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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
Posted February 10, 2010
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Starting with the 2011 model year, Specialized Bicycles will assume direct distribution to Australian and New Zealand markets in order to foster even stronger support for the regions’ independent dealers.

Posted in North America
Posted February 9, 2010
"We conclude that a cylindrical object that cannot be worn in or on the hand does not qualify as 'metal knuckles' under the law."

Posted in North America
Posted February 9, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports began its exclusive distribution of Lake cycling shoes on February 1.

Lake is the newest brand in the Veltec Sports premium brand cycling portfolio. Lake joins Descente, Shebeest, Vredestein, Prologo and Enervit.

Posted in North America
Posted February 9, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—The QBP catalog reached the doors of 5,000 independent bicycle retailers over the past few weeks, highlighting 30,000 SKUs from more than 400 vendors.

Posted in North America
Posted February 9, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Funn MTB is gearing up to spread the word on their products in the United States with the hiring of industry veteran Justin Schwartz.

Schwartz joins another industry veteran, Rich Vitiello, who is in charge of all OEM and aftermarket sales worldwide for Funn MTB products.
Posted in North America

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