Accell: Good weather in Europe, sales of e-bikes prop overall profits

Company blames revenue dip in North America on severe winter and decline in overall market. HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V. reported overall revenue gains for the first six months of the year.

Maxima Bike sponsors Summer Gravity Camps

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Maxima Bike, a new brand of bike lubricants being offered by the Maxima powersports company, has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with Summer Gravity Camps, located in Whistler, B.C. “Maxima is stoked to be partnered with Summer Gravity Camps – the original freeride mountain bike camp

Eastern Outdoor Reps Association adds bikes to its summer shows

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association has added bicycles and bicycle products to its August 2014 trade shows.

Electra to move HQ to Encinitas

New offices are in downtown and about a third the size of its Vista facility. VISTA, Calif.

UK retailer Halfords buys Boardman Bikes

Retail chain has sold a special series of Boardman models for years. REDDITCH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — The U.K

University study evaluates Green Lanes

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new Portland State University  research study released Monday examines recently installed protected bike lanes (also called Green Lanes) in five of the six founding PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project cities.

Former pro road racer dies at 23

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Chase Pinkham, a domestic pro road racer who competed on the Jamis–Hagens Berman, Trek-Livestrong and Bissell teams during his career, died Monday, according to the Jamis team and news reports. is reporting that a friend of Pinkham’s family said the death was caused by an accidental overdose of painkillers. Members of the U.S

Quintana Roo adds bike rental at Ironman events

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Quintana Roo will start renting race bikes at North American Ironman triathlons, starting with the Ironman Texas next month. The company will make its full range of bikes available at a dozen Ironman events this year, taking reservations at or a link through the individual race websites

QBP forbids sale of its brands through third-party online vendors

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is forbidding its dealers from selling its house brands —  including Surly, Salsa and others — through third-party online retail platforms like eBay and Amazon. QBP informed its accounts of the new policy on Thursday.  “We’re enacting this policy to support our core customers, specialty bike retailers

SBS launches enhanced B2B website, wider product offerings

UPDATED KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply launched a new business-to-business website Monday that was just one part of its recent investment in service and support for its IBD network.