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2015 Sidi Catalog For America
September 9, 2014
Ciclista America, your source for some of the finest cycling products in the world, is hard at work on creating its 2015 Sidi cycling catalog.
Two-Time Giro d\'Italia Winner Cannondale Partners With Slipstream Sports
September 7, 2014
Cannondale and Slipstream Sports announced that Cannondale Pro Cycling SpA and Slipstream Sports will join forces in 2015.
Dainese Expands U.S. Bicycle Business & Launches Winter Sports
September 6, 2014
Legendary Italian motorcycle protection company Dainese is expanding its U.S. operations for 2015.
August 12, 2014
Set for September 10-12, Interbike is the biggest bicycle trade show in North America! So it is only natural that Italy, the world leader in the bicycle business, has a major
August 1, 2014
Where better to call awareness to the environment than at the world's largest motorcycle show? Italian bicycle maker Montante exhibited at EICMA in Milan for j
July 31, 2014
Silca, founded by Felice Sacchi in 1917 near Milan, is one of a handful of Italian cycling brands — along with
July 29, 2014
Distribution for Sidi bicycle shoes has been transferred to Ciclista America, a division of Motonation (Sidi’s motorcycle distributor for No
European Bike Dealers Association Dissolved
July 24, 2014
Sign of the times? Members of the European Twowheel Retailers’ Association (ETRA), which represented bicycle, pedal/electric bikes and motorcycle dealers acr
Gran Fondo Cycling, Giro d Italia & Beverly Hills: That is Amore
November 17, 2013
Beverly Hills, CA - Ideal weather made the hill climbing lovely at the Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia Beverly Hills last Sunday,
November 16, 2013
The Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia completed its 2013 series in Miami - Coral Gables on Sunday, November 10 in a blast of colors and different languages!
MammaCangura by Bellelli Launches Line of Child Bicycle
September 3, 2013
MammaCangura by Bellelli, a world leader in the design and manufacture of child bicycle carriers and trailers, is launching a line of child bicycle
Fondriest TFZERO Adds Up!
July 21, 2013
From Gran Fondo to pro level racer, the new Fondriest TFZERO  adds up! “You will be left astounded by the properties of this 
This Is The Age Of Aquarius!
July 19, 2013
Let the sun shine in since Nalini’s new Aquarius glove is perfect  for summer riding sessions. Part of Nalini’s extensive summer 
ANCMA Supports ExpoBici In Padova
July 16, 2013
Set for September 21-23, 2013, the 6th annual  ExpoBici bicycle expo starts off in high gear as the Italian National Association of Cycle
Gran Fondo Meets Mountain Bike Mayhem At Rock ?n Road Challenge
July 15, 2013
Once a factory Ducati motorcycle racer, Ben Bostrom has shifted  gears to the bicycle side. His inaugural Rock 'n Road Challenge 
May 21, 2013
  Noted Italian cycling shoe maker Vittoria has revamped its North American operation. Vittoria USA LLC has been restructured and its wa
DID YOU DO YOUR PART? May Is National Bike Month
May 21, 2013
  Bike to Work Week was May 13-17 and Bike to Work Day was Friday, May 17, but many people seemed to miss the message. Sponsored by the
May 20, 2013
  A Canadian private equity firm called Onex Corporation has agreed to buy Interbike, America’s biggest bicycle trade show. The de
European Parliament Backs Cycling
May 17, 2013
  A key committee of the Members of the European Parliament (MEP) adopted the European Cycling Federation’s vision for doubling cy
THE NUMBERS ARE IN Taipei Still #1 Bike Show In Asia
May 16, 2013
  Backed a core contingent of Italian brands, the Taipei International Cycle Show retains its status as top trade show in Asiafor the bi
May 15, 2013
For the sixth year in a row, Washington wins as being the most bicycle friendly state in the Nation, according to the League of American Bicyclists. Colorado is catching up,
Shanghai Bike Show Expands
March 27, 2013
Former ANCMA trade association frontman Costantino Ruggiero is heading an effort to expand European participation at the 2013 China International Bicycle, International E-bik
The Lamborghini Of Bicycles!
March 25, 2013
For only 25,000 Euros you can have the Lamborghini of bicycles
Gaerne Gets Social
March 21, 2013
Already one of the cycling world's iconic brands, Gaerne is going after social media to boost its name recognition.
