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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Feb 1, 18:17 MT —Buoyed by mild winter weather that extended their selling seasons, independent bike dealers rang out 2011 with a bang as December sales surged 13 percent compared with the same month a year earlier, according to Leisure Trends Group’s RetailTRAK

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) Feb 2, 00:21 MT—Germany’s Ghost bikes will be sold in North America for the first time through an exclusive agreement with Mountain Equipment Co-op, the Canadian retailer announced on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Feb 1, 13:58 MT—The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

NuVinci Harmony wins Dutch innovation award • BOX Components and DK Bicycles team up to sponsor Marc Willers • Saris organizes bicycle poster contest • Saris organizes bicycle poster contest • Tifosi Optics names new director of marketing • Cane Creek dealer program promotes advocacy • BH is the official bike at

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN) Feb 1, 1:10 MT —Rolf Prima has bolstered its outside sales force, adding a half-dozen new independent reps.

Tagged People

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) Jan 31, 14:32 MT— Mavic ended 2011 up 14 percent in sales, following fourth quarter growth of 17 percent, according to earnings released Tuesday by its parent company Amer Sports.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

EL SEGUNDO, CA (BRAIN) Jan 31, 14:06 MT—Devin Walton is joining ACT Lab as global logistics manager. Walton’s first assignment is to coordinate and optimize ACT's Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) between the U.S. and China test facilities.

Tagged People

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Jan 31, 12:25 MT—At age 81, Merida founder Ike Tseng passed away Monday. Tseng founded Merida Industry Co. Ltd. in September 1972 and became an icon of the international bicycle industry.

Tagged People

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) Jan 31, 11:00 MT— Trek Bicycle said Tuesday that it will pull out of the Eurobike trade show this year in lieu of hosting its own retailer-focused Trek World Europe in mid-July in Frankfurt, Germany.

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) Jan 30, 17:17 MT—Dahon North America has released a revised pricing structure that lowers the dealer cost and suggested retail on seven models. The price reductions are by about 15 percent.

ETRA announces new staff for Danish, French members • Polar Bottle expands sales and production staff • Greenville to host Para-Cycling worlds • Lezyne sponsors Specialized-lululemon team • Litespeed-sponsored athlete to ride two continents for cause

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN) Jan 30, 17:01 MT— Cycling Sports Group, the Dorel Industries division that oversees Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Sugoi and Mongoose, has confirmed it will display at the 2012 PressCamp and DealerCamp.

Tagged PressCamp

HUTTWIL, Switzerland (BRAIN) Jan 30, 12:32 MT—EGS Investment has acquired

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

Outdoor University retail webinars offered Tuesday and Thursday • Indian bike trade show planned for next month • Western Spirit adds two new employees • First Solar sponsors Chipotle development squad • GU releases Roctane energy drink

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Jan 27, 14:18 MT — Slipstream Sports, the company behind the Garmin-Barracuda pro men's team, is partnering with another squad to present a women's pro team for 2012.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

Ironman champ Alexander signs with Louis Garneau • BTI to distribute Fyxation urban parts and accessories • Tour of Utah releases new logo • Orange bike factory film premiers Monday in London

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Jan 27, 09:56 MT— The League of American Bicyclists and America Bikes sent a call to action to members Friday requesting that they ask their representatives to help preserve funding for biking and walking.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits


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