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Posted January 14, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—This February's North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) looks to surpass 2009 exhibitor attendance.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 13, 2010
SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dave "Crash" Collins, a Bootleg Canyon race promoter, died on January 8 after a battle with Melanoma cancer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 13, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—The Philadelphia version of the Park Tool Tech Summit concluded yesterday in a buoyant atmosphere with strong words of praise from the mechanics in attendance.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 13, 2010
ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN)—Lazer SA's bicycle helmet division has new owners, as division manager Sean van Waes and sales manager Peter Steenwegen take over.

Lazer SA manufacturers motorcycle and paragliding helmets as well.

Posted in North America
Posted January 13, 2010
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—This Pacific Northwest city has been a national leader in getting more people on bikes more often, but a recent study concludes that some cyclists parked their bikes in 2009.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted January 12, 2010
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus is launching its Human Billboard Volunteer Program where one lucky winner will win a complete FTM Carbon by getting a Titus tattoo placed on their body.

Posted in North America
Posted January 12, 2010
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima Wheel Systems has signed Chocolate Distribution for the United Kingdom, and Vonact Sport in Australia.

Posted in North America
Posted January 12, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Kids are not only experiencing cuts at school due to the bad economy, but 1.96 million parents decided against a bike purchase for them through November.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted January 11, 2010
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The bike industry’s premier networking and visioning event at Sea Otter, April 13-15, features speakers and topics sure to enhance your knowledge and strengthen your business.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 11, 2010
A new group on Facebook calling themselves "HELP REMOVE this HATE GROUP against cyclists!" (click on link) has formed in an effort to thwart the efforts of an anti-cycling Facebook group.
Posted in North America
Posted January 11, 2010
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Less than two weeks from the Winter Market show, Outdoor Retailer reports that buyer registration and store representation for its 2010 Winter Market is higher this year than it was at the same time for its 2009 Winter Market.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 11, 2010
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Last year was a bad one for the Taiwanese bike business, according to financial results reported to the Taiwan Stock Exchange. However, sales for 2009, while off the heady 2008 sales results, are still substantially above 2007.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted January 10, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—A doctor convicted of assaulting two cyclists in Brentwood, California, by driving in front of them and slamming on his brakes was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison.

Posted in North America
Posted January 10, 2010
WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling has hired Hartmut Bölts as its new European OEM sales manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 10, 2010
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura Direct has hired Kenny Roberts for public relations and marketing duties.

Roberts has more than 20 years of industry experience, most recenty serving as DT Swiss' U.S. sales and marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 10, 2010
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—The assets of bankrupt Ski Market could be sold by early next month, according to a notice filed last Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Posted in North America
Posted January 10, 2010
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—H3 Publications will be adding a third magazine to their lineup when they launch Tri magazine in May.

"We've already got plenty of advertisers on board," said Dave House, owner of H3 Publications.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted January 7, 2010
Food loving cyclists all over the world are tuning into pedaling.tv (click on link) to catch "Pizza Fixation," the first of six weekly episodes in the innovative web television series, PEDALING: NYC which presents memorable events combining food and cycling in New York City.
Posted in North America
Posted January 7, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Minnesota is taking a leadership role in a national effort to make it possible for kids to walk and bike to school.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 7, 2010
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has expanded its distributor family with the introduction of Hi-End Imports in Costa Rica, 10X SRL in Argentina and Interfusion in Columbia.

Posted in North America

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