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Posted June 17, 2009

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—While California state parks risk indefinite closure and school administrators wrestle with shrinking budgets, one bicycle education program in Santa Cruz County gains support and popularity among public high school students seeking entry into the world of cycling.

Posted in North America
Posted June 17, 2009

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired Angelo DiGiovine as its senior marketing coordinator.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 17, 2009

HELSINKI, Finland (BRIAN)—Accell Group NV has agreed to acquire all the shares in Raul Hellberg Oy and affiliated companies (‘Hellberg’). Hellberg is active in the market for bicycles, bicycle parts and accessories and has its head offices in Helsinki, Finland.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted June 17, 2009

Congrats to True's Mark Riedy, who welcomed to the world a few weeks ago, Georgia Riedy, weighing in at 6 pounds and 19 inches.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The New York leg of the Bicycle Film Festival starts today and runs through June 21 with five days of bike events—with parties, block parties, rock shows, art shows and, of course, the screenings.

Here's a short list of the events:

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted June 16, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) will outline plans for the new transportation authorization bill tomorrow at 2 p.m. (EST).

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Outdoor Retailer attendee registration numbers for the 2009 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show, held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 21-24, 2009, are meeting benchmarks from this time last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted June 16, 2009

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Profile Design has appointed Karen Sing as director of sponsorships and events.

In addition to her new role, Sing will continue as the wetsuit developer for Profile Design. Having worked in the triathlon industry for nearly 20 years, she is a familiar presence at events and expos.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 16, 2009

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

OKANOGAN, WA—Every year in mid-June, cyclists on touring bikes loaded with bulging panniers start dropping by The Bike Shop in rural Okanogan, Washington, as they embark on pedaling pilgrimages across the country.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2009

BY MATT WIEBE

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The industry let out a collective sigh of relief after realizing that the 13 percent sales drop in the fourth quarter of last year wasn’t an indicator as to how sales would trend this year.

Posted in North America
Posted June 16, 2009

BY JASON NORMAN

LOS ANGELES, CA—Heightened security measures and new environmental regulations at Southern California ports are putting a squeeze on companies importing containers of bikes from overseas.

Posted in North America
Posted June 15, 2009

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (BRAIN)—Pacific Cycle increased its bid to buy bankrupt Iron Horse Bicycle Company to $2.75 million on Monday.

Posted in North America
Posted June 15, 2009

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Amer Sports Corporation, parent company of Mavic, announced on Monday a reorganization of its management structure in order to create one executive board to head up the outdoor equipment and apparel company.

Posted in North America
Posted June 15, 2009

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Manitou has launched a new Web site that features a blog with action videos, product reviews, race results, technical information and links to other Manitou-related news.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted June 15, 2009

TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—A bill in New Jersey seeking to regulate the sale of bikes equipped with quick releases came out of committee with language the industry has agreed not to resist.

Posted in North America
Posted June 15, 2009

It took our amateur video team three takes to get the interview right, but Burley CEO Michael Coughlin was a good sport. Check out the video interview on the BRAIN Blog (click on link).

Posted in North America
Posted June 15, 2009

WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—LeMond Fitness and its former distributor Life Fitness are waging a court battle over product and the distribution agreement itself.

Posted in North America
Posted June 14, 2009

"I'm waiting for naked men. I'm single."

—Melissa Paxton told the New York Daily News yesterday. Nearly naked cyclists in Toronto, Washington, New York and other cities said yesterday their annual World Naked Bike Ride was a protest against oil dependency.

Posted in North America
Posted June 14, 2009

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Bike magazine has won a prestigious Maggie award at the Western Publishing Association’s (WPA) 58th Annual Maggie Awards, held at the Westin Hotel in Los Angeles.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted June 14, 2009

WAIKIKI, HI (BRAIN)—A new mountain bike race is hitting the shores of Hawaii in October with a $166,000 prize purse—with the winner receiving $15,000.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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