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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.

Mavic’s Larry Burke leaves company to take a VP sales role at Polartec

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Larry Burke, an 18-year veteran at Mavic, has had a front-row seat during some of the most tumultuous changes in the global wheel business.

The Wright Brothers Foundation wants to license its trademark to bicycle businesses

The foundation has previously licensed its mark to companies including Shinola. Now it's looking for partners who make or sell other bike products, including retailers. DAYTON, Ohio (BRAIN) — The Wright Brothers USA, the commercial arm of The Wright Brothers Family Foundation, has launched a new program offering businesses the license for the name of The Wright Brothers on bicycles, equipment and accessories, as well as bicycle-related businesses like stores and touring companies

Bedford shop partners with local brewery to create destination store

BEDFORD, Pa. (BRAIN) — Fat Jimmy’s Outfitters and Olde Bedford Brewing Company are teaming up to offer bikes, boats and beer to customers in the Bedford County area. Olde Bedford Brewing Company, a startup micro-brewery will occupy 1,500 square feet of the 10,000-square-foot store, which sells kayaks, bikes and other outdoor gear.

Former retailer launches software allowing customer feedback

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Brandon Dwight, the former co-owner of Boulder Cycle Sport here, has launched a software program that allows shops to easily gather feedback from customers who received technical service at their stores. Service Reign is an add-on “integration” for the Lightspeed Retail POS

Former retailer launches software allowing customer feedback

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Brandon Dwight, the former co-owner of Boulder Cycle Sport here, has launched a software program that allows shops to easily gather feedback from customers who received technical service at their stores

Williams Cycling moves away from online-only, opens sales to bike shops

STOCKTON, Calif.

Houston retailers brave Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON (BRAIN) — A massive slice of southeast Texas is essentially shut down for business as Hurricane Harvey continues to drench the region in rainfall. Steve Matill, director of sales for Hans Johnsen Company, a Dallas-based distributor, said he knows of at least five stores that are flooded and most likely several more

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Phillip Lucas transitions to part-time work with Velocomp, returns to Europe

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — Phillip Lucas is transitioning to part-time consulting work with Velocomp, where he has worked for the past year. Lucas is returning to Europe to live closer to his family and work via his Netherlands-based consulting firm, Upshift Sports Consulting. Lucas said he will spend the fall trade shows welcoming and to responding to inquiries from new clients

Puello family to launch new brand with KTM Industries

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — Susanne Puello, who this spring left Accell’s Winora Group — a company her grandfather founded — plans to launch two new brands in partnership with KTM Industries AG at Eurobike later this month. Puello and KTM announced Tuesday that they had formed PEXCO GmbH, “a bicycle company focusing on e-mobility.” PEXCO, which stands for ”Puello e-mobility crossover company,” will be based in Schweinfurt