Focus sponsors CrossVegas e-bike race

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — CrossVegas’ E-Bike Challenge will be sponsored by Focus and 15 entrants will get a chance to use a new Focus e-bike for the race, the company announced. “Focus, one of cyclocross’ iconic supporting brands, is a long-time partner of CrossVegas and has helped grow the event into the fun festival it is,” said CrossVegas founder and director Brook Watts.

CrossVegas will remain CrossVegas … in Reno

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — The CrossVegas cyclocross race will make the move to Reno in 2018 along with Interbike. But the race will continue to be named CrossVegas, race organizer Brook Watts said.  CrossVegas has been held during Interbike’s week in Las Vegas since 2007. CrossVegas 2018 will take place on Wednesday evening, Sept

Current pro Laurens ten Dam to edit Rodale’s new Bicycling magazine in the Netherlands

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Rodale Inc. has launched  Bicycling in the Netherlands in a partnership with WPG Media

Ironman buys Competitor Group Holdings

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Ironman, the owner of the Ironman triathlon brand and related holdings, has acquired Competitor Group Holdings, Inc., which owns the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series and media titles including VeloNews , Women’s Running , Triathlete , and Competitor.

Expo registration opens for 2017 KMC Cross Fest

The Connecticut cyclocross festival will include a dealer-media expo. THOMPSON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Registration has opened for expo exhibitors at the KMC Cross Fest, an event to be held Sept

Pirelli to launch line of road bike tires this fall

MILAN (BRAIN) — Pirelli is returning to the bicycle market with a line of road tires that will be available this fall. The 110-year old Italian brand has focused on performance auto and motorcycle tires in recent decades, and will adopt its P Zero brand from motorized use: the bike tire line is called P Zero Velo.

Las Vegas bike retailer Jared Fisher running for governor

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) —  Jared Fisher, who owns  Las Vegas Cyclery and the Escape Adventures bike tour company, is running for the GOP nomination for the governor’s race in Nevada.

Innovation, inspiration and more at this year’s Sea Otter Classic

Editor’s note: This article appears in the festival guide for this year’s Sea Otter Classic, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Visit bicycleretailer.com later this week for on-site coverage from Sea Otter. Whether you’ve been coming to the Subaru Sea Otter Classic powered by SRAM since its inception in 1991 or this is your first year, you will certainly be able to feel the festive atmosphere and welcoming vibe that is this “Celebration of Cycling.” It is this camaraderie and feeling of community that consistently brings athletes and fans back to Sea Otter every spring.

Feb. 1, 2017

Issue Highlights:? LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The newest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News includes our annual Electric Bike Report, which includes results from BRAIN’s recent survey of U.S. retailers on their experiences selling — or their reasons for not selling — e-bikes in their stores

New BRAIN issue includes e-bike report, annual bike sales figures, and a visit to a Cuban mountain bike race