HILLSBORO, OR (BRAIN) — Organizers of the PDX Bicycle Show, a consumer expo held at the Portland Expo Center, announced that they have canceled the show set for March 29-30.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN) — Skip Hess spent most of Monday meeting individually with the 35 employees at Electra answering their questions and concerns about the sale of this iconic brand to Trek.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle announced that it has acquired Electra Bicycle Company. In a press release issued Monday morning, Trek said the move “provides Electra with business and logistical support as well as distribution assets that will ensure the growth of the brand.”
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is offering a free exchange service for its recalled hydraulic brakes at the U.S. Cyclocross Nationals event at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, Colorado, this week.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — Seldom, if ever, has a good word been written about Amazon.com in the National Bicycle Dealers Association’s newsletter — in print or online. Nor has the NBDA’s retail forum had much good to say about the Seattle online retailer.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Two companies that service traveling multi-sport athletes are teaming up to offer a discount program.
POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) — Riccardo Bigolin, who founded Selle Royal and saw it grow into one of the world’s premium saddle companies, died on New Year’s Day. He had turned 85 on Dec. 28.
|Team Name||Team Bike||Component Sponsor|
|AG2R LA MONDIALE||Focus||Campagnolo|
|ASTANA PRO TEAM||Specialized||Campagnolo|
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — IMBA is offering two 5-person team entries to the sold-out 24 Hours of Old Pueblo race, held in Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 14-16.
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (BRAIN) – Brett Walquist, a longtime Midwest rep for J&B Importers and a former retailer, was stabbed to death by an intruder early Monday while vacationing with family in the beach town of Rincon, Puerto Rico. He was 41.
WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — The court-appointed trustee for Divine Cycling Group’s bankruptcy case is asking the court to consolidate three related but separate Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 173 commuter bikes because of a problem with their dynamo front hubs.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) – Early-bird registration for this spring’s Bicycle Leadership Conference, saving participants $150, closes Tuesday. Regular registration is $940 for members of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and $1,040 for non-BPSA members.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (BRAIN) — Scott Scudamore, a mountain bike athlete, advocate, event organizer and retail store employee, died Dec. 28 from complications from a mountain bike accident he suffered in September.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM’s Brad Menna will start a new role as a road product manager beginning Jan. 1, having spent the past five years in sales, three of them as a senior OE account manager.
BAAL, Belgium (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is sponsoring cyclocross world champion Sven Nys' team, Crelan AA Drink, starting New Year's Day. Nys is a two-time world champion, six-time World Cup overall winner and eight-time Belgium national champion.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Power meter maker Stages Cycling is offering dealers a new point of purchase display that can be mounted on slatwall or countertops, and features a modular display.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — BicycleRetailer.com readers flocked to two big stories in 2013: the continuing saga of the Divine Cycling Group — a tale told in articles published from February to December — and the brief social media explosion over Specialized's attempt to protect a trademark from use by a Canadian bike shop.
BODFISH, CA (BRAIN) — Known for his inventive and useful bicycle tools, Paul Morningstar was found dead at his house in the Kern River Valley in Southern California on Saturday.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (BRAIN) — Phoenix area cycling boutique Bicycle Haüs has opened in its new location in Scottsdale. The 6,700-square-foot building is more than twice the size of the shop’s previous location, and was designed by award-winning Arizona architect Jack DeBartolo III.