KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel is expanding its 2015-2016 Fall-Winter line to further embrace fat biking, the company said. It will be the third season that Club Ride has offered items designed and marketed for fat biking. The new line has increased from 31 products in 14/15 Fall-Winter to 45 products in 15/16 Fall-Winter, mainly due to adding more women’s apparel. The company said this has resulted in a 40 percent increase in dealer orders for female product over the previous year
UK’s biggest mountain bike demo day returns to Cannock Chase
UK retail giant Leisure Lakes Bikes is once again set host the UK’s biggest mountain bike demo day. The event will take place at the trails of Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, over the weekend of 20 and 21 March.
Participants should be spoilt for choice when it comes to machines to demo, with more than 170 bikes available from the likes of Specialized, Whyte, Santa Cruz, Orange, Trek, Yeti, Intense and more.
Several clothing and equipment manufacturers will also have stands at the show, so visitors can expect to see the latest kit from Fox Clothing, Hope, Giro and Science In Sport, among others.
The event will be free to attend and will start at 10am on both days. The last demo bikes will go out at 3:15pm. To get involved, all you need to do is register at the Leisure Lakes Bikes website.
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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Executives for PeopleForBikes have selected a researcher to survey U.S. rider participation including breakdowns of rides and rider types.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Journalists attending the Interbike International Expo this fall will get a chance to preview some of the latest products at a reception planned for Tuesday, Sept.
Editor’s note : A bicycleretailer.com story posted June 18 incorrectly stated that The NPD Group’s Sports and Leisure business would begin reporting expanded cycling sales data outside the specialty retail channel, including big-box and online retailers, starting in September. While such reporting is on NPD’s radar, the timing for that has not been set
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The NPD Group’s Sports and Leisure Trends business in September will begin reporting broader cycling sales data that, in addition to independent bike dealers, will also include big-box retailers, sporting goods chains, department stores, wholesale clubs and e-commerce operations.
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel sale were up 47 percent in the first quarter, to $856,000, compared to sales of $583,000 in the same quarter last year. The privately held bike clothing brand voluntarily releases financial information each quarter. The company said its gross margins and net margins also showed steady improvement; gross margin in the first quarter this year was 38.1 percent, up from 36.7 percent last year. Club Ride introduced its 2014/2015 Fall-Winter collection to dealers in January, with deliveries expected in August
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wisconsin retailer Wheel & Sprocket and Pennsylvania-based Strategic Solutions – S2 are releasing a new analytics tool for single- or multi-store bike retailers. The Wheel Toolkit links to point of sale systems (currently Ascend and Litespeed/MerchantOS) and provides owners and managers with real-time data
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Retailers and suppliers gathered for annual conferences this week in Monterey Bay. At separate meetings held in hotels within walking distance of each other, panel sessions and keynotes kicked off Tuesday and continue through Wednesday and Thursday.
Unit sales and dollars down for the month.