Interbike for sale
March 13, 2013
Show Promoter Looking For A Buyer In addition to Interbike, one of the world’s top bicycle tradeshows, parent company Nielsen Holdings NV lo
Bicycle Dealers Unite. Retailers Recruited By U.S. Coalition
March 13, 2013
Bicycle dealers are being recruited to join the Bikes Belong Coalition. First timers can take advantage of a promotional $100 entry fee.
Top 10 Cycling Innovations Of 2012
February 25, 2013
High-tech website Gizmag has posted their “Top 10” cycling innovations for 2012.
Rizoma Releases Ultimate Commuter Bike
February 23, 2013
While many can understand spending top dollar for creating a bike capable of winning the Giro d' Italia or the Tour de France,
Interbike By Invitation
February 22, 2013
Bicycle Trade Show To Open Its Doors To Consumers
New From Nalini
February 20, 2013
Summer 2013 Collection Comes Out Italian Design. Italian Style. Italian Made A total of 12 Nalini jerseys, vests and jackets will be imported to the U.S. as part of t
Limar 2013 Collection: Innovative Helmet Adjustment System
January 25, 2013
Electrifying News From European Cyclists Federation
January 3, 2013
The European Cyclists Federation (ECF) has renewed its demand that the European Commission invest in bicycling infrastructure.
2nd Annual FAT BIKE Winter Summit & Festival Set For January
January 2, 2013
Attention Italian bicycle industry: the “Fat Bike” revolution is here… or will be January 25-27, 2013. Organizers of the 2nd Annual Fat Bike Winter Summit
Re-Think The Hole? Check Out The Innovation, Performance & Design Of New Seat
January 2, 2013
Italian bicycle seat source BPeople is suggesting serious bicyclists “re-think the hole” — the peritoneal cut-out in their AVA saddles, that is.
Tribute To Ducati By Pelagro Bikes
January 1, 2013
German bicycle designer Peter Laibacher became enamored with Ducati motorcycles in the 1980s when he went on a quest to ride his Ducati at Europe’s top racecourses.
Tiso Makes A Name For Themselves!
December 30, 2012
Some of the biggest names in the bicycle industry have trusted Tiso Bike Components to machine the most precise components in their product lines.
Italian Trade Commission at Interbike 2012
September 14, 2012
September 12, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA – With more than 315,000 sq./ft. of exhibit space and 25,000 attendees, Interbike 2012 is the biggest bicycle trade show in North A
AMBROSIO Collection @ EICA - Verona
September 13, 2012
During the first edition of EICA-Verona, that will be held this week-end, we’ll present so many news that we hope do not forget anything!!
May 5, 2012
Bike Holidays It is time to start planning for your summer vacation according to the people at Riccione Bike Hotels.
Bicisupport Lives Up To Its Name
May 4, 2012
Display Stands & Repair Racks The team at Bicisupport has been specializing in bicycle display racks and repair stands since 1976.
Cinelli Chooses Shopatron To Go Customer-Direct
May 3, 2012
Iconic bicycle brand Cinelli has won 28 gold medals in the Olympic games over the years, but getting this award-winning technology has been a problem in the U.S. in the past.
E-Bikes From Ducati | New Italwin Trike
May 2, 2012
For the past decade, Italwin has specialized in a comprehensive line-up of  pedal-assisted electric bicycles.
The Nalini 2012 Summer Collection: Italian Design, Italian Style, Italian Made
March 30, 2012
OXNARD, Calif. and CASTEL D'ARIO, Italy – The 2012 Nalini Summer Collection of cycling apparel showcases new compression jerseys and bibshorts – the Nalini Co
Headed By Bike Biz, U.S. Retail Sales Forecast To Increase 3.4% In 2012
March 20, 2012
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF) U.S. retail industry sales should rise 3.4% in 2012.
Bianchi Celebrates Birthday By Branching Out Downunder
March 20, 2012
Bianchi is the world’s oldest bicycle company, is celebrating 125 years of continuous operation this year.
Albabici Rolls Out The Nalini Summer 2012 Collection
March 17, 2012
For more than 30 years, MOA Sport has specialized in making cycling sportswear.
Canadian Distributor Brings Viner Bikes To North America
March 16, 2012
Canadian distributor, Sri (pronounced “shree”) Importing, is proud to present one of Italy’s premier bicycle brands to North American retailers.
Sidi Kicks Off The World Most Coveted Cycling Shoe
March 15, 2012
Billed as the most coveted cycling shoe on the planet, Sidi America has the 2012 Ergo 3 in stock!
