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Posted October 25, 2012
Who can resist having the Queen of England tell you how far you've ridden?

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — As noted in the BikeBrain app review earlier this week, there are many mobile apps that turn your smart phone into a really fancy bike computer.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted October 25, 2012
FLO tape

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — FLO Cycling is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 800 sets of rim tape sold with the company's FLO 60, FLO 90 and FLO Disc aero road wheels earlier this year.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 25, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—While Portland is a commuter market, it also has a thriving mountain bike, tri and road scene. New shops offering only service are also finding success in this crowded retail market, as are Internet-based businesses that are expanding into brick and mortar.

Posted in Retail News Tagged BRAIN Dealer Tour
Posted October 25, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain Bicycles has added new sales reps in the U.S, in addtion to new inside sales and demo staff members.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has designated nine new  schools to its "Bicycle Friendly Universities" list, bringing the total to 44 institutions in 25 states. Among the new names on the list are Ivy League schools Yale and Princeton, League officials noted. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 25, 2012

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — Sales agency New England Athletic has a new name and has added Cervélo and Focus bikes to its portfolio.

The agency has been renamed GPM Sports Group.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 25, 2012

NORTHVALE, NJ (BRAIN) — Jamis Bicycles has hired Mike Abrams as Eastern regional sales manager. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 25, 2012

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN) — Southern California race promoter Over the Hump Bike Race Series is offering limited license agreements to expand the event's brand to new territories.

Posted in North America Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Posted October 25, 2012

ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN) — Former UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team trainer and soigneur, Bill Haelsen, died Monday at his home in Asheville, North Carolina. Haelsen was 45 years old.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 25, 2012

MONROVIA, CA (BRAIN) — If you’ve called American Cycle Systems (ACS BMX) in the last 40 years, chances are you’ve spoken with Sheri Johnson, who is retiring this week after a long career with the brand.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 24, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Emilio De Soto has recently bought back shares in the privately held De Soto Clothing, Inc. from one of last remaining original shareholders, giving the company's founder full control of the brand.

The last original shareholder was triathlete Dan Neyenhuis.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

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