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Posted February 28, 2010
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Alienation BMX's new Web Site features a dealer log in.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 28, 2010
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The German dealer association VSF has awarded their first ethic award to the World Bicycle Relief. President of World Bicycle Relief F.K. Day attended the ceremony in Berlin, Germany, to receive the award personally.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted February 28, 2010
CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Gita Sporting Goods will distribute Team issue RadioShack kits; they will be available through various retailers beginning in March.

Posted in North America
Posted February 28, 2010
HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group cashed in on the growing popularity of bikes for transportation last year, posting a 6 percent increase in sales and a 15 percent spike in profit.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 25, 2010
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Retailers in Phoenix have tailored their product selection based on a flat city center and the world-class mountain bike trails that surround it by focusing on cool cruisers and hot 29ers, participants on the last day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Phoenix discovered.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 25, 2010
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids' annual Brews, Bikes and Bucks fundraiser held Sunday, February 21, attracted more mountain bike pioneers, along with dozens of Bay Area-based mountain bikers, than it has since its inception 12 years ago.

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Posted February 25, 2010
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro’s will relocate from a business park in Wilmington, Massachusetts to a century-old former shoe factory in nearby Haverhill this weekend.

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Posted February 25, 2010
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—The BTI 2010 catalog began arriving on shop doorsteps nationwide this week courtesy of UPS delivery.

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Posted February 25, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—In the Bicycle Products Supplier Association (BPSA) December report bicycle shipments to dealers fell 9 percent last year. Sales fell a relatively mild 4 percent as the average unit price climbed $18 to $356.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 24, 2010
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Retailers in the Valley of the Sun have carved out distinct niches to differentiate themselves from other stores within the Phoenix metropolitan area, as riders on the the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Phoenix saw first-hand yesterday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 24, 2010
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—BionX will give a Lifeboat Events PressCamp 2010 special edition “BionX-powered bike” to every editor and event staff member at PressCamp in order to provide eco-friendly transport and enhance the sustainability of the event.

Posted in North America Tagged PressCamp
Posted February 24, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products took a key step toward building a new distribution center in Utah this week with the formalization of a $1.366 million purchase agreement with the city of Ogden.

Posted in North America
Posted February 24, 2010
Listen up, Kona fans!!! Kona's running a cool photo caption contest in an effort to celebrate the company's ever-expanding international Facebook fan base as it approaches a whopping 10,000.

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Posted February 24, 2010
ONTARIO, CA (BRAIN)—Jenson USA has relocated its headquarters and primary distribution center to the city of Riverside, California.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2010
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (BRAIN)—While much of the country is still buried under drifts of snow, riders on the first day of the Phoenix Dealer Tour yesterday experienced crisp but sunny weather.
Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 23, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Since buying Lazer Helmets from its parent company last month, new majority owner Sean van Waes has bulked up staff both in the U.S. and at company headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium, to help propel the brand into a solid No.3 position.

Posted in North America
Posted February 23, 2010
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The Competitor Group (CGI) has hired Bouker Pool as its senior vice president of marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 23, 2010
OXNARD,CA (BRAIN)—Albabici, a distributor of Italian cycling products based in Southern California, has added three brands to its lineup: Fondriest Italian-crafted carbon fiber frames, Limar ultra-lightweight helmets and BiciSupport bicycle shop tools and supplies.

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Salsa Cycles gave dealers attending Frostbike last weekend an early peak at its rebranding effort, showing updated products and designs that reflect its new Adventure By Bike slogan.

Posted in North America
Posted February 22, 2010
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors will find out how retailers fare in this year-round cycling market on the magazine’s Phoenix Dealer Tour that kicks off today.

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