February 19, 2012
Catalog Available In English And Online! It was back in1976 when 20 year old Gianpaolo Parentini started working in the family factory.
February 16, 2012
Top IBDs To Gather April 17-19, 2012 Interbike, the largest bicycle trade event in North America and Sea Otter Classic the largest consumer cycling expositio
Santini opens US subsidiary
February 9, 2012
BERGAMO, ITALY and AVONDALE, ARIZONA, January 3rd, 2012 - Santini Maglifico Sportivo announced Tuesday that they have opened a distribution office in the United States.
February 6, 2012
Safer To Cycle In America The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that cycling fatalities are down 12%.
February 4, 2012
North America’s Largest Bike Show Posts Profits Nielsen Holdings, parent company to both the Interbike and  Outdoor Retailer shows, posted a profit in 2
January 28, 2012
Italian Innovator Introduces Electronic Power Shift In shocking news, Gizmag reports that renowned Italian components-maker Campagnolo has introduced electro
January 25, 2012
Good News From National Retail Federation Look for the retail industry sales to rise 3.4%, up to $2.53 trillion, according to the National Retail Federation
January 22, 2012
Providing Chamois Pads And Apparel Since 1978 Located just south of the Dolomite Mountains in Italy, Teosport has been producing chamois pads and clothing ac
January 18, 2012
Italian Manufacturer Celebrates 20 Years In Bicycle Biz Although helmet and apparel manufacturer Birko has been in business since 1985, 2012 marks their 20 a
January 16, 2012
Inequity In Funding According To The Alliance For Biking & Walking According to a report from the Alliance For Bicycling & Walking, 12% of trips in t
January 14, 2012
Italian Distributor Brings URSUS Italian Road Wheels Into U.S. Already a leading producer of bicycle wheels, URSUS has rolled into the U.S. marketplace, cour
December 27, 2011
Talk about being at the right place at the right time! Logica Sport President Tony Incollingo just happened to have a copy of Pedal (Canada’s leading cycling magazine)
December 14, 2011
Andy Thompkins Rolls On, Pat Hus To Head Show Team Look for a new team in place at Interbike in January 2012 as  show director Andy Tompkins has announced he wil
December 12, 2011
Record Numbers For 2011 Event Once again the Italian Pavilion was the centerpiece of the largest bicycle trade show in America as the 30th edition was a success despi
December 9, 2011
A New York Rival For Interbike? Bike New York is set to bring the nation’s largest bike show to New York City Expo on May 3-5. 2012.
HEADS UP | KASK Offers \"CSD\" Vertigo Helmet
December 3, 2011
Billed as the ultimate combination of technology, innovation, aerodynamics and light weight, the Vertigo cycling helmet from KASK weighs in at just 270 grams.
Italy at Interbike 2011
September 10, 2011
August 16, 2011 - Los Angeles, CA - Dealers attending the 2011 Interbike International Bicycle Expo should be on the look out for the giant tricolore bannerover the t
Interbike Registration Exceeds Expectations!
August 22, 2011
Bicycle retailer pre-registration numbers for the largest cycling tradeshow in America were well ahead of the past two years going into the end of August.
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show Success
August 17, 2011
Interbike pre-registrations are positive and the 2011 edition of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show also set records as roughly 25,000 retailers, exhibitors and media at Buys
August 11, 2011, the online retailer of top quality Italian bikes and components, has been bought by
Eurobike Panel Set To Address CSR Issues
August 7, 2011
The bicycle industry has been invited to make a presentation to the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry at Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, Germany on August 31.
Sarto To Shine At Interbike
August 4, 2011
The Italian Pavilion at Interbike will showcase more than two dozen top Italian brands.
Fiera Milano City
July 7, 2011
The historic Fiera Milano City fairgrounds play host to the 69th EICA International Bicycle Exhibition July 23-25, 2011
The Cannibal Takes A Bite Out Of UCI
June 29, 2011
Eddy Merckx Challenges Giro d’Italia Decision Known as “The Cannibal” for his insatiable appetite for victory during his racing day
Wilier Triestina TwinFoil TT Takes A Podium In Giro Debut
June 27, 2011
Wilier Triestina released its new ProTour time trial bike, the TwinFoil, at this year’s Giro d’Italia.
Gran Fondo Rolls On
June 25, 2011
Although the Gran Fondo originated in San Diego back in 2009, it has become an even bigger deal in Los Angeles.
