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Posted December 22, 2010
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has received Men’s Journal magazine’s 2010 Gear of the Year award for its Raptor 10 mountain biking hydration pack. It is featured in the current Gear of the Year special issue, available on newsstands now.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted December 22, 2010
BATAVIA, IL (BRAIN)—Sigma USA will be moving to a new location approximately three miles from its current suburban Chicago location. The new building located in St Charles, Illinois is a larger, newer and more energy efficient facility.

Posted in North America
Posted December 21, 2010
“I love this town. But what they need to do is create a moratorium on the sign rules for Christmas, as long as the signs are related to the holidays. Then get everyone to put up lights and decorate and attract people to the city to look at how beautiful it is.”

Posted in North America
Posted December 21, 2010
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—The President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) has chosen Marilyn Price to receive a 2010 PCFSN Community Leadership Award.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted December 20, 2010
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano plans to revise its distributor and retail pricing for aftermarket sales of its high-end components effective Jan. 1. The change, which will reduce margins throughout the supply chain, is an effort by Shimano to help combat pricing from on-line discounters.

Posted in North America
Posted December 20, 2010
Tremendous Wall Street Journal story on the U.S. Postal Service team—from start to finish and everything in between. Click on title and link to read full story.
Posted in North America
Posted December 20, 2010
AUGUSTA, ME (BRAIN)—Nancy Grant of Portland has been named as the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s new executive director.

Posted in North America
Posted December 20, 2010
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear has redesigned its business-to-business Web site, primaldealer.com, as well as its Online Dealer Sales Program.

Posted in North America
Posted December 20, 2010
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (BRAIN)—Teva said it plans to launch its first-ever mountain bike shoe in the fall of 2011.

The brand collaborated with Teva athlete and professional mountain biker Jeff Lenosky to design the Links, a freeride mountain bike shoe with technical features, according to a press release.
Posted in North America
Posted December 17, 2010
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—The Australian bicycle industry is expected to import more than 1.3 million bikes this year, marking the second highest total in history behind 2007.

Posted in North America
Posted December 17, 2010
VIENNA, VA (BRAIN)—Bikes for the World is losing its long-time storage site in Northern Virginia to redevelopment and is soliciting leads for a new location in the region.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 17, 2010
EUGENE, OR—Rolf Prima has signed DaDa Sports as its distributor for the Philippines.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 17, 2010
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike will be launching a new public exhibition called VELOBerlin on March 26 and March 27.

VELOBerlin is a co-production of Eurobike and Berlin’s cycling center of excellence, Velokonzept.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 17, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike will have new floor layout for the 2011 edition of its International Bicycle Expo (September 14-16).

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike
Posted December 16, 2010
EAGLE, CO (BRAIN)—A hit-and-run driver who plowed into a cyclist in Vail will only be charged with a misdemeanor after a judge on Thursday accepted a controversial plea deal, according to a Colorado news report.

Posted in North America
Posted December 16, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—B-cycle will demonstrate its bike share system in San Francisco this Saturday and Sunday at Civic Center Plaza (in front of San Francisco City Hall) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 16, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is preparing for a record-breaking year, with exhibitor figures looking to surpass the mark of 150 set in Portland, Oregon, in 2008.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 16, 2010
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Helmtops has new partnerships with three bicycle distributors increasing the availability of their new product.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 16, 2010
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has added Katie Koppenhafer and Chris Horton to the Osprey customer service team.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 15, 2010
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group has signed a distribution deal with Ti Cycles to sell its GT and Mongoose brands in India, the company’s latest move to penetrate emerging markets in the Asia Pacific region.

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