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Posted May 18, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—U.S. suppliers upped their imports of kids’ bikes by 678,433 units across all juvenile categories through the first quarter, according to numbers from the Department of Commerce. That represents a 48 percent increase over last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 18, 2010
DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Thousands of cyclists will pay tribute to those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways tonight during the worldwide Ride of Silence, now in its eighth year.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 18, 2010
SCHWABISCH GMUND, Germany (BRAIN)—Southern Germany will play host to the 2010 European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition (EHBE) that will feature more than 90 exhibitors starting tomorrow and running through Sunday.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 18, 2010
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—April revenue at Taiwan’s top two bike manufacturers was up more than 30 percent over the same month last year, potentially indicating an early push for global production of 2011 bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 17, 2010
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The third party testing requirement for children’s bikes went into effect on Monday while the industry awaits a decision on a petition to push back the deadline for a third time.

Posted in North America
Posted May 17, 2010
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Posted May 17, 2010
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) has earned $25,000 as one of the three bike-focused nonprofits Clif Bar & Company has selected to lead its 2 Mile Challenge, a program that encourages the public to bike instead of drive trips under two miles.
Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 17, 2010
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—With the transfer of Swobo business and logistics to Santa Cruz Bicycles completed, Sky Yaeger has sold her minority shares and left Swobo. Yaeger worked with Santa Cruz management for the past three months to insure a smooth transition of the business.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 17, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—When the Senate imposed price controls on debit transactions, it looked like a big win for retailers on paper.

Posted in North America
Posted May 17, 2010
BY DOUG MCCLELLAN

Posted in North America
Posted May 17, 2010
BY MATT WIEBE

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Pat Cunnane, president of Advanced Sports Inc., traveled to China at the end of April to make sure the bikes he needed would be on their way.

Posted in North America
Posted May 17, 2010
BY NICOLE FORMOSA

BURNABY, British Columbia—Custom apparel may not be the flashiest category in the industry, but it is a growing one and without a clear leader many companies are clamoring to capture a bigger piece of the pie.

Posted in North America
Posted May 16, 2010
LEXINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—The Mass BikePike Tour, a bicycle tour in Massachusetts, is now accepting registrations for its four-day event to take place August 5 - 8, 2010.

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Posted May 16, 2010
SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—Bike Magazine was awarded its third Maggie in two years at the Western Publishing Association’s (WPA) 59th Annual Maggie Awards, in recognition of the outstanding photography sequence in the December 2009 feature story, “Enter the Thaw.”

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted May 16, 2010
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Toronto city council has voted to guarantee a $4.8 million startup loan for a bike rental company, if the firm can first generate 1,000 subscribers and private sponsorship support, according to CBC News.

Posted in Industry News
Posted May 16, 2010
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Ric Hjertberg has entered into the wheel market once again, launching Mad Fiber.

Hjertberg was the founder of Wheelsmith and Wheel Fanatyk. He was also the new technology manager at Full Speed Ahead.

Posted in North America
Posted May 13, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The Tour of California kicks off Sunday in Nevada City and many of the biggest names in cycling will be competing including Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted May 13, 2010
NASHVILLE, TN (BRAIN)—Mike Gardner’s local online bicycle distribution business was spared the flooding that caused destruction across Tennessee. Because he feels so fortunate, Gardner wants to give back.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted May 12, 2010
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Daily order writing and OEM business for Easton Bell Sports’ cycling brands is starting to pick up after a challenging 2009, Paul Harrington, chief executive officer of Easton Bell Sports, said on Monday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted May 12, 2010
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—An up and coming player in the POS market, MerchantOS, has just signed up its 600th retail location.

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