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Posted February 16, 2010
"Large groups of cyclists may well be more visible than individual cyclists and may take up less space than large groups of vehicles, but countervailing factors such as their lack of predictability and their tendency to try to stay together in a moving column, even if this means going through a red light, nevertheless
Posted in North America
Posted February 16, 2010
OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)—Hydrapak has launched its newly redesigned Web site, Hydrapak.com (click on link), illustrating a revamped brand image reflecting the accomplishments of its 2010 product range.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 16, 2010
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—­­­­Hincapie Sportswear has hired Tarbell Patten as retail sales representatives for the brand in Kentucky, Mississippi and Northern Alabama.

Posted in North America
Posted February 16, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Imports dropped by more than 3.61 million units in 2009 as bike sales fell during the recession. Overall, importers brought in 14.84 million units last year, a drop of 20 percent from 2008 and the lowest number of bikes imported in a decade.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 16, 2010
WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox has made an exclusive arrangement with the Miyaki Company of Japan to use its Kashima Coat for mountain bike suspension components. Kashima Coat will make its consumer debut in Fox Racing Shox’s 2011 model year aftermarket fork line.

Posted in North America
Posted February 15, 2010
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has entered into a partnership agreement with helmet and body armor manufacturer Kali Protectives, giving the cooperative a total of 19 supporting vendors to date.

Posted in North America
Posted February 15, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—A French judge has issued a national arrest warrant for U.S. cyclist Floyd Landis. It's in connection with a case of data hacking at a doping laboratory.

Posted in North America
Posted February 14, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Overall crime might be dropping in Los Angeles, but bicycle thefts aren't—rising 29 percent last year.

That has some cyclists taking justice into their own hands.

Click on link for full LA Times story.
Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 14, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—U.S. electric-bike sales are expected to double to 300,000 per year from 2009 to 2010. Still, only 500,000 electric bikes have sold in the U.S. to date, a fraction of the 120 million sold in China, according to Electric Bikes Worldwide Reports.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 14, 2010
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan manufacturers enjoyed a solid start to 2010 with most seeing double digit increases in January revenue.

Giant, the island’s largest bike manufacturer, was up 11.55 percent in January—from $42.7 million in 2009 to $47.6 million for the same month in 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 14, 2010
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Shimano’s sales fell to $2.07 billion (186.7 billion Yen) in 2009, down 21 percent from sales of $2.61 billion (235.14 billion Yen) in 2008 and down from its 2007 sales of $2.35 billion (211.77 billion Yen).
Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted February 11, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike and the Health and Fitness Business Expo (HFB) will converge in Las Vegas in September. Nielsen Business Media, parent company of both trade shows, has decided to co-locate the shows this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted February 11, 2010
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company unveiled its new Web site this week. The site has been in development for over a year and contains many new features designed to make life easier for dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted February 11, 2010
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has partnered with Garmin on an exclusive new promotion being offered to Felt retailers.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2010
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Dorel Recreational/Leisure (R/L), a division of Dorel Industries, has appointed Andrew Coccari its new global chief marketing officer.

Coccari joins the organization from Honeywell where he was global head of marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 11, 2010
"Summers come and gone
And the winter needs a song
And I guess I keep movin' along with the ride that I have in my head
Ride that I have in my head"

—Blind Melon
Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2010
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids' (TFK) "Brews, Bikes and Bucks" raffle event will take place Sunday, February 21, at the Broken Drum Brewery in San Rafael, California, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted February 10, 2010
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—SRAM has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement to be an establishing partner with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 10, 2010
EVANSTON, IL (BRAIN)—Lake Cycling will be moving its design, manufacturing and logistics, marketing, administrative and international sales office to a new building as of Monday, February 15. The new address is one block away at:

1515 Sherman Ave
2 SW Suite
Evanston, IL, 60201

Posted in North America
Posted February 10, 2010
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—After a transition period over the past three months, Kate Nelson has taken the lead of Io DuPont’s Power Cordz as company founder Tony DuPont focuses on research and development.

Posted in North America

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