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Posted November 18, 2009
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Organizers of Taipei Cycle expect the show to be the largest ever next March attracting a record setting 3,018 booths, 894 international exhibitors and 50,000 visitors, said Walter Yeh (pictured), executive vice president of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

Posted in North America Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted November 17, 2009
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events has announced plans to launch an outdoor expo and demo event next July in Deer Valley, Utah. DealerCamp will bring together industry suppliers and retailers who will be able to preview and test products on road loops and mountain trails just outside of Park City.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 17, 2009
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—In Motion Asia, Taiwan’s leading bike tour operator, has a number of exciting bike events both during and either side of Taichung Bike Week (December 5-13), allowing visitors the perfect opportunity to mix business with leisure and experience first-hand the world-class riding on offer in Taiwan.
Posted in North America Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 17, 2009
HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN)—Accell Group reported to have an expected higher turnover and an increase in net profit of around 10 percent compared to 2008.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 17, 2009
WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling, a division of MacLean Quality Composites, and Edge Composites, have entered into a settlement agreement covering technology related to carbon fiber rims and wheels, specifically the 839 patent.

Posted in North America
Posted November 17, 2009
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Planet Bike president Jeff Frehner has left the company to explore new opportunities in the bicycle industry. He had been with the company since March.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 16, 2009
WINTER GARDEN, FL (BRAIN)—Big Cat HPV, manufacturer of Catrike—makers of recumbent trikes—has been awarded Manufacturer of the Year for under 125 Employees by the Manufacturers Association of Florida.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted November 16, 2009
The Bicycle Leadership Conference's new Web site is live. Check it out by clicking on link.
Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Specialized Bicycle Components has launched S-Tune—a new service to Specialized dealers that will help customize the performance of Specialized-Branded suspension components precisely to the demands of any rider.

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2009
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—A new study by Bikes Belong found that more than 1 million Americans participated in recreational road ride events in 2008.

Posted in Studies/Reports
Posted November 15, 2009
“I’m most looking forward to meeting many of you, shaking your hands, and telling you, ‘Thanks for loving America.’”

—Sarah Palin, via Facebook yesterday, on promoting her new book “Going Rogue: An American Life" which hits bookstores tomorrow.
Posted in North America
Posted November 15, 2009
LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—BionX, the Canadian designer and manufacturer of proportional assistance system for bicycles, has partnered with Lambert for exclusive distribution of BionX products in Canada.

Posted in North America
Posted November 15, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—Imports of bicycles through September total 11.624 million units, down 2.093 million units over last year, according to the U. S. Department of Commerce import data released this week. Imports of 700c road and hybrid bikes bucked the trend, increasing 10 percent.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 15, 2009
CENTERVILLE, OH (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Reed Pike starts Wednesday as brand manager of Huffy Bicycles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 15, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—As U.S.
Posted in North America
Posted November 12, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—Geax has launched a new Web site, while offering for free for download the MTB movie "What's Next?" a film directed by the U.S. rider Aaron LaRoque,
a tribute to up and coming riders, sponsored by Geax and available in iPhone and HD versions.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 12, 2009
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—Adventure Cycling Association—North America's largest membership cycling organization—reported strong income numbers for FY09 (ending September 30) with overall growth in its membership, sales, development and tours' programs.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2009
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—A New York judge has awarded cycling author Julie Harrell more than $65,000 in attorneys' fees stemming from a copyright lawsuit she won earlier this year against Cycle Publishing.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2009
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The founder of the leading custom framebuilding resource "Frameforum" (www.frameforum.org) has launched a new Web site focusing on the custom and handmade bike sectors of the industry, which has seen something of a revival over the past few years.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted November 11, 2009
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—For the second year, Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles is sponsoring a trade-in program to help Trips for Kids (TFK) fund more mountain bike rides for disadvantaged youth around the world.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

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