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Posted February 27, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — An 11-month old girl and her family have won a free trip to the Strider World Championships in South Dakota this year, after buying the one millionth Strider bike.

Posted in North America
Posted February 27, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for new product information and news to include in its annual Sea Otter Festival & Gear Guide that will be handed out at the four-day festival in April and distributed to retailers and BRAIN's subscriber base before the event.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News / Sea Otter Classic
Posted February 26, 2015

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Magura USA has added Josh Parris to its Outside Technical Service Team for Magura and Bosch eBike Systems. Magura USA is the U.S. service partner for Bosch eBike Systems. 

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted February 26, 2015

BUFFALO, NY. (BRAIN) — DP Brakes, a powersport supplier, is now having its bicycle brake pads and rotors distributed by Action Bicycle USA.

Posted in North America
Posted February 26, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Version 11 Adult Owner’s Manual has been released to the over 20 bicycle brands that license the content from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association. 

Posted in North America
Posted February 25, 2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — A new company, Solution54, is setting up an online system to allow independent bike retailers to exchange inventory with other stores.

Posted in North America
Posted February 25, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security completed a move to a larger space in Chicago this week just a block north from its previous office.

Posted in North America
Posted February 25, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Young nutritional brand Bonk Breaker is sponsoring and supplying its first UCI ProTour team for this season: The Cannondale-Garmin squad.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted February 25, 2015

SAINT-AUGUSTIN-DE-DESMAURES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau has sold four of his own paintings at $20,000 each to support Team Rwanda, the country's national cycling team, which is composed of young survivors of the 1994 genocide. 

Posted in North America
Posted February 25, 2015

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — Cervélo co-founder Gerard Vroomen has teamed with René Wiertz — the current president and CEO of 3T — to buy the component company.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted February 25, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) —  Sommerville Sports is now offering its custom clothing customers a special deal on helmets and sunglasses from the Italian brand SH+.

Posted in North America
Posted February 24, 2015
QBP awards Jenson USA's CEO and DT Swiss at Frostbike.
QBPO's Steve Flagg and Mike Cachat.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — At its Frostbike event last weekend, QBP bestowed its 2015 Clay Mankin Award on Mike Cachat, the CEO of Jenson USA in Riverside, Calif. The Mankin award recognizes retailers who inspire others with their commitment to bicycle advocacy, industry growth and their passion for cycling.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Frostbike
Posted February 24, 2015

An industry veteran says the industry needs to come together to meet the needs and wants of consumers.

Posted in Retail News Tagged MAP
Posted February 24, 2015

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI now has Ghost bikes available at its stores and its website.

Posted in Retail News
Posted February 24, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ridley Bikes has hired Lift Creative Studios to handle public relations and specific marketing projects in North America this year.

Lift's founder Steve Driscoll has previously handled marketing at Mavic, Velomax/Easton and Flite Controls.

Posted in North America
Posted February 24, 2015

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has promoted Bob Kmoch to president of its Pacific Cycle Group division. Kmoch has been serving in a dual role as both interim president and CFO for the past year at Pacific Cycle.

Posted in Industry News
Posted February 23, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Cycle Group Inc., the parent company of Box Components and Promax USA, has partnered with the Polygon United Ride mountain bike team as its shifter and derailleur sponsor.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2015

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Pacenti Cycle Design has named Rick Vosper Marketing Services as its agency of record, the company announced Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — After nine months of contentious negotiations, the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union announced Friday a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports.

Posted in North America
Posted February 21, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) —  Old man winter played Minnesota nice and released his icy grip on the Midwest just in time for QBP's annual Frostbike event, which kicked off Friday at its Twin City headquarters.

Posted in North America Tagged Frostbike

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