MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association has added several new suppliers to the fold for 2011 including Asahi, Benotto, Crankbrothers, Easton Bell Sports, Hutchinson, NetSertive, Osprey Packs, Park Tool, Smith Optics, Topeak and Yakima.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—From March 26 to April 26, the Merry Sales Company will donate an extra 10 percent of its net sales on Japanese manufactured products back to its Japanese partners to distribute to Japanese charities.
WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox has hired Jim Noonan as its new marketing manager.
Noonan fills the position vacated by Elayna Caldwell, who left Fox earlier this year to take a new marketing director job at Interbike.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Hugh Walton, vice president of sales, product and marketing for Veltec Sports, is leaving the company. His last day will be March 31.
ORONO, ME (BRAIN)—The Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) has announced its first Gold Sponsor is Prodeco Technologies.
Check out this crazy video footage of the Valparaiso Cerro Abajo race in Chile. Not your normal downhill run to say the least. Click on title and then link.
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Highway Two has appointed George Eubanks as president.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Imports of mountain bikes in January were 51 percent higher than last year, and road bike imports are up 66 percent, according to Department of Commerce reports. Overall suppliers brought in 980,352 bikes, or 37,760 more than a year ago.
SEVILLE, Spain (BRAIN)—The Velo-city 2011 Seville Conference got started on the right foot Wednesday with Norway's former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland giving a rousing speech to those 900 in attendance.
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Park Tool is now offering a sharpening service for cutting tools such as headtube reamers and facers.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cycle Dog, America's leading recycled dog collar and leash company, has reached the milestone of 10,000 pounds of inner tubes that have been reclaimed and transformed into their products.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Sea Otter Classic is honoring bike shops with a new Dealer Days program.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA's board of directors has approved two new members: Colorado's Chris Conroy and Illinois' David Zimberoff.
WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—Tifosi Optics has hired golf industry veteran Bob Bartlett for the newly created position of operations manager.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—RockShox has hired Scott Hart as its brand communications manager.
MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—A duty change could raise the price of certain cassettes to importers, and ultimately dealers and consumers, by 10 percent.
CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies has unveiled an online dealer portal that provides easy access to resources that are in demand by its dealers.
WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—After a successful launch in 2010, Reynolds Cycling has just rolled out its 2011 version of the Spin It Up Demo Wheel program.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Citing environmental and wildlife concerns, the Quiznos Pro Challenge bike race won't roll a stage through Colorado National Monument in 2012.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A clear shift is developing in the attendance and focus of the Taipei Cycle Show as Asia’s fast-emerging economies, bolstered by a more affluent middle class, rediscovers cycling as a recreational activity.