Bike News

Don Watterson, a Toronto retailer, distributor and city bike innovator, dies at 71

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Don Watterson, the founder of Curbside Cycle and Fourth Floor Distribution, died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was 71 years old

Specialized opens company-owned store in Costa Mesa, California

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has opened a company-owned store in Costa Mesa, California, which the company said it considers “an investment to support the growth of the cycling community in Southern California and to test opportunities and experience learnings first-hand to better support retail partners.” The store is a full-service retail location, selling both bikes and equipment, with limited inventory and a focus on blending digital and physical retail. Additionally, there is a large focus on custom apparel tailored to a Southern California theme

LAB names new Bicycle Friendly Businesses

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) —The League of American Bicyclists has recognized 60 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses, a list that includes major banks, an NFL stadium, bike share organizations, bike retailers and manufacturers. Since the program began in 2008, nearly 1,400 businesses have received the designation after showing they had facilities and programs that encouraged bike use.

Reid Bikes offers IBDs a $329 commuter bike to compete with department store offerings

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Reid Bikes, an Australia-based brand distributed in the U.S. since 2015 , is now offering IBDs a $329 commuter bike that the brand said will allow shops to compete with department store bikes.

Eclipse eclipses Electric Bike Expo

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Electric Bike Expo has canceled this weekend’s consumer test fest in Portland because Monday’s total solar eclipse, which makes landfall south of the city, has wreaked havoc on its logistics

Eclipse eclipses Electric Bike Expo

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Electric Bike Expo has canceled this weekend’s consumer test fest in Portland because Monday’s total solar eclipse, which makes landfall south of the city, has wreaked havoc on its logistics

Canyon goes live with US sales

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon has officially launched sales to consumers in the United States. The Germany-based company began taking orders for road, mountain, triathlon, and commuter bikes on canyon.com .

Canyon goes live with US sales

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Canyon has officially launched sales to consumers in the United States. The Germany-based company began taking orders for road, mountain, triathlon, and commuter bikes on canyon.com

Northwest Tech enters bike market with custom mountain bike shorts and jerseys

SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Northwest Tech, a supplier of custom snow sports clothing, is entering the bike world with a custom program for mountain bike shorts and jerseys. The U.S.-made items are customizable with color, jersey sleeve and inseam length and other options.

New and returning sponsors support Arthritis Foundation’s California tour

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The Arthritis Foundation’s California Coast Classic Bike Tour fundraising ride will depart from San Francisco on Sept. 9 backed by presenting sponsor Amgen and a host of industry and non-endemic sponsors. Biotech company Amgen is the longstanding lead sponsor of the Foundation’s eight-day fundraising ride, and the company also recruits a team to fundraise and ride it.