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PeopleForBikes and Bicycle Blue Book collaborate to promote National Trade-in Your Bike Month

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Blue Book and PeopleForBikes are promoting a self-declared National Trade-in Your Bike Month in June. PeopleForBikes recently promoted bike trade-ins on its blog and included Bicycle Blue Book’s directory of retailers who participate in its trade-in program

Moots and Ibis donate bikes to benefit advocacy and trail building

Each company has offered up a bike to be raffled by regional groups.

BPSA: Dollar sales to retailers up in June

First-half numbers still below same period in 2016. BOULDER, Colo

Industry marks National Bike Month with promotions

BALTIMORE (BRAIN) — The bike industry is marking National Bike Month with various promotions, including giveaways and events.  Schwinn is teaming up with Winnebago to give away bikes and other gear each day this month. The prizes include bikes, bike accessories and Winnebago outdoor gear (but apparently not a full Winnebago RV) Organizers of the Armed Forces Cycling Classic, a non-competitive ride that starts in Arlington, Virginia, are using the month to try to drive registration for the event, which is June 11

Velotooler app up and running, adds insurance and new partnerships

HAMDEN, Ct.

French company shows off ‘digital manufactured’ bike by riding it from Las Vegas to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A manufacturing company, Sculpteo, made a point this month by riding a bike made with its digital manufacturing technologies from Las Vegas to San Francisco. Sculpteo, based in Paris, has a factory in San Francisco. It introduced its bike at the CES Show in Las Vegas earlier this month.

J&B endorses mountain bike stage race in Cuba

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Miami-based J&B Importers is endorsing the inaugural Titan Tropic, a five-stage mountain bike race to be held in December this year in Cuba.

Electric bike with 10-inch-wide tire headed for crowdfunding campaign

MIAMI (BRAIN) — A Florida company is introducing an electric bike with a 10-inch-wide front ATV tire, made for use on soft beach sand or deep snow.? The XTERRAIN500 Electric Bicycle has a 500-watt electric motor and uses a 4.6-inch-wide rear tire.

Velo Orange plans dealer tour in solar-powered Airstream trailer

ANNAPOLIS, Md.?(BRAIN) — The bike touring brand Velo Orange will embark on a season-long dealer tour starting this month, traveling in retro-style in a vintage solar-powered Airstream trailer.? The Grand Cruz Dealer Tour is named for a Velo Orange bike model. Industry veterans John Byfield and Kate Heber of Flying Cloud Enterprises LLC have contracted with Velo Orange to produce the tour, serving as Velo Orange emissaries. The tour starts this month with visits to dealers along the West Coast

Competitive Cyclist: Strava signups were six-times expectations

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — After getting a response that was about six times expectations, Competitive Cyclist is having to “pause” its store credit program with Strava, which it launched earlier this month.? The program awarded $1 in store credit for each hour a consumer rode a bike, as tracked by Strava.com. The program was limited to $40 in store credit, which would expire at the end of the month following the ride. On Tuesday, Competitive Cyclist emailed participants that the company was temporarily not accepting new registrants and would stop issuing new credits Tuesday.