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OXNARD, CA (BRAIN)—The Fondriest TF3 road bike has been awarded the “2011 Outside Gear of the Year” award from Outside Magazine.

Tagged Awards

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group N.V., via its fully owned subsidiary In2Cycling B.V., has acquired a 5.7 percent stake in the German bicycle group Derby Cycle AG.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—In addition to announcing its annual Editors’ Choice Awards at Sea Otter, Bicycling Magazine unveiled a new logo and a fresh look for the magazine there.

Tagged Media/Publishing

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc, a media and event resource in the active lifestyle industry, has appointed Karen Hughes White to the position of vice president of national sales central region.

Tagged People

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has launched a new business-to-business website. The new site will give Felt dealers and sales reps access to inventory, allow dealers to place orders online, enable dealers to view account information, and streamline the entire account management process.

Tagged Web/Internet

MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN)—Manuel Correia, head of international and OEM sales for FSA, has left the company to pursue a career in biodynamic farming.

Tagged People

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association elected a new president and welcomed two new members to its board of directors at its annual board meeting last week during the Bicycle Leadership Conference.

Tagged People

ASPEN, CO (BRAIN)—The launch of a bike-sharing program in Aspen, Colorado, originally envisioned this spring, has been pushed back until 2012, giving organizers more time to line up community support and the manufacturer more time to deliver the components on schedule, according to an Aspen Times News Article.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has released a letter and supplemental document, which asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to weaken their guidance on accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians.

OXFORD, MS (BRAIN)—Mercury Bicycle Company has hired Matt Sodnicar as its new national sales manager.

Tagged People

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule's 60-liter rolling upright bag with detachable race pack has won the prestigious Gear of the Year award for bags by Outside Magazine. The 16th annual awards selected products that were the most innovative, most durable and most stylish available on the market.

Tagged Awards

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—OHM’s first factory store in the United States has opened in Seattle. Located in Greenwood northwest of downtown Seattle, the OHM factory store features a 600 square foot showroom dedicated to OHM Cycle’s electric bikes.

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Mother Nature once again cooperated kindly as 50,000 attendees came to this year’s Sea Otter Classic over its four days in Monterey, California.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides / Sea Otter Classic

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—SportsOneSource Group has announced the honorees for the fourth annual SGB 40 Under 40 Awards.

Tagged Awards

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has created two new sales promoter positions, as veteran service course tech Dan Crean was promoted and Eric Zimmer joined the company in mid-March.

Tagged People

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The North Face debuted its new line of mountain bike clothing and accessories at Sea Otter last week, a sign of the popular outdoor apparel company’s commitment to expand into the bike market.

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The overwhelming consensus among Sea Otter exhibitors is that business has been good in their respective first quarters, but that rising raw material and shipping costs could have an impact for future earnings.

Tagged Events

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—We need to abandon our fear of the Internet and embrace the opportunity to service our customers online. That was the message yesterday morning from a panel assessing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and strengths of the online business model.

Tagged Events

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DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Boa Technology, creators of the Boa Lacing System, has changed its patented technology name from “Boa Lacing System” to “Boa Closure System.” This shift follows recent expansion into non-footwear applications, including the medical and helmet categories.

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