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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Monday June 11 2012 6:03 PM MT—First-quarter exports of complete bicycles from Taiwan to the global market fell 9.5 percent in what could be an indication of the effect of Europe’s economic slowdown on the island’s manufacturers.

Tour de Fat raises $2 million • Bikes Belong awards community grants

FT. COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) Monday June 11 2012 9:53 AM MT—New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat, which began 13 years ago, has passed the $2 million mark for total funds raised.

Events’ massive popularity in Europe bolsters industry, local economies

Editor's note: The following article was published in the May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

Tagged From the Magazine

Malakye.com plans job fair in Portland • Wahoo offers Bluetooth bike speed and cadence sensor • Pro team mechanic authors bike repair book • Industry vet launches iPod tripod on Kickstarter

Editor's note: The following article originally appeared in the May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

Tagged From the Magazine

Capo Apparel adds Northeast sales manager • Giro d'Italia announces first gran fondos in the U.S. • IMBA alerts California mountain bikers of threat

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) Friday June 8 2012 5:13 AM MT—Norco has renamed its distributor business and launched a complementing website called livetoplaysports.com.

Tagged Distributor news

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN) Thursday June 7 2012 12:30 PM MT—Outdoor supplier Black Diamond has agreed to buy POC Sweden, a protective gear manufacturer whose product line includes bike helmets.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

Electra adds Supplier Sync for SmartEtailing dealers • Panda Bicycles features on Discovery Channel show Thursday • Turner auctions bike to benefit SoCal high school league

Editor's note: The following article appeared in the May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

CASTRO VALLEY, CA—John Koslosky, owner of the Bay Area’s Castro Valley Cyclery, has virtualized his shop’s weekly club ride.

Tagged From the Magazine / Mobile bike apps

Led by GoPro, action cameras explode at retail.

Editor's note: The following article appeared in the May 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

Tagged From the Magazine

Hincapie Sportswear names Evans Cycles as U.K. distributor • GoPro founder an Entrepreneur of the Year • MerchantOS offers online product listing through amlbs.com • Sinclair hires Echevarria and Steverman • GranFondo Whistler brings back VeloSpoke expo

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Wednesday June 6 2012 3:33 PM MT—After an unseasonably warm March that boosted bike shop sales 29 percent, April sales gains were more modest, according to a recent report by Leisure Trends.

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) Wednesday June 6 2012 11:15 AM MT—Endurance event and media company Competitor Group Inc. and running retailer The Running Speciality Group are among the partners in a new $9 million investment in the fitness app company MapMyFitness.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

Serfas hires Jason Norman as marketing director • Clif Bar to donate $100,000 to advocacy from 2 Mile Challenge • Darn Tough adds Brandywine reps in Mid-Atlantic • CamelBak announces new sales reps in Mid-Atlantic

Glenbrook Partners invests in Boa Technology • Kali Pro enters road bike helmet market

National Retail Federation: organized retail crime on the rise • Zoic offers giveaway to shop employees • DealerCamp to feature big money, high altitude 'cross race • Boulder to hold public hearing Tuesday on race finish

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) Monday June 4 2012 5:39 PM MT— Sport Chalet saw same-store sales drop 5.3 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter, contributing to a loss of $3.8 million, as unseasonably mild weather continued to be a drag on earnings.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Monday June 4 2012 12:33 PM MT—Interbike will add a custom-builder area and will feature new products in a special section called The LAB at its 2012 show, scheduled for September 19-21 in Las Vagas.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

Vancouver: the next Copenhagen? • Cobalt Commerce integrates POS with website • Performance marks 30th anniversary with trip to Australia contest

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