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Posted November 1, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) has won the 2010 Québec Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the manufacturing category.

The awards for 2010 were announced October 27 at a gala event in Montreal attended by approximately 500 people.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted November 1, 2010
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Bicycle Technologies International (BTI) is now distributing many Sampson components, and plans to add more over the next few months.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted November 1, 2010
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cannondale and Shimano have aligned with Fuji, Giant, Specialized and Trek to fund the Bikes Belong Grant Program by participating in the Employee Pro Purchase Program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 31, 2010
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) has added ultra-lightweight Power Cordz synthetic fiber bicycle cables as a new product in their wholesale catalog.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted October 31, 2010
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear has announced its 2011 Retailer Custom Apparel Program, which requires no upfront fees for design and production services, as well as net 30 terms.

Posted in North America
Posted October 30, 2010
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—On Tuesday, November 9, 11 a.m. – noon PST, the NBDA will host its first in a series of Webinars for member retailers. The Webinars are an extension of the NBDA Super Seminars presented at Interbike and that have traveled the USA regionally over the past few years.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 30, 2010
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Future Publishing has reported record traffic across its cycling Web sites.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted October 30, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Nearly all of the U.S. House candidates who have received campaign contributions from BikesPAC are expected to win reelection tomorrow.

Posted in North America
Posted October 28, 2010
OAK PARK, IL (BRAIN)—Bob Lickton is heading up efforts to form an association to represent the interests of brands that exhibit at Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Interbike
Posted October 28, 2010
Happy Halloween from Giant's Patrick VanHorn and the crew at BRAIN. Go Giants!!!
Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted October 28, 2010
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic’s sales jumped 14 percent in the third quarter of the year as next year’s preseason orders began shipping, according to an earnings report released Thursday by Amer Sports, the wheel manufacturer’s Finnish owner.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 27, 2010
"Bike sharing is an innovative way to improve our community's health and air quality by replacing car trips with zero-emission bikes."

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2010
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Topolino Technology has been awarded a grant by the Connecticut Innovations’ SBIDP (Small Business Innovation and Diversification Program).

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2010
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BRAIN)—Bianchi held the press launch of its first Cafè&Cycles concept store in Stockholm earlier this week in its 125th anniversary year.

Posted in North America
Posted October 27, 2010
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Sales in Shimano’s bicycle segment soared almost 20 percent during the first three quarters of the year as the world economy showed signs of recovery, according to nine-month earnings figures released by the company on Wednesday.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 26, 2010
ANAHEIM, CA (BRAIN)—A new trade association has formed to represent the triathlon industry.

Posted in North America Tagged Triathlon Business Conference
Posted October 26, 2010
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—The Seattle Bicycle Expo, a two-day consumer bicycle expo produced by the Cascade Bicycle Club (www.cascade.org/expo), is scheduled for Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, 2011.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 26, 2010
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has hired Bill Childers as its new communications manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 26, 2010
CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN)—Cycles Devinci, the producer of Canadian hand crafted bicycles from Quebec, has hired Gabe Fox for international sales and marketing in the mountain bike sector.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 26, 2010
Specialized will be donating one Hotrock bike to CYCLE Kids, a non-profit organization battling obesity and inactivity among youth, for every 1000 “Likes” that the company’s official Facebook page (click on link) receives before November 1.

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