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Editor's Note: Several BRAIN editors are on a dealer tour of Davis and Sacamento, California, this week. Today's report is on their tour of shops in Davis.

Tagged BRAIN News

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) Feb 28, 19:18 MT—Veteran cycling journalist Jim Langley is organizing a campaign among California cyclists concerned about the specter of rumble strips along the shoulder of Highway 1 near Santa Cruz.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

REDWOOD CITY, CA (BRAIN) Feb 29—February 29th comes around only once every four years, so the publishers of and are making use of the date to pr

Tagged Media/Publishing

DAVIS, CA (BRAIN) Feb 28— Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors are rolling out this morning on a three-day tour of bike shops in Davis and Sacramento.

Tagged BRAIN News

Osprey adds two bike reps • Cervélo frame wins award at carbon show • Cycling photography book wins Tucson ad federation prize

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN) Feb 28—Osprey Packs, Inc., has added two new bike sales reps to its team.

BERLIN, Germany (BRAIN)—The bicycle business in Germany contributes 5 billion euros ($6.7 billion) annually to the country’s economy, according to figures released by German trade organization Verbund Service und Fahrrad at last weekend’s Vivavelo congress in Berlin.

Vee Rubber America adds three distributors • Louis Garneau hires new national sales manager • Dirt Rag wins environmental award • Bikes Belong launches project to help cities build bike networks • Spoke Insurance offers cyclists insurance

MEMPHIS, TN (BRAIN) Feb 24, 16:25 MT——Sidi America opened its new eastern U.S. warehouse this month, reducing shipping times to the east coast by three to four days.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) Feb 24, 16:18 MT—Trek is transitioning sales in Poland away from its long time distributor SSC to a dealer direct model, the company said Friday.

The company expects the transition to take about four months.

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) Feb 24, 11:39 MT— Derby Cycle grew its revenue by 6.6 percent during the first three months of its financial year, according to an interim earnings report released on Friday.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) Feb 24, 09:25 MT— Strong sales of electric bikes and sports bikes drove a 9 percent increase in sales last year for the European bike giant, Accell Group.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

Editor's note: A story posted Monday, Feb. 20, contained incorrect information about Quality Bicycle Products’ “Buy Local Buy Now!” initiative announced at Frostbike 2012. The story has been corrected.

Tagged Distributor news

BAY SHORE, NY (BRAIN) Feb 23, 12:19 MT— White Lightning has bought the company that markets the Chain Condom, a product designed to protect car interiors from bike chains. White Lightning is renaming the product the Chain Johnny.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

Pacenti Cycle Design hires David Cash • Yakima adds new managers for marketing and digital & eCommerce

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN) Feb 23, 08:48 MT— David Cash has joined Pacenti Cycle Design as its global sales and marketing manager.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) Feb 22, 14:40 MT—Three of the U.S.'s most powerful bicycle advocacy groups are considering merging their organizations.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

CINCINNATI, OH (BRAIN) Feb 22, 12:04 MT— The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition is conducting a survey on career satisfaction, compensation and benefits, and gender-related workplace experiences and is putting a call out for the bike industry to take part.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

Alliance offers Open Streets resources • Volkswagen is a new title sponsor at Sea Otter • Dahon honored by Taiwan award

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) Feb 22, 10:55 MT—Northern California's high school mountain bike league has grown to its limits and may have to be spli

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — About 230 multisport event organizers, media, suppliers and retailers gathered here earlier this week for the second annual Triathlon America Conference.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) Feb 22, 09:08 MT—Garmin’s sales hit $2.76 billion last year, an increase of $70 million over 2010. And though its automotive sales fell 5 percent, sales in its outdoor and fitness categories were up 14 and 24 percent respectively.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports


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