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Posted August 26, 2009

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Products Suppliers Association and Leisure Trends Group have formed an alliance to track retail sales through a representative group of more than 200 U.S. retailers.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted August 25, 2009

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events' PressCamp will return June 22–25, 2010, in Deer Valley, Utah, following a successful inaugural effort this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 25, 2009

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The 2009 Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show was a resounding success with companies from coast to coast exhibiting their cycling related products.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 25, 2009

We all know by now that Sarah Gilbert was denied drive-through service recently on her custom-made stretch bike—with her three boys on board (click on link). It looks as though the only way you get served on a bike is to have a piece of furniture attached to it (see picture).

Posted in North America
Posted August 25, 2009

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Despite a few nasty weather days at this year’s Crankworx, the numbers came in ahead of last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 25, 2009

CAMPBELL, CA (BRAIN)—X-Fusion has hired Anthony Trujillo as its new engineering and product manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 25, 2009

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule has entered into an agreement with Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) to distribute both Thule and SportRack branded products to the Canadian market.

Posted in North America
Posted August 24, 2009

SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—San Francisco has its Critical Mass and San Jose has its Bike Party.

With roughly 2,500 people turning out for last month's ride, the San Jose Bike Party is steadily growing.

Click on link for full story.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 24, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—With two of America’s top cycling events planned during Interbike week in Las Vegas, it’s a perfect opportunity to recognize riders who can excel in both cyclocross and criterium racing. Double Down at the Mandalay Bay is designed to do just that.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted August 24, 2009

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle has just made two members of its retail network—and one new Giant bike owner—very happy.

Posted in North America
Posted August 24, 2009

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—Two years ago Chariot embarked on a Lean Manufacturing journey to improve the performance of its Calgary production facility. While only part way into the project, noticeable progress is being made, which is allowing Chariot to pass on some of the savings.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2009

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss' Paul Guebara will take on the marketing management responsibilities for the time being at the company.

Kenny Roberts, who left to pursue his educational goals on July 31, was responsible for DT Swiss' after-market sales and marketing management.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 21, 2009

LOUISVILLE, KY (BRAIN)—SRAM is returning for its fourth consecutive year of sponsorship of the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2009

MACON, GA (BRAIN)—L.H. Thomson Company has added Winora Group as its exclusive distributor in Germany and Austria. Winora will also distribute Thomson in France.

Posted in North America
Posted August 21, 2009

BRAIN's own publisher, Marc Sani, has really taken to commuting this summer. So much so, that he's gotten a bit too fast for his own good. He was stopped by a park ranger for going too fast through Laguna Niguel Regional Park yesterday morning on his regular route.

Posted in North America
Posted August 20, 2009

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Specialized will part ways with Colorado’s Bicycle Village when the agreement between the two companies ends next June.

Posted in North America
Posted August 20, 2009

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—After a three-year hiatus from ExpoCycle, Trek will once again be returning to OutDoor Demo Day.

Trek will once again join other bicycle manufacturers and suppliers for an exciting day on the world class trails of Ski Bromont.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 20, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—James Alberts has been named the new global marketing manager for Jagwire.

Alberts, who has a broad background in bicycle retailing and marketing, recently earned an MBA with a concentration in brand and product management from the University of Iowa’s Tippie School of Management.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 19, 2009

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)— Dahon has had steady growth in sales for the first half of 2009, with a 6 percent increase in unit volume and a 27 percent increase in revenues, compared with the year earlier period.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Made in USA sticker is giving exporters of kids' bikes a good year so far as shipments reached 14,606 juvenile bikes through June, an increase of 19 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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