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Posted October 15, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling will begin using a removable dome over the 7-Eleven velodrome at the Olympic Training Center here this winter. The organization said the dome will allow year-round training at the track during the build up to the Rio Olympic Games.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted October 15, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Kinetic's new website includes enhanced product information including videos, technical information, reviews, new page layouts and a customer service portal. The website is now live.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 15, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bonk Breaker bars are now being distributed in South Africa by MCNS Group, which will manage sales and distribution throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

Posted in International
Posted October 15, 2014

CLARENDON, S.C. (BRAIN) — With South Carolina governor Nikki Haley and Walmart and industry executives in attendance, Kent International opened its new bike factory Monday. Since the opening the factory has assembled 1,500 bikes — 500 a day.

Posted in Industry News
Posted October 14, 2014
Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon volunteer claims for-profit promoter unfairly obtained free labor and owes wages; a company spokesperson calls allegations “completely baseless.”

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (BRAIN) — A Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit against Competitor Group Inc. (CGI) and its series of Rock ’n’ Roll marathons and half-marathons that could upend how the company does business.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / Events
Posted October 14, 2014

RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — Strider Sports is giving away seven balance bikes every day between Oct. 13 and Dec. 12 as part of its Strider Gives Back promotion. The holiday campaign is designed to help children with special needs learn to ride.

Posted in North America
Posted October 14, 2014

KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — Which brands came out on top at the most recent Ironman World Championship in Kona? Lava Magazine once again tallied the bikes and components used by more than 2,000 athletes competing in this year’s event, held on Saturday.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing / Competition
Posted October 14, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat raised $625,716 for local nonprofits this year, which is up more than $84,000 from last year. The free event donates all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales and donations from parade participants to bike nonprofits.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Events
Posted October 14, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Pronto Cycle Share, offering 500 bikes across 50 stations in Seattle, went live Oct. 13, providing residents and visitors a fleet of bikes to get around the Puget Sound.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 13, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) —Rolf Prima has added Ming Tan to its outside sales rep force to help manage and grow the wheel maker’s Northern California territory.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 10, 2014

ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — A Southern California retailer has launched a policy mandating that customers sign a code of conduct on cycling behavior before purchasing shop-branded jerseys or cycling kits.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 10, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has hired Smak Strategies as the show's public relations agency fo record. Smak, based in Boulder, Colorado, will provide strategic public relations and marketing services.

Posted in North America
Posted October 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau Sports is recalling about 1,180 aero bike helmets because of concerns about how the helmet material provides head protection in cold weather. The company is cooperating with the U.C. Consumer Product Safety Commission on the recall.

Posted in Recalls
Posted October 10, 2014

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — John K Levi, Kent International's former senior vice president, passed away Monday at the age of 77.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 9, 2014

MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — FSA-USA said Wednesday that due to more cost-effective manufacturing process, the company has lowered prices on its K-Force and Afterburner hydraulic disc brakes but is maintaining existing margins.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 9, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Representatives from Advanced Sports International, Accell Group, Specialized, Continental Tires, the Outdoor Alliance and Bosch met with members of Congress and other Washington, D.C., power brokers during PeopleForBikes' fourth Executive Fly-In last week.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 9, 2014
A BikeStreet location in Stuart, Florida.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (BRAIN) — In an interview with Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, BikeStreet USA president and chief operating officer Dustin Netral said that the retail chain expects to finalize the sale of assets and inventory by the end of November.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 9, 2014
Atomik rims are available with decals in various colors.

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Atomik Carbon, a new brand out of Florida, is hitting the market this year with carbon rims and handlebars.

Posted in North America Tagged Company Profile
Posted October 8, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Conn. (BRAIN) — Tom Osgood, the former senior vice president and global chief human resources officer at Dorel Industries, has joined K. Russo Consulting, where he will launch a new human resources advisory practice. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 8, 2014
Two Wheel Tango staff

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (BRAIN) — Retailer Two Wheel Tango has closed its three Ann Arbor-area stores. In a statement posted on its Facebook page Oct. 7, owner Dennis Pontius said that the dealer agreement with his primary vendor ended unexpectedly last week.

Posted in Retail News

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