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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taichung Bike Week gets underway this week in the heart of Taiwan’s manufacturing region as product managers gather to hash out final decisions about spec on 2013 bike lines.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Taichung Bike Week

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The offices of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News are closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Web news will resume on Monday, Nov. 28.

Tagged BRAIN News

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Foundry Cycles will unveil a nationwide promotional campaign at a launch party Dec. 1. Angry Catfish, a Minneapolis bike shop, will host the event, where Foundry will offer up for demo its Router mountain bike, Auger ‘cross bike and Ratchet road bike.

Tagged Events

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Philadelphia’s Endurance Sports Expo is expanding to three cities in 2012. In addition to its Feb. 25-26 show in Philly, the expo will move to New Jersey (March 17 and 18) and Washington, D.C. (March 31-April 1).

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

LARAMIE, WY (BRAIN)—Cycling journalist Charles Pelkey has moved his long-running “Explainer” Column to the Red Kite Prayer blog. His first column appeared on the site on Monday.

Tagged Media/Publishing

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Giro has dropped the lawsuit it filed against Specialized in September in which it claimed that the Morgan Hill, California, company engaged in unfair business practices.

The case was dismissed Monday in the Superior Court of Santa Clara County.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—British company Early Rider Ltd. has named Portland, Oregon's Cyclone Bicycle Supply as its exclusive U.S. distributor.

Tagged Distributor news

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—IMBA has appointed three new members to its board of directors, filling spots left vacant by longtime directors Hill Abell, Chris Kegel and Jay Franklin, all of whom stepped down due to term limits.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Through Dec. 15, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is taking to the streets to help cyclists ride more safely at night.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

KENT, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—Cyclemotion’s Mark Bickerton is taking on a new role as brand ambassador and head of international sales for Proviz, a U.K. supplier of high-visibility cycling apparel.

Tagged People

CHICAGO (BRAIN)—SRAM’s online auction for its pART Project went live last night as a fundraiser for World Bicycle Relief. Bidding started for sculptures made by artists from reclaimed bike parts such as chainrings, forks, bottom brackets, headsets and shifters and other materials like papier-maché, wood and steel.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada now has 40,000 square feet of additional space to house inventory at its Montréal LEED-certified headquarters.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Honey Stinger has restructured its sales team in order to strengthen its focus in key categories and regions.

Tagged People

PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Move Press grows its peloton and 3/Go magazines to nine issues next year while its newest title, switchback, steps up to six editions. All magazines are also offered via digital flipbook subscriptions.

Tagged Media/Publishing


CHARLOTTE, NC—Sandy Nicholls estimates he has shut down more than 1,000 Internet auctions during the past 18 months while trolling the web for counterfeit Giordana apparel.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles on Thursday launched a mobile version of its website, Felt apps are available for iPhone, iPad, Android and most mobile platforms at its website.

Tagged Mobile bike apps

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Korean fixie fans can get their hands on Big Shot Bike’s colorful, Colorado-designed bicycles at local shops thanks to a distribution deal with Seoul-based GMS International Corp., the Fort Collins company’s first international distributor.

Tagged Distributor news

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has expanded its team with the addition of a new product director and a technical specialist.

Tagged People

Minneapolis, MN (BRAIN)—Handsome Cycles has signed new reps for the Midwest and New England, and is looking to fill openings in other regions as it prepares for growth in the year ahead.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong awarded $62,500 in grants to fund five projects and two research studies as part of its fall grant cycle.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits


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