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May 19, 2015

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — The Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailer Association will hold its 2015 Leadership Summit Nov. 2-4 in Montreal.

Posted in North America
May 19, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (BRAIN) — Wigwam Mills, Inc. has added Dry Creek Enterprises to its sales team. Based in Napa, Califorina, Dry Creek will be responsible for all Wigwam product sales in Northern California.

Posted in North America
May 19, 2015

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs has bolstered its marketing team, hiring outdoor industry veterans Rob BonDurant as director of marketing and Kurt Metternick in the newly created position of Web manager.

Posted in North America
May 19, 2015

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. reported a sales increase of 8.8 percent in its first quarter, which ended May 2. The company's net sales were $1.6 billion, or $0.53 per diluted share; same store sales were up 1.8 percent from the same time in 2014.

Posted in Retail News
Same-store sales up 1.8 percent
May 19, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has introduced an updated Impero road bike frame pump, largely made in the U.S.

Posted in Product/Tech
May 19, 2015

RICHMOND, Australia (BRAIN) — Knog's Milkman Combo lock is a retractable, cable lock that can be looped around a bike frame and lock quickly. It's compact enough to fit in a back pocket and best used for quick café stops.

It's just as small as Knog's original Milkman, but without the key.

Posted in New Products
May 18, 2015
SILVER SPRING, Md. (BRAIN) — The Sports & Fitness Industry Association published the first 25 of its 94 single sport and fitness participation reports Monday. These reports provide an analysis and breakdown of participation demographics by specific sport or fitness activity, including bicycling, triathlon and stationary cycling.
Posted in Studies/Reports
May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Nearly half of all Americans — 48.4 percent — participated in at least one outdoor activity in 2014, a decrease of 0.8 percent compared with 2013, according to the Outdoor Foundation’s 2015 Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Outdoor Foundation attributes 0.8% decline to extreme weather but says nearly half of Americans still got outside in 2014.
May 15, 2015

EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — More than 100 Rodale Inc employees biked to work on Monday, the first day of Bike to Work week.

Posted in North America
May 15, 2015

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Selle Royal has unveiled the fourth collection in its series of Project UP saddle artworks, timed to coincide with the Bike to Work Day in America and Canada and the first week of the Giro d'Italia.

Posted in New Products

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