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Posted July 7, 2009

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek has made staffing changes within the sales and marketing department to improve communications and customer service with its customers.

Posted in North America
Posted July 7, 2009

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss U.S. sales and marketing manager Kenny Roberts has decided to step down from his position in order to pursue educational goals.

His last day will be July 31. He has been with the company for more than five years.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 7, 2009

NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes is partnering with UK brand Mezzo Bikes to distribute three models of folding bikes in the United States.

Posted in North America
Posted July 7, 2009

"Think Tallboy, 29er carbon frame, under 5 pounds. Maybe something else too."

—Santa Cruz Bicycles owner Rob Roskopp when asked what Santa Cruz will unveil at this year's Interbike, in a recent Q&A that will appear in the August 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2009

"Btw, sorry we were late for the sign on this am. It was [Ben] Stiller's fault!!"

—Lance Armstrong tweeting before yesterday's Tour de France stage, where his team (Astana) was fined $92 for being late.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2009

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA (BRAIN)—KHS Distribution has signed on as the first distributor of the Okole Stuff chamois ointments.

Translated as "Butt Stuff" in Hawaiian, Okole Stuff was born out of the need to have maximum comfort for hours in the saddle, that only a 24 Hour Champion like Pua could create.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2009

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—OHM Cycles has expanded its marketing efforts into Europe, looking to capitalize on the continent's increasing consumer interest in power-assisted bicycles.

Posted in North America
Posted July 6, 2009

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—If attendee feedback is any indication, then the first annual PressCamp, held June 23–25 in Sun Valley, Idaho, was podium-worthy.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 5, 2009

"The older you do get the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin' man, L-I-V-I-N."

—David Wooderson in "Dazed and Confused."

Posted in North America
Posted July 5, 2009

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Portland is once again considering a bicycle sharing program, this time with user fees and better bikes.

Click on link for full story.

Posted in Industry News
Posted July 5, 2009

WOFFORD HEIGHTS, CA (BRAIN)—Bionicon USA has moved its headquarters to the Kern River Valley in the town of Wofford Heights.

The new address:

Bionicon USA
6511 Wofford Blvd
Wofford Heights, CA 93285

Posted in North America
Posted July 5, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloNews.com’s editor, Steve Frothingham, delivered several insightful comments about the state of newsgathering, Twitter, and Lance Armstrong in an article published Wednesday in Editor & Publisher.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted July 1, 2009

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission cemented its decision this week to grant the bicycle industry a two-year stay of enforcement against a new lead limit law.

Posted in North America
Posted July 1, 2009

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—A federal judge on Wednesday slightly modified the bid procedures for the upcoming auction of bankrupt Iron Horse Bicycle Company.

Posted in North America
Posted July 1, 2009

Big shout out to Jet Blue Airways, which is waiving its $50 checked bike fee for the month of July in celebration of the Tour de France.

Posted in North America
Posted July 1, 2009

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling is soliciting nominations for the fifth annual bicycle travel awards.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted July 1, 2009

DOVER, VT (BRAIN)—Renée Hicks, the former coordinator for the Pedro’s and Kenda Mountain Bike Festivals, has joined up with Mount Snow to promote the Mount Snow Mountain Bike Festival in Dover, Vermont on August 7-9.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 1, 2009

VICENZA, Italy—The Shimano Europe sales office has teamed up with Dainese to distribute the Italian brand of protective gear.

On Wednesday, Shimano became the exclusive distributor of the Dainese bike collection in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, France, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Posted in International
Posted June 30, 2009

The offices of the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada has a new address and phone number. The phone system has been down for the past 24 hours, but should be back up and running as of 9 a.m. today.

Posted in North America
Posted June 30, 2009

TORONTO (BRAIN)—Retire Your Ride, Canada’s National Vehicle Recycling Program, announced a new initiative this week that gives participants up to $490 off the purchase of a new, high-end commuter bicycle through a national partnership with the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC).

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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