World Lightest Bicycle Helmet Manufacturer Makes Aero Helmet
June 24, 2011
Starting in 1986, Limar began building a reputation for strong, lightweight bicycle helmets, especially within the U.S mountain bike community. Gradually the Limar name becam
Interbike News
June 22, 2011
Italian Exhibitors Already Confirmed
Since 1982, the Interbike show has served the U.S. industry in much the same way that EICMA in Milano functions.
Gran Fondo Returns To Philly
June 1, 2011
After three successful years in San Diego and a great roll-out on the East Coast in Philadelphia last year, the Gran Fondo (which translates to "Big Ride" in Englis
U.S. Magazine Does Tribute To Italian Bicycle Industry
May 31, 2011
Road Bike Action magazine made their May issue into a tribute to the Italian bicycle biz, featuring editor Zap Espinoza’s factory tours of legendary brands Campagnolo,
Nalini Now Available in The USA
May 30, 2011
“Compress your muscles… unleash your passion!” is the tagline for Nalini Cmpression gear.
Vittoria Group Rolls Out New Catalog
May 28, 2011
For nearly 60 years, Vittoria S.p.A has specialized in high end tires. With an annual production of more than five million tires (mainly for race bikes) and 900,000 tubes, Vi
Six of The Best: Great Italian Bike Racers
May 26, 2011
How do you rate the greatest bicycle racers of all time? The top six Italians have been listed by Road Bike Action magazine…
Gran Fond USA Goes Stylish With Special Edition in Beverly Hills
May 24, 2011
Beverly Hills, CA – Gran Fondo USA, the Italian-themed mass cycling event, is pleased to announce its new destination, the most exclusive and legendary Californian neig
Sitting Pretty With Prolongo Seats?
May 1, 2011
Last fall, Mara Abbot became the first American to win the Giro Donne with her the new Scratch Pro DEA saddle from Prologo.
Gaerne Rolls Out 2011 Bicycle Catalog
April 28, 2011
In a play on words, the latest high performance cycling shoes from Italian shoe maker Gaerne play up the "technolo (G)" of the iconic logo.
Bicycle Leadership Conference Coincides With Sea Otter Classic
April 20, 2011
Former U.S. Senator To Speak The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) is holding its annual leadership conference as part of the Sea Otter Classic. The event,
Colnago-CSF Inox Team Returns To Giro
April 16, 2011
Whether it is events like the Gran Fondo in San Diego or the Giro d'Italia itself, Colnago has been committed to advancing bicycle performance since the very first b
Gran Fondo Returns To USA
April 14, 2011
Gran Fondo, which translates to "Big Ride" is a type of long distance, mass-participation cycling events – not races – that are immensely popular i
Bianchi Goes Beyond
February 17, 2011
Celebrating both 125 years of bicycle racing history and their new ultra-premium Oltre ("Beyond")
Viva Selle Italia!
February 15, 2011
Although Selle Italia has been making saddles for winners since 1897, the venerable Italian brand focuses on the future for 2011 with their revolutionary new "friction f
Italian Trade Commission Back At Interbike
February 13, 2011
The Italian Trade Commission Pavilion at Interbike will be back and bigger than ever in 2011.
February 11, 2011
Nielsen Expositions, the company that recently cancelled the ASR trade show is the same company that produces the popular Interbike trade show specifically for the bicycle bu
Vittoria 1976 Cycling Shoe Tribute
February 9, 2011
An Italian highlight at the most recent Interbike show were the latest cycling shoes from Vittoria, including the Vittoria 1976 tribute shoe (pictured).
Bicycle Business Update:
February 8, 2011
Italian companies specializing in mountain bikes and the BMX scene be warned: The Action Sports Retailer Convention in San Diego has been cancelled.
September 29, 2013

Two exciting editions of Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia were recently announced during a press conference at Interbike, along the official 2014 Giro d’Italia’s 12th stage in Piedmont region. While dreaming of Barbaresco and Barolo wines, vineyards and challenging climbs distinctive to this territory, the audience had an opportunity to learn about the upcoming Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia in the United States, to be held on November 3 in glamorous Beverly Hills/Los Angeles and echoed on November 10 in Miami, Florida.   After the initial encouraging success, during 2013 the series confirmed to be a thriving format in the three preceding events (Sea Otter Classic in Monterey in April, the Five Boro in New York, and in Pasadena in June). "The Giro d’Italia is an increasingly international event," said Marco Gobbi Pansana, Head of Marketing of RCS Sport Cycling. “We also want to be global ambassadors for 'Made in Italy'. We promote Italy, the most beautiful country in the world – its land, its history, its excellence. Together with Italy and Made in Italy, we export to the world our way 'to do cycling', a mix of passion and professionalism, high technicality and atmosphere. For this reason, we also launched the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia series with the same successful recipe." And international indeed is the profile of the hundreds of participants already registered to the two upcoming events, coming from several different countries, including Brazil, Canada, Italy, USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, France, Germany, UK and more.

On Friday 9/20, at the same time on the two different coasts, the official jerseys were unveiled. In Beverly Hills, the jersey were presented to Mayor John Mirisch. "I am very pleased to welcome Gran Fondo riders and fans to Beverly Hills, “stated the Mayor. “We love having the Gran Fondo here, because as a community we are working toward creating a more welcoming environment for cyclists. By opening up our streets to both recreational riders and top athletes, we want the world to know that Beverly Hills supports cycling both as a sport and a way of life. We hope you also take the time to experience our exceptional restaurants, shops and everything else that Beverly Hills has to offer." Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Beverly Hills promises to be a fun challenge for star and mortals alike on the most glamorous zip code. On Sunday, November 3, the Italian-themed cycling event will kick off from Rodeo Drive, an icon of fashion and style, offering 2 routes, heading towards the Ocean and then the hills toward Topanga. The long course will then venture into some serious climbing that will include the timed climb for Gran Premio della Montagna (King and Queen of the Mountain), on the popular Piuma Road climb that starts near Malibu Canyon Road.  With approximately 5.4 miles of climbing, a total elevation gain of 1,744 feet and a 6.1% average grade everyone will have an opportunity to feel the burn, push for a personal best and compete for one of the many age group podium spots for both men and women. Superb Pasta Party for all the participants will be hosted at the end at the famous Montage Hotel, for an elegant and unique seated lunch.

On the East Coast, in Miami, Consul General of Italy Adolfo Barattolo addressed the audience during the presentation of the Official
Jersey of the event “Recreational cycling in South Florida, is a sport in serious development. Even for the less experienced or trained, the roads layout, along with the favorable climate of the Sunshine state, makes Miami a tourist destination of excellence, not only domestically but, at the international level. The initiative Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia is, therefore, a useful tool not only for the promotion of the crucial Italian contribution to the professional cycling world, and in the story itself of this sport of the masses, but also an interesting business arena for companies working with this elite segment. The upcoming November 10th edition also has special significance, since this year marks the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States, endorsing this initiative as promoting the best image of our country.” The jersey, presented at Puntino catering, was saluted with cheerful enthusiasm by those in attendance, who are all looking forward to the exciting edition. At the presentation there was also the charming Italian model Claudia Romani, testimonial of the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia, rushed back to Miami from Interbike for the occasion.  The Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Miami-Coral Gables promised to be a world-class cycling event, which will tour of Southern Florida’s most fashionable palm tree lined streets and grand fountains. Offering three courses of 25, 54 or 101 miles, the cycling will start in Coral Gables on Miracle Mile, progressing into Ponce de Leon Avenue and beyond. Medium and long courses will move towards Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay and eventually into Black Point.  The long distance riders will head into the ultimate challenge offered by the 101 mile course: vast agricultural areas of South Florida, fields of palms and tropical flowers, and classic local producers with their fruit stands.
The Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia format is successfully impacting the US cycling world, thanks to its commitment to excellent planning, unparalleled road service, a reliable organization, and a zest for Italian lifestyle.

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About the organizers:
The Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia is a worldwide series of cycling events that showcases the passion of Italian cycling and the strength of spirit embodied in the Giro d’Italia, arguably the world’s toughest professional bicycle race.  The series is organized by RCS Sport, owner of high-quality sporting events including the Giro d’Italia, Milano – Sanremo, Il Lombardia (ex Giro di Lombardia), Tirreno – Adriatico, Strade Bianche by Limar (White Roads), the Milano Marathon and the Italian Open.  The Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia 2013 series features 6 destinations in the world (Monterey, New York, Pasadena, Jerusalem, Beverly Hills and Miami) and more amazing destinations planned in 2014.  The event is endorsed by the Italian Consulates of Los Angeles and Miami and part of a special celebration of the Italian Culture in the U.S. Please visit for more information.

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