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Posted October 29, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Strava, an app popular with the cycling community, has raised $18.5 million in new money to pay for future growth and expansion, reports Re/Code Daily, a website that covers the digital technology market.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 29, 2014
Goal of creating a ‘Manifesto of Change’ for the industry accompanies switch from spring in Monterey to winter date in Arizona.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike’s IBD Summit returns for its fourth edition in 2015 with a new Arizona locale, revamped agenda and a winter calendar date conceived to be more convenient for retailers than the event’s traditional April timing around “Monterey Week” and the Bicycle Leadership Conference and Sea Otter Classic in Northern California.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / IBD Summit / Interbike
Posted October 28, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — For its 2015 edition in March, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show will introduce a new category, the Artisan Award, and a cyclocross race pitting framebuilders against one another.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards / Events / North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Posted October 27, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has brought aboard advocacy and event marketing veteran Ethan Spotts as the company’s new road brand communication manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 27, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will host the second annual Turkey Pedal industry ride and food drive on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted October 24, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Milwaukee-area retailer Chris Kegel, Specialized Donny Perry and e-bike expert Ed Benjamin are among the speakers at the first Leadership Summit held by the Canadian Independent Bicycle Retailers' Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 24, 2014

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC is moving its North American office from Aspen, Colorado, to Park City, Utah, in early November.

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Posted October 24, 2014

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle, Hans Johnsen, and Wilson Bicycle Sales are now distributing Framed Fat Bikes in the United States.

Minnesota-based Framed Bikes makes complete bikes retailing for $739 and up.

Posted in North America
Posted October 23, 2014

VAULX-MILIEUX, ISERE, France (BRAIN) — Roland Cattin, the charismatic founder and CEO of Time Sport International, died Sunday at his home near Paris of an apparent heart attack.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 23, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association board of directors has chosen Steve Barker to be interim executive director while the organization begins a search for a permanent executive director, following the resignation of Frank Hugelmeyer last month.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted October 22, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — BRG added a Buy Local Now button to the Giro, Blackburn and Bell websites during Interbike last month. The program coordinated by SmartEtailing sends online shoppers to the brands' nearby retailers. 

Posted in North America
Posted October 22, 2014

SUWANEE, Ga. (BRAIN) — Maxxis has implemented a minimum advertised price policy for all of its bicycle products.

The policy will go into effect Nov. 1 and applies to all forms of media advertising, including TV, radio, magazine, catalog, direct mail and online sales.

Posted in North America
Posted October 22, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — A mystery for years, for some this tool represents the industry's heyday.

Posted in North America
Posted October 22, 2014
Owner Safilo Group sees move as part of strategy to make Smith an international eyewear brand.

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Smith Optics is moving its product design operations from the brand's longtime home in Ketchum, Idaho, to a new design center in Portland, Oregon.

Posted in North America
Posted October 21, 2014

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs, Inc., is making four cash grants through IMBA's "Let's Build Trails" program to support the growth of recreational mountain biking in the United States.

Posted in North America
Posted October 21, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has plans to open a second western warehouse to service California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington and Oregon.

Posted in North America
Posted October 21, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. (BRAIN) — Implus Corp., known for its athletic products including Sof Sole, Yaktrax and Sneaker Balls, has acquired Trigger Point Performance.

Trigger Point makes a line of self-care products for athletes, including Grid foam rollers. A purchase price was not released.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted October 21, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi's new headquarters building here was recently honored by the Colorado and Denver chapters of The American Institute of Architects.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted October 20, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — SRAM, Liv, UBI, QBP, Pedro's and Park Tool are working together to sponsor ten scholarships for female bike shop employees to attend a UBI mechanics class.

Posted in North America
Posted October 20, 2014
South Carolina-based distributor will open its third U.S. distribution center soon in an unannounced location.

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley plans to open a new distribution center in the Northeast soon, to complement its centers in Sparks, Nevada, and Lexington, South Carolina. 

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