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Posted February 14, 2018
Exhibitors happy with new venue, foot traffic.
About 1,400 retail attendees were counted on the first day of CABDA.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (BRAIN) — CABDA show director Jim Kersten told the crowd at the industry party Wednesday night that he’s taking the regional show to other markets soon.

Posted in North America Tagged CABDA
Posted February 14, 2018

MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) —Light & Motion has laid off Jack Gresmer, who had been the brand's director of sales since 2011. 

Danial Emerson, the company's CEO, announced the move to sales reps and distributors in a letter this week.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 14, 2018

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Cero Bicycle, which raised about $25,000 with an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign last year, has fulfilled those orders and is looking to establish consumer-direct and dealer sales.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike
Posted February 14, 2018
Ridley and Merckx products will ship out of Iowa-based North America Cycles starting in April.

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — Belgian Cycling Factory, owner of the Ridley and Eddy Merckx bike brands, has reached a new warehousing and marketing agreement with North America Cycles in Ames, Iowa.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 14, 2018

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC has appointed cycling industry veteran Ben Coates as managing director for North America. Coates joins POC following 15 years at Trek Bicycle.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted February 14, 2018

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — 7Mesh, Orbea and Sawtooth Brewery are in the first round of sponsors announced for the inaugural Impact Media Summit. The event produced by CrankTank is this June in the Sun Valley, Idaho, area. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted February 14, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Haute Route has added global nonprofit World Bicycle Relief as a designated charity partner for all North American events this year.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 14, 2018
Mechanic association promotes new program at CABDA.
Stanfill and Kallista at CABDA.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) – The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association is talking up its new certification program for members at the Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealer Association Show this week, where PBMA president James Stanfill and PBMA board member Jenny Kallista from Appalachian Bicycle Institute are manning a booth.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 13, 2018
Two-day show starts Wednesday in new venue.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — After nine straight days of a winter storm that delivered record snowfall in the Windy City and caused nearly 500 flight cancellations at Chicago O'Hare and Midway airports over the weekend, the weather took a turn for the better as the industry descended into Chicago for the start the Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association show.

Posted in Industry News Tagged CABDA
Posted February 13, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — President Trump's budget eliminates the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Program, which has supported bicycle-friendly projects. Trump's proposed infrastructure program also largely ignores bicycle infrastructure, according to PeopleForBikes.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 13, 2018

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (BRAIN) — Paul Swift has sold the majority interest in BikeFit Systems LLC and formed CyclePoint LLC. The new company is the exclusive educational provider for BikeFit Systems and will offer BikeFit Level 1 and Level 2 courses online.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 13, 2018

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano saw a 4 percent increase in net sales in its bicycle division last year, while operating income in the segment was nearly flat, down 0.8 percent, the company announced Tuesday.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 12, 2018
An example of BicycleBlueBook's new marketing materials.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — BicycleBlueBook is giving its IBD customers access to marketing assets through Promoboxx, a web platform used by several major bike suppliers.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 12, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a suit filed by Moab retailer Poison Spider Bicycles against a company that sells merchandise under the Poison Spyder Customs brand.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 12, 2018
A Grand Re-opening party was held earlier this month.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Boulder retailer Full Cycle, which added an espresso bar and beer tap area to its Pearl Street location last year, has now given that part of its business its own name: The Tune Up.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 12, 2018
QBP's Dealer's Choice brands are helping fund the grant pool.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is launching a new grant program that will support bike shop-led initiatives to support their communities.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 12, 2018

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Brendan Quirk, the co-founder of Competitive Cyclist and most recently the North American president of Rapha, is joining the Runway Group as cycling program manager.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People

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