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Posted October 16, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Framebuilder Mike Ahrens is getting serious about selling bike-mounted bottle openers. The San Jose builder first made an opener as a joke prior to the 2006 North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 15, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris is supplying some Uber drivers in Seattle with bike racks, allowing the taxi-alternative's drivers to carry one or two bikes, for a $5 upcharge.

Posted in North America
Posted October 15, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling will begin using a removable dome over the 7-Eleven velodrome at the Olympic Training Center here this winter. The organization said the dome will allow year-round training at the track during the build up to the Rio Olympic Games.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 15, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kinetic's new website includes enhanced product information including videos, technical information, reviews, new page layouts and a customer service portal. The website is now live.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 15, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bonk Breaker bars are now being distributed in South Africa by MCNS Group, which will manage sales and distribution throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

Posted in International Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 15, 2014

CLARENDON, S.C. (BRAIN) — With South Carolina governor Nikki Haley and Walmart and industry executives in attendance, Kent International opened its new bike factory Monday. Since the opening the factory has assembled 1,500 bikes — 500 a day.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 14, 2014
Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon volunteer claims for-profit promoter unfairly obtained free labor and owes wages; a company spokesperson calls allegations “completely baseless.”

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (BRAIN) — A Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit against Competitor Group Inc. (CGI) and its series of Rock ’n’ Roll marathons and half-marathons that could upend how the company does business.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Events
Posted October 14, 2014

RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — Strider Sports is giving away seven balance bikes every day between Oct. 13 and Dec. 12 as part of its Strider Gives Back promotion. The holiday campaign is designed to help children with special needs learn to ride.

Posted in North America
Posted October 14, 2014

KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — Which brands came out on top at the most recent Ironman World Championship in Kona? Lava Magazine once again tallied the bikes and components used by more than 2,000 athletes competing in this year’s event, held on Saturday.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 14, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat raised $625,716 for local nonprofits this year, which is up more than $84,000 from last year. The free event donates all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales and donations from parade participants to bike nonprofits.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted October 14, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Pronto Cycle Share, offering 500 bikes across 50 stations in Seattle, went live Oct. 13, providing residents and visitors a fleet of bikes to get around the Puget Sound.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Bikeshare

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