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Posted December 22, 2009
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (BRAIN)—As the world’s politicians hunkered down indoors to negotiate a climate accord last week, League president Andy Clarke was outside experiencing this Danish city that’s fast becoming known for its bike culture.

Posted in North America
Posted December 22, 2009
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association has opened the application process for scholarships to allow retailers to attend the 2010 National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C.

The NBDA will give out $30,000 in scholarships next year—$5,000 more than last year.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 22, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Two years after selling Chrome Bags, founders Bart Kyzar and Mark Falvai have resurfaced with a new urban backpack startup called Mission Workshop.

Posted in North America
Posted December 22, 2009
CLEARFIELD, UTAH (BRAIN)—QBP will jumpstart its western operations next month by setting up temporary operations at a warehouse in Clearfield, Utah.

Posted in North America
Posted December 21, 2009
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Bicycles will be the official bike sponsor of the 2010 Bahati Foundation Pro Cycling Team.

Posted in North America
Posted December 21, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN)—Specialized has opened a state of the art service center in its new Western U.S. distribution center in Salt Lake City.

Posted in North America
Posted December 21, 2009
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—A Leisure Trends study of cycling retail POS data shows sales of bicycles dropped slightly from September to October, while revenue from apparel, helmets and shoes increased marginally.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted December 21, 2009
Chain Reaction Bicycles, a Gainesville, Florida Giant retailer, brightened a local family's holiday last week with a gift of six new bikes.

Posted in North America
Posted December 18, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—USA Cycling graduated 49 students on Dec. 13 from the 2009 Bill Woodul Mechanics Clinic held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 18, 2009
NITEROI, Brazil (BRAIN)—3A Distribuidora has signed an agreement to distribute Bikeparts for Bikers by Bikers (BBB) in Brazil.

The Holland-based BBB was established 11 years ago to provide value on bicycle parts and accessories. The brand is now being distributed in more than 35 countries.

Posted in International
Posted December 18, 2009
Talk show goddess Ellen Degeneres sent 400 audience members and viewers home with Specialized Sirrus bicycles last week as part of her popular 12 Days of Giveaways segment.

Posted in North America
Posted December 18, 2009
BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission has extended by three months a stay of enforcement on third-party testing for children’s bicycles but plans to lift the stay for bicycle helmets as scheduled in February.

Posted in North America
Posted December 17, 2009
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic is no longer being shopped around.

Amer Sports, Mavic’s Finnish parent company, issued a press release on Thursday saying it had decided against divesting the cycling brand.

Posted in North America
Posted December 17, 2009
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies new director of sales Jack Gresmer has been a busy man for the last month—hitting America’s open roads to engage retailers on the company's e-bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 17, 2009
PARSIPPANY, NJ (BRAIN)—Kent International beat out other bike and toy suppliers to take Wal-Mart’s Supplier of Quarter Three award. Though Kent president Arnold Kamler quipped, it was mostly because the company always had product to ship.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted December 17, 2009
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports has added Steven Jonsson as its Northern California and Northern Nevada sales representative.

Jonsson and his partner Mike Ralph constitute Buyer’s Market Sales, an agency with a reputation for consistency and support of retailers.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 16, 2009
HONOLULU, HI (BRAIN)—Pedal Power founder and national transportation expert and advocate Justin Fanslau says all he wants for Christmas this year is your support as he rides around the Big Island of Hawaii.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted December 16, 2009
PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—For more than 130 years Castelli has been producing award-winning cycling apparel and accessories straight from Italy. Now, they can stick one more accolade in their cycling cap: the RealCyclist.com 2009 Vendor of the Year.
Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted December 16, 2009
TELGATE-BERGAMO, Italy (BRAIN)—Bike manufacturer Bianchi was affected by a serious fire yesterday at its Italian bicycle outside warehouse based in Telgate-Bergamo, Italy.

The warehouse is in another location and the Bianchi factory in Treviglio was not affected.

Posted in North America
Posted December 16, 2009
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