managing a new domestic enduro team for the brand. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted April 30, 2018
Company also adds consumer-direct sales of ProTaper bars, stems and pedals.

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Components has spun off its ProTaper line of mountain bike components, formerly housed within the Answer brand, as its own stand-alone brand of handlebars, stems and pedals. The company has also expanded its Hayes Road Show dealer education program.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 30, 2018

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Amer Sports is increasing its presence in the softgoods market, which has been one of its best performing segments in recent years, with the purchase of Peak Performance.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted April 30, 2018
Raffle tickets still available for custom frameset.

BURKE, Vt. (BRAIN) — The Rasputitsa Spring Classic, a muddy, snowy gravel event in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, held April 21, raised $18,000 for the Little Bellas, a nonprofit that aims to help young women realize their potential through mountain biking.

Posted in Industry News
Posted April 30, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association is claiming another victory as an Oklahoma bill that would have pre-empted local control of dockless bikeshare did not make it to the House floor last week.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare
Posted April 30, 2018
The shop also includes a customer lounge.

DES MOINES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Bike World Iowa recently moved its West Des Moines location and the company’s warehouse into a former grocery store.

Posted in Retail News
Posted April 27, 2018

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel has added a new independent sales organization in New England: GPM Sports Group. GPM is headed up by Andrew Ewas and Matthew Shoemaker.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted April 27, 2018
Company said it's already sold out the first shipment.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Focus Bikes is now selling a long-travel enduro e-bike, the SAM², in the U.S. The company introduced the model in Europe last October. The company said it has already sold out the first order.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike

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