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BIARRITZ, France (BRAIN) Jan 23, 14:31 MT — BH Bikes has expanded into France with a company-owned subsidiary in Biarritz, a tourist beach town on the Bay of Biscayne about 10 miles from the Spanish border.

VISTA, CA (BRAIN) Jan 23, 12:42 MT — Raleigh America has signed a multi-year global licensing agreement with LifeCore Fitness whereby it’s transferring the operation of its Diamondback Fitness division to the Vista, California, company.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

Hincapie hires Zornes; grows tri sponsorship • Florida dealers association progressing on trail system • Trips for Kids to host 14th Annual 'Brews, Bikes and Bucks' Bash • BRAIN web editor joins retailer's radio show

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Jan 20, 17:42 MT — Bikes exported from Taiwan returned to 2009 levels last year, dropping 13.7 percent in units from 2010. But the value of those exports rose 10.7 percent an indicator of the island’s ongoing shift to higher quality, innovative products.

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) Jan 20, 14:01 MT — Scott Bicycles has increased dealer prices and MSRPs on most of its bicycles, the company announced this week.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) Jan. 20, 10:15 am MT — Industry veteran Chris DiStefano will be joining the clothing company Rapha starting next month.

Tagged People

Free-Flite donates $10,000 to SORBA chapter • Switchback magazine partners with IMBA

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) Jan 20 — Tonight at 8, ABC television viewers will watch judges decide whether to support a business pitch fr

Tagged Media/Publishing

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 5:47 pm MT— Specialized Bicycle has hired a new general manager for the U.S. market with decades of experience in the footwear and outdoors industry.

Tagged People

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 5:30 pm MT — The mountain bike cult brand Maverick has shut down as of Jan. 1, and the brand's future is uncertain.

SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, Scotland (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 2:39 pm MT —Hotlines Europe is the new exclusive UK distributor for DT Swiss wheelsets, suspension and accessories.

Tagged Distributor news

New Belgium Brewery awards Bikes Belong $30k grant • NICA honors students, volunteers and supporters • Nineteen Wetsuits moves offices • Northwave continues RadioShack-Nissan-Trek sponsorship

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 8:40 am MT —Sunglass maker SPY has joined USA Cycling as an official sponsor.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

Parlee hires Steve Fairchild • Hydrapak names Kim director of operations • Serfas hires new SoCal rep • Avery Stonich joins Outdoor Industry Association

Hawley to offer Crankbrothers pedals • Specialized rolls out Vendor-Link Cycling • Bikes Belong awards $25,000 grant to SLC

Saris dealer video contest offers trip to Italy • Trestle Bike announces Colorado freeride festival • Park's Atlanta tech summit sells out • NRF announces 'Best Retail Stories' video contest

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan voters’ re-election of President Ma Ying-jeou for a second and final term over the weekend bodes well for the future success of island bike manufacturers.

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—Usually by the time November rolls around suppliers have brought in well over 17 million bikes. But overly optimistic imports two years ago, coupled with poor sell-through last year, slowed down the bike business 22 percent from 2010.

Parkin and Caldwell's Christmas came early • TMG adds to retail team • Trek Women announces 2012 event partnerships • OIA works with Outside on 'Best Places to Work' feature • Mellow Johnny's race expands

LOUISVILLE, KY (BRAIN) — The newly united ABA and NBL BMX associations are holding their first unified summit next month in Louisville.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

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