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Florida retailers and suppliers brace for Irma

MIAMI (BRAIN) — On the heels of flooding and devastation in Houston following Hurricane Harvey, Florida businesses are bracing for what is being forecasted as a Category 5 storm set to hit the state this weekend. Irma was set to hit Southern Florida by early Sunday, but mandatory evacuations had been issued by Thursday in some parts of Miami-Dade County and public schools in the county were closed Thursday and Friday. Mack’s Cycle & Fitness, one of the Miami area’s largest retailers, was closing early Thursday afternoon when BRAIN called.  “We’ll be closed through the weekend and I hope we can re-open Monday or Tuesday depending on how the weekend goes,” said Isabella Rojas, a lead salesperson at Mack’s

Wahoo Fitness shows climb simulator for KICKR trainers

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — At Eurobike, Wahoo Fitness is demonstrating a new device that raises or lowers the front end of a bike on its newest KICKR trainers to simulate climbing or descending when used with software like Zwift.

Wahoo Fitness shows climb simulator for KICKR trainers

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — At Eurobike, Wahoo Fitness is demonstrating a new device that raises or lowers the front end of a bike on its newest KICKR trainers to simulate climbing or descending when used with software like Zwift. The $599.99 KICKR CLIMB is designed to work only with the latest versions of Wahoo’s KICKR and KICKR Snap smart trainers. Because the bike’s rear dropouts must pivot around that trainer’s axle for the climb simulator to work, use with older KICKRs or other trainers would damage the bike.  The CLIMB can simulate climbs up to a 20 percent grade and descents of as much as -10 percent

League of American Bicyclists recognizes Bicycle Friendly Businesses in all 50 states

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — In celebration of National Bike to Work Week, the League of American Bicyclists welcomes 34 new and renewingBicycle Friendly Businesses.

League of American Bicyclists recognizes Bicycle Friendly Businesses in all 50 states

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — In celebration of National Bike to Work Week, the League of American Bicyclists welcomes 34 new and renewingBicycle Friendly Businesses. They join 1,343 businesses in all 50 states and the District of Columbia that have earned BFB status.

Cycling participation edges higher in 2016, NSGA reports

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — Cycling participation ticked up a mild 0.5 percent to 36.2 million riders in 2016, according to new figures from the National Sporting Goods Association.

Cycling participation edges higher in 2016, NSGA reports

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — Cycling participation ticked up a mild 0.5 percent to 36.2 million riders in 2016, according to new figures from the National Sporting Goods Association. The NSGA defines participants as those who have ridden a bike six or more days per year, and tracks this for Americans ages 7 and up

DRAFT in Monterey: Speakers pitch ideas for getting more people on bikes

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It’s called DRAFT, and PeopleForBikes had the idea for it about two years ago.

Velocomp releases PowerHouse mobile training app, developed with coach Hunter Allen

JUPITER, Fla.

Velocomp releases PowerHouse mobile training app, developed with coach Hunter Allen

JUPITER, Fla. (BRAIN) — Velocomp LLC, the maker of the PowerPod BLE power meter, has released a mobile training app developed with well-known coach and author Hunter Allen. The free app is available from the Apple App store and works exclusively with PowerPod BLE power meters; it is compatible with any iPhone 5 or newer model.