OTTAWA, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Share the Road Cycling Coalition (SRCC), an Ontario-based non-profit organization which promotes bicycling as a mode of transportation, recreation and fitness through provincial advocacy, has unveiled the first Bicycle Friendly Communities Awards in Canada.
ST-LAURENT, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) is expanding its Montréal warehouse with a 36,000 square foot addition scheduled for completion later this summer.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ben Delaney, long-time editor of VeloNews, has resigned and Competitor Group, Inc., the magazine’s owner, has begun a search for a replacement, said Bouker Pool, CGI’s senior vice president of marketing.
Web editor Jason Norman is yet again looking for some fresh product for the magazine. Send short product description, high res image, retail price and company contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org. There's still space open for both August issues.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (BRAIN)—The Bikes Belong Foundation brought public officials from Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle and Kent, Washington, to five Danish cities last week during its European Study Tour, part of its Bicycling Design Best Practices Project.
LONDON (BRAIN)—Brompton Bicycle has spun off a new company to manage a new bike share scheme in the U.K.
SCHWÄBISCH GMÜND, Germany (BRAIN)—Organizers of the European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition will bring back the show next year due to requests from local and regional frame builders. The 2011 show was canceled weeks before its scheduled May 20 start date because of low registration numbers.
CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Derby Cycle has acquired its former Australian distributor and has started direct sales in that country under a wholly owned subsidiary.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Dual Power Eyewear has signed a distribution agreement with Quality Bicycle Products (QBP).
COVINGTON, KY (BRAIN)—Jim Keefe is throwing his hat into the industry trade show ring with plans to launch a new show for specialty bike dealers this fall. Called Specialty Bike Expo, it’s set for Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.
GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN)—From its humble beginnings in the 1970s to its inclusion in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, BMX racing has seen many changes through the years.
CHICAGO (BRAIN)—SRAM has paid off its private equity investor, a step the company previously said it would make before going public.
HEERENVEN, The Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group's subsidiary Batavus has acquired all shares in Vartex AB.
Vartex is a trading company in bicycles and bicycle parts based in Varberg, Sweden. Vartex operates via a nationwide network of dealers.
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—PressCamp ended its three-day run Thursday night with most editors and suppliers leaving Dear Valley for home this morning.
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—The Park Tool Tech Summit will be held in Atlanta and Minneapolis in 2012.
SAN JOSE, CA, (BRAIN)—MerchantOS, a web-based point-of-sale system for bike shops, and VendorLink-Cycling, the bike industry's collaborative supply chain soloution, has announced that VendorLink-Cycling is fully integrated into the MerchantOS POS platform allowing MerchantOS customers to easily enroll with VendorLin
DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—New product lines for 2012 will offer retailers more choices, greater value and a continuation of expensive technology trickling down to lower price points.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Subscribers to VeloNews will be surprised when they receive their August issues in the mail, as the 40-year-old magazine is about to undergo a name change. Instead of VeloNews it will simply be known as Velo, the magazine’s editor, Ben Delaney, confirmed today.
BRAIN's website will be down for a short period starting at 2 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) due to site maintenance. It should be back up and running in the evening, and perhaps even earlier.
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