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Posted March 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has launched a SaferProducts.gov database mandated by Congress, as part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 14, 2011

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (BRAIN)—Running into financial turmoil, Canadian component brand Race Face is no longer in business. A receiver took over operations on Saturday and has shut down the company.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2011

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Are you exhibiting at Sea Otter? Is your company demoing bikes at Sea Otter? Is your company showing product at Sea Otter?

If you answered yes to any one of these three questions, please read on.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic
Posted March 11, 2011

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Earth, Wind and Rider (EWnR) has launched its Fall 2011 custom program. Earth, Wind and Rider has been providing shops and brands, quality Merino Wool Jerseys since 2005 and customizing them through three different program levels, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloNews and VeloPress have moved to a new office space in Boulder, Colorado. The new address is 3002 Sterling Circle, Suite 100, Boulder, CO 80301. Staff will maintain their current phone and fax numbers.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2011

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—Greg "Chopper" Randolph has left Smith Optics to work as general manager and director of PR/marketing for the Sun Valley Marketing Alliance.

Randolph had been at Smith Optics for the last seven years, working as the company's PR communications manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2011

MAHWAH, NJ (BRAIN)—Cooper Bikes, founded by Michael Cooper almost two years ago, is launching seven models of commuter, lifestyle bikes into North America. Michael Cooper is the son of auto racing legend and Cooper Car Co. founder John Cooper.

Posted in North America
Posted March 11, 2011

TOKYO, Japan (BRAIN)—One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded rocked Japan on Friday. The magnitude-8.9 offshore quake quickly unleashed 23-foot tsunami waves, sweeping away boats, cars and homes, while hundreds of people have been reported dead or missing.

Posted in International
Posted March 11, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Incessant rain and wind didn’t put a damper on the enthusiasm of hundreds of delegates as they marched to meetings with their senators and representatives on Capitol Hill yesterday during the National Bike Summit.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 10, 2011

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BicycleWorld.TV has launched a new video production and marketing service for the industry.

Posted in North America
Posted March 10, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc has hired Jennifer Purdie as senior editor of Inside Triathlon.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted March 10, 2011

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox reported a 40 percent revenue increase in 2010 as the rebounding economy spurred higher OEM sales in the mountain biking category, the company’s parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings, said on Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 10, 2011

LACHINE, Quebec (BRAIN)—Canadian-based Damco has taken over all North America distribution for Kuota—the high-end Italian brand best known for its tri and road bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 10, 2011

MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Sales in Dorel Industries’ bike division rose 13.7 percent in 2010 boosted by the successful relaunch of the Schwinn brand, as well as double-digit growth in the IBD channel in the U.S. and Europe, according to a year-end earnings report released by the company on Thursday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted March 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—City and state officials now have a new tool to help guide them in developing new bikeways. Called the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the manual was unveiled at the National Bike Summit yesterday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted March 9, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Pedalr is a new Ecommerce website that brings both buyers and sellers of bicycles and cycling related products together in a safe and trusted venue.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted March 9, 2011

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear has hired of Andy Jasper as national IBD sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 9, 2011

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—T2R-Distributors is now distributing Spank Industries’ mountain biking components within Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted March 9, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Panache Cyclewear has appointed Kevin Burnette to vice president of sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood called upon advocates and industry leaders to step up to the plate over the next two days and make a strong case for cycling and its role in building livable communities with bikeways, public transit and sidewalks.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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