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Posted July 26, 2009

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Canada's largest bike industry trade show returns to Montreal from September 9 - 12.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 26, 2009

HERMOSA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—A new cycling conference will debut this fall to generate a convergence of ideas from all aspects of business, marketing, economics, environment and trends that directly or indirectly affect the bicycle industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 26, 2009

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong recently conducted a BMX Access Survey finding that a good number of skate parks don’t allow BMX freestyle use.

Nearly 100 skate parks from 30 states responded to the survey where 46 percent said they don’t allow BMX riders and 54 percent do.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted July 26, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for product review submissions for its late summer/fall issues.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted July 23, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—In response to the recent announcement by Canoe & Kayak Magazine about its new paddlesports trade show slated for September in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Frank Hugelmeyer, president of Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and Joe Flynn, vice president of Nielsen's Sports Group, owner of the

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted July 23, 2009

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong has a new home for 2010. He will ride for the newly created Team RadioShack.

"Lance Armstrong will compete for Team RadioShack as a cyclist, runner and triathlete in events around the world, including the 2010 Tour de France," RadioShack said in a statement.

Posted in North America
Posted July 23, 2009

CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle cut staff earlier in the week, according to a report in the Charlotte Observer.

Posted in North America
Posted July 23, 2009

ST.PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Mavic has joined the list of companies participating in Park Tool's Tech Summit for 2010.

In the post-event survey from the ’09 Tech Summit Park Tool asked participants which brand they would most like to see added to the list of presenters. Mavic was the most requested brand.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 23, 2009

TAMPA, FL (BRAIN)—Ironman will host the second annual “Demo Days” expo at the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted July 22, 2009

HEERENVEEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group reported a 15-percent jump in profit for the first half of 2009, as demand for electric bikes boosted the Dutch company.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted July 22, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Kestrel Bicycles has been named the official bike of Ironguides coaching, a worldwide company dedicated to serving endurance athletes of all skill levels.

Posted in North America
Posted July 22, 2009

“Europeans get it. After a good bike ride or a run, people have a beer somewhere.”

Posted in North America
Posted July 22, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Andrew Hersam has been named executive vice president of media for The Competitor Group. In this role, he will be responsible for leading and executing CGI’s publishing division and new media initiatives.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 21, 2009

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—Since announcing its formation as a co-op at Interbike, The Bike Cooperative has focused on expanding its preferred supplier base.

Thus far, 12 brands, including Thule, Topeak, Marin and Louis Garneau, have joined the co-op.

Posted in North America
Posted July 21, 2009

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has formed a partnership with MacLean Quality Composites to produce the carbon rims for its Superlogic Carbon road wheelsets.

Posted in North America
Posted July 21, 2009

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Sugoi Performance Apparel, a division of Dorel Industries, and Timex Group have entered into a license agreement for the design, manufacture and distribution of sports apparel under the Timex brand name.

Posted in North America
Posted July 21, 2009

GOLETA, CA (BRAIN)—The universal catalog for the bicycle industry Bike-alog has moved from compact discs to an online platform.

This means dealers will be able to get product info much quicker than with the CD that was shipped each month.

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2009

If you have 10 minutes to spare, click on link. You don't have to be a basketball fan to appreciate this speech and the dedication of this man to his craft.

Posted in North America
Posted July 20, 2009

BANGOR, ME (BRAIN)—The Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) industry has organized a global trade association to develop technical standards for LEVs and promote the use of LEVs worldwide.

All component suppliers, manufacturers, assemblers, wholesalers, retailers and interested individuals are invited to join.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted July 20, 2009

SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—Cygolite is revealing a new look for 2010.

Over the last three years Cygolite has developed brighter, smaller and more advanced high-brightness LED lighting systems than in the past.

Posted in North America

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