NEMBAfest attracts 1,900 riders

EAST BURKE, Vt. (BRAIN) — The New England Mountain Bike Association’s annual festival, NEMBAfest @ Kingdom Trails, attracted 1,900 riders and 71 industry expo booths this weekend

Bike brands and shops support musician’s ride around Lake Superior

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Several bike industry suppliers and retailers are supporting musician Ben Weaver’s planned 16-day ride around Lake Superior next month. Bag maker Banjo Brothers is one of the tour’s supporters. The company also supported a tour that Weaver did last fall with novelist Jonathan Miles

Interbike adds Fit Symposium to trade show lineup


Scott Sports acquires Bergamont

GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Scott Sports SA has purchased Bergamont Fahrrad Vertrieb GmbH from BMC Group Holding AG, which acquired the German bike brand in 2008. Since that time, Bergamont’s sales have doubled, Scott stated in a release. The sale comes as BMC Group Holding, whose portfolio includes e-bike maker Stromer as well as BMC, reorganizes with a focus on the sportive segment, the release added

E-bikes power up PressCamp

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Wednesday’s slate of meetings with exhibitors at PressCamp was electrifying, literally.

CGI names John Bradley editor-in-chief of Velo

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — John Bradley?has been named editor-in-chief of the Velo brand, effective immediately, Competitor Group Inc. president?Josh Furlow?announced Wednesday. A media veteran with more than 20 years’ experience as an editor and journalist, Bradley assumes the reins of? Velo? magazine and? .

PeopleForBikes announces community grants for spring 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced its community grants for spring 2015, ranging from $800 to $10,000 and supporting infrastructure and advocacy initiatives in seven communities across the country. Grant recipients this round include: BIKE SHIFT Youth Leadership Program ? (Chicago): Slow Roll Chicago will use $10,000 granted by PeopleForBikes to develop a teen leadership program focused on creating safe bicycle access to the new Big Marsh Bike Park on the Southeast Side of Chicago

OpEd: Caution, this cyclist stops for litter

Editor’s Note: This opinion piece was written by Tal Johnson, the president and COO of GU Energy Labs. I’ve noticed a correlation: the less healthy a product, the more it gets littered. Cigarette cartons

Yeti launches two women’s bike models

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Under a bluebird Colorado sky, Yeti Cycles quietly showed two women’s bikes for the first time to racers and spectators attending the 6th annual Beti Bike Bash, held June 14th. A longtime supporter of the Bash, Yeti was onsite with a full range of demos for women to test on the trails at Phillip S

Scott to offer five 27.5-plus models in the US

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott Sports will offer five 27.5-plus mountain bikes in the U.S. this year, adopting a 40mm wide rim and 2.8-inch wide tires to create what the company says is the best compromise between fat-tire handling, weight and rolling resistance