california

Roy Wallack hired to pen book on Richard Long’s life

SANTA ANA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Longtime bike journalist Roy Wallack has been commissioned to write a book about Richard Long, the co-founder of GT Bicycles.  Long died in 1996 in a motorcycle accident while driving to Big Bear, California for a NORBA National.

Race Across America launching consumer festival at event start

OCEANSIDE, Calif.

Fox Factory reports 10.3% sales growth in bike products in Q1

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.

Colorado Legislature passes ‘Safety Stop’ bill

DENVER (BRAIN) — Colorado could become the third state with a law that allows bicyclists to treat some stop signs like yield signs and red lights like stop signs.

Osprey Packs names Jack Gresmer bike sales manager

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs has hired industry veteran Jack Gresmer as bike sales manager. “I couldn’t be more pleased to have Jack join the Osprey team,” said Jeff Busic, Osprey’s vice president of global sales

City governments struggle as bike sharing upsets traditional transportation models

MONTEREY, Calif.

Kitsbow developing mountain bike gloves with Mechanix Wear

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Upscale mountain bike clothing maker Kitsbow is working with glove maker Mechanix Wear on a new line of mountain bike gloves that will be launched later this year. Kitsbow plans to offer two models of riding gloves with Mechanix branding.  Mechanix Wear is based in Valencia, California, and produces gloves for the  automotive, industrial, tactical and construction industries.

BPSA, PeopleForBikes to examine ties as issues grow more complex

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It’s a tentative move couched in words like “cautious,” “respectful,” “tentative,” and “complex.” But the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and PeopleForBikes have agreed to examine whether the BPSA should move to combine forces with the industry’s leading advocacy association. “We are starting an examination of our relationship,” said Adam Micklin, the BPSA’s president, in an interview Wednesday at the Bicycle Leadership Conference

ANA adds Haibike to its omnichannel program with launch of e-commerce site in US

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has added its Haibike e-bike brand to its omnichannel program with the launch of an e-commerce site for the brand

Kona raffle and party during Sea Otter will benefit California trail groups

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles will hold a pair of fundraising events at next week’s Sea Otter Classic to benefit two mountain bike advocacy groups and their efforts to rebuild trails damaged in last year’s California wildfires. At Booth 576 during the Sea Otter expo, Kona will raffle off a limited-edition bike (just 200 made) valued at $2,299. Only 250 tickets will be sold at $20 each.