Month: May 1992

News Briefs

Tour de Fat raises $2 million • Bikes Belong awards community grants FT. COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) Monday June 11 2012 9:53 AM MT—New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat, which began 13 years ago, has passed the $2 million mark for total funds raised. Tour de Fat is now a 15-city nation-wide series of free events …

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The sportive life

Events’ massive popularity in Europe bolsters industry, local economies Editor’s note: The following article was published in the May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News When Wiggle embarked on sponsoring its first sportive ride in 2009, it was nothing more than a way to market its new Verenti bike line to the casual …

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Malakye.com plans job fair in Portland • Wahoo offers Bluetooth bike speed and cadence sensor • Pro team mechanic authors bike repair book • Industry vet launches iPod tripod on Kickstarter MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (BRAIN) Friday June 8 2012 9:32 AM MT—Malakye.com is planning a job fair and networking event for the sports industry in …

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Boom for U.S. builders

Editor’s note: The following article originally appeared in the May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) Thursday June 7 2012 3:40 PM MT—Zen Bicycle Fabrication greatly underestimated interest in its framebuilding business when it opened its doors scarcely six months ago. Today the young company is struggling to keep up …

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Capo Apparel adds Northeast sales manager • Giro d’Italia announces first gran fondos in the U.S. • IMBA alerts California mountain bikers of threat EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) Thursday June 7 2012 3:21 PM MT—Capo Cycling Apparel has appointed Luke Bunting as the company’s new Northeast regional sales manager. Bunting will represent the California-based brand in Pennsylvania, …

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Norco renames distributor business

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) Friday June 8 2012 5:13 AM MT—Norco has renamed its distributor business and launched a complementing website called livetoplaysports.com. Previously called Norco Products, the distribution arm makes up about half of the B.C.-based company’s revenue, and is a top distributor for parts and accessories in Canada. Livetoplaysports.com is designed as …

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Black Diamond to buy POC Sweden

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN) Thursday June 7 2012 12:30 PM MT—Outdoor supplier Black Diamond has agreed to buy POC Sweden, a protective gear manufacturer whose product line includes bike helmets. Under the terms of the agreement, Black Diamond will purchase POC for 311 million Swedish kronor (approximately $43.5 million). At closing, Black Diamond will …

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Electra adds Supplier Sync for SmartEtailing dealers • Panda Bicycles features on Discovery Channel show Thursday • Turner auctions bike to benefit SoCal high school league VISTA, CA (BRAIN) Thursday June 7 2012 11:35 AM MT—Electra Bicycle Company has developed a system with SmartEtailing to allow consumers to see and order all items in Electra’s …

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Fitness apps storm cycling

Editor’s note: The following article appeared in the May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News CASTRO VALLEY, CA—John Koslosky, owner of the Bay Area’s Castro Valley Cyclery, has virtualized his shop’s weekly club ride. Instead of gathering, say, on Tuesday evening at 6—a schedule that might not work for half his club—riders choose …

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LIGHTS, ACTION … CAMERAS!

Led by GoPro, action cameras explode at retail. Editor’s note: The following article appeared in the May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News Next to 29ers, nothing’s seen more action at retail than action cameras—small units that mount on a helmet, handlebars or can be strapped to a rider’s chest. Camera sales at …

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