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.

UBI hires B Vivit, recipient of women’s mechanic scholarship

ASHLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — United Bicycle Institute has hired B Vivit, a graduate of the 2017 Quality Bicycle Products Women’s Mechanic Scholarship

Bicycle Colorado seeks new executive director

DENVER (BRAIN) — Bicycle Colorado has launched a national search for a new executive director as Dan Grunig, the advocacy group’s leader for the past 15 years, steps down in December. “Bicycle Colorado is poised to advance important active transportation issues across the state. I’m convinced this organization will continue to be a major driver toward ensuring Colorado ultimately becomes the most bike friendly state in the nation,” Grunig said.

Peter Henry joins NBDA board of directors

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Peter Henry, the president of the New England retail chain Landry’s Bicycles, has joined the National Bicycle Dealers Association’s board of directors.

Dirt Fest West Virginia attracts 900-plus riders

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — West Virginia’s Big Bear Lake Camplands was the scene for the Dirt Fest West Virginia mountain bike festival earlier this month. The event attracted more than 900 riders from 20 states and Canada

Interbike sells out its e-bike test track spots

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike says The Circuit, its indoor electric bike test track, has sold out for the third year in a row and will be officially sponsored by Bosch. The show also announced an agreement that extends its partnership with the Electric Bike Association as the official development partner of The Circuit at Interbike.

Othon Ochsner, importer and connoisseur of the finer things, dies at 83

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Othon Henry Ochsner II, the president of Ochsner International, died Friday at age 83 after a short illness. Ochsner was well known in the industry for his love of the sport of cycling and of the finer things in life, including food, wine, automobiles, world travel and bicycles. In addition to running the distribution business that his father founded in 1969, Ochsner authored several books of restaurant reviews and was the founder of the Ochsner Museum of Contemporary Art, Automobiles and Bicycles in Lake Bluff, Illinois.

BRAIN and USA Cycling survey bike retailers about youth cycling programs

Survey respondents eligible for prize drawing. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo

BRAIN seeks retailers to join State of Retail panel for upcoming year

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for retailers to participate in our 2017-2018 State of Retail panel.

Burke ushers in ‘Bicycle Advocacy 3.0’ at PlacesForBikes conference

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) – John Burke began with a history lesson. Opening the inaugural PlacesForBikes conference in his hometown Wednesday night, Burke, the president of Trek, recalled the phone call he received 20 years ago from former Rep. Jim Oberstar of Minnesota