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Posted August 14, 2009

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—A crowd of about 400 cycling advocates, suppliers and retailers, as well as Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, gathered last night at a fundraiser for Congressman James Oberstar (D-MN) in Madison, Wisconsin.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted August 13, 2009

Patrick Brady is happy to announce that he's added his first team member to the Red Kite Prayer site. Philip Reid Brady was born July 25 at 12:03 p.m. He was 7 lbs., 6 oz. and measured 20 inches. He's got his father's low resting pulse and his mother's good looks, a very lucky combination.

Posted in North America
Posted August 13, 2009

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (BRAIN)—Zigo has launched its Zigos for Clunkers program, a stimulus program that will help the environment, combat obesity, reduce dependency on foreign oil and promote positive parenting in America.

Posted in North America
Posted August 13, 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A group of Taiwan executives will offer their thoughts on developing trends and new products at a special Taiwan Product Launch seminar at Eurobike.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 13, 2009

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—With more than 1,500 pre-show registrations, organizers of the inaugural Ausbike Australia Bicycle Trade Expo kicking off this Sunday morning are delighted.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted August 12, 2009

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Trek is showing a greater commitment to the transportation bike category with a slew of new urban, city and commuter offerings for 2010. For the upcoming year the company has also focused on hitting key price points to cater to a changing consumer mindset.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2009

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—The chief executive officer of Dorel Industries said on Wednesday that the company would sell Iron Horse branded bicycles in the sporting goods channel starting next year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 12, 2009

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Sugoi Performance Apparel has hired Andrew Coutant as its new vice president of design and development.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 12, 2009

"With my endurance you don't stand a chance/
My cardiovascular fitness level is right up there with Lance."

—MC SpandX. Click on link for a video that you probably won't see airing on MTV anytime soon.

Posted in North America
Posted August 12, 2009

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—Children’s bicycles and accessories manufactured after Friday must be shipped with a tracking label in order to make the product’s origin more apparent to consumers, according to a standard in the Consumer Product Safety Information Act.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2009

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—While most manufacturers escaped serious damage as Typhoon Morakot swept over Taiwan last weekend, most companies were forced to halt production for a few days as employees stayed home and electricity was cut.

Posted in International
Posted August 11, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Strong sales gains during the first quarter were erased as sales fell by 2 percent through June, and shipments lagged 8 percent, according to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) June sales report.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 11, 2009

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—UK folding bike manufacturer Brompton Bicycle has established a subsidiary in the United States led by industry veteran Ed Rae. He will work from his home office in Portland, Oregon.

Posted in North America
Posted August 11, 2009

SCHILLER PARK, IL (BRAIN)—LeMond Fitness and distributor Life Fitness have settled all outstanding disputes and litigation. Under the terms of the resolution, Life Fitness will continue to sell the RevMaster group exercise bike and provide service and support for customers.

Posted in North America
Posted August 10, 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Initial reports from Taiwan indicate that the island’s bicycle industry escaped relatively unscathed as Typhoon Morakot swept over the island this weekend.

Posted in North America
Posted August 10, 2009

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox saw a sales decline in the first half of the year as OEM suspension business slowed amid the economic downturn.

Compass Diversified Holdings, parent company of Fox, spoke about Fox’s performance during a conference call with analysts on Monday morning.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 10, 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Sales data for the month of July for three of Taiwan’s largest bicycle manufacturers is a mix of news, according to data from the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 10, 2009

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano felt the pinch from the global economic recession in the first half of 2009 as a sharp drop in personal consumption led to lackluster sales in both the bicycle components and fishing divisions.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 7, 2009

BRAIN is recruiting retailers to sit on our State of Retail panel for the 2009/2010 year. Panelists are asked to weigh in on a range of topics pertaining to their business, the state of the industry, etc. and the responses are printed in each edition of the magazine.

Posted in North America
Posted August 7, 2009

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—Based on dealer feedback that many are still concerned about their inventory levels, The Bike Cooperative (TBC) has launched an aggressive promotion that will provide members with an opportunity to reduce inventory, increase their average sale, and send emails to their customers, all at no cos

Posted in North America

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