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  • Crankbrothers Partners with Top Athletes To Support Bike-Related Causes Worldwide –  In partnership with top athletes, Crankbrothers has launched the Crankbrothers for Others charitable giveback initiative to support bike-related causes around the world. Participating athletes span the disciplines of downhill, enduro, cross country, and cyclocross. Charities include World Bicycle Relief, NICA, Ride For Michael, Wheels 4 Life,Prochorus Community Development, Riding Forward, JAM Fund, Team Rynkeby, Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition, and the Ride to Conquer Cancer, among others. Visit crankbrothers.com/for-others for more information and make a donation.

Industry News


  • Want to Own Your Own Cycling Business? – Be your own boss and use your talents to build your success. Beeline Bikes is looking for interested prospective franchisees nationwide. They’ll be in the Los Angeles area July 14-16th and additional cities throughout the summer. Anyone interested can visit beelinebikes.com/franchise or email franchise@beelinebikes.com
  • VeloPro Adds Features and Drops Price – VeloPro, the world’s first dynamic training system for cyclists, adds new features while cutting the price of their offerings by 50%. The company is planning to release a suite of extended services in the coming months, including an innovative social connection facility that unites athletes through training rather than separating them through competition. VeloPro offers two subscription levels, and can be tried free for 14 days at velopro.bike.


  • Orbea wants to celebrate the return of the Tour de France with you! – The folks at Orbea are so happy with their Tour de France comeback that they want to share this good feeling with their users. Follow them on Twitter and share their passion for the Tour with them, day after day. You can get a nice reward for your loyalty! We are drawing lots for an Replica Cofidis Orca among the @Orbea followers who sign up for this promotion.
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