AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The UCI on Friday reminded the industry that starting in the new year, it will relax some rules on how riders are positioned on time trial bikes, making the bike approval process at races quicker and more predictable. Earlier on Friday, BRAIN reported that the UCI had delayed implementation of new tests for aero wheels , and that the bike industry was increasingly optimistic about improved relations with the UCI. Brian Cookson was elected the organization’s president in September, after a contentious election in which he promised reforms in a number of areas.
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By Wendy Booher GUADIX, Spain (BRAIN) — El Patronato Provincial del Turismo de Granada, the provincial tourism department of Granada, recently convened more than 80 participants representing 18 business sectors at Enturna, the International School of Rural and Environmental Tourism, to boost efforts for developing cyclotourism in Spain. The program, “Cyclotourism, a singular potential for tourism,” presented cyclotourism as travel pivotal to the bike, and categorized it as loaded touring (with panniers), sport tourism (racing, gran fondos, supported tours, mountain bike parks), and urban cyclotourism (bike sharing, city bike tours)
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets is teaming up with IMBA for the second year to provide grants for trail building.
GRAFTON, WI (BRAIN) — Erik’s Bike and Board’s 21 st store is slated to open on Saturday. The new store is located just north of Milwaukee, about 17 miles from its 20 th store in Whitefish Bay, which opened in October. Erik’s moved into a space previously occupied by Grafton Ski and Cyclery and began renovating it this fall. “We are excited to bring Erik’s service and great selection to the residents of Grafton and the greater Milwaukee area.
A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements Editor’s note: This blog post was written by Fred Clements , executive director of the National Bicycle Dealers Association . Clements’ previous blog posts can be read on bikedealerblog.wordpress.com .
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The uneasy relationship between the industry and cycling’s international governing body, the UCI, has improved, just a bit, over the course of 2013. But members of an industry committee that meets with the UCI say there are signs UCI’s new president and management team will eventually allow much better relations.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Mountain climber and Emmy nominated film producer Chris Warner will be the keynote speaker at the Bicycle Leadership Conference next April, organizers said. Warner will talk about building better leaders during a session on the first day, kicking off two full days of panel discussions, networking, group bike rides and group dinners.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized has renewed its financial commitment to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, the organizing body for high school mountain biking in the United States. The bike brand is a Founding National Sponsor and a continued Platinum Level supporter, and will provide a combination of product and cash for NICA’s 2014 season. Simon Dunne, Specialized’s global advocacy manager, said he was inspired by NICA’s growth and excited about its potential in the coming years. “The enthusiasm for NICA within the industry is undeniable – we all recognize the importance of giving youth an outlet through cycling and I have no doubt that industry support will continue to climb
ST. CHARLES, IL (BRAIN) — Sigma USA’s newest light, the SIGGI, is a 1?2 watt USB rechargeable light with an integrated silicone strap for quick mounting.