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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Mike’s Bikes has teamed up with PODS of San Francisco to collect bicycles for its Sister Shops project in Africa.

In just two weeks, PODS helped the Bay Area retailer gather 500 donated bicycles in record time at eight northern California store locations.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC), producers of ExpoCycle 2011, is experiencing a strong increase in pre-registration and exhibitor booth size.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Rapha's Cycle Club in San Francisco will be the company's first permanent, physical location anywhere in the world.

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—While much smaller than its annual Frostbike gathering at its Bloomington, Minnesota, distribution center, vendors who set up booths inside Quality Bicycle Products’ new Ogden warehouse yesterday said it offered a captive and high-quality audience.

Tagged Events / Distributor news

"I hope I brought a great deal of joy to my countrymen, my country. It's been a pleasure and an honor to fly the flag over here."

—Cadel Evans, winner of this year's Tour de France, and native Australian. The 34-year-old is the oldest Tour champion since before World War II.

VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports will now distribute SpiderTech.

SpiderTech is known for its kinesiology tape therapy, and used world-wide by an ever growing list of professional sports therapists and athletes.

Tagged Distributor news

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN)—Bike Expo wrapped for the final year in its original form on Sunday as the three-year-old Munich tradeshow looks ahead to a fresh start with a different date and name next year.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—With a modest footprint but majestic hopes, the historic Milan bicycle show was relaunched this weekend as a stand-alone event.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group reported 9 percent growth in sales and 13 percent rise in net profit for the first six months of the year, according to earnings figures released Friday by the Dutch company.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—Following an intensive week-long training session, Quality Bicycle Products has earned the accreditation to become an authorized DT Swiss service center.

Tagged Distributor news

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima is in the process of consolidating all manufacturing and assembly to its facility in Nanjing, China, where the majority of the company’s manufacturing already takes place.

SUNCADIA, WA (BRAIN)—Interbike’s show director, Andy Tompkins, told Raleigh dealers that the annual show will again be in Las Vegas for 2012 as he laid out plans to put some zest back into this September’s show.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon North America Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against Joshua Hon and Florence Hon for unlawful competition with their Mobility Holdings, Ltd. and Tern Bicycles.

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle has taken over sales of its Focus brand in the U.K. from Wiggle as part of a new strategy to start direct distribution in that region.

Online retailer Wiggle had been Focus’ exclusive distributor in the U.K.

LA Times columnist Hector Tobar says sharing the road is a two way street. Click on title and then "visit link" to read column.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Nine senior transportation leaders and policy makers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Columbus, Ohio, visited Minneapolis to tour the city’s vast bicycling network last week.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Outdoor Industry Association has released the OIA VantagePoint June Monthly Trend Report, which reveals that compared to the general retail sector, outdoor product sales notched a smaller-than-anticipated 2.7 percent sales increase for the five-week fiscal month of June to $1.23 billion.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima will be moving its manufacturing and office to downtown Eugene, Oregon, about three miles from their current location.

SUNCADIA, WA (BRAIN)—Some 100 Raleigh retailers heard the company’s president, Steve Meineke, tell them Wednesday that Raleigh is refocusing its long-term strategy on supporting so-called “cause” rides, events that attract thousands of cyclists every year.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong Coalition released a new tip sheet that will help bike companies conduct easy and effective in-district meetings with members of Congress. Letting representatives know that “Bikes Mean Business” is essential to making the case for continued federal investment in bicycling.

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