CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM is stepping up to become the co-title sponsor of the women's team formerly known as Specialized-Lululemon. This is SRAM's first venture into title sponsorship on the road.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Koobi, a small saddle supplier that targets the triathlon market, has added two new international distributors to its roster, said Phil Schweizer, the company's founder.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Shipping companies that had been levying hefty congestion fees on ships headed to ports in Long Beach and Los Angeles have been temporarily suspended after the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) raised concerns.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Eurobike trade show are planning a pre-show event for the cycling media, to be held June 30-July 2 in Kirchberg, Austria.
OTTAWA, Ontario (BRAIN) — Bill Yetman, executive director of the Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailers Association, penned a letter to the country's finance minister this week, asking that the government eliminate duties and tariffs on bicycles in Canada.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jenson USA employees will support World Bicycle Relief's Buffalo Bike program by buying one Buffalo Bike for the organization for each new bike Jenson sells on Cyber Monday, Dec. 1. The pledge will match the first 50 bikes sold that day.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods has reported its earnings results for the third quarter, which ended on November 1. Dick's reported a consolidated net income of $49.2 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, down slightly from the same period in 2013.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Suppliers who get bicycles and accessories through the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are keeping a close eye on an ongoing dispute between short-haul trucking companies and truck drivers as shipping companies raise prices.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group is bullish about the second half of its 2014 fiscal year, expecting to book higher turnover and net profit in all of its key markets.
The Dutch company owns Accell North America and the Raleigh, Diamondback, Lapierre and Redline bike brands, among others.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists released its latest list of Bicycle Friendly Communities in the U.S. on Tuesday, noting that with new additions this round, there are 69 million Americans living in bike friendly spaces, with at least one designated community in each state.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) – "Super Mario" is looking to grow his brand's presence in the U.S. market. The former Italian racer Mario Cipollini completed a tour of California shops last week. Joseph Roth, president of Speed Brands, which distributes Mario's namesake Italian-made bikes in the U.S.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has joined The Bike Cooperative as a supplier partner of the retailer-owned co-op. Retailer members of the co-op will now earn rebates on their purchases of Bern-branded bike, snow, skate and water sports helmets.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Slate Olson, who is currently Rapha's chief marketing officer, will relocate from London to California next year to join Specialized as vice president of global marketing in March.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retül is working with Masterfit Enterprises, a designer and manufacturer of insoles for the snow sports industry, to offer cycling specific custom insoles.
WILTON, Ct. (BRAIN) — The final 2015 Cannondale-Garmin ProTour team roster includes members of the former Cannondale Pro Cycling team and the Garmin-Sharp team.
EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Bicycling magazine has seen a 20 percent increase in sold advertising pages in 2014, compared to the same period last year. Publisher Zack Grice said the growth rate exceeds that of any U.S. magazine, in any category, monthly or bi-monthly, that is audited.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes is launching a new bike, called the Boomerang, with an extra-low step-through frame. The company did not say if the model name was inspired by the frame's appearance or by its intended customers: Baby Boomers (or both).
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Interbike trade show ranked 54th on the list of Top 100 Trade Shows of 2013 published by Trade Show Executive magazine. The magazine began the ranking in 2007 and Interbike has been listed since then. The 'Gold 100' status is based on a show's net square feet.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Nutrition brand GU Energy Labs and online network Strava have raised $58,683 for the Challenge Athletes Foundation through a GU-sponsored promotion on Strava.com.
OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Vredestein tires are now being distributed by QBP, J&B and Action Bicycle, as well as its previous distributors, BTI and Magura Direct. Magura is the tire brand's North American representative.