Strider Sports announces 2018 Strider Cup race schedule

Next year's events will be in Fort Worth, Cleveland, Seattle and Boulder. RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes has announced the dates and locations for its 2018 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children.

Tern e-cargo bike, the GSD, wins Media Preview Award at Interbike

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Bike media who attended Tuesday night’s Media Preview event chose the Tern GSD bikes as their favorite product at the event. The GSD is a compact, small wheeled cargo bike with electric assist, It can carry up to two small passengers or one large one, or hundreds of pounds of cargo.

Interbike Q&A: Gregg Bagni sounds off on state of trade shows, retail landscape

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Gregg Bagni is like no other personality in the business.

Combined Ridley/Merckx brands launch dual strategy for US market

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The two Belgian brands Ridley and Eddy Merckx are making their first combined appearance here at Interbike, as the brands unveil their dual strategy.

Breakfast talk: How a bike trail put Indianapolis on the map

Indianapolis was named as one of 52 places you must visit in 2014 by The New York Times following the opening of its Cultural Trail, said keynote speaker Brian Payne. LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Brian Payne, CEO of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, began his keynote at the Industry Breakfast lamenting that Indianapolis wasn’t chosen as the venue for Interbike next year.

Top pro road team to race 3T’s Strada, with single chainring, disc brakes and wide tires, next season

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — At least one team will ride a single-chainring, disc brake road bike in some of the world’s biggest races next season. The Aqua Blue Sport team, an Irish-based Pro Continental squad, will race the 3T Strada bike in 2018. The team, which is gunning for a Tour de France wild card invite and WorldTour status in the coming seasons, includes American pro road champion Larry Warbasse.

Yamaha soft-launching line of house-brand e-bikes at show

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Yamaha, known for its motorcycles and powersports products, is raising the curtain — halfway, at least — on a new, four-model line of electric bikes that it will launch in the United States and Japan early next year.  Yamaha is displaying only prototypes at its booth at the Interbike show this week, and won’t publicly disclose spec and other details until a formal product introduction later this year. Company officials call the Interbike presence more of a “brand launch” than a product launch, and those looking for detailed information will be disappointed. At Interbike, interested retailers can learn more specifics under a nondisclosure agreement so they can include Yamaha in their 2018 buying plans

Reno-Tahoe takes up big booth to talk up new show venue

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Interbike is moving to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center next year and to Lake Tahoe’s Northstar California resort for its outdoor festival and demo. The RSCVA has nearly a dozen people here walking the show and manning its 20×20 booth, which is in the lobby area.

Q&A: Vegas retailer counts on bike community support in gubernatorial bid

Jared Fisher owns Las Vegas Cyclery, Moab Cyclery and touring company Escape Adventures. He’s vying for the Republican nomination in the Nevada governor’s race

Colorado authorities launch homicide investigation after missing shop employee is found dead

Longtime friend at Interbike says Timothy Watkins was well-known and loved in the local bike community. LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The Sheriff’s Office in El Paso County, Colorado, has begun a homicide investigation after a longtime mountain bike trail advocate and retail mechanic was found dead Sunday. Timothy Watkins, 60, a mechanic at Old Town Bike Shop in Colorado Springs, had been missing since Sept