BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association joined other outdoor nonprofit advocacy groups and clubs in voicing its concern about the impact the federal shutdown is having on public land access.
CORVALLIS, OR — E-bike brand Currie Technologies is working with Oregon retailer Bike N’ Hike and a state non-profit organization to make e-bikes available for Kaiser Permanente employees.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The NPD Group has agreed to buy Leisure Trends Group, a Boulder-based market research company that tracks retail and wholesale sales and inventory figures in the bike industry.
KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Club Ride said Tuesday that it registered record sales of $1.4 million through the first nine months of 2013. That is a 140 percent increase over the same period in 2012.
KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN) — Canadian retailers are stuck between a rock and a government unwilling—so far—to drop a proposed tariff increase on imported bicycles despite a shutdown of all major bicycle manufacturing in Canada.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland is launching an Ambassador Program for influential amateur riders and racers, who will receive BMC riding kit, casual clothing, preferred pricing on BMC bikes, and access to other exclusive perks.
PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bert Lewis, founder of Norco Bicycles and Live to Play Sports, died Oct. 7 with family at his bedside. He was 77.
OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Two bicycle committees at the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry have new chairmen, and the WFSGI's wheel committee is getting a new member to replace a member who left the wheel industry.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Gates, which has increasingly been targeting the electric bike market with its Gates Carbon Drive, has joined the Light Electric Vehicle Association, the international trade association for electric bikes.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Zixtro, a Taiwan-owned bag maker, is seeking $2 million in capital to help finance a new logistics center and position the company to move its cycling bag production out of China and back to Taiwan.
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, MA (BRAIN) — Todson, Inc. , which recently updated its minimum advertised pricing policy for its Topeak accessories line, has now done the same for its OnGuard locks.
SARASOTA, FL (BRAIN) — Fulcrum North America has hired a mobile tech rep.
NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN) — Blue Competition Cycles' office outside of Atlanta has been closed for about two weeks and negotiations continue to sell the dormant brand, the company's former CEO told BRAIN.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN) — Urban cycling is showing strong signs of growth throughout this South American country prompting Shimano to once again sponsor Shimano Fest Argentina.
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN) — South Carolina-based distributor Hawley has added WD-40 Bike products to its catalog.
GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) — USA BMX has launched a new after school enrichment program based on a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum. The program, which had a soft rollout in April, is now integrated into more than 20 school districts across the United States.
SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN) — Advocates are prepping for next month’s California Bike Summit, which will be held in Oakland Nov. 7-10.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Trigger Point Performance is donating $2 from the sale of each pink-colored GRID foam rollar to Mammograms In Action's nationwide grant program.
PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN) — Cargo bike company Yuba Bicycles has signed a multi-year agreement with Outdoor Gear Canada that makes OGC the exclusive Canadian distributor of Yuba’s cargo bikes and accessories.
KAILUA-KONA, HI (BRAIN) — Recon Instruments, which is introducing a "heads-up display" cycling sunglasses, is sponsoring next weekend's GoPro Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, the company announced Wednesday.