OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Vaude U.S. distributor Magura Direct said the company has received the Focus Open 2009 International Design Award in Silver for its innovative Mobile Solar Power Charger [Solar].
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Gérard Vroomen, co-founder of Cervélo, has been named the 2009 Engineer of the Year by The Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI NIRIA) in the Netherlands.
WINTER GARDEN, FL (BRAIN)—Big Cat HPV, manufacturer of Catrike—makers of recumbent trikes—has been awarded Manufacturer of the Year for under 125 Employees by the Manufacturers Association of Florida.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists has unveiled 15 new Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and three renewing BFCs.
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—There are only two weeks left to nominate your bicycle travel heroes for the Adventure Cycling Awards. Adventure Cycling will close award nominations on September 30, 2009.
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—OIWC has announced the 2009 winners of the bike industry’s Pioneering Woman and First Ascent Awards.
FRIEDRICHSCHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The new Giant Accend 1 bicycle was chosen as the gold medal winner in the Cross/Fitness/Speed bike category of the 2009 Eurobike Awards at the Eurobike trade show last week.
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) is accepting nominations for the 2009 bike industry Pioneering Woman and First Ascents awards.
NORRIDGE, IL (BRAIN)—The long and arduous ISO 9001 review process is over with Lexco Cable and Lexco Bike being awarded the coveted prize: ISO 9001:2008 certification.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Bike magazine has won a prestigious Maggie award at the Western Publishing Association’s (WPA) 58th Annual Maggie Awards, held at the Westin Hotel in Los Angeles.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has been named to Outside magazine’s second annual “Best Places to Work” list.
SRAM was one of 30 companies to share the honor. The full list and related story will be published in the May issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands April 14, 2009.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—The Connecticut Technology Council and its Innovation Pipeline Accelerator Program has selected Topolino Technology, LLC as its Company of the Month. This recognition is offered to a select group of high potential and most promising technology companies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists has announced its 2008 Bike Shops of the Year.
Region 1: Belmont Wheelworks, Belmont, MA
Region 2: Genesis Bicycles, Easton, PA
Region 3: Revolution Cycles, Arlington, VA
WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists have picked 34 new Bicycle Friendly Business award winners, which includes first platinum designations to New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Bike Gallery of Portland, Oregon.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Nearly 600 of the world's best endurance athletes, sports filmmakers and their fans were in attendance as Klunkerz won the 2009 Cycling Film of the Year award at the 17th Annual Competitor Magazine Endurance Sports Awards.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC)’s headquarters building in Montréal has earned silver-level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the Canadian Green Building Council.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle recently recognized three retailers at the company’s annual Trek World convention in Madison, Wisconsin for a combined six decades of success selling Trek bicycles and accessories.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Knog has been bestowed with its fourth consecutive Eurobike IF Design award and its sixth and seventh awards overall, illustrating consistency in design, technology and quality.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—One of the most stylish racers of the '80s, Billy Griggs, has been nominated for the 2008 American Bicycle Association (ABA) BMX "Hall of Fame."