Month: May 2000

Interbike releases details of its public Free-Ride Festival at Northstar

Events will include bike demos, enduro races, e-bike race and kids’ activities. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Northstar California Resort have released details of the new consumer bike festival that will precede the Interbike trade show in the Reno-Tahoe area this September. The Northstar Free-Ride Festival, powered by Interbike, will be held …

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Eight programs receive grants for equitable bike share and related research

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Better Bike Share Partnership has awarded more than $410,000 in grants to help increase access to bike share in communities of color, and to fund research related to bike share and equity. The Partnership is a collaboration funded by The JPB Foundation. PeopleForBikes adminsters the grant funding, which is now in its …

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ANA sales fell 14% last year, but restructured company is bullish on its future

Company says it has signed up more than 30 new dealers since launching a new omnichannel program. KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — For more than a few years Accell North America has been the problem child for its parent, Dutch-based Accell Group. That status would appear to continue judging from the annual report that Accell released …

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ANA makes $5 million in repayments after discovering bike import duties mistake

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — As part of a review late last year, managers at Accell North America discovered that the company had been underpaying U.S. Customs on some bike import duties since 2013. The company wound up paying 4 million euros ($4.9 million) in repayments and interest. Because the mistake was self-reported, ANA was not fined. …

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Fizik offers new guarantee and crash replacement policy for saddles, shoes and short

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fizik has recently announced a 90-day comfort guarantee on its saddles and a 30-day guarantee on its shoes and bib shorts. ”There is nothing worse than investing in something that you’re not 100 percent on board with,” said Priscilla Savord, the retail and marketing specialist for Fizik USA. “We are so …

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Dorel to investors: Bike biz will improve in 2018

Company says inventory levels are right and new sporting goods business should give it a boost. MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Dorel reported 0.6 percent growth in fourth-quarter revenue at its bike division, which includes Cannondale, Sugoi, GT, Schwinn, Mongoose and Caloi. However, full-year revenue declined 7.8 percent. Organic revenue, which excludes the positive impact of foreign …

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New Interbike podcast touches on e-bike research, retail growth, battery changes

Bicycle Retailer's Doug McClellan joins retailer Jim Strang and Raleigh Electric's Rob Kaplan participate in the latest podcast. LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — A new survey of 1,800 e-bike owners done by Portland State University and the University of Tennessee found that that most e-bike owners are very satisfied and really like their e-bikes (96 …

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