Shades Monkey offers handlebar stem storage for sunglasses

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Shades Monkey is a product to “semi-securely” store sunglasses on uphills or other times while riding.  The patent-pending design comes in two colors, blue or orange, and fits a variety of stem sizes with a self-hooking band. The product was developed by Park City mountain biker Andy Houston. It retails for $9.99.

Strider forms nonprofit foundation to distribute balance bikes to organizations


Strider expecting tiny competitors from 9 countries at its world championships

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes is expecting competitors from at least nine countries at its Strider Cup World Championship event, planned for Salt Lake City July 21-22.  The company said it was expecting about 40 racers from outside the U.S., including toddlers from China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Japan, Russia, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand and Canada. The lineup includes 24 kids from Japan.  The youngest registered racer so far is 19-month-old Xarin Galindo of West Jordan, Utah.  The Strider Cup World Championship includes the 2-and-under class and the 3-year-old class, both sponsored by LDS Hospital

PressCamp: Strong sales season for Pivot speeds debut of new models

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Pivot had been scheduled to unveil the revamp of its Mach 4 Carbon model at Eurobike. But a robust early selling season for the original version of the lightweight 27.5-inch, 115-millimeter-travel trail bike, which debuted here at PressCamp three years ago, accelerated the time table. With a low-slung toptube providing generous standover, the bike was a favorite among shorter riders, and had sold out from sizes XS to M about a month and half ago, Pivot founder Chris Cocalis said.

Transportation officials hold webinar on ‘near miss’ bike incidents

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — The  National Association of City Transportation Officials will hold a free webinar Monday on how close calls and aggressive drivers affect bike use. ” Fear of being hit and seriously injured by a car is a major deterrent for people considering whether to bike on city streets,” a NACTO press release said.

North American Bikeshare Association hires first executive director

BOSTON (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association has hired its first executive director, Samantha Herr. Herr is the former program manager for the City of Boston, where she spearheaded efforts to offer low-cost bikeshare memberships, making it one of the first major U.S. cities to focus on equity in bike share

Shimano to open urban pop-up store in New York City this summer

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — Shimano is opening a pop-up concept store here next week, where it will feature 33 bikes using the brand’s new urban component groups, Metrea, Alfine and Steps.  The store is at 473 West Broadway, at  West Houston and West Broadway, and will be open from June 23 until August 20.  The store is called Shimano Bike NYC. Besides showcasing the new bikes, it will offer rentals and host events and weekend tours. It’s now accepting reservations for rentals and group rides at its website,

Memphis bike share system planned for spring 2018 launch

New system will be the largest to use B-Cycle's Dash system. MEMPHIS, Tenn

Populo launches sub-$1,000 Sport urban e-bike

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Populo Bicycles’ new Sport model is a singlespeed urban e-bike that retails for less than $1,000.

Timbuk2 to hold Summer Sessions events at its stores through September

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) – Starting today, San Francisco-based bag maker Timbuk2 will host a series of nationwide events the company hopes will inspire urban adventures in Chicago, New York, Denver, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Venice, California. These Summer Sessions events will take place through September in its stores and include special deals, beer tastings and margaritas made with human-powered bike blenders.