Guru and 51 Speedshop to host fit seminars

By Lynette Carpiet

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Guru and 51 Speedshop will host bike fit training seminars at the Guru Academy Oct. 21-22 and in Denver at Define Cycling Nov. 10-11. Mat Steinmetz and Dave Ripley of 51 Speedshop and the Guru Academy Advisory, and Jane Pearson, Guru’s director of education and business development will lead the seminars.

“Our new Mile High Training seminars will expand the Guru Academy’s leadership position within North America and …read more

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Showers Pass launches B2B website for IBDs

By Toby Hill

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Showers Pass has launched an IBD support program that includes a new B2B website giving dealers access to 24/7 ordering, real-time inventory, and shipping and account customization. Other highlights of the new program include tiered pricing, showroom sampling and expedited drop-shipping to consumers.

“We believe in supporting and empowering our retail partners, and making Showers Pass easy to do business with,” says Adrian Richardson, Showers Pass sales manager. “These new …read more

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Harvest Retail Marketing offers services to non-Trek retailers

By Lynette Carpiet

OMAHA, Neb. (BRAIN) — Harvest Retail Marketing will begin offering its services to all independent bicycle retailers beginning with the holiday 2015 season.

Harvest has provided marketing services exclusively to Trek retailers since 2007, but will begin to expand its client base to meet the growing demand for premium marketing among the nation’s largest retailers.

Harvest will continue to work with Trek retailers in a way that compliments the Trek Connect program, but will also begin …read more

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Create demand. Suppliers will follow.

By JustAnotherCyclist


As long as there are people willing to buy stolen bikes, there are people willing to supply them. While we can all do things to help protect us as individual riders, and our bikes, it doesn’t really go to the source of the problem. Many local jurisdictions have come up with some great and creative programs to try and stem the supply. But as long as bike theft is a relatively …read more

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Morning Links: Did Santa Barbara driver commit 2014 road rage, and bike lanes really are good for business

By bikinginla Maybe there’s more to the story. Yesterday we mentioned the Santa Barbara bike collision that sent two-time Olympic gold medal volleyball player Craig Buck to the hospital with major head trauma. Now Cyclelicious points out the similarities between the pickup involved in that collision, and …read more

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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 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 Pretty Fast

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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