Trump recognizes wounded veterans on Soldier Ride visit to the White House

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump honored a group of wounded veterans at a White House ceremony Thursday. The veterans were taking part in the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride, a multi-day bike ride in the D.C. area. The Soldier Ride is a tradition that began in 2008. \”This was an amazing experience for our warriors, and I am so grateful for President Donald Trump\’s kind words and encouragement,\” said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington in a statement. \”For over a decade, Wounded Warrior Project has […]

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Colorado passes e-bike bill, becomes fourth state with legislation on the books

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed HB 17-1151 this week, a bill defining a three-class system for electric-assist bikes depending on their top speed and whether the electric motor assists while pedaling. The new state law requires manufacturers to label e-bikes so they are easy to identify and gives local government authority to manage e-bikes on bike paths under their jurisdiction. The bill doesn\’t affect management of eMTBs on public mountain bike and hiking trails. It\’s only applicable to the road, bike lanes and […]

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Pearl Izumi becomes exclusive cycling apparel, training apparel and cycling shoe sponsor of USA Triathlon

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi is now the exclusive cycling apparel, training apparel and cycling shoe sponsor of USA Triathlon, including the USA Triathlon National Team, USA Paratriathlon National Team and Team USA. \”We are proud to announce our partnership with USA Triathlon,\” said Andrew Hammond, global brand manager for Pearl Izumi. \”We look forward to a close relationship with this dedicated group of athletes, from pros to the newly initiated.\” Pearl Izumi will outfit the elite athletes on the USA Triathlon and USA Paratriathlon National Teams […]

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Emerald Expositions files for IPO

Owner of Interbike and Outdoor Retailer wants to go public. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Emerald Expositions Events Inc. has filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company, owned by the Onex private equity company, owns and operates the Interbike and Outdoor Retailer trade shows, in addition to about 50 other shows. It is the largest operator of trade shows in the U.S. and had revenue last year of $323.7 million, with $22.2 million in net income. Emerald also owns Bicycle Retailer

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Marin recalling about 470 mountain bikes over rigid fork concerns

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes is recalling about 470 bikes, in the U.S. and Canada, because the rigid forks can bend or break during use. The company has received four reports of forks bending, with no injuries reported. The recall involves two Marin Mountain bicycle model years and model names: the 2016 Pine Mountain 1 and 2017 Pine Mountain model. The bicycles were sold in five frame sizes and in one basic color scheme (silver painted frame with orange painted fork.)  Consumers can contact Marin […]

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Chamois Butt’r unveils new product packaging

Company is also introducing new pump-top bottle for team sharing. PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (BRAIN) — Chamois Butt\’r has unveiled updated packaging across its entire product collection, making use of the brand\’s updated logo. The brand also is introducing a new 32-ounce pump-top bottle for both its Original and Her\’ creams. The pump-top and larger size make it ideal for team sharing, the company said. The new packaging was created by Minneapolis-based Adventure Advertising. It uses color coordinated tags to easily identify products. For example, Chamois Butt\’r Original will […]

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#morekidsonbikes: New youth cycling group works with university to ‘map’ existing youth programs

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Youth Cycling Alliance, which was formed last year following a meeting at Interbike, is working with UC Berkeley\’s Haas School of Business to map and assess existing youth cycling programs around the country. The National Youth Cycling Research Initiative is funded by a research grant. It seeks to gain input from youth cycling organizations, map the national youth cycling network and understand the dynamics of youth cycling programs operating in the United States. The YCA came out of a meeting last September […]

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Interbike hires Fred Clements for retail relations position

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has hired former longtime NBDA executive director Fred Clements to fill the newly created position of retail relations director. Clements will work as part of the Interbike marketing staff to develop and strengthen the relationships between the show and the independent bicycle retailer. The new role will also help identify, analyze and assess new strategic opportunities that will enhance the attendee experience, the show said. The position is designed to be a direct communication link between retailers and Interbike, and […]

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RockShox releases new remote for Reverb dropper post

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockShox has introduced a new shifter-style remote for its Reverb dropper post. The company said Reverb 1x Remote remote has a low-lever-force hydraulic design and redesigned ergonomics to make it easier for riders to use.  The remote has a Bleeding Edge fitting to make it easier to bleed the hydraulic line. It is compatible with all B1 and A2 Reverb and Reverb Stealth dropper models. A Reverb Stealth with 1x remote will retail for $399. An upgrade kit will retail for $95 and […]

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