Hawley Co. shipping, as bike industry is hit hard in South Carolina flooding

By Stephen Frothingham

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — The sun is shining and waters are receding in South Carolina, but the bicycle industry — along with hundreds of other businesses — took a hit as floodwaters ravaged parts of Columbia and Charleston as well as other sections of the state.

Steve Hawley, president of Lexington-based distributor The Hawley Co., said Tuesday that there were no injuries among his staff. Hawley is also taking and shipping orders now that …read more

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PeopleForBikes and Verde represented on Colorado outdoor industry advisory group

By Stephen Frothingham

DENVER (BRAIN) — The bike community has a voice in Colorado’s new Office of Outdoor Recreation, a state office that was created this year. Representatives from PeopleForBikes and Verde Brand Communications (which represents several bike industry brands) are on the office’s new advisory group, which was announced Monday.

The Office is part of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. It was established with the goal of providing a central point of contact, …read more

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Mountain bike pioneer Charlie Cunningham looking for help after injury

By Stephen Frothingham

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Friends of mountain bike pioneer Charlie Cunningham are running a crowd-funding campaign on Gofundme.com to help Cunningham with medical expenses following a bike accident in August.

According to the campaign’s homepage, Cunningham had a bike crash in early August.

“Charlie suffered broken bones, bruises, and trauma to his head. At the time, he didn’t feel his head injury was significant. Unfortunately, six weeks later, the head injury manifested …read more

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Caress steps down as president of triathlon trade group

By Stephen Frothingham

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jack Caress is stepping down as president of the trade group Triathlon Business International, the group announced Tuesday.

Caress, a founding member of TBI, will step down as of Jan. 24, at TBI’s 6th annual North American Conference in Marina del Rey, California. Caress said he will focus his time on his positions on the boards of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games and the Los Angeles Sports Council. …read more

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By Anna Maria Diaz-Balart

This was our first year attending North America’s biggest cycling industry convention. I’ll admit, things didn’t start off on the right foot, but after a week in Vegas, we returned home really excited about women’s cycling in 2016. Here’s our list of favorite things, in no particular order. These things made Interbike great, and might make your next year in the saddle even better.

Riemann P20 …read more

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Morning Links: LA BAC meets tonight, Los Feliz NC discusses LA mobility plan, and bike Metro’s Rideshare Week

By bikinginla Let’s catch up on a few events of immediate interest. First up, the Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee is meeting at 7 pm tonight in the LAPD Hollywood Division Community Room, 6501 Fountain Ave. This month’s agenda includes discussion of the role of the committee …read more

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Enve now shipping two high volume mountain wheel models

By Stephen Frothingham

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve is now shipping its M60 HV and M70 HV wheel models; the HV stands for “high volume.”

“Each wheel model in the M Series features an inner and outer rim width that is optimized for specific tire widths and volumes. Now that tire manufacturers are producing tires that exceed the volume specification of the first round of M Series wheels, Enve saw the need expand the …read more

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Today's the deadline to apply for a free store remodel in BRAIN's Retail Remodel Project

By Stephen Frothingham

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Applications are being accepted through the end of the day Monday for Bicycle Retailer’s second Retail Remodel Project, in which the magazine and several partners provide a free store remodel using current best practices.

3 Dots Design, a leading retail design firm, will execute the retail remodel. Bicycle Retailer and Industry News will document the store transformation. We will cover all costs but we do require you …read more

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Observation from the driver’s seat

By JustAnotherCyclist

I actually do use my bike for most of my travels these days. There are maybe 2 or 3 days a week that I drive a car, and those are trips that, logistically, can’t be accomplished any other way.

It is interesting from this perspective to observe other cyclists. Try and understand why other drivers might do what they do. Well… here’s my observation from my drive last night (in the dark):

  1. Bright headlight that …read more

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BPSA: Bike shipments flat, but e-bikes and gravel bikes growing

By Stephen Frothingham

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Product Suppliers Association members shipped 1.8 million bikes to dealers through August this year, less than half a percent more than they shipped in the same period last year.

The flat shipment total does not mean the market is static, however. Three types of bikes — which BPSA calls “Miscellaneous,” “Road-Other,” and “Unsuspended 27.5 and 29er” — each grew substantially.

E-bikes fall under the Miscellaneous category, which saw a 34 percent jump …read more

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