over-the-summer

Vail Outlier event expands offerings

The late September festival in Colorado is expanding its demo and its enduro, and adding a gravel grinder and e-bike event. VAIL, Colo. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Outlier Offroad Festival have announced additions for the event, which is scheduled for Sept.

IMBA relaunches Model Trails program

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After a year on hold, IMBA is relaunching its Model Trails program, which recognizes outstanding mountain bike trails and locations. Trails are awarded with Epic designations and gold, silver and bronze-level Ride Center designations

Levi’s opens bike commuter hubs this summer

BROOKLYN, New York (BRAIN) — Levi’s is opening up pop-up bike commuter gathering places in three cities this summer: Brooklyn, New York; Los Angeles; and London. Since launching its bike commuter line three years ago, Levi’s has toured the country with a mobile bike shop, stopping in key cycling cities to provide bike tuning and tailoring of its Commuter clothing, including its jeans.

Online UK retailer Wiggle names new CEO

PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Online UK bike retailer Wiggle announced that Stefan Barden will succeed Humphrey Cobbold as chief executive of the company.

New Danny MacAskill video launched

The first episode?in Danny MacAskill’s six-part Imaginate series of internet stunt videos went live this morning.

Though the 15-minute film is short on footage of stunts, which have made MacAskill an internet star with more than 60m viewings, the episode gives an insight into the toll the inevitable crashes have taken on his body, starting with a back injury.

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“I’m not really too sure exactly how I first sustained the back injury,” he says in the video. “It sort of reared its head in different ways, and in the most recent way it’s been affecting my knee, which had been a bit of a problem. And when I start losing power in my leg I’m not in control of the bike.”

The video follows the star of Way Back Home and Industrial Revolutions into the gym with the Atherton mountain bike siblings – clearly a novel and humorous experience for the Scot – and to a back specialist in Newport, California, where he opts to have surgery on the injury.

The Imagine?series follows the Red Bull-sponsored athlete as he prepares to shoot what he claims is his most ambitious film to date. Imaginate will be shown over the summer at?www.redbull.com/imaginate.?

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New Danny MacAskill video launched

The first episode?in Danny MacAskill’s six-part Imaginate series of internet stunt videos went live this morning.

Though the 15-minute film is short on footage of stunts, which have made MacAskill an internet star with more than 60m viewings, the episode gives an insight into the toll the inevitable crashes have taken on his body, starting with a back injury.

MacAskill: macaskill

“I’m not really too sure exactly how I first sustained the back injury,” he says in the video. “It sort of reared its head in different ways, and in the most recent way it’s been affecting my knee, which had been a bit of a problem. And when I start losing power in my leg I’m not in control of the bike.”

The video follows the star of Way Back Home and Industrial Revolutions into the gym with the Atherton mountain bike siblings – clearly a novel and humorous experience for the Scot – and to a back specialist in Newport, California, where he opts to have surgery on the injury.

The Imagine?series follows the Red Bull-sponsored athlete as he prepares to shoot what he claims is his most ambitious film to date. Imaginate will be shown over the summer at?www.redbull.com/imaginate.?

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Wellesley Police Don’t Get It

I reported this summer about a fatal hit and run in Wellesley, seems the police there are clueless when it comes to what a ghost bike is.

As The Swellesly Report, reports:

Ghost Bike WellesleyThe Ghost Bike that appeared over the weekend to memorialize cyclist Alex Motsenigos at the Weston Road/Linden Street spot where he was killed in an accident over the summer was removed at the request of the Wellesley Police.

“Items cannot be stored on public property,” (Editors note: Emphasis added) according to the police department, which says Chief Terrence Cunningham spoke to the person who put the white bike there.

“Items can’t be stored in public” Are you fucking serious?! I can’t imagine a more insensitive response to a memorial for a fallen cyclist. They didn’t even leave it up for a full week. Boston will sometimes take a ghost bike down, but they usually leave it up for a long while before they do.

The Wellesley police department clearly has no idea what it is doing, and thinks this is just some sort of trash to be picked up. Perhaps we should all contact them and let them know they are mistaken.

This poor man was hit and killed in broad daylight and as far as I know they still have not charged the driver with the crime. Maybe we should tell them we want to see more done to prosecute the killer, and less time spend removing ghost bikes.



Norco Opens Second Partnership Store

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Norco has expanded its partnership store program to Canada’s east coast with the opening of Cyclepath Yonge and Eglinton in central Toronto. The store will highlight Norco bicycles, as well as its proprietary brands Axiom and Adams Trail-A-Bike and many of the brands distributed by Norco, Canada’s largest bike supplier and distributor. Norco opened its first partnership store over the summer in British Columbia.

BRAIN Dealer Tour Kicks Off in Mile-High City

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors are rolling out this morning on a three-day tour of bike shops in the Denver metropolitan area. Over the next three days, BRAIN staff and sponsors will ride to a dozen retailers in the thriving mile-high cycling market