Torcano to distribute RedMonkey Sports’ grips

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries has become the exclusive international distributor for grip brand RedMonkey Sports. Orange County-based RedMonkey Sports is owned by Michael Nasco, who grew up racing BMX

Next Fat Bike Summit planned for Wyoming in January

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (BRAIN) — The fourth annual Global Fat Bike Summit will be held here Jan. 23-25 at the Snow King Resort.  The event, sponsored by QBP,  brings together fat bike manufacturers, retailers, public land managers, advocates, and the public for educational conferences, demos, clinics, product displays, and races

Focus USA hires e-bike manager for Kalkhoff, Focus brands

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — With the appointment of a dedicated North America e-bike manager, Focus Bicycles USA plans to make Kalkhoff and Focus e-bikes more available in the United States

Ritte signs with Echos for PR support

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Ritte has signed Echos Communications to support the Los Angeles bike brand’s PR and media relations. “We are excited to add Ritte to our growing roster of brands,” said Billy Sinkford, partner in Echos with founder Rob Reedy.

North Carolina retailer gets new digs, adds beer


REI to be exclusive retailer for Ghost bikes in US

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI is bringing German mountain bike brand Ghost to the U.S., selling the high-performance bikes exclusively through REI stores and starting in January.   “Partnering with Ghost brand bicycles allows us to offer a premium, high-performance, award-winning bicycle brand with full distribution across the United States,” said Mike Cannon, REI merchandising manager for bike. “We are impressed with the level of detail, smart design and engineering Ghost brand bicycles bring to the industry. The line will also help round out our bike assortment so REI can better support all levels of cycling.” Founded in 1993 in the Bavaria region of Germany, Ghost is part of Accell Group NV and its North American business entity, Accell NA

Nite Ize’s LED saddle bag adds visibility to storage

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The SaddleLight LED Bike Bag from Nite Ize offers all the room of a normal bike bag but also comes with reflective detailing and a red LED tail light. Outlined with reflective trim and a bright LED with two modes — steady glow and continuous flash — the SaddeLight is made with recycled PET water-resistant fabric and has a bright white interior for easily finding items.

Unibike unites clashing Spanish bike festivals

MADRID (BRAIN) — The Spanish bike industry heaved a collective sigh of relief this past weekend after two rival bike shows that have competed for the same September dates the past two years joined forces to produce Unibike, which took place at Madrid’s IFEMA exhibition hall over the weekend.

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PeopleForBikes offers European study tours to more U.S. cities


Annual Saris Gala fundraiser set for Oct